NYC Activities for Group Outings
When going to New York City, few people travel alone. If they do, it’s because they’re visiting someone who lives there. So, of course, you’re going to be looking for things to do together as a group! New York City is the perfect place for a group vacation. There’s so much to see and the city; there are so many options to accommodate your party's size. Check out the following suggestions if you’re looking for something to do with your friends this weekend!
New Attractions in New York City: NFL, Nat Geo & More!
The beautiful thing about New York City is that everything is always changing, and that extends to the city's latest class of attractions. Rounded up below are our top five picks for NYC’s coolest new attractions, ranging from a virtual reality hangout to a digital exploration of the deep blue sea.
VR World: A Virtual Reality Playground in Midtown NYC
A new frontier of experience awaits in New York City. It’s called VR World, and it’s the largest virtual reality entertainment center in the Western Hemisphere. Combining the possibilities of an IMAX theater, a Star Trek holodeck, an art gallery, and an arcade, VR World is like nothing else. It’s conveniently located, too—just a few feet from the Empire State Building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Get in the New York Loop: Open Loop Bus Tours
When arriving as a tourist in a new city, my first rule is to stay awake until bedtime. That’s why I introduced a foreign friend to New York City, recently, from atop a double-decker bus. Open Loop bus tour began operation in New York City in 2012-2013.
6 Things You Must See in the Financial District
The Financial District, also known as FiDi, is the southernmost neighborhood in Manhattan. Most people probably recognize famed downtown attractions like Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, which are often shown in movies. As the name suggests, it's also the heart of banking in the city. So what can you see here? Plenty.
Secret Gardens in New York City
New York is mostly cement with noise. However, there are some wonderful green places where visitors go to get a little respite from city streets. Here are some of NYC's best kept secret gardens.
VR NYC: Where to Experience Virtual Reality in New York
Virtual reality is the latest, greatest way to unwind and have fun in the digital age, and NYC has some incredible ways to experience it. More than just a video game or a movie, VR transports your mind into an entirely new world where you can experience scenes and settings that you’ve only ever been able to dream up. There aren’t many places in the world with as much to do and see as NYC, from movies to tours to even a VR bar. With virtual reality on the rise, the greatest city in the world just got even better.
Offbeat Birthday Ideas for NYC
There’s no better place to celebrate your birthday than in one of the most exciting and eccentric places in the world: New York City. Sure, you can pop on some paper birthday hats and stand around a cake, but why not do something off-beat and unforgettable? NYC is full of companies and establishments that exist for the sole purpose of bringing joy and unique experiences to people just like you. The following five are perfect ways to spend your or a loved one’s special day.
What to Do at the Beach in NYC
It’s summer, it’s hot, and the beach is calling your name. You know all about standard beach pastimes like building sandcastles and sunbathing, but in New York City, there’s so much more than that. This summer, hit the sun in style by checking out these five beach activities found in the city. You can eat, drink, be merry, and still have barely scratched the surface of all the activities from this list that need to be added to your itinerary.
The Rolex Central Park Horse Show Returns
The fourth annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show will make a triumphant return to New York City from Wednesday, September 20 through Sunday, September 24th.
5 Great Things to Do in Queens This Summer
New York City is more than Manhattan and you'll find great things to do in Queens this summer. The borough is the largest of the five that comprise the city and from museums to parks to beaches, there's all kinds of great sightseeing available here. Read on for our picks for five great things to do in Queens this summer.
An Adult Slumber Party on an Aircraft Carrier in NYC
Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep aboard an aircraft carrier? Find out as The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC hosts Operation Slumber, providing the opportunity to spend the night on this legendary representative of American history. This August, on Saturday the 5th, adults can get in on the action without kids for a special one-night-only Operation Slumber: Adults Take Over.
7 Summer Activities Every New Yorker Should Do
Seven things you must experience in NYC this summer from rooftop bars to iced treats and speedboat rides through New York Harbor. We have a definite NYC summer guide to the must-sees and do’s.
What to Do in Brooklyn This Summer
Known for its artists, writers, and musicians, Brooklyn is where you go when you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan while immersing yourself in the beloved borough’s unique culture and individual charm. There’s no shortage of entertaining experiences to have in Brooklyn, and these five activities provide a great way for you to explore the borough during the summer.
Things to Do on a New York Summer Weekend
When holiday weekends roll around, many New Yorkers escape urban life, making these ideal times for tourists to take advantage of a cleared-out city. Lots of destinations see less demand on summer weekends, including highly coveted restaurants, tours, and Broadway plays. Here are some ideas for spending holiday weekends or any summer weekend in New York City.
Places in Manhattan That Time Forgot
Even in today’s fast-paced, disposable society there remain a few places that seem untouched by time, even in this most dynamic city. Read on for five great New York spots that evoke another lifetime and are well worth a visit.
Great Ideas for a Hot Day in NYC
When it gets hot in New York City, prepare for high temperatures to mix with the steam from the underground and the abundance of food carts spread out over the city (oh, and that's not to mention clammy subway rides). But there’s nowhere I’d rather be, to be honest, than in New York, even when the thermometer starts to climb. So, what can you do in New York on a hot day? Here are a few suggestions.
Great Things to Do on a New York Weekend
New York City. The city that never sleeps and the city that will make sure you don’t want to, either. If anyone said to you, “Man, I just really want to go to New York City,” would you blame them? No. There is no better place in the world. You have everything at your feet, and the options of what you can do? Endless. Here's a list of fun things you can do on a New York weekend—including some of the newest draws in Brooklyn!
10 Great New York City Secrets We Learned From High Quality Tours
As a city constantly reinventing itself, New York can hold its secrets close. That's where the experience of a tour guide comes in, like the experts at High Quality Tours, who know the city forwards and back. Guests take in the sights from the comfort of a handsome custom luxury coach, which comes with amenities like leather captain's chairs, while they see and hear all about New York's rich history. Read on for 10 awesome New York secrets we learned from riding with High Quality Tours.
One World Observatory: The Past Is Present
A trip to the observation deck of One World Observatory carries with it a particular set of expectations. It’s not just: How will the view be? It also carries, of course, the weight of its past, of 9/11 and its aftermath. Happily, the One World experience offers just the right measure of gravitas and time for reflection.
NYC's Virtual Reality Bus Tour: The Downtown Experience Powered by THE RIDE
The Downtown Experience Powered by THE RIDE is a brand-new virtual reality experience that transcends the traditional New York tour bus ride. Yes, an engaging tour guide will regale you with stories about Lower Manhattan’s rich history, but you’ll also be treated to a VR journey that will transport you to George Washington’s inauguration, put you on the trading floor during the 1929 stock market crash, and set you in the virtual air soaring above the One World Observatory.
Top of the Rock: Still the Tops
There's no place better to “take it all in” than the incredible Top of the Rock, a stunning perch atop the iconic Rockefeller Center.
Seeing New York in Style: High Quality Tours
When we first heard the name High Quality Tours, we jumped at it. Who wouldn’t want to get on board—literally—with a company that tells you up front what they value? We took the Land & Sea NYC tour, which offers some incredible access to New York City. The sea part we'll save for another day, for now let's focus on the ground.
Park in the Sky: Our Guide to NYC's High Line
New York City’s High Line is by far one of the coolest city parks that you’ll find in Manhattan. Rounded up below is our bucket list for all first-time visitors to the High Line.
Where to See the Cherry Blossoms in NYC
You can find cherry blossoms all around Manhattan as well as in the surrounding boroughs, and we’ve rounded up the top locations for doing so.