National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey Now Open in Times Square!
New York has welcomed its newest attraction: “National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey” in Times Square. This breathtaking experience gives visitors the chance to explore the ocean like they never could before thanks to state-of-the-art technology and a brilliant team of designers. Short of a submarine, you'll be hard pressed to find a better way to experience life as it's lived under the sea.
Best Things to Do in DUMBO
DUMBO is the perpetually fun neighborhood at the base of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges (the acronym stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). A former manufacturing area on the East River, it has become a hot spot for fun-loving visitors who want to eat, drink, and be merry—with a fabulous view. From the city’s best pizza to an antique carousel to rock-climbing, spend a few hours in DUMBO and find out what makes Brooklyn cool.
Great Free Under-the-Radar Things to Do in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is a great place to go in New York City, and I’m not just saying that because I live there. But it really has a lot to offer. Here are five FREE Brooklyn activities to put on your agenda. They'll save you some money and provide some adventure in this amazing borough.
5 Alternatives for a Rainy Day in NYC
While no one wants it to rain when going on vacation, sometimes it just can’t be helped, even on the temperate streets of New York City. While you can’t control the weather, you can control what to do with your time. Here are five alternative activities that will entertain for hours on end—indoors!
The Best of NYC Attractions: A World of Adventure Awaits in Midtown
For excitement and variety, no place in the world can compete with the attractions of Midtown Manhattan. History, entertainment, and billion-dollar views can all be found here amid the bustling streets. Spend an hour, spend a day, spend a month—you won’t run out of things to do in the heart of NYC.
Alternative Ideas for Things to Do During the Day on a Visit to NYC
Although you may have your day agenda in New York City all ready to go, don't miss out on some lesser-known alternative ideas, from Brooklyn to the Bronx to Manhattan. Here are just five things you might want to explore, as an introduction to all that NYC has to offer.
Nighttime Alternatives in NYC
You’ve probably planned what you want to do in New York City during the day, but what will you be doing at night? Sure, there are thousands of bars in the Big Apple, but there's much more on offer. From culture to sweets to stunning views, here are some great nightlife alternatives in NYC!
2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Goes to High Quality Tours
New York City is a big place, and the best way to get around it is aboard one of High Quality Tours’ many modes of transportation. Don’t believe us? Well, perhaps TripAdvisor can convince you, as it’s just awarded a 2017 Certificate of Excellence to High Quality Tours. Not an award to roll your eyes at, the Certificate of Excellence is only given out once a year, and it’s awarded based on the reviews submitted by travelers themselves. So what’s there to love about High Quality Tours? As you’ll soon learn, plenty.
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.
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!