10 Awesome Secret Sites in NYC
If you think you’ve already seen everything New York City has to offer, think again. While we’re fans of all of Manhattan’s well-publicized and historical draws, we also have a huge amount of respect for the city’s little-known landmarks. Rounded up below are the ten best secret sites to check out in New York City. You can only play the tourist for so long before it's time to start seeking out hidden treasures.
Go Behind the Scenes with THE RIDE's Own RIDEumentary
THE RIDE is a one-of-a-kind experience that turns the streets of New York into a stage, as audience members face sideways looking out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Stadium seating, monitors, LED lights, and surround sound make THE RIDE the world’s only moving theater. Think of it as a "Broadway show on the street"—and if that's not painting a clear enough picture, THE RIDE has a new behind-the-scenes video that explains it all.
Hello Brooklyn Cruise: Special Discounts
Last year, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises celebrated its 70th anniversary. In 2016, it’s full speed ahead, as Circle Line launched its Hello Brooklyn cruise May 2, boasting NYC’s first dedicated cruise to the borough. Book your Brooklyn cruise, or another Circle Line cruise between now and May 26, and get 20% off!
Photo Tourism New York: Where to Get the Best Shots
Looking for the greatest spots in New York City for showing off your photo skills? We've got the ten best places to look for photo tourism, from landmark buildings to legendary neighborhoods to iconic bridges. Read on for our picks for the top destinations for the photo-minded, whether you're wielding a fancy Nikon or just a plain old phone.
Marilyn Monroe & More at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square has been surprising and entertaining locals and New York visitors as one of the city’s top attractions since the doors opened in 1939. And as if the museum's 500+ legendary artifacts weren’t enough, Ripley's has recently expanded to add even more!
Hit the Top of the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere
There’s only one tallest. Only one strongest. And only one destination selected as the Best New Attraction in the World. These superlatives belong to One World Trade Center, and its pinnacle, the One World Observatory, standing over 100 stories in the sky. Visitors to New York who want to experience the city in its entirety should point themselves toward Lower Manhattan and OWO.
The 10 Best Spots to Get Outside with a Group in NYC
If you’re traveling to NYC in a large group, planning a visit to one of New York's outside sites is a great way to soak up the city's atmosphere. It can be tricky keeping track of large groups in the United State’s most populated city, but the ten sites below provide perfect ways to experience New York City while still having enough space for big gatherings. Read on for the ten best outside spots for groups in NYC.
007 Six Ways at Madame Tussauds NYC
Madame Tussauds NY welcomea a travelling exhibition of not one, but SIX James Bond figures. Madame Tussauds’ 007 set provides an opportunity for fans of the timeless franchise to interact with Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan.
Yankee Stadium Tours Ready for 2016 Season
Spring training for the 2016 baseball season has begun! We're just weeks away from the Yankees Opening Day game vs. Houston Astros, set for Monday, April 4th, at 1:05pm. Now is your chance to beat the crowds and take the Yankee Stadium Tour!
From the Top of the Rock to the Rink: A Special Ticket Discount
The Sky Skate Combination Ticket brings together two New York legends at a discount. Make the most of winter 2016 in New York City with a discount on skate rental and admission to both the Rink at Rockefeller Center and the Top of the Rock observation deck.
The Best Gardens of NYC
The leafy gardens liberally scattered throughout New York belie the notion of the city as an asphalt jungle. New York has a history of philanthropy and a public commitment to parks and open spaces. This winning combination has resulted in two of the world’s greatest botanical gardens, landscape architecture masterpieces, and a verdant reclaimed railway line. Read on for the best gardens in New York City.
Urban Pit Stops: The Best Snack Spots for Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours in NYC
To help you keep up your strength and maximize your time, here are our picks for the best snack and refreshment stops when you're on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of New York.
New York's Best Offbeat Tourist Spots
When you’re in New York, of course you’re going to see Times Square and the Empire State Building and a Broadway show. But New York is also about the unexpected and the offbeat—that’s what makes it New York. Explore a new neighborhood, go somewhere surprising, eat something your mom wouldn’t recognize. We've got a rundown of some great alternative tourist destinations in New York City.
Things to Do for Couples in New York
Enjoying activities as a couple provides a shared experiences and often leaves each of you with lots of stories to tell. New York City offers many experiences that are great for couples and some are totally free.
Best New York City Museums for School Groups
With museums focused on art, science, history, and everything in between, New York City is full of opportunities for students to learn more about the world. Although the city may be tight on space, legendary institutions like the Met, the MoMA, and the Natural History Museum are all experts at taking in school groups and giving them experiences that kids will never forget. Read on for the best in New York museums for school groups.
New York Coupons: $5 Off Discovery Times Square
Discovery Times Square has two of the hottest exhibitions in the city, Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition and BODY WORLDS: PULSE. Check them out at a discount thanks to City Guide's Discovery Times Square coupon code.
Take Your Best Shot: New York City Photo Safaris
If you’re looking for a real New York experience, plus the chance to hone your photo skills, look no further than UDesign New York City Photo Tour and Photo Bootcamps. You’ll get an insider angle on some of the most iconic spots in New York City, in addition to serious insight into how to improve your photo game. You’ll also leave with a great set of pictures.
Group Outings: Girl Birthday Bashes in NYC
It’s birthday time for a cherished daughter. The big decision? Where to take her so she feels like queen for a day. Manhattan is packed with creative choices for girl birthdays. There’s a destination to suit every interest—from art parties to cookie decorating, jewelry making, and beyond.
Astolat Dollhouse Castle: The World's Most Valuable Dollhouse
Even the most overpriced studio apartment in New York can’t compare with the Astolat Dollhouse Castle. Appraised at $8.5 million (over $2,000 per square inch), the nine-foot-tall miniature castle is the most valuable dollhouse in the world. New Yorkers can check it out through December 8, 2015 at The Shops at Columbus Circle, where the dollhouse is on display for the first time since its completion in the 1980s.
King Tut in NYC
King Tut in NYC: New York has had a fascination with the treasures of King Tut since archaeologist Howard Carter unearthed them nearly a century ago. Visitors to Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue can walk in Carter’s footsteps in the remarkable recreation The Discovery of King Tut, which opened in midtown Manhattan on November 21, 2015.
Star Wars Costume Show: From Bikini Slaves to Stormtroopers
Ardent fans who have been anxiously awaiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (opening Dec. 18) can get a temporary fix now by visiting Star Wars and the Power of the Costume: The Exhibition, opening at Discovery Times Square Nov. 14.
A Tour About Nothing: When Harry Met Seinfeld
On Location Tours recently launched its When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour and visitors can't get enough. The NYC 'tour about nothing' is inspired by classic shows that epitomize NYC such as Seinfeld and romantic comedies including When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail.
Presidents NYC: National Park Service Sites with Presidential Slants
Presidents NYC: modern American history started here in New York. To follow in the footsteps of the Presidents, check out these National Park Service sites in New York City.
New York Coupons: Save 10% at City Sightseeing Cruises!
New York coupons: City Sightseeing Cruises is one of the best ways of getting a unique view of New York City. Save while you sightsee with our exclusive 10% off coupon!
New York Winter Things to Do: Our Top 10 Cold Weather Bucket List
New York winter things to do: just because the temperatures drop and the gloves come on doesn’t mean that NYC loses a step. There’s something special about the winter season in New York City, with holiday cheer and the kind of camaraderie that comes from dealing with the chill. Check out our winter bucket list for New York's legendary holiday standouts and cozy moments, come snow or come shine.