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NYC: Museum of Ice Cream Entry Ticket

1. NYC: Museum of Ice Cream Entry Ticket

Step into a fantastical world of frozen delights with an entry ticket to the Museum of Ice Cream in New York City. This immersive experience goes beyond your wildest imagination, taking you on a whimsical journey through a vibrant wonderland of art and ice cream. Enjoy unlimited ice cream as you explore! Slide down an epic three-story slide, take a celestial ride on a pink Museum of Ice Cream subway, and dive into the world’s largest sprinkle pool, where you can immerse yourself in a sea of colorful confections, creating a surreal sensory experience. Discover fun facts about the history of ice cream and indulge in delectable ice cream treats that will transport your taste buds to new heights of delight. The Museum of Ice Cream isn't just a feast for the senses—it's an interactive playground that invites you to fully engage with its imaginative exhibits. Capture the perfect Instagram-worthy shots as you explore the vibrant installations and share the joy with your friends and followers. This enchanting experience is suitable for all ages, making it a fantastic outing for families, friends, or a special date. Whether you're a connoisseur of ice cream or simply seeking a unique adventure, the Museum of Ice Cream promises to leave you with unforgettable memories. With flexible timings and the freedom to explore at your own pace, you can fully immerse yourself in this extraordinary world. Whether you're seeking self-discovery, a whimsical escape, or simply a joyful indulgence, the Museum of Ice Cream is the perfect destination for those who crave immersive experiences and seek to make lasting memories.

NYC: ARTECHOUSE Immersive Art Experience Entrance Ticket

2. NYC: ARTECHOUSE Immersive Art Experience Entrance Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to ARTECHOUSE NYC and discover interactive and immersive digital art exhibits in a space dedicated to 21st-century artists and audiences. Augment your experience by downloading the ARTECHOUSE XR app which brings virtual art to life. Experience the nation’s first multi-sensory innovative art destination with evolving immersive exhibits by artists who are forerunners of the new age in arts, science, and technology. Located in the heart of iconic Chelsea Market, ARTECHOUSE NYC is one of the most unique art destinations and things to do in New York City. See experiential large-scale installations and witness creative innovation without limits in unique art spaces designed for curiosity-seekers of all ages. You can also enjoy a cocktail, beer, or wine at the ARTECHOUSE Extended Reality Bar located inside the exhibit space. Powered by the ARTECHOUSE app, the XR Bar features a menu of exclusive cocktails inspired by the current exhibition, which also come to life in extended reality through the app. Download the ARTECHOUSE XR App (download information found in your confirmation voucher) and use it to enrich your experience while exploring the digital playgrounds. Staff is on-hand to explain the uses of the app during your visit. ARTECHOUSE: Beyond the Light - step into the cosmos and inspire your imagination - now through 5 November, 2023: Visit this world premiere exhibition and experience a unique artistic expression of NASA’s scientific discoveries, including newly analyzed galactical data captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Get the opportunity to explore the universe through the innovative use of technology-driven art. Explore the Mezzanine Level for multiple interactive experiences about the Mars Rover, climate science and more before being submerged into the timeless story of the light surrounding us in our Immersion Gallery and the "Beyond the Light" installation..

NYC: Luna Park Coney Island 4-Hour Unlimited Ride Pass

3. NYC: Luna Park Coney Island 4-Hour Unlimited Ride Pass

Spend 4 hours at Coney Island, New York City’s original destination for fun in the sun and enjoy unlimited rides at Luna Park. Enjoy a beloved NYC amusement that features brand new rides, roller coasters, an arcade, restaurants, food stands, and the historic Coney Island Cyclone. Ride The Thunderbolt, an exciting new version of the legendary ride that operated from 1925 until 1982. Enjoy a hair-raising 90-degree vertical drop, speeds of up to 55 mph, and an 80-foot zero-g roll. Fly over 150 feet into the sky at speeds up to 90 mph on the Sling Shot. Scream your head off and then hold your breath as the laws of motion take effect, hurling you back to the earth Catch a glimpse of the ocean, sand, and sky as you’re swept 130 feet into the air at speeds over 60 mph on Zenobio. Spin in consecutive rotations, performing scream-inducing somersaults. For younger visitors, there are a variety of attractions suitable including Speed Boa, Seaside Swing, Tea Party, Fire Patrol, and so much more.

NYC: Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

4. NYC: Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

Climb aboard the Manhattan, a cozy, elegant, 1920's-style yacht, and travel northbound on the Hudson River in style. This cruise is narrated by an Urban Naturalist who will talk about the geology and ecology of the area as we cruise north on the Hudson River. Admire the last leaves of Fall in all their splendor through the skylights of the ship’s heated and enclosed observatory or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change. Highlights along the way of this cruise include the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan and the majestic George Washington Bridge. The orange, golden, and brown leaves of Fall along the Hudson River Valley is one of New York's most dramatic geological features. One complimentary beverage, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, is included with each ticket. Relax in comfort with indoor, climate-controlled assigned seating and outdoor seating available. So, come aboard this autumnal cruise and head north on the tree-lined, scenic Hudson River.

Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson

5. Brooklyn Graffiti Lesson

This hands-on graffiti workshop allows participants to create a graffiti art project with the help of an authentic NYC graffiti artist. Learn the tips and techniques of aerosol art from fill-ins to masterpieces, as you immerse yourself in the graffiti art culture. The workshop takes place in a beautiful Brooklyn art studio in the heart of Bushwick Brooklyn. Cultivating creative thought and a welcoming environment, this experience is designed for all ages and talent levels. Leave this workshop with a greater understanding of this still-misunderstood craft and of course, your newly created work.

