Sightseeing in Long Island City

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 72% Off Ghost Tour of New York

Greenwich Village

$35 $14

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Two-hour walking tours start at Washington Square Park and include nine of New York’s most bone-chilling destinations

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

Theater District - Times Square

$50 $25

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

50% Off One-Way or Roundtrip Bus Trip

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

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 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

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

Meet the Gangs and Mobs of Old NYC with a Cultural Historian

Petrosini Square

$28 $28

Robin London weaves riveting tales of south Manhattan's criminal past, with stops at Little Italy, Chinatown, and Five Points

Up to 51% Off Central Park Walking Tour

New York City

$50 $25

Guides lead their groups to more than a dozen notable locations around Central Park, including off the beaten path spots

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 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

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

$10 for Themed Scavenger Hunt

Libation

$20 $10

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

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 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

60% Off a Jewish-Themed City Tour

New York

$98 $39

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

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 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 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 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 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

Up to 55% Off Admission to MoMa PS1

Hunters Point

$20 $10

Museum hosts rotating exhibits by contemporary artists

Up to 52% Off Broadway Theater District Tours

Times Square Museum & Visitors Center

$50 $25

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Guided tour with exclusive audio commentary from more than 40 Broadway contributors, including legendary actors, directors, and producers

Half Off Party Cruises on the Hudson

New York

$30 $15

Weekly party cruises embark every Saturday night through September

Museum of American Finance – Up to 56% Off Visits

Financial District

$16 $8

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

$4 for Audio Tour of Grand Central

New York

$8 $4

Visitors pick up an audio device before following the tour at their own pace as it wends through the station, exposing secrets and history

Up to $1,001 Off Round-Trip Winery Tour

Multiple Locations

$180 $115

Visit to upstate winery includes tastings of fruit wines, pairings of local Amish cheese, lunch, and round-trip transportation

Up to 54% Off at The Skyscraper Museum

New York

$17.50 $8

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Experience the growth of the New York skyline through a series of vertically arranged exhibits that imitate the landscape of a city

L & M Tours – Up to 46% Off Bus Day Trips

Brooklyn

$69 $39

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Explore the East Coast with daylong bus trips that can include live shows, whale-watching cruises, local festivals, and amusement parks

Up to 64% Off Drink & Draw at The Living Gallery

Brooklyn

$40 $15

Sketchers indulge in provided beer, wine & snacks while drawing live models & grooving to DJ music or ever-changing line-up of bands

Brooklyn Historical Society – Up to 60% Off Visits

Brooklyn

$70 $30

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Families enjoy unlimited library and exhibit visits; Community Leader members also gain perks such as gallery tours and local Zagat guide

Up to 57% Off Urban Scavenger Race

Dumbo Kitchen

$80 $39

Teams navigate the city in search of 14 clues, which they must document via smart phone; first prize is $500 and entry for the championship

Select Local Merchants

Reflecting the diverse scope and scale of science itself, the exhibits at the New York Hall of Science range from massive NASA rockets to holographic depictions of the infinitesimal atom. Originally built for the 1964 World's Fair to showcase technological advancements, the center has since transformed into an interactive museum that, since 1986, has seen more than 7 million visitors. Today, more than 450 interactive exhibits invite visitors of all ages to explore the world by watching living microbes thrive and evolve in a miniscule zoo, discovering the powerful mathematics hidden in everyday objects, and testing their understanding of physics and Plutonian trash talk on a mini-golf course inspired by the cosmos.

4701 111th St
Corona,
NY
US

A family-owned business for more than 39 years, Matted and Frame Art personalize each customer interaction by custom fitting and designing frames for artwork, photos, and more. Just like purchasing a fashionable circus tent, the price goes up with size increases—a typical 8”x10” custom frame is $75. Stock frames, such as an 8"x10" preschool-diploma holder, run at $17.50, and a 16"x20" best-friend tribute collage outliner is $27.50. Frames come with all conservation materials, including glass matting, backing, and black-metal moulding on stock frames to be sure that art is preserved long after the walls it hangs on are rendered useless by holograms.

