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NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

1. NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

Take in New York City's iconic skyline on an evening boat cruise. Marvel at key landmarks, such as Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and dance on the upper deck to tunes played by the live DJ. Board the boat at Pier 36 and settle in before setting sail under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Enjoy views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street on your right, and the districts of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights on your left. Once at the southern tip of Manhattan, pass Governors Island and enjoy panoramic views of the whole of Lower Manhattan, dominated by the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Step outside onto the boat's outdoor upper deck to take in these iconic views. Then, head up the Hudson River with the State of New Jersey on one side and Midtown Manhattan on the other. Spot the Empire State Building and Hudson Yards. Next, pass Ellis Island and pause just off Liberty Island at the perfect place to take breathtaking photos of the Statue of Liberty. During the cruise, enjoy a delicious 3-course buffet meal and some light tour narration to ensure you don't miss out on the key attractions. Listen to music played by the live DJ throughout the evening. Take a spin on the dancefloor on the outdoor section of the upper deck after your meal. Sample menu: Garden mixed greens salad Either marinated top round steak or roasted pork loin Chicken Francese Baked tilapia Pasta with tomato and basil Broccoli, carrots, baked potato, and zucchini in a coconut cream sauce (seasonal vegan dish) Mashed potatoes Seasonal vegetables Chocolate mousse or New York cheesecake Non-alcoholic beverages, including juice, soda, or bottled water Tea or coffee

NYC: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Display Dinner Cruise

2. NYC: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Display Dinner Cruise

Celebrate Independence Day New York style on a 2-story boat with an outdoor deck area. Admire views of Manhattan’s skyline and landmarks being lit up by Macy’s annual 4th of July fireworks. Enjoy a buffet dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, a live DJ, and toys for the children. The cruise departs from Pier 36 and passes under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. On your right, views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street. On your left, the districts of DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights. Pass by Governors Island at the southern tip of Manhattan with panoramic views of the whole of Lower Manhattan. Admire by the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, as well as views up the Hudson River to Hudson Yards. After passing Ellis Island, Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty come into view. The boat will pause so you can take photos from the boat with this Iconic symbol of America before it makes its way to the best viewing point for the fireworks. During the cruise, and before the fireworks (which usually start around 9 PM), you can enjoy appetizers and food from the buffet stations. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are also included, as well as coffee, tea, and water. Alcoholic drinks are available from the cash bar. Enjoy front-row seats for the Macy’s fireworks display, the largest fireworks show in the United States. Once the fireworks display is over, the boat will make its way back to the meeting point. Menu (may be subject to change): • Assorted appetizers • Taco station • Pasta station • Sliders (burgers and chicken) • Sausage station • Vegetarian station • 4th of July inspired dessert station

New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

3. New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

Learn the story of Prohibition in the United States, and hear about the nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages between 1920 and 1933. Led by rural Protestants and social Progressives in the Democratic and Republican parties, the dry movement was coordinated by the Anti-Saloon League and mandated under the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution. Many Americans resisted the move, and in cities such as New York, secret bars continued to operate, hidden from public view. Your guide will take you to some of the best-preserved of the 1920s hotspots, taking you back in time to the era of the Roaring '20s. Learn about the Volstead Act that defined the types of alcoholic beverages prohibited, and the local laws that were sometimes even more strict. Hear about the ratification of the 21st Amendment that repealed the 18th Amendment, and brought an end to Prohibition in December 1933.

New York City: Clipper City Manhattan Sunset Tall Ship Tour

4. New York City: Clipper City Manhattan Sunset Tall Ship Tour

Enjoy a romantic 2-hour harbor cruise of New York from on board the Clipper City’s spacious main deck or raised quarter deck. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and many other gems of the harbor as you sail. A replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America’s industry more than a century ago, Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Designed with her new cargo in mind – you! – her decks are spacious and comfortable with ample seating, a full bar amidships, and a raised quarter deck back aft that allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor. Order a drink from the full on-deck bar, sit back and relax, or help the crew raise the sails and take a turn at the helm on this idyllic cruise that evokes the days of old.

New York City: Pub Crawl Tour of Historic Stone Street

5. New York City: Pub Crawl Tour of Historic Stone Street

Meet your local guide and fellow travelers along Manhattan's original shoreline and follow in the footsteps of American patriots, such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, as you stroll along historic Stone Street. Walk down quaint cobblestone streets and admire the imposing architecture of the buildings that surround you as you visit 4 vibrant taverns. At each tavern, enjoy delicious craft beer whilst listening to your guide share fascinating insight into the unsung role that New York City played in the Revolutionary War. You’ll also learn about Manhattan’s past as a small Dutch trading village, as well as the many spies, battles, and celebrations that have passed through the streets of the city. Group sizes are capped at 12 people to ensure that you get to mingle with all of your fellow pub-crawlers and personally interact with your guide. Each crawl lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, with the majority of the time spent in the taverns themselves meaning more time to drink, socialize, immerse yourself in local culture, and learn about New York’s rich history.