NYC: Central Park Celebrity Homes & Film Spots Pedicab Tour

6. NYC: Central Park Celebrity Homes & Film Spots Pedicab Tour

Act like a celebrity for the day on a pedicab tour of Central Park. See the homes of some of New York's most famous celebrities and visit filming locations from your favorite TV shows and movies, including "John Wick" and "Gossip Girl." Meet your driver on 6th Avenue, home to some of New York's most notable buildings, then set out for Central Park. Wrap up during winter with the blankets provided and use your informational booklet to spot the homes of your favorite stars. See over 45 filming locations throughout the tour, including the Plaza Hotel from "Home Alone 2", the terrace featured in "John Wick" and "Sex and the City," the fountain from "Friends," and more. Ride through the Upper East Side, home to Serena van der Woodsen and Chuck Bass in "Gossip Girl." You will also drive past the homes of famous actors, athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and many more. Sit back and relax as you pass the apartments of Lady Gaga, Trump, Madonna, and Tiger Woods.

New York City: Tour of Manhattan, Bronx, Queens & Brooklyn

7. New York City: Tour of Manhattan, Bronx, Queens & Brooklyn

After meeting up with your guide, venture out of Manhattan and into the Bronx to admire Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees. Then continue through the Bronx streets, filled with graffiti and artistic murals where you will learn more about the famous street art and its history. Following the Bronx, enter Queens and stop at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where the NY Mets baseball stadium "Citi Field" is located. Pass the National Tennis Center where the U.S. Open tennis matches occur, as well as the "Uni-Sphere," which appeared in the movie "Men in Black." Continue the tour in Brooklyn. Arrive at the Brooklyn Waterfront, which will provide you with an amazing panorama of Manhattan’s world-famous skyline and local restaurants to grab a bite to eat. Before the end of the tour, the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg is on the agenda. This neighborhood is home to the largest concentration of Hasidic Jews in New York.

New York City's Hell's Kitchen: Walking Food Tour

8. New York City's Hell's Kitchen: Walking Food Tour

Prepare to embark on a tantalizing culinary adventure through the flavorful streets of Hell's Kitchen, where delectable cuisine awaits at every turn. This walking tour not only invites you to savor the amazing food but also delves into the captivating history of this renowned New York neighborhood. Indulge your taste buds as you journey through five distinct eateries, each offering a delectable selection of dishes that showcase the culinary diversity of Hell's Kitchen. Be prepared to have your senses heightened as you encounter an array of mouthwatering delights from Japanese delicacies to tantalizing Georgian flavors and aromatic Indian spices. From the savory Khinkali to the irresistible aroma of freshly baked cookies, each stop on this gastronomic odyssey promises to leave you craving more. As you savor these culinary treasures, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with the captivating tales of Hell's Kitchen's past. Begin by immersing yourself in the story of this vibrant neighborhood, originally inhabited by hardworking Irish Americans. Uncover the fascinating origins of Hell's Kitchen's notorious nickname and explore its complex history of ethnic tensions that have shaped its identity. Learn about the neighborhood's pivotal role in inspiring the iconic musical "West Side Story," as your guide shares captivating anecdotes and insights into the cultural fabric of this dynamic area. Discover how Hell's Kitchen, despite its tumultuous history of crime and gang violence, has evolved into a thriving metropolis, boasting some of the city's most prestigious properties. This immersive experience offers more than just a feast for the palate; it provides a deeper understanding of the neighborhood's evolution, from its humble beginnings to its current culinary renaissance. Traverse the vibrant streets, absorbing the sights, sounds, and flavors that define Hell's Kitchen today. Join us on this remarkable journey where delectable cuisine intertwines with captivating history, creating an unforgettable exploration of Hell's Kitchen's food and cultural heritage. Let your taste buds and curiosity guide you as you uncover the rich tapestry of flavors and stories that make this neighborhood truly exceptional.

NYC: The Original Cupcake Tour of Greenwich Village

9. NYC: The Original Cupcake Tour of Greenwich Village

Discover why trendy cupcake shops have opened up all over New York City on a 2-hour tasting tour of some of the best bake shops. Sample a diversity of heavenly cupcakes, and build your own customized cupcake! Perfectly formed, lovely to look at, and delicious to eat, the cupcake is an elaborate, sweet, and decadent dessert that speaks to your inner child. In the last few years, the humble cupcake has taken on new popularity, and trendy cupcake shops have opened up all over New York City. Traveling in small groups for a more intimate experience, you will enjoy 7 tastings at favorite venues, such as Baked by Melissa. Go to Magnolia to see where more than 50 varieties of cupcakes are baked daily. Visit the cutest bakery in the West Village at Roccos, and create your own cupcake at Molly's Cupcakes. While strictly a cupcake tour, it would be criminal to overlook the amazing gelato on offer at Amorino in Greenwich Village. Here, you can sample 22 different flavors of gelato in one bite!

New York City: Private Tour with a Local Guide

10. New York City: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Explore the city with a local guide on this walking tour. Share in your guide's passion for the city and get insider tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Customize your tour to include the sights that interest you most. Choose from 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-hour tour options. Meet your guide directly outside your accommodation in the city center of NYC and begin your walking adventure. Customize your tour to include seeing the city's top sights like Central Park, Times Square, or Grand Central Station, or expand your tour to include lesser known destinations. Get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and shop. Learn about the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do from an authentic local. Feel more comfortable navigating the city and become more confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

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The boat is beautiful and comfortable. The architect guide knows everything about everything and still gets excited when he sees something new (a swing bridge he’d never seen open was open). We couldn’t have been more pleased to explore this complex island this way!

Keith knew a lot!!!! I love the history from Harlem being a top place to live to gentrification and back to rebuilding..

This was an amazing experience! The guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and the service was brilliant!

Unique esperience in one of the most incredible places ever seen; very well organised.

Very informative and our tour guide was very pleasant and made it fun!