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Hidden Gems You Must Visit at Least Once in New York

New York – and famous sights like the Brooklyn Bridge – attract a large number of visitors. Culture vultures are kept delighted by art galleries, history museums, and world-class Broadway plays, while shopaholics are teased by massive department shops, and world-trotting foodies are satisfied by restaurants. However, life in the Big Apple goes well beyond the tourist hotspots and well-known landmarks.

New York is a tourist’s paradise! What do you get when you mix millions of people, diverse cultures, stunning architecture, delectable cuisine, and world-class museums? Exploring this city is an absolute must. Travel Gooru brings you the top 7 hidden gems that you must visit at least once on your next trip to the big apple.

1. Overlook park

Not only does Overlook Park in Cohoes includes one of New York’s most beautiful waterfalls, but it also has lots of areas to explore or set up picnics with a view.
Falls View Park, located nearby, is a 192-foot-long pedestrian bridge that spans the School Street Power canal, offering stunning views and glimpses into Cohoes’ industrial past.

2. Sundown wild forest

Mountain ridges overlooking forest canopy and stunning sunsets are part of the appeal of this 30,100-acre park in the southeast Catskills, as is its name. Sundown Wild Forest, on the other hand, has a lot more to offer, from hiking paths to waterfalls and meandering trout streams.
Outdoor enthusiasts, fishermen, mountain bikers, and those seeking lonely walks in the woods—and, of course, anyone who appreciates a beautiful sunset—all go to this spot.

3. Museum of ice cream

In a city full of well-known museums, there’s one that’s still off the beaten path — and it’s the best. The Museum of Ice Cream, dubbed “paradise” by sweet-toothed tourists, offers an interactive and lickable experience.
Spend the afternoon swimming in a sprinkled river, exploring the chocolate area, and sampling the huge ice cream sundae. Each summer, the museum pops up in a new place, and its email keeps you up to date on where it will be.

4. ‘Please don’t tell’ secret bar

During the Prohibition era, hidden bars rose to fame, and while there is no longer a need to hide, secret bars are finding their way back into the limelight. The entrance to Please Don’t Tell is hidden between 1st Avenue and Avenue A; only those who are “in the know” enter a phone box, pick up the phone, and buzz once.
If you’re allowed in, a door in the wall opens and you’re led into a tiny bar for a night of exquisite cocktails, delicious food, and, most importantly, cool secrecy.

5. Selkirk Shores State park

Selkirk Shores State Park has something for everyone, with 980 acres of Lake Ontario shoreline and a small boat launch with access to the nearby Salmon River. The lake’s beach attracts swimmers, but it’s also a popular sunset and bird-watching spot.
Visitors can go fishing in the lake or on the river, and can stay for a night or longer—campsites and cabins are available, making this a terrific way to see this hidden jewel amid one of New York’s biggest hidden gems, the Thousand Islands!

So if you are planning a trip to New York this year, make sure to check out these locations, and don’t forget to mention your experience in the comments section below for our readers to know and learn more!

Happy Traveling!
28 - 10 Destinations to Escape the Cold this Winter

10 Destinations to Escape the Cold this Winter

Wouldn’t it be the best if you could spend your Christmas and New Year under the sun in flip-flops and a skater dress or a swimsuit instead of being all decked up in fluffy and full sweaters? We all deserve an amazing vacation of the sun and beach and visiting during the winter would be the best time. Take advantage of your Christmas holidays to escape to one of these warm destinations to avoid the cold this winter. 


The weather in the Bahamas is always a green signal if you desire to escape the cold. Wear your flip-flops and enjoy nature in full swing. Though we recommend you not to visit between July and October as the hurricane season goes on in full swing. 


This is the best place to be if you desire to enjoy the heat of North America. We recommend that you must visit Marrakesh and Fez so that you can enjoy the souks and we are sure that the beauty of the medians would surprise you. 


Only January is wet and cold in Bali otherwise this destination is a heaven for vacation. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year by surfing on the West Coast. 


