Sightseeing in Clifton

Manhattan By Sail – 31% Off Craft-Beer Cruise

Manhattan By Sail

Battery Park

$65 $45

Craft-beer experts from Urban Oyster lead tastings of local beers aboard a vintage sailing vessel

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The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

The Stone Street Bars

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Learn the Hidden History of Lesbian Landmarks During a Walking Tour

Lesbian Landmarks Walking Tour

West Village

$20 $20

Journey from past to present as you discover unmarked sites that played crucial roles in lesbian organizing and culture

44% Off Round-Trip Ferry to Sandy Hook Beach

Seastreak

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

A 40-minute ferry ride takes passengers to Sandy Hook Beach, where they can explore the scenic shoreline, woodlands, and fishing spots

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Harlem Sweet & Savory Food Tour

New York

$138 $69

2.5-hour tour invites guests to sample Caribbean cuisine, soul food, and West African fare while exploring Harlem's diverse neighborhoods

Up to 63% Off a Wild-Food and Ecology Tour

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

Up to 61% Off from Eco Central Park Tours

Eco Central Park Tours

Clinton

$35 $15

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Over two hours, tour-goers explore New York City's most notable landmarks, drinking in the serenity of Central Park or the bustle of Midtown

Up to 53% Off Central Park Bike Tour

Central Park Sightseeing

Midtown Center

$45 $22

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Licensed guides lead bikers on a two-hour tour of Central Park that takes them past historic landmarks, celebrity homes, and movie locations

Up to 31% Off Historical Times Square Walking Tour

Manhattan Walking Tour

Times Square

$35 $25

Knowledgeable tour guides lead hourlong jaunts through Times Square, sharing historical tidbits and fun facts along the way

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New York State Of Mind Tours

New York

$45 $22

Tour-goers follow a knowledgeable guide and interact with a tablet that presents a multimedia view of downtown neighborhoods' histories

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OPEN TOUR New York

New York

$39 $25

Hop on and off continuously running tour buses at stops like he Empire State Building, Times Square, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Real New York Bike Tours

New York

$680 $374

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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Central Park Bike Rental

Midtown North

$20 $10

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Cruisers, mountain bikes, and road bikes from brands such as Trek carry patrons on trips through Central Park and Manhattan

60% Off a Jewish-Themed City Tour

Big Apple Lansman Tours

New York

$98 $39

This Lower East Side walking tour explores historic Jewish tenements, synagogues, and eateries such as Russ & Daughters

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Museum Of The Moving Image

Astoria

$24 $14

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Newly renovated museum with more than 1,400 artifacts on display; events have featured Martin Scorsese, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rachel Weisz

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Zebra NYC

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Guided tours lead guests through Central Park via bike or pedicab

Up to 60% Off Brooklyn Food Tour

Great New York Tours

Brooklyn

$50 $25

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Walking tour covers tastings at seven independent Williamsburg restaurants, including Fornino, Handsome Dan, Mable's Smokehouse, and more

Up to 58% Off Bike Rides from Must See Central Park

Must See Central Park

Midtown Center

$20 $10

Bicycles whisk sightseers through Central Park's 47 miles of trails; staffers hand out maps and suggest scenic and historic destinations

Up to 26% Off Liberty Harbor Heli Tour

Zip Aviation

Downtown Manhattan Heliport

$165 $129

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Roughly 15-minute flights offer views of the Statue of Liberty and glide past the Empire State building and the Freedom Tower

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Museum of American Finance

Financial District

$16 $8

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The story of American finance told through collections of historic documents and interactive exhibits

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The Amazing Fashion Race

New York

$40 $19

A fashion-centric scavenger hunt sends teams racing throughout New York City's shopping centers to benefit a nonprofit the helps teen girls

Up to 47% Off New York Harbor Boat Ride

New York Water Taxi

Financial District

$30 $16

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Yachts, water taxis, and speedboats tour around Lady Liberty and see the harbor’s inner workings

Half Off Self-Guided Tour of Salem

Salem by Cell presented by Hocus Pocus Tours

Online Deal

$20 $10

Learn about Salem as you take a self-guided tour of more than 45 stops at your own pace, with information provided via cell phone

Up to 61% Off Walking Tours from The World Through Food

The World Through Food

On Location

$125 $59

Cultural food tours explore New York's diverse neighborhoods while respecting and preserving each distinct community

55% Off Holiday Lights Tour

All New York Fun Tours

On Location

$65 $29

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After walking tour of Grand Central Terminal, double-decker bus takes participants to see festive holiday lights

