Day 5, Thursday: State of New York

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

Explore a 912-foot-long aircraft carrier in all its glory, the first Space Shuttle Orbiter, and  a wide variety of military and commercial aircraft, dating from World War II to more modern supersonic jets. Along with aircrafts, the museum also features the USS Growler, a diesel powered submarine dating back to 1958, and one of the few publicly accessible submarines that has fired a nuclear weapon. The USS Growler allows visitors to get up close to its once top-secret missile command center and see what life aboard a submarine was like.

  • NBC Studios Tour

Here’s your big opportunity to go backstage and behind-the-scenes of NBC’s most famous studios and TV shows. NBC was the first major broadcast network in the United States. Get your photo taken at the news desk and give a weather demonstration in front of the green screen. An NBC Page will give you the scoop and show you all the fun stuff: props, costumes, cue cards, control rooms. Then, walk through the studios of some of NBC’s most popular and venerable television programs like The Today Show, Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live.

  • Empire State Building Visit

The Empire State Building’s Observatory is the highlight of New York’s skyline, reaching 1,250 feet above the city. Experience stunning views of the city and beyond from the top of one of the most famous landmarks in the world.

  • Free Time at the Fifth Avenue

Almost any upscale retailer has a prestigious store located at this street. A designer hasn’t hit the big time until they have a flagship store on New York’s fashion-famous Fifth Avenue. From jewelers like Tiffany & Co. to high-end designers like Louis Vuitton and Gucci to more mainstream apparel like Abercrombie & Fitch and Ralph Lauren, if you can’t find it on Fifth Avenue, it probably isn’t worth finding.

  • Overnight in New York City