Sightseeing in Hoboken

Two-Hour or All-Day Rental of One or Two Bikes from Central Park Bike Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Central Park Bike Tours

Clinton

$20 $8

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

Learn How Harry Potter and History Collide at the Met

Harry Potter-Themed Tour of the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

$40 $40

Museum educator Emily Turner uses the Met's exhibits to illuminate the ways in which Harry Potter draws on history and mythology

Admission for One or Two or Annual Membership for One or a Family at the Jewish Museum (Up to 49% Off)

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

Historical Times Square Tour for One, Two, or Four from Manhattan Walking Tour (Up to 31% Off)

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

Museum of the City of New York Visit for Two or Four, or Annual Individual or Family Membership (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 50% Off Museum — Museum at Eldridge Street; Valid Tuesday 10 AM - 4 PM

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

$20 for Visit for Two Plus a Guided Tour at Museum of the American Gangster ($40 Value)

Museum of The American Gangster

East Village

$40 $20

Museum profiling mob bosses, bank robbers, and gangsters in old St. Mark's speakeasy

One-Year Membership to El Museo del Barrio New York (Half Off). Two Options Available.

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

Pizza Tour of New York for One, Two, or Four from Great New York Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Great New York Tours

Downtown

$50 $20

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Up to 20 people spend two hours visiting historic & authentic pizzerias such as Prince St. Pizza and Lombardi's Pizza; four slices included

Visit for Two Adults and Up to Three Children to New-York Historical Society (Up to 47% Off)

New-York Historical Society

Upper West Side

$38 $19.99

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NYC's oldest museum houses 1.6 million works of art, 100,000+ historical documents and objects, and a special Madeline exhibit

Visit for One, Two, or Four to The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (Up to 53% Off)

The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center

Dr. Betty Shabazz Way

$10 $5

At the site of Malcolm X's assassination, his activism is preserved and visitors are educated about the struggle for African American rights

One-, Two-, or Three-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Guided City-Tour Passes for Two or Four from Skyline Sightseeing (Up to 36% Off)

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

Holiday-Window Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from WindowsWear (Up to 57% Off)

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

Admission for Two or Four to the International Center of Photography (Up to 57% Off)

International Center of Photography

Theater District - Times Square

$28 $12

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Museum dedicated to photography houses thousands of pieces from the 1800s through today, including changing exhibits on culture and politics

Art-Museum Membership or Visit for Two or Four at The National Academy Museum & School (57% Off)

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

Individual, Family, or Supporter Membership to The Studio Museum in Harlem (Up to 61% Off)

Studio Museum

Harlem

$50 $25

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

Downtown Water Tour for One or Two with Optional Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus Tour from Go New York Tours (Up to $41 Off)

Go New York tours

Pier 36

$19 $14

See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge from a boat; loop through downtown on a double decker bus

Classic Manhattan Helicopter Tour with Photo for One or Two at Manhattan Helicopters (Up to 26% Off)

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

Admission to Wax Attraction, Harbor Cruise, and Empire State Building from CitySights NY (Up to $49 Off)

CitySights NY

CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

$92 $69

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

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After apprenticing with master framers in Yorkshire and London, Heba Elbanna opened Tresorie, where she designs custom frames that archive cherished memories and reflect her clients' unique tastes. Drawing on nine years of French matting experience, she carefully applies transparent watercolor washes and hand-inked lines around matted works of art. This technique, which first arose in the late 18th century, was nearly quelled by the Industrial Revolution, a time of great societal change when the rise of precise machinery made hands obsolete. Fortunately, 20th-century artists revived the French matting technique, and today Heba often incorporates the classic designs into the framing of modern art pieces as well as contemporary photographs.

When she isn't painting delicate lines, Heba and her staff source frames from Larsen-Juhl and Roma Moulding, which come in styles ranging from slim and minimalistic to wide and ornate. Staffers can protect photographs and prints with simple, clear glass as well as museum quality, UV-resistant glass that reduces glare from grouchy portraits. In addition to cutting single, double, and multi-windowed mats, Heba also displays three-dimensional pieces—such as antique pipes and fans—inside specially designed frames. Customers can view Heba's handiwork on her online gallery and peruse samples of her French matting.