34% Off Private Tour of New York City from Sterling City Tours

Sterling City Tours

On Location

$600 $399

Grab a group of friends and pile into this luxury van, where a guide will take you to little-seen parts of the city in style

Up to 52% Off Graffiti Tour of New York

Graff Tours

On Location

$25 $12

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Tours explore renowned works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Katsu in Bushwick, Williamsburg, and the Lower East Side

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Welcome to Harlem

Harlem

$50 $25

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Knowledgeable Harlem residents guide tours through the neighborhood's centuries-old architecture and jazz clubs

Museum of the City of New York – Up to 55% Off

Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

$20 $10

Museum with almost 90 years in its landmark building hosts events and exhibitions illuminating the past, present and future of New York City

Up to 53% Off Pedicab Tours of Central Park

Peter Pan Tours Of Central Park

In Front of Green Cafe

$120 $60

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Pedicabs help visitors explore the sights, history, and surrounds Central Park at a leisurely pace

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NYC Urban Foot Tours

Astor Place Square

$49 $24

Knowledgeable guide leads visitors on walking tour through historical New York Neighborhoods, divulging tips on shopping and style

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CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

$92 $69

Passes for Madame Tussauds wax attraction, Empire State Building, and Midtown harbor cruise

41% Off from Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting

Ahoy New York Tours and Tasting

Little Italy and Chinatown

$49 $29

Sample Chinese and Italian delicacies such as dim sum plates and cannoli with seven tastings around the city

Liberty Hall Museum – Up to 58% Off Membership

Liberty Hall Museum

Union

$25 $12

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Victorian fashions and antique furniture fill the rooms of this 200-year-old home where George Washington and General Grant once stayed

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

The Blind Pig

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

50% Off at Walking Tours Manhattan

Walking Tours Manhattan

New York

$124 $62

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Walk through three New York neighborhoods sampling pizza, Italian food, and Chinese food on the way

Up to 49% Off at the Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum

Upper East Side

$15 $10

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Delve into art and Jewish culture with a 1-day admission or an annual membership, offering discounts, early access to exhibitions, and more

Half Off Party Cruises on the Hudson

Sunsets On The Hudson

New York

$30 $15

Weekly party cruises embark every Saturday night through September

Up to 53% Off Bike Rentals

Central Park Bike Tours

Clinton

$20 $10

Men's, women's, and children's trek bikes picked up at the south end of Central Park

Up to 50% Off Museum at Eldridge Street

Museum at Eldridge Street

Chinatown

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off NYC Bagel Tour

Ben and Marty's Bagel Tours of New York

SoHo

$50 $25

Native New Yorkers take groups through the Lower East Side, starting with a hot bagel at an area bakery for each group member

El Museo del Barrio New York – Half Off Membership

El Museo del Barrio New York

Manhattan

$50 $25

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One year of admission and invitations to exhibition openings at a museum with 6,500 pieces of Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art

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Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

East Flatbush

$16 $8

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Explore New York City's oldest home: a modest farmhouse originally built in 1652

Up to 36% Off Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tours

Skyline Sightseeing

New York

$104 $65

Passholders gain unlimited access to three guided bus tours, whose routes spotlight landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Little Italy

Up to 57% Off Holiday-Window Walking Tour

WindowsWear

New York

$49 $24

Two-hour tours visit stores such as Macys, Barneys New York, and Bloomingdale's, sharing insight in the fashion behind the holiday displays

Up to 57% Off at National Academy Museum & School

National Academy Museum & School

Upper East Side

$30 $15

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Inside a renovated 5th Ave. mansion, dating back to 1902, guests enjoy exhibits by American masters and contemporary artists and architects

Studio Museum – Up to 61% Off Membership

Studio Museum

Harlem

$50 $25

Dedicated to developing artists of African descent, the Museum celebrates contemporary art and Harlem’s rich cultural history

Up to 26% Classic Helicopter Tour Over Manhattan Plus Photos

Manhattan Helicopters

Financial District

$165 $129

Helicopters saddled with sightseers cruise over the Big Apple's most notable sights, including Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building

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Gotham City Tours

Central Park

$85 $42

Guides lead bicyclists or photographers to notable locations in Central Park; couples photo-shoot stops at up to 20 romantic locales

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Skyport Marina

$30 $15

Dance to music played by a live DJ, drink cocktails from a cash bar, and soak in NYC views aboard a moving ship

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CitySolve Urban Race

Public House

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

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POGO Events

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

Teams scramble around the city looking for clues and completing challenges in scavenger hunts themed around graffiti, Brooklyn, and NY

