Explore our New York Vacation Packages, and read this week’s article about six things you may not know about the Big Apple:

1. It was a long time coming, but the 9/11 Memorial (officially: the National September 11 Memorial & Museum) opened May 21 and is now a MAJOR attraction in Lower Manhattan. It's worth every penny.

2. Unlike most other places on the planet, restaurants are essentially a public service in New York City. Yelp currently lists over 33,000 dining spots in the city, and with the entire scene constantly evolving, you don’t have to be a foodie to get out there and explore!

3. The weekend matinee performances of top Broadway shows are a real bargain – you’ll often save 30% or more compared to the higher-demand evening shows.

4. With over seven million rides taken to date, Citi Bike NYC is very likely the largest bicycle sharing service in the U.S. Citi Bike’s “Station Map” covers virtually half the island of Manhattan (from Battery Park to Central Park South), meaning it’s easy to find a bike to take a spin around town.

5. If the weather is nice and warm, end your day the same way a growing number of local do: on a rooftop. The rooftop bar scene is big in NYC – even the Metropolitan Museum of Art has gotten into the act with its Roof Garden Café.

6. Visitors of all ages like to attend the Today Show every morning at 30 Rockefeller Center. And now visitors can actually RSVP at visit.today.com.