What to Do with a Family Over a Winter Weekend in NYC
NYC is still in its winter months, where going up and down the streets of New York City sightseeing can be cold, and if coupled with a harsh wind chill factor, unbearable. So what else can you do to occupy your time in NYC without freezing any limbs off? Here’s a list of winter activities the whole family can enjoy, even when the temperatures are low.
New York’s Newest Can’t-Miss Attraction: NFL Experience Times Square
Opening this November, NFL Experience Times Square takes visitors on a hero’s journey from fan to player to champion 365 days a year. This brand new, immersive experience gets you closer to pro football than ever before with an incredible 4D theater, over 20 interactive activities, and the Vince Lombardi Trophy on display 365 days a year.
Secrets of Midtown: Scavenger Hunt NYC
New York City is steeped in history and midtown is no exception. From the Empire State Building’s one-building-only zip code to the staggering tally of annual visitors to Central Park, the city that never sleeps is full of all kinds of fascinating facts and figures. To dig deep into the secrets of midtown check out the trivia in this interactive Scavenger Hunt.
Get Up Close to the Glory of the Yankees with Yankee Stadium Tours
You don't have to be a hardcore, all-stat-knowing fan to appreciate the joy and history the New York Yankees have brought to the Bronx and New York City, winning baseball's title of World Champions a record 27 times. (Of course, if you are, all the better!) Yankee Stadium Tours are offered year round, including the off-season from 11am-1:40pm, running every 20 minutes.
Seeing New York by Land and Sea: High Quality Tours Lives Up to Its Name
Willy Wonka may be dazzling the kiddies with nightly tours of his delectably delicious chocolate factory on the corner of 46th and Broadway, but the chocolatier is no match for the guides at High Quality Tours.
What to See and Do with SightSeeing Pass NYC
CitySightseeing knows how to plan an adventure in the city, and with their new SightSeeing Pass NYC, you’ll have access to their hop-on, hop-off buses, as well as your pick of the city’s most famous attractions. There’s so much to see in the Big Apple, and the SightSeeing Pass NYC accommodates it all. Don’t spend your time waiting in lines and trying to coordinate individual attractions—let CitySightseeing do the work for you!
Touring the World's Most Famous Stadium: Yankee Stadium in the Bronx
There’s no team with a record of winning like the New York Yankees, with 27 World Series championships (and counting) on the franchise resume. The Yanks have a home to match their legacy, Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, where the team’s roots date back to 1923. To learn more about the lore of the Yankees and experience Yankee Stadium as an insider, go on a baseball adventure with Yankee Stadium Tours.
What to Do in Downtown NYC's Hudson Square
This is Hudson Square, the not-quite-Soho, not-quite-West-Village neighborhood you need to know. It’s home to a collection of quality businesses and attractions, with more on the way. No need to stumble into this treasure trove; here’s a guide so you can navigate the area with confidence.
Make It Work: The Project Runway Experience at Madame Tussauds
Visitors to Madame Tussauds now have the opportunity to “make it work,” thanks to a new experience that brings the hit TV show Project Runway to life. The Project Runway Experience, which opened in September at Madame Tussauds’ New York location, is a new interactive fashion design special that lets participants create their own runway-ready looks.
10 Best Selfies at Madame Tussauds New York
At Madame Tussauds in Times Square, you can see celebrities, movie characters, and world leaders up close. The wax figures in this legendary attraction will make you do a double-take, as if Britney Spears or Samuel L. Jackson is actually in the room with you! Various packages include tours displaying Marvel comic book characters, the Ghostbusters, King Kong, and a brand-new Project Runway-themed exhibit. Some of the figures are too lifelike not to grab a photo with them. Here’s a list of the ten most photogenic wax figures at Madame Tussauds.
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.
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.