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Con Artist Collective

Lower East Side

$179 $99

Membership includes access to a 3,000 sq. ft. shared workspace with equipment such as photo studios, work tables, easels, wifi, and more

Up to 56% Off Museum Tour and Cooking Class

Heritage Museum of Epirus

Astoria

$100 $49

Explore a museum full of Epirus culture; cooking classes are organized by ETHOS Performing Arts and are held Saturdays and Sundays

Up to 55% Off an Astoria Bar Crawl

Astoria Tour de Bar

Astoria

$30 $15

Celebrating the first day of summer, the bar crawl visits 20+ bars in Astoria for food and drink specials, craft beer, and locally made gin

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Core Helicopters

Linden Airport

$220 $125

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FAA-certified instructor teaches students how to fly a helicopter during a private lesson

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The New York Times reviewed recent exhibits at the Montclair Art Museum. The Star-Ledger profiled the museum. Three Insider Pagers give it an average of four stars.

3 S Mountain Ave
Montclair,
NJ
US

Belly dancer Amira Mor has tapped finger cymbals for Moroccan royalty and shimmied for the prime minister of Jordan. Her moves can be elegant or sensual: she coached Britney Spears through new routines at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, and has also choreographed for the New York City Ballet. Her moves have also landed her a role Sex and the City 2 and taken her to Guantanamo Bay, where she led belly dance boot camps for U.S. Marines. “From the moment Mor begins her dance,” a reporter for the Star-Ledger wrote, “there’s no doubt who’s in charge.… She wears a fringed bustier spangled with gold, and, for a skirt, slashes of sparkly fabric that whip away from her body as she spins, which she does in a blur of speed.…”

At Amira Mor International Entertainment Company, anyone interested in belly dancing can benefit from the award-winning dancer's instruction. With the help of fellow dance instructor Stephanie, she teaches groups some traditional Middle Eastern moves, drawing on modern innovations including flashy hip movements and songs about fax machines. Additionally, Amira is a certified fitness instructor, so she can also help students on quests for sculpted abs.

182 Boulevard
Hasbrouck Heights,
NJ
US

For over 40 years, the curatorial staff of Artist Frame Gallery have been stocking fine display items, art prints, and custom framing materials. A decade ago, interior designer Tena Mancini took over the seasoned establishment, and her keen eye for lively décor has informed the shop ever since. Tena stocks over 4,000 kinds of moulding, which can be used to enshrine unframed art, a fresh diploma, or the first draft of your novel. Influenced by Mancini's professional background, the gallery's diplomats can pay complimentary house- and office-calls to helpfully opine on framing and décor choices.

756 Bloomfield Ave
Verona,
NJ
US

CBL Fine Art upgrades abodes with custom artwork, décor, and sundries honed by the keen eye of founder Connie Lior. For more than a quarter-century, the boutique has supported artists while cultivating a wide selection of uncommon gifts, including the Lillo Studio glass heart box($35), which ably stores jewelry or sets of gold dentures. The shop also specializes in Judaica, from frosted glass Shabbat candlesticks etched with the phrase Shabbat Shalom ($30), to Kiddush cups in materials such as stainless steel, pewter, and glass ($38+). Shoppers can frame an engagement photo or cake-topper portrait within a 4"x6" wedding frame($25) and finally learn Roman numerals with a stained-glass table clock ($55). Accommodating staffers happily provide complimentary shopping counsel or gift-wrapping services, saving customers the inconvenience of wrapping presents in newspaper or old graduate dissertations.

459 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange,
NJ
US

The beastmasters of Turtle Back Zoo fill the troughs of their squawking menagerie with the help of donations through the Adopt-an-Animal program. A framable adoption certificate commemorates the adoption of Turtle Back Zoo's endangered African penguins⎯the noble butlers of the Southern Hemisphere⎯and the donation funds fish reserves, maintenance, and medical needs. Bird-benefactors also receive a photograph of the newest, most feathered member of their family and a bumper sticker with which to emblazon vehicles with a message championing the plight of penguin expatriates. Lodged near the entrance to the zoo, the Adopt-an-Animal Honor Roll Board proclaims the names of trans-species foster parents to visitors and those studious penguins who have learned to read.

560 Northfield Ave
West Orange,
NJ
US

The Aldrich is one of the few independent, non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States, and the only museum in Connecticut devoted to contemporary art. Founded on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street in 1964, the Museum concentrates its exhibition program on solo exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists.

258 Main St
Ridgefield,
CT
US