Sightseeing in Plainview

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

Long Island Children's Museum – 50% Off

Long Island Children's Museum

Garden City

$24 $12

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Explore basic scientific concepts through hands-on kids' activities, including special seasonal exhibits such as an outdoor sensory garden

Nassau County Museum of Art – Up to 38% Off

Nassau County Museum of Art

Roslyn Harbor

$20 $13

Fine arts museum hosts rotating exhibitions on 145-acres with a Sculpture Park, formal garden and nature trails

The Long Island Museum – 50% Off Admission or Membership

The Long Island Museum

Stony Brook

$18 $9

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Affiliated with the Smithsonian, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of Long Island's past with art, carriages, and cultural artifacts

The Long Island Maritime Museum – Up to 61% Off

Long Island Maritime Museum

West Sayville

$290 $179

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Board a restored 1888 oyster sloop, investigate the history of wrecks and rescues, or explore a campus of vintage nautical buildings

42% Off Round-Trip Bus Ride to Delaware's Beaches

BestBus

Chelsea

$102 $59

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Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from Dewey and Rehoboth beaches; trips take about 4.5 hours each way

34% Off Mid-Manhattan Walking Tour from Allen Batista Travel

Allen Batista Travel

Stone Creek Bar and Lounge

$90 $59

Guides teach groups about Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building; afternoon jazz brunch or evening belly-dance show

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

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

Up to 50% Off at ESEX Lounge

ESEX Lounge

Richmond Hill

$30 $16

Nightclub-esque hookah lounge provides sleek, modern atmosphere as guests puff hookah and sip from a selection of more than 90 drinks

Up to 59% Off Central Park Walking Tours

Central Park Walking Tours

New York

$55 $25

Multi-lingual guided tours explore the park's history as well as its many paths, castles, ponds, and gardens

Up to 55% Off Admission to MoMa PS1

MoMa PS1

Hunters Point

$20 $10

Museum hosts rotating exhibits by contemporary artists

Up to 58% Off Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing Bike Tour

Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing

New York

$45 $20

Brooklyn Bridge bike tour reveals glimpses of the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, and Jersey coastline from high above the East River

51% Off Garment District Tour & Shopping

Fashion Update

Financial District

$175 $85

Fashion expert with 28 years of experience leads searches for bargains at outlets, show rooms, and sample sales in the Garment District

Up to 52% Off Broadway Theater District Tours

Walkin' Broadway

The Actors’ Chapel

$60 $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 Gangster-Museum Admission

Museum of The American Gangster

East Village

$40 $20

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

60% Off a Jewish-Themed City Tour

Big Apple Lansman Tours

Kips Bay

$98 $39

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

Up to 60% Off Great Food Tour of New York

Great New York Tours

West Village

$50 $25

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Two-hour walking tour includes samples from eateries around the West Village, including pizzerias, delis, and pastry shops

$4 for Audio Tour of Grand Central

Orpheo

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

Black Bear Winery

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

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

Up to 64% Off Harlem Walking Tour

Welcome to Harlem

Harlem

$90 $35

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Guides display Harlem's cultural gems, including historic architecture, renowned jazz venues, or locations key to the Harlem Renaissance

Up to $49 Off NYC Three-Attraction Pass

CitySights NY

CitySights Booth @ Madame Tussauds

$92 $69

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

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

50% Off Themed Scavenger Hunts from POGO Events

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

48% Off Helicopter Adventures

Wings Air Helicopters

West Harrison

$288 $149

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Instructors supervise as students try their hand at flying helicopters themselves; tours provide aerial views of NYC sights as the sun sets

Select Local Merchants

Operating since the early 1900s and voted Best Petting Zoo of 2011 by readers of the Long Island Press, White Post Farms stimulates visitors with a smorgasbord of exciting diversions. Guests commune with an exotic menagerie of man’s second-best friends in the petting zoo, home to zebras, kangaroos and a sublimely patient giant tortoise. Friends of the feathered can hang out at Ronnie’s Birdie Landing, a free-flight aviary that boasts a 70-foot waterfall and a flock of parakeets that moonlight as a Flock of Seagulls cover band (feed, $0.92–$4.61, is not included). Guests can also enjoy the company of faux furry companions, gawking at the spectacle of the animatronic Animal Band Jamboree and the Singin’ Chicken Show.

250 Old Country Rd
Melville,
NY
US

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Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum's staff of maritime experts collate the histories, folklore, and artifacts that illustrate Long Island's relationship with the sea. The museum's collection ensures an in-depth look at Long Island's history of whaling with more than 6,000 artifacts and archival objects, including the only fully equipped 19th-century whaling boat with the original furniture and scrimshaw flat-screen television. Interactive education courses for all ages teach kids about the oceanic sciences and engage them in themed arts-and-crafts events. Adult workshops range from drawing and sketching seminars to book readings and discussions. Before leaving, guests can peruse the gift shop, which brims with knickknacks and doodads for all ages, including boatswain's whistles and ships in bottles.:m]]

279 Main St
Cold Spring Harbor,
NY
US

Helmed by the tag-team duo of a New York Times best-selling author and former creative director of New York's Lincoln Center, Pulitzer & Panetta Writing & Art Studio molds artistic minds of any age with workshops that keep the right side of the brain firing on all synapses.

51 Gibson Ave
Huntington,
NY
US

Connected to William K. Vanderbilt II’s 24-room mansion, the 60-foot domed planetarium seats 238 in the Sky Theater, using a Goto star projector and dozens of perimeter slide projectors to display 11,369 stars. Settle in at 8 p.m. to see Journey Through the Solar System, a visually and audibly engaging look at the history, contents, and personality flaws of our beloved solar system, as well as its most ardent explorer, NASA. A video library and laser disks supplement stationary images with moving pictures, an effect that makes the universe and time seem to fly by. Afterward, examine the meteorites and 6-foot-wide moon globe on display in the lobby.

180 Little Neck Rd
Centerport,
NY
US

For more than 25 years, Drama Kids International has nurtured thousands of thespian students and kids simply searching for an engaging activity, instilling children with the ability to speak clearly and confidently. Classes focus on sharpening articulated speech and encouraging creative expression. Children are placed in classes according to their age group: the Lower Primary (ages 5–8) teaches kids how to deliver lines and hone social skills, the Upper Primary (ages 9–11) delves into improvisation and dramatic movement, and the DKI Acting Academy (ages 12–17) preps scene-stealers on how to audition for their dream role. Each class includes a variety of activities for kids to unleash their imagination, which develops their dramatic abilities in a fun, easy-going setting. Drama Kids instructors foster an open, comfortable acting environment. Call ahead to schedule the first class and start your child down the path of becoming one of the more notable Baldwin brothers.

510 Larkfield Rd
Elwood,
NY
US

Flanked by seven other aircraft, a Grumman F-11 hangs suspended in a shallow dive over the main entrance to Cradle of Aviation Museum’s four-story glass atrium. Three viewing levels on wraparound balconies afford views of the aircraft that only fellow pilots in close formation ever saw when it was in service. The 150,000-square foot facility’s eight exhibits grant similarly intimate glimpses of more than 75 aircraft and spacecrafts that trace the historic path of Long Island’s aviation contributions since 1870. Those artifacts include a replica of the Wright Brothers’ 1899 kite, five aircraft made in Long Island for World War II, and the Grumman Lunar Module LM-5 “Eagle,” which transported Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin to that soundstage that looked like the moon.

Patrons also get a chance to soar skyward in the X-Ride Theater, a 30-seat motion simulator whose “Fly with the Blue Angels” film mimics the piloting of a U.S. Navy squadron jet. Over in the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium and the Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman Dome Theater, the immersive screens bring to life subjects such as Lewis and Clark's journey and National Geographic's Wildest Weather in the Solar System. After riding the Historic Nunley's Carousel, which was built in 1912, guests can reenergize over a meal in the Red Planet Cafe, whose space station décor evokes a Martian cafeteria in the year 2040.

1 Davis Ave
Garden City,
NY
US