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November 29, 2012
Distance from Baltimore: 190 miles, about a three-and-a-half-hour drive (or a 30-minute flight)
Why it's cool: Whether youre looking to enjoy Central Park ice skating and horse-drawn carriage rides, or visit the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, New York City has a never-ending supply of activities. Holiday shopping on 5th Avenue highlights some of the holiday-related fun and if youre looking for some family entertainment, you can stop by the American Ballet Theater for some Broadway productions.
Don't miss: The huge Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. It can be viewed up close or from the top of 30 Rock, which includes a breathtaking look at the city.
Information: Visit nycgo.com.