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Monday, December 27, 2010

Radio City Music Hall opens

At the height of the Great Depression, thousands turn out on Dec 27th for the opening of Radio City Music Hall, a magnificent Art Deco theater in New York City. Radio City Music Hall was designed as a palace for the people, a place of beauty where ordinary people could see high-quality entertainment. Since its 1932 opening, more than 300 million people have gone to Radio City to enjoy movies, stage shows, concerts, and special events.

This magnificent building is still a must see on many 1st time NYC visitors. A great way to explore to RCMH and NYC is on a hop on hop off open aired sightseeing bus. The tour is narrated plus you can enter and/or exit the coach along the tour route. There are a couple of fine operators but my personal favorite is Gray Line New York.

I just escorted a group there and they loved this touring experience. You get plenty of shopping, sightseeing and dining opportunities plus depending on the weather plenty of fresh air. I think you need to be up on top to really experience the city.

We also rode the train-Amtrak-to the city which was another wonderful transportation option. As this is a whole new story I’ll share these experiences later.