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NYC: City Climb Skyscraping Experience Ticket

1. NYC: City Climb Skyscraping Experience Ticket

City Climb is the highest open-air building ascent in the world, giving climbers the chance to test their limits and see New York City in a whole new way. Climbers scale the outside of a skyscraper more than 1,200 feet (366 meters) above the ground, then lean out and look down from the highest outdoor platform in New York City. The climb experience begins with suiting up and meeting your climb guides. The guides will walk you through the experience, ensure you are safe and comfortable in your Climbsuit, and keep the energy up as you head up to City Climb. Next, climbers will enter base camp, where it is time to harness up and connect to the rail that will keep you firmly attached to the building for the duration of the climb. Now, it is time to climb! Nothing can prepare you for the feeling of being the highest person in New York City. While you climb with a group, you lean out alone. With your adrenaline pumping and heart racing, you'll peer over the edge with the iconic city below. From the adrenaline junkies to the more timid climbers, the experience is worth it and something you will absolutely never forget. It’s an adventure unlike any other in the world and an achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life.

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

2. From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Depart New York City and journey to Niagara Falls in New York State to experience the natural wonder from multiple perspectives. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls. Leave NYC late at night to arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, depart New York City in the morning for a chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness a light show and fireworks. Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows that'll take your breath away in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Climb aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get up close to the immense Horseshoe Falls. Visit attractions such as the uninhabited Goat Island and Luna Island on the Niagara River. Get stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and gaze in awe at the rapids of the Niagara River as it tumbles towards the amazing cascades.

NYC: Big Apple Helicopter Tour

3. NYC: Big Apple Helicopter Tour

New York City isn’t called the 'Big Apple' for nothing! This very popular tour provides awe-inspiring views of the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Departing from Pier 6, you will soar above the famous Hudson River, and fly right by the magnificent Statue of Liberty, gateway to the city. From your premium vantage point, look out for Governors and Ellis Islands and see Manhattan’s Financial District before cruising past the glinting angles of the NYC skyline. On this portion of the flight you'll see the Chrysler, Woolworth, Hudson Yards, Grand Central Terminal as well as the USS Intrepid, to mention just a few. You will even catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge and the world-renowned Central Park. Choose the 20 minute or 30 minute option to extend your flight and soar past Central Park and up to Yankee Stadium, and see St. John the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, and even the Palisades of New Jersey. This all-encompassing tour really is the best way to see all of New York from the sky!

From NYC: 1-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Maid of the Mist

4. From NYC: 1-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Maid of the Mist

Embark on a day trip to Niagara Falls from New York City. Witness the dramatic views of the falls and avoid the hassle of border-crossing traffic and visa checks as this tour visits only the falls on the American side. Head north towards Niagara Falls in the late evening, making one stop along the way. Upon arrival in the morning, have breakfast and relax before traveling to the American side of the falls. Board the famous Maid Of The Mist, bringing you to the Horseshoe Falls, the most spectacular part of Niagara Falls. Continue to other major sights on Goat Island, including Bridal Veil Falls. Tuck into a delicious buffet lunch in the afternoon before your return trip back to Manhattan in an air-conditioned bus, which will arrive in the late evening.

NYC: New York Botanical All-Garden Pass Entry ticket

5. NYC: New York Botanical All-Garden Pass Entry ticket

Welcome to a realm of natural beauty and serenity, where the New York BotanicalGarden awaits to transport you into a botanical wonderland. This immersive experience invites you to explore lush gardens, encounter a diverse array of flora, and indulge in the tranquility of nature's embrace. Your All Garden Pass will grant you access to 50 gardens and collections including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Rockefeller Rose Garden, Rock Garden, Benenson Ornamental Conifers and Tram Tour. As you step into this enchanting world, prepare to be captivated by the vibrant colors and intoxicating scents that surround you. Wander along winding paths, where each turn reveals a new tapestry of botanical delights. From exotic blooms to majestic trees, the garden's diverse collection showcases the wonders of the natural world in all its splendor. On display now through October 22nd, artist Ebony G. Patterson unveils "...things come to the the molting...". With thought-provoking sculptures and horticulture displays, she sheds light on hidden histories, emphasizing healing in renewal. Witness glittering vultures, extinct species, and immersive installations in Patterson's vibrant exhibition. Get into the fall season with all your favorite fall colors and flavors during the garden's Fall-O-Ween celebration taking place from September 16th through November 12th. Don't miss the pumpkin carving face-offs, hands-on festive activities, and some tasty treats. Throughout your exploration, knowledgeable staff members are on hand to share their expertise and ignite your curiosity. Engage in enlightening conversations, learn about the fascinating intricacies of different plant species, and deepen your understanding of the botanical world. Don't forget to capture the essence of your experience with Instagram-worthy photos. Every step offers a new opportunity to frame breathtaking landscapes, vibrant floral displays, and awe-inspiring moments of natural harmony. Let your camera lens become a window into this captivating world, preserving the memories of your immersion in nature's splendor. With your all garden pass, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace, allowing you to linger in your favorite spots and savor the tranquility of the gardens. Whether you seek inspiration, serenity, or a deeper connection with nature, this immersive experience promises to transport you to a realm of beauty and self-discovery. The New York Botanical Garden is just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal by train. Take the Metro North Harlem Line from Grand Central to the Botanical Garden stop, tickets can be purchased using the MTA eTix app or at Grand Central.

From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

6. From New York City: Niagara Falls Full-Day Bus Tour

Take a day trip by comfortable bus to famous Niagara Falls. Enjoy a smooth round-trip journey, different vantage points to view the Falls, free time in Niagara, and, when in season, a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat. Begin your day with a morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan. Travel by comfortