Connect with us

General

Outside The Box Activities For Your NYC Vacation

On the mile-long checklist of must-see tourist outings in New York City, plenty are worth their salt, even for the most jaded of natives. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, exploring Chinatown, wandering the boardwalks of Coney Island – activities of this sort aren’t on the same stereotypical day-tripper page as, say, ice-skating in Rockefeller Center or visiting the Statue of Liberty. Fanny packs and borough maps aside, no one will guess you’re not indigenous to the Big Apple. Let’s take a look at a few…

Outside The Box Activities For Your NYC Vacation

As we all learned from the movies, Central Park is for everyone. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy nature’s fortress, you can simply go for a stroll, have a Katz’s Deli pastrami picnic or hit up the zoo. Or you could spend an afternoon doing something a little different: try your hand at some urban geocaching.

Outside The Box Activities For Your NYC Vacation

Central Park is certainly not the only place to hunt for caches, but it is home to the most popular cache location in the city. This adult version hide-and-go-seek (or scavenger hunting) is wildly popular across the country. If you feel like tying in a historical angle with your treasure hunting, try geocaching with a metal detector. Heck, maybe you’ll find a 100+ year old coin or similar relic while you’re at it. If you’re feeling staunch about not doing anything tourist-y whatsoever, get your fix in Fort Tryon Park instead.

Outside The Box Activities For Your NYC Vacation

 Sure, sightseeing in a double decker bus is a mainstay for NYC tourists, but how about exploring something a little more specific? Say, your favorite genre of music? No matter what ‘that genre’ is, someone will likely say it originated New York. Jazz, punk, folk, hip-hop – you name it, this city gets credit for it (where credit is due, I suppose). If you’re in the mood for a lengthy debate, mention that NYC was “The Birthplace of _____” and watch people from Chicago or Los Angeles or London or wherever spit venom.

Except…for rap. Whether it started in Brooklyn or the Bronx, hip-hop’s native city is basically undisputed. You can actually take a guided hip-hop tour. Hop on a luxury bus and explore sites of notorious rap battles, nightclubs that helped push hip-hop into the mainstream and infamous music video locales. Kool Herc and Kurtis Blow probably approve.

Outside The Box Activities For Your NYC Vacation

Want a great view of the stunning city skyline? Here’s a tip: avoid the Empire State Building like the plague. Sure, it’s an incredibly renowned vantage point, but the lines are longer than Disneyland’s and the ambiance is strikingly similar. For most of us, that’s not a good thing. The Roosevelt Island Tramway should suit all your aerial cravings for a fraction of the price and a substantially less time spent waiting in line.

Built in 1976, the tramway was close for several years before opening back up in 2010. The tram ride lasts less than ten minutes, but you end up covering more than twice the distance as the height of the Empire State Building – horizontally, of course. Admission is acquired by MetroCard, which should appeal to native city-dwellers. The tram is wheelchair accessible and you can even bring your bike. Score!

Outside The Box Activities For Your NYC Vacation

And if you’re really in the mood to do as the locals do, why not try your hand at panhandling for change in Times Square? I’m only half joking. Toss on your favorite superhero or children’s character costume and get ready to throw elbows jockeying tourists for tips. Street “performers” (term used extremely loosely) in NYC are being subjected to police crackdowns lately, mostly for aggressively soliciting money from visitors.

Frankly, if your grandma from Sheboygan wants to get her picture taken with a grubby Sesame Street character in the middle of a day-tripper mecca like Times Square, well…that’s her prerogative. If she doesn’t want to tip them $10, for simply existing, she can expect to be harassed. Get in on the action! Make your NYC vacation snapshot a mugshot and create a memory you’ll truly never forget.

Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Business2 hours ago

The Impact of Covid-19 on Commercial Property

The lives of people all over the world have been completely altered as a result of Covid-19, with businesses struggling...