1204 Washington St
Hoboken,
NJ
US

The Hoboken Historical Museum celebrates the history, culture, architecture, and overall coolness of the Hoboken area, with 2,000 square feet of photos and artifacts located within the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard. Currently, the main gallery exhibit Surveying the World: Keuffel & Esser + Hoboken, 1870–1968, running until December 23, serves up 500 engineering instruments manufactured by the firm Keuffel & Esser from 1870 to 1968. Visitors to the exhibit can interact with a slide rule or telepathically take apart a transit instrument to discover the goblins turning the gears within. The museum also has an upper gallery, which is a venue for local artists to exhibit work about Hoboken and its environs. Previous artists include popular cityscape artist Frank Hanavan, photographer Virginia Parrott, and the fifth-grade class at Wallace Elementary School. Support the Hoboken Historical Museum with a one-year individual or family membership—both membership packages include benefits such as free admission to the museum, discounts on select museum gift-shop items, a subscription to the museum's quarterly newsletter, and free copies of the museum's Oral History Project chapbooks.

1301 Hudson St
Hoboken,
NJ
US

There are many ways to look at a city. One can get a view of it while walking down its avenues, flying through its airspace, or gazing from afar at its distinctive skyline, an unmistakable fingerprint. The curators of The Skyscraper Museum, however, view New York through its history, exploring the personalities that shaped the skyline along with the stories of the buildings themselves. Their exhibits delve deep into these stories, examining, for instance, the economic circumstances and technological advances which allowed the Woolworth Building—sometimes called the "Cathedral of Commerce"—to sprout from New York's fertile pavement.

Even the very bones of the museum support its subject, with displays set into stacked cases that rise from floor to ceiling. The stainless steel ceiling and floor extend the verticality, making guests feel as if they're striding through the skyline of a city as giants, caught between the perspective of man and skyscraper. The narrow passageways of the museum feature long strips of lighting, the stacked panels along the walls and streaks of light creating the sensation of driving down a bustling boulevard at night.

39 Battery Pl
New York,
NY
US

Housed in a former speakeasy, the Museum of the American Gangster isn’t obvious on a casual stroll down St. Mark’s Place. If visitors know to look for number 80, though, they pass through a black gate and up a flight of stairs, where a plethora of artifacts and exhibits awaits. The museum focuses on American organized crime through the decades, which includes profiling mob bosses, Prohibition-era gangsters, serial bank robbers, and dastardly Scooby-Doo villains. The New York Times praised co-owner and tour guide Lorcan Otway as "so encyclopedic that touring the rooms takes an hour," as he expounds upon America's unique relationship with hedonism and straight-laced morality. In the Wall Street Journal, correspondent Alexandra Cheney mentions noteworthy finds including the museum's genuine Tommy guns, vintage whiskey bottles, and old copper stills.

80 Saint Marks Pl
New York,
NY
US

Standing at the intersection of contemporary art and design, The Museum of Arts and Design explores the way that artists and designers from around the world translate ideas in masterpieces that range from traditional to bleeding-edge. At its stunning Columbus Circle headquarters, visitors marvel at its glass-and-terracotta exterior before exploring a rotating collection that ranges from jewelry and delicate glass works to ceramics to architectural designs and furniture. This meshing of masterpieces has attracted more than a million visitors to the museum since it opened in 2008. The jewelry collection illustrates the transformation that took place in the world of studio jewelry from post–World War II to today, while woodwork by generations of well-known artists charts the evolution from handcarved pieces to astonishing works of machine-aided art. Other rotating exhibits the museum hosts explore topics such as glassworking, scent, and sculpture.

2 Columbus Cir
New York,
NY
US

In its second year, The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show continues to draw inspiration from one of the globe’s most bike-friendly cities, showcasing thousands of road bikes, dutch bikes, and other styles while promoting safe urban cycling. The bike display sprawls across three stories and more than 33,000 square feet, and bike giveaways throughout the weekend arm patrons for stylish riding or perfecting their slow-motion Lance Armstrong impressions. In Bikelandia, the show's seminar portion, authors and experts present on cyclist issues such as New York’s bike lanes, and a fashion show flaunts the trendiest bike outfits and accessories. As they tour the festivities, patrons can sip complimentary pints at the Grolsch Lager beer garden and nosh on mouth-watering eats. The show also benefits Transportation Alternatives, a group that advocates for stronger biking, walking, and public-transit infrastructure.

275 Hudson Street
New York,
NY
US