4636 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City,
NY
US

From a stone mosaic that lined the floors of a fifth-century synagogue to the final rhyme spit out by a Jewish hip-hop artist, the span of The Jewish Museum New York's collections is as diverse as it is long. What began in 1904 with 26 artifacts has blossomed into a collection of 27,000 paintings, sculptures, and multimedia exhibits that dovetail into a collage of Jewish culture and identity from across centuries and continents.

The centerpiece of the museum is Culture and Continuity: A Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibit teeming with artifacts, videos, and art that collectively celebrate Jewish identity and the culture's ability to persevere through sometimes tragic circumstances. Artists—from 20th century French master Édouard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley—enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

The centerpiece of the museum is Culture and Continuity: A Jewish Journey, a permanent exhibit teeming with artifacts, videos, and art that collectively celebrate Jewish identity and the culture's ability to persevere through sometimes tragic circumstances. Artists—from 20th century French master Édouard Vuillard to contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley—enliven the galleries in rotating exhibitions.

Interactive exhibits such as the Archeology Zone bring kids within earshot of ancient times as they don ancient costumes and weigh, magnify, and analyze vessels just like anthropologists or careful ancient housewares shoppers. Family activities include holiday-themed art classes and workshops, and The Wind Up series invites adults into the museum for an after-hours menagerie of cutting-edge music, film, and theatre. After a day of soaking up history, attendees can nosh at Lox at Cafe Weissman, a certified-kosher cafe whose stained glass windows shine a light on the edible portion of the Jewish journey.

1109 5th Ave
New York,
NY
US

New York City has her bustling waterways to thank for a rich history of art, industry, and cultural development—perhaps more than any other factor. The sea carried in a stream of tens of millions of immigrants and fueled the industrial age in one of the country’s most accessible portals to the world. South Street Seaport Museum’s massive gallery space in Schermerhorn Row Block pays tribute to a bygone age while bridging it to the city’s modern aquatic-shipping and transport industry. Some exhibits illuminate the past, such as the pseudo-marketplace at Coffee, Fish, and the Tattooed Man and the immaculately preserved hotel at Remains of the Stay, while others highlight modern issues such as the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Weighted with history, the museum’s fleet of tugboats, schooners, and sloops stays stalwartly afloat, each with its own story to tell; built in 1885, the Wavertree was one of the last wrought-iron sailing ships commissioned, and the Pioneer has spent more than 120 years feeding the economy with boatloads of lumber, stone, brick, oyster shells, and tourists. The majestic four-masted bark Peking represents the famous German Flying P-Liners, designed to be crewed entirely by birds.

12 Fulton St
New York,
NY
US

As the recession deepened, Metro Art & Frame owner Bo Okuyan found that demand never slackened for one market of art collectors: parents. Mr. Okuyan's business savvy caught the attention of the New York Times' Michael Winerip in 2010, who noted that a steady supply of finger paintings and crafts had caused Bo to rethink his definition of art. “All kids are artists, that’s how we look at it now,” he said. Whether upgrading fridge-hung stick-figure portraits to a permanent gallery or framing a more traditionally priceless painting, Mr. Okuyan and his staff begin with a complimentary consultation, tailoring each project to fit home or office aesthetics and personal style. Metro Art & Frame's acid-free mats center photographs, oil paintings, or post-modern puddles of spilled milk in an ornate, gold-leafed frame or elegant black one. Five types of glass and two flavors of plexiglass guard sensitive paintings from light damage with UV protection, and the shop's selection of contemporary and classic prints lets patrons fill in the gaps in their home galleries.

807 W 181st St
New York,
NY
US

In the 19th century, the Tenderloin district of New York City lured visitors with bordellos, dance halls, and saloons. These days, the area houses the Museum of Sex, which explores the historical and cultural significance of the types of human sexuality considered taboo in the Tenderloin era. The more than 15,000 sexual artifacts in the museum's permanent collection include vintage vibrators, period photography, and copies of Playboy's predecessor, Philandering Archduke. Rotating exhibitions also delve into current sexual scholarship; past exhibits have explored the history of condoms, sexuality in 1930s comics, and Japanese erotic art.

After exploring the museum's galleries, visitors can reenergize with a bite or a drink from the museum's in-house bar, which blends traditional aphrodisiacs into cocktails. Suggestively named naughty sex kits are also available in the museum's store, alongside artwork and contraceptives.

233 5th Ave.
New York,
NY
US