3 Of The Best Foods and Drinks To Aid Your Sleep 3 Of The Best Foods and Drinks To Aid Your Sleep
Health5 days ago

3 Of The Best Foods and Drinks To Aid Your Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is hugely important for your overall health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that having a...

Why You Should Consider Volunteering Why You Should Consider Volunteering
Lifestyle5 days ago

Why You Should Consider Volunteering

Volunteering has many benefits both to you, your community, and your CV. Whether you do it alone, or with a...

Investigating The Important Factors In Legal Software Testing Investigating The Important Factors In Legal Software Testing
Law6 days ago

Investigating The Important Factors In Legal Software Testing

Fulfilling the digital transformation objectives with QA testing services has become an important phase for all industry verticals. Today, every...

Multiply Your Magento Store’s Sales With Affiliate Program Multiply Your Magento Store’s Sales With Affiliate Program
Business1 week ago

Multiply Your Magento Store’s Sales With Affiliate Program

Are you struggling to boost your sales and expand your customer base due to the significant increase in marketing expenses?...

How COVID-19 Is Changing Plastic Surgery How COVID-19 Is Changing Plastic Surgery
Health2 weeks ago

How COVID-19 Is Changing Plastic Surgery

There’s been changes to practically everything in our everyday lives, including industries such as plastic surgery. With practices having to...

Benefits and Drawbacks Of Getting A Taxi and Renting A Car Benefits and Drawbacks Of Getting A Taxi and Renting A Car
Autos2 weeks ago

Benefits and Drawbacks Of Getting A Taxi and Renting A Car

If you’re planning a vacation or business trip, you must decide whether or not to rent a car ahead of...

8 Killer Tips to Make Your Portfolio Website Standout 8 Killer Tips to Make Your Portfolio Website Standout
General2 weeks ago

8 Killer Tips to Make Your Portfolio Website Standout

A portfolio website is one of the easiest and most straightforward ways to showcase your work.  Although you have a...

3 Reasons You Need A Mobile-Responsive Email Marketing Platform 3 Reasons You Need A Mobile-Responsive Email Marketing Platform
Tech3 weeks ago

3 Reasons You Need A Mobile-Responsive Email Marketing Platform

Repeat after me. Creating email interfaces with mobile-first ethos and UI is key to the success of email marketing campaigns....

Mother and Nature Active Maternity Wear, How It All Started Mother and Nature Active Maternity Wear, How It All Started
Business3 weeks ago

Mother and Nature Active Maternity Wear, How It All Started

5 months pregnant and very happy about it, not much to complain about. Everything was going ok (famous last words). ...

How To Make Sure Your Toddler Has A Balanced Diet How To Make Sure Your Toddler Has A Balanced Diet
Health4 weeks ago

How To Make Sure Your Toddler Has A Balanced Diet

As your baby grows into a toddler, they go through a period of intense mental and physical development, as their...

The Top 3 Vitamins and Minerals To Support Your Fitness Goals The Top 3 Vitamins and Minerals To Support Your Fitness Goals
Health4 weeks ago

The Top 3 Vitamins and Minerals To Support Your Fitness Goals

You can spend hours in the gym, but without fuelling your body properly, it will be hard to see the...

Best Cities To Invest In Real Estate Across The UK Best Cities To Invest In Real Estate Across The UK
Investments4 weeks ago

Best Cities To Invest In Real Estate Across The UK

If you’re looking to invest your money, real estate has historically offered a safe investment with good returns. You gain...

7 Ways You Can Power Your House 7 Ways You Can Power Your House
General4 weeks ago

7 Ways You Can Power Your House

In case you are remodeling your home and are considering a more eco-conscious approach, you are probably looking into various...

The Pro’s and Con’s Of Chemical Peels The Pro’s and Con’s Of Chemical Peels
Health4 weeks ago

The Pro’s and Con’s Of Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that resurfaces the skin to give it a refreshed, soft and smooth...

Categories

Archives

Trending