This is one destination which is far from the rains and cold and it is best to explore the city during Christmas and New Year. Get a picture with the tallest building in the world and immerse yourself in the luxury of the Arab Emirates. 


The best time to visit Thailand is Winters so that you can enjoy the night party life of Bangkok or even enjoy the great weather at the beaches like Koh Chang and Koh Lanta.


Seychelles is a large gigantic island with a stunning beach and the right place for you to be to escape the cold. The crystal-clear water with the sandy beaches, coral reef, and a swim during the blissful weather are sure to win your hearts.  


Hawaii is definitely the place to visit if you desire to go for an adventure and avoid the cold. You can divulge in trekking, hiking and lots of other thrilling activities. Visit Hawaii and enrich the local culture and easily escape the winters. 


This is a city of its own beauty where the weather is perfect to escape the cold and touch the summer love. Enrich the deep-sea fishing and do some scuba diving to embrace your soul in an ultimate manner. 


Jordan is one city that would be loved by those individuals who seek the sun, sea, and desert altogether. Make the most of it while visiting the popular city of Petra and the red desert of Wadi Rum. 

South Africa 

Explore Johannesburg and Cape Town, in the moderate weather along the southern coast of Africa. You will love nature and also get to experience the South African culture in full swing. 

To get more information or to get on board to go to these amazing destinations, connect with Travel Gooru where we have suitable flight offers for you so that you can easily live your dreams without burning your pocket. 


27 - 10 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Chicago

10 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Chicago

There are so many attractions in Chicago that definitely need to be explored but are sure to involve expensive prices. You might have to spend on certain costly activities to enjoy the city for the first time, but luckily there are certain inexpensive activities that you can enjoy and can add to your itinerary. 

Chicago cultural center 

It is best to take advantage of the free art exhibits, music and dance performances at the Center every single day. They have free tours for the visitors and we would recommend that if you’re visiting the place make sure that you see the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome in the Preston Bradley Hall. 

Explore the Lincoln Park Zoo

A stroll in the Lincoln Park Zoo is a quintessential Chicago experience. There are lions, gorillas, and tigers, and the experience there is overall engaging which for you would be completely worth it.    

Smart Museum of Art 

A tour of the Smart Museum of Art is another free thing that you can do. The University of Chicago Art Museum has more than 15,000 items to see and is mostly dedicated to European art, contemporary art, Asian art, and modern art and design. 

Stand at LaSalle St

This St. has become famous from numerous movies including The Dark Knight, Transformers and The Untouchables. This is a place where you should definitely go and get a picture clicked for those mesmerizing memories.  

Grab drinks at the Signature Lounge 

If you want to enjoy the beautiful Chicago skyline, pay a trip to the John Hancock Tower and visit the Signature Lounge which is just a floor above the observatory deck. This way you can enjoy your $8 bottle of chilled beer and a superb view. 

Try the Chicago-Style Hot Dog 

This Chicago variety is a must-have when visiting the city and is available at every neighborhood hot dog stand. They are basically buns with sausage and celery salt, sliced pickles and yellow mustard.  

Enjoy the views from the Navy Pier 

Entry to the Navy Pier is free where you just need to buy some tickets for the rides to enjoy. It isn’t really that expensive as you can enjoy numerous activities within $10. During the warmer weather, you can enjoy the fireworks visible from the pier. 

Rent a bike for 24 hours 

The first 30 minutes for the ride are free with a limit of nearly $9 for a 24-hour trip. It is best to ride a bike during the trip so that you can easily have an architectural tour, visit the city parks or even take in a game at the Wrigley Field. 

Go for a comedy show 

Chicago is famous for the comedy troupes there like Second City and the admission to these comedy shows is just $10. Visit Goldstar which is an online portal that enables you to fetch low priced tickets throughout the city. 

Make an Illinois resident your friend 

When in a new city, it is best to be friends with the people there to get to know the city better. An Illinois resident has free access to the Art Institute every Thursday night and you can take advantage of their zip code to save some money. 

To get more information or if you are planning to visit Chicago, connect with, where we offer the best travel deals in a very fast, efficient and secure way.