What’s usually at the top of any to-do-list in New York City (except for picking up the dry cleaning), a visit to the Statue on her Liberty Island, a coffee in Central Pe.. sorry, Park, or maybe a boat ride on the Hudson River?
With boroughs like Brooklyn, Queens and, of course, Manhattan the options are seemingly endless, but aren’t there things to do that most people wouldn’t really have thought of, or known about? Of course there are, and this is the perfect place to find them. Are you ready to go where not (that) many New Yorkers have gone before? Fantastic, sit tight!
There are so many fun ways to raise your heartbeat while getting to try new, exciting things. Some of them might be hard to find though, so it’s a good thing we found them for you!
Ever wanted to fly without actually leaving the ground? There are places in NYC where this fantasy can become reality and you can float through the air and feel the freedom that only comes with temporarily defying gravity. Not too shabby for an indoor activity, ey!
Vikings are yet again spreading across the world, although now they’re on our screens rather than our doorsteps. Phew. The ax is back, but this time it’s a lot more fun, and a whole lot more friendly. At Kick Axe, you can try ax throwing, very similar to darts. It’s pretty simple, but if you need some tips there are plenty of ax-perts around to help you with your throwing technique. Skål!
Get the gang together and experience NYC in a whole new way, all while seeking – and getting – the satisfaction that only problem solving can bring. Go get your thinking cap, and let’s go!
Ever shook your head at movie characters trying to solve a problem under pressure thinking that you could do it way better? Well, here’s your chance to prove yourself: escape rooms! You have an hour to figure out the clues and get out of a room of your choosing; there’s the office, the Victorian room, a dinosaur park and a nuclear plant (carbon rod not included). Apart from a really cool experience, you’ll also get bragging rights if you make it – which you will, right?
In the same spirit, scavenger hunts will have you looking for clues and complete challenges all over places such as a museum or a neighborhood, which is a real eye-opener and make you see places you already know in a whole new light, all while having a great time with friends and family – or fellow digital nomads. After all this mind-exercise you’ll sleep like a baby once you’re back home, promise.
We have all the standard attractions, such as Madison Square Garden or the Metropolitan, and while they are all amazing and absolutely worth a visit, we want to show you some other, equally interesting but not as well known, places to explore.
There are a couple of museums in NYC that might attract people with a slightly particular (read: kind of weird) taste. The Mmuseumm highlights the strangeness of today with a truly fascinating display of everyday items that in some way represent our present time. How about a hair weave that stopped a bullet, last messages from family members or a piece of paper used for testing pens? Here, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. And, they have coffee.
Not as strange but every bit as interesting is the Tenement Museum, where you can learn all there is to know about what awaited the immigrants who left their homes to start a new life in the New World. What was it like, after Ellis Island but before the promising open plains of the West? Come here, listen, watch and learn about those who helped form the Big Apple.
Try not to eat too many hot dogs or slices of cheesecake because you will want to start the next activity with an empty belly. Why you ask? Because these are no ordinary tours – there’s Ben’s Bagel Tours! Choose between various kinds of bagels, walk around the neighborhood while listening to fascinating trivia and, of course, try the best bagels that NYC has to offer.
If you favor sweet over savory, look no further than Ample Hills Creamery, specializing in everything ice cream. If you’ve ever wanted a go at making your own ice cream, now’s your chance! There are classes for the beginner all the way up to the churning masters of Ice Cream. The catch? You might have to invest in some bigger pants. Also, pro tip: study the subway map before you go to NYC, it’ll make getting around a heck of a lot easier.
Who said that vegan food can’t be fun and packed with flavors? We sure didn’t, and Champs Diner is a perfect example of delicious, yummy vegan dishes: mouthwatering taco bowls, fluffy pancakes, fiery caulifire wings. The sundaes are heavenly and you can order both a Philly cheese steak and some cheesecake – this is New York City, after all. You might need an even larger pair of pants after visiting this delightful place, and for that, we do apologize.
We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing NYC from a new, exciting angle as much as we have – the Mmuseumm is worth going back to over and over again because all the cool things there keep changing!
What do you think, is there anything else you would like to add, any mysterious or new and exciting places that you love visiting? Other than a store for new pants, that is.