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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: Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour

2. NYC: Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour

Sip, Swirl. Taste. Gulp! Take a tipsy journey through the spirit trails of New York's underground watering holes. Your journey will feel like a discovery of hidden escapes from the hustle and bustle of midtown's tourism hub. Sure to be guided by one of the most exciting tour guides today, you'll be captivated by the rich history that has inspired your evening's libations. Walk with your guide as you retrace the immigrant progress toward the American Dream during Prohibition. You will be guided into one of New York's last-standing 1920s speakeasies and told the tale of the period’s most notorious gangsters and infamous bootleggers. At your second location, you'll explore the catalysts behind Prohibition and focus on the women of the Gilded Age, and the movement that gave rise to an oil king. To round off our journey together, we’ll take you to one of New York's oldest bars and former speakeasies where you'll hear the tale of the sudden demise of Prohibition.

NYC: Chicago Broadway Tickets

3. NYC: Chicago Broadway Tickets

Experience a true New York City institution with a ticket to "Chicago" on Broadway. "Chicago" has everything that makes New York’s theater district so great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, one amazing song after another, and the most astonishing dancing you have ever seen. Be swept away by the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. "Chicago” is an electrifying tale of greed, murder, and showbiz that has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide. Whether you're looking to experience your first Broadway musical, have seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage, or have seen it before and want to recapture the magic, "Chicago" always delivers.  Tap along to hit songs, such as "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle." Gaze in wonder at the sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse. According to The New York Times, "Chicago" is simply "the best musical in town."

New York: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

4. New York: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

Board a classic yacht and discover New York City from the water on a two-hour happy hour cruise. Enjoy the music on board and spend a relaxing evening with friends as you take in the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline on this cruise. This sunset cruise is one of a kind and features views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and so much more. It's the perfect cruise for birthdays, celebrations for groups of any size, or just a casual day on a boat.

New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

5. 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 JFK Airport: Airport Lounge Entry Ticket

6. New York JFK Airport: Airport Lounge Entry Ticket

True to its Virgin Atlantic style, the lounge features graceful elegance with soothing lighting and luxurious furnishing. Feel like home before your departure or transition flights. Enjoy the comfort of the available luggage storage and use the showers to help freshen you up. Also, indulge in something delicious from the a la carte menu. Choose among the tasty options the lounge offers such as the five-star dining, smaller tapas-style dishes, and of course, its famous Clubhouse burger. If you are looking for a quick tipple before your flight, make your way to the bar and order one of the signature cocktails. Otherwise, if you're in a playful mood, head to the entertainment zone for a quick game of pool.

New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

7. 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: Pub Crawl Tour of Historic Stone Street

8. 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: VR World Pass

9. New York City: VR World Pass

Pre-book your pass to VR World NYC to experience the largest virtual reality club in North America, offering curated VR experiences ranging from single-player and multi-player games to digital art and film. Choose between a 2-hour pass or an all-day pass for max flexibility. VR World welcomes guests to create their own unique adventure across three floors, plus a full bar. Merging culture and humanizing technology, this is a place where New Yorkers come back to play, drink, and explore. Your time at VR World begins from the start of your first experience after activating your pass. Feel free to come before using your pass and hang around after to enjoy art and cocktails at VR World Bar. Whether an art fan, a compassionate film goer, a gamer, or just someone looking to have a good time, VR World sets you on a rollercoaster of emotions melding seemingly incompatible genres and subjects into one never-ending discovery. VR World is perfect for a family visit, a memorable company team builder, a unique date, or a night out with friends.

New York City: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

10. 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.

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What people are saying about New York City

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 99 reviews

A fantastic and educational tour, even long term visitors to NYC. Our guide Tim was knowledgeable and friendly and gave great advice. I feel very lucky to have had such a compatible group for an activity like this - the young fun couple on their honeymoon, and the two wild sister, plus Rory and Isaiah from the tour company who were shadowing Tim but also contributing to the fun. Highly recommended.

First time I have booked a lounge and I will be doing it every time now! Atmosphere was lovely, the food was amazing and they had excellent choices of drinks and cocktails. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. 10/10!!!

Such a fun night! Got to experience 3 different speakeasy bars with 3 different drinks! The guide was so nice! I would recommend!!!

A truly memorable evening with amazing views and so much fun dancing

great tour.very friendly guide.great bars.was a great evening