New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

6. New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

New York City is known for its hustle and bustle, and has been the living space for many of America’s most historically significant people. With every step you take in this concrete jungle, there’s a good chance you’re coming across something that has a story to it that you’ve never heard before. Throughout this dense city filled with generations of historic events, there’s one area with a real reputation for paranormal activity: Greenwich Village. Come explore a side of Greenwich Village that many people have never known about. The town has been inundated with a history that is fascinating, tragic, and strange. Embark on a life-changing experience and explore a side of New York that few are brave enough to see. Throughout the tour you will visit 9 haunted locations in and around Greenwich Village whilst seeing historical places that are home to some of the strangest tales you’ve ever heard. You'll encounter the Jefferson Market Library, where architectural curiosity catches the eye due to its unique tower. If you look closer however you’ll see a dark past, as this building once served as a prison for Manhattan’s female criminals, and was also the first night court. Following that you will visit the site of the Triangle Factory Fire, a tragic event which led to the death of nearly 150 people. You'll conclude by visiting the Mark Twain House and a haunted restaurant, where ghosts from 200 years ago have been seen consistently since 1910. Whilst at the Mark Twain House you can see if you can catch a glimpse of the famous author walking about in a white suit, which many witnesses claim to have seen.

New York City: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

7. New York City: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

The concept is simple, but the game is anything but — enter a series of elaborately designed rooms, you and your group must work together to find clues and crack codes to complete your mission. Break out of prison, find hidden gold, save the day, and more— all in Manhattan within blocks from the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Grand Central Station.     Choose from 5 immersive worlds and use teamwork, communication, whit, and a sense of adventure to complete the mission and escape. Each game has a different maximum capacity and difficulty. A dedicated game guide will accompany you from start to finish, helping you as needed along the way. The Escape Game is great for families, friends, couples, team building, and anyone looking to try something new and different.

New York: City Lights Cruise

8. New York: City Lights Cruise

Climb aboard a tall ship replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America's industry more than a century ago. Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Explore the spacious and comfortable decks with ample seating, a full bar, and a raised quarter deck that allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor. Order a drink from the full on-deck bar, sit back and relax, or help the crew raise the sails and take a turn at the helm on this idyllic cruise. This tour is the perfect way to begin or enhance any weekend and enjoy drinks out on the water at night. Feel the beat of the live DJ as you see the world's most famous skyline light up the night.

Brooklyn: 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour

9. Brooklyn: 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour

Pizza and beer, what more could you want? You will join one of our local New York hosts to feast your way around Brooklyn, getting to grips with its traditional and new-age brew culture, and discovering some legendary pizzerias. A practical approach is key when learning new things, so you’ll be doing a lot of eating and drinking. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. You can try innovative craft brews from Williamsburg microbreweries or venture further into the historic neighborhood to discover how its brewing heritage began with German migrants in the 19th century. Sip American Pale Ales and Pilsners, as well as stop by an emerging brewhouse or two which are re-igniting the craft beer scene, as well as a warehouse that was used as a secret brewery during prohibition!  Do not worry, this tour does not forget about the pizza, and there really is nothing like a Brooklyn slice. You could choose to wait in line at one of the borough's most iconic pizzerias. Local hack: pick up a slice from another pizzeria to enjoy while you wait - genius) or choose a brewery where they make their own in-house.  This tour has all your pizza and beer wishes covered, all you need to do is show up. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you will be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do

Nightlife Experience: The Meatpacking District After Dark

10. Nightlife Experience: The Meatpacking District After Dark

Join a like-minded local and get ready to experience the city that never sleeps. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. The Meatpacking District is more than deserving of its reputation as one of the best places in the city to party and you will soon see why! Spend the evening exploring this trendy neighborhood, where old warehouses have been repurposed as hip nightclubs, stylish bars or underground clubs; your local will take you to places that match your style and preferences.  With the first drink included, enjoy a cocktail in a famous bar where the locals are dressed to impress or grab a table at a street side cafe and sip a glass of wine as you watch revelers heading out for the night.  Bar hop through the neighborhood, discover the most popular nightlife spots with your local and get a taste of the district’s party reputation - it doesn’t disappoint!  Get tips and tricks from your local about the best clubs and all late-night bars to continue your night, so you can keep partying like a local (until the sun comes up!).

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What people are saying about New York City

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 99 reviews

My husband and I had a fantastic time on the NYC Crawling Pub Crawl tour. It was such a fun way to get out of the house and learn some local history. We also got a chance to taste some delicious beer that we wouldn't typically have tried. We would definitely recommend the tour to locals looking to learn something new and to tourists looking for a way to dive deeper into the history of NYC. Thank you, NYC Crawling!

This is such a fun tour that's different than anything else you'll do in the city. It's both fun and informational - I've done it multiple times and always learn something new! The guides are knowledgeable on both the history and the beer, and have great relationships with the bars. I highly recommend this for tourists and native New Yorkers alike!

Good after-dark walking tour of the area with an energetic and entertaining guide: much fun with lots of local lore. Serena was great tour guide and story-teller

Nichholl, was fabulous! She was very knowledgeable, upbeat, and passionate. She made this tour one of my and my grandson's favorite! Thanks again!

We had so much fun on our crawl! We learned so much and the beer recommendations were great. Would definitely recommend!