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View looking south from a top-floor building in Manhattan, with the skyline, including the Empire State Building, in the distance.

There’s nowhere in the world quite like New York City.  At once gritty and glamorous, its brash, busy streets filled with a mixture of people from all walks of life, give it a flavor like no other city you’ve been to. From the parks, to the markets, to the unlimited possibilities for art and culture, there’s something to occupy even the most restless spirit. But the Big Apple also has something else… Read More

Justin Halbert Weekend Wanderer

Justin Halbert, a San Diego native, is living up to the city’s nickname, the “City in Motion,” with his busy lifestyle. As a chef, photographer, teacher, and father Justin knows just how to capture a world in motion. He just returned from an Instagram takeover in New York as part of Alaska Airlines’ Weekend Wanderer series. For more Weekend Wanderer posts, make sure you’re following Alaska Airlines on Instagram. How would you… Read More

photo of french fries with ranch and ketchup dipping sauces

Oh French Fries, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. From shoestring, curly, garlic, waffle, sweet, crinkle-cut and tots, there is a fry for everyone. Considered by some to be a side dish – these salty morsels can often be found stealing an entrée’s thunder. And let’s not forget the many dips — from ketchup to garlic mayo — that really deliver a flavor-packed one-two punch to your tastebuds…. Read More

Airline employees like to travel. A lot. To celebrate expanded flying between the West Coast and the New York City area, Alaska Airlines employees share their favorite travel tip for visiting the Big Apple. Check out restaurant, activity and transportation suggestions and start planning your own adventure to the city that never sleeps.