Sightseeing in Kearny

Explore New York's Criminal Past with a Cultural Historian

New York

$45 $45

Robin London guides groups through criminal sites and gangster haunts before exploring the Museum of the American Gangster

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

Up to 47% Off New York Harbor Boat Ride

Financial District

$30 $16

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

50% Off Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

Financial District

$35 $17.50

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Guides walk groups through the sites, stories, and histories of New York's involvement in slavery and the struggle for freedom

Up to 56% Off from 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 51% Off Historic Harlem 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 60% Off Vintage-Store Tour

New York

$40 $20

Bargain-hunt at four of the city's best thrift, consignment, and vintage stores on a tour that ends in historic Madison Square Park

Up to 58% Off a Walking Tour with a Tablet

New York

$45 $22

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

Up to 58% Off Sightseeing Bike Rental

Financial District

$20 $10

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Bike rentals give cyclists two or four hours to independently explore the Greenway Bike Path, the Brooklyn Bridge, and nearby attractions.

45% 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

Up to Half Off from 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

51% Off Photography or Couples Walking Tours

Upper West Side

$85 $42

Guides lead camera-toting tour-goers to 30 notable locations; couples photo-shoot tour stops at romantic locales in Central Park

Museum Of The Moving Image – Up to 50% Off Visit or Membership

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

Up to 54% Off Central Park Tours

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Guided tours lead guests through Central Park via bike or pedicab

Up to 60% Off Brooklyn Food Tour

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

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

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

Up to 51% Off at Jekyll And Hyde's Chamber Of Horrors

Theater District - Times Square

$50 $26

Brave guests explore Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde's abandoned laboratory, winding through it's maze-like rooms of terror

Up to 55% Off New York City Tour

Theater District - Times Square

$104.99 $52

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A guide shows tourists sites that include Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty via bus, ferry, and foot

Up to 58% Off at The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Battery Park City

$24 $12

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Photographs, personal objects of daily life, and audio-video recordings including testimonials from Holocaust survivors

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

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 Bike Rentals

Clinton

$20 $10

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

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

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries & medicinal herbs while learning about ecology of NYC's local parks & open space

Up to 51% Off NYC Bagel Tour

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

Up to 56% Off Radical Alphabet City Walking Tour

East Village

$20 $10

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Tour wends through the Lower East Side’s tenements and community gardens as activist guides share stories and bring local history to light

Half Off Gangster-Museum Admission

East Village

$40 $20

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

El Museo del Barrio New York – Half Off Membership

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

The Ride – 34% Off Luxury Bus Tour

Times Square

$74 $49

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State-of-the-art motor coach with stadium seating and large windows lets visitors interact with street performers on 4.2-mile Midtown tour

Half Off at 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

New York

$98 $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

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 56% Off Visit to 9/11 Tribute Center

Financial District

$34 $16

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Learn about the attacks on September 11, 2001 & the bombing on February 26, 1993, through interactive exhibits, artifacts & personal stories

Studio Museum – Up to 61% Off Membership

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

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

Up to $49 Off NYC Three-Attraction Pass

CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

$92 $69

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

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

The Blind Pig

$90 $45

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

Up to 50% Off Select Fair NYC

The Altman Building

$20 $12

A visual buffet of 44 booths exclusive to contemporary galleries and print publishers; held at the historic Altman Building in Chelsea

$10 for Themed Scavenger Hunt

Libation

$20 $10

Exciting scavenger hunts introduce teams to the popular and hidden jewels of the city

Up to 54% Off Membership to the 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

Liberty Hall Museum – Up to 58% Off Membership

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 68% Off Chocolate Walking Tour of SoHo

Tribeca

$88.05 $29

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Indulge in samples at top chocolate purveyors during a 90-minute walking tour led by an expert guide

Up to 53% Off Pedicab 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

Up to 54% Off at 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

Up to 49% Off Central Park Bike or Pedicab Tour

Manhattan

$45 $26.95

Leisurely tours led by knowledgeable guides and whisk past such landmarks as Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, and Sheep Meadow

Up to 59% Off Harlem Walking Tours

Harlem

$50 $25

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

Select Local Merchants

Established in 1909, the Newark Museum gradually expanded from its two-room origins to the bountiful 80 galleries of today, with a campus comprising a one-room schoolhouse, sculpture garden, and planetarium, in addition to the main museum. Traipse through one of the many ongoing exhibits such as The Glitter and The Gold: Jewelry from the Newark Museum, which displays a glinting anthology of jewelry from the early 1700s to the present, including the "Butterfly Lady" brooch from Newark’s historic jewelry industry and a collection of colonial Rolexes. The impressively curated Tibetan Collection brings to life the Himalayan territory through exhibits such as the 15 biographical, narrative paintings of Tsongkhapa–The Life of a Tibetan Visionary, and Pots of Silver and Gold, replete with traditional Tibetan motifs of lotus buds and dragons.

49 Washington St
Newark,
NJ
US

For more than 30 years, the framing experts at Grove Pointe Frame & Art have preserved valuable and sentimental items for posterity by encasing them within museum-quality frames. Specialists help to choose from more than 4,000 frames and 300 mat samples to create a border that accents any item, from sports jerseys to cryogenically frozen uncles, and complements existing décor. In addition to framing services, Grove Pointe Frame & Art can create custom signs and banners to help customers to promote their own businesses or join street protests of blank picket signs.

319 Marin Blvd
Jersey City,
NJ
US

A fresh take on seasonal celebrations, the first-annual Halloween Spooktacular at the Liberty Science Center features child-oriented scaretivities such as face painting, trick-or-treating, spine-chilling story telling, and Halloween craft making. Bipedal boo-kiddies can explore the creepy-crawly world of the outdoor "Arachnophobia” maze or take a seat by the stage for the chemistry-cauldron shows, short-film screenings, and children's costume contest. Regular admission is normally $11 for children ages 2–12, $13 for adults, and free for children under 2.

222 Jersey City Blvd
Jersey City,
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

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