- By Kevin
- On May 18, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
What are the best affordable family destinations? The biggest vacation cost is usually the airfare, so the closer to home you can find a destination that will please the whole family, the cheaper the trip. Take a look at our weekend getaways section which lists ideas from major U.S. cities, family vacations on the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, the South and Southwest.
The Two Percent Gallery Tours
The Two Percent Gallery Tours is a tour company specializing in art that offers an exclusive 2-hour tour of five art exhibitions. The Two Percent attempts to find the very best art exhibits and become experts on them. Then, their experts lead amazing tours through Chelsea and the Lower East Side.
The tours feature multi-million dollar artwork, and the guides will let visitors in on secrets of the art world as they travel in small groups (three or less) through the neighborhoods and exhibits. The tours are ideal for a first-timer wanting to get a taste of the best art in New York and the future of Art History.
Rubin Museum of Art
The Rubin Museum of Art is a museum dedicated to displaying and preserving the art and cultural artifacts of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring countries. There is an emphasis on Tibetan art. The art was originally the private collection of Donald and Shelley Rubin from whom the museum gets its name.
In addition to the items on permanent display, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibits. The museum occupies part of what was formerly the Barney's department store and takes up about 70,000 square feet. The Rubin museum includes an education center, art studio, a theater, a café, and a gift shop. Individual and group tours are available.
Highline Ballroom is a music venue and nightclub that features a wide range of concerts in a variety of musical styles. The building is decorated in modern industrial décor, and shows are often sold out. The venue boasts a full-scale restaurant and bar that is open to serve a variety of refreshments throughout most of their shows.
The seating at the ballroom is an open standing floor with booths and limited other seating. In general, they do not take reservations. The Highline Ballroom is available to be used as event space as well, and it is a popular location for hosting parties, events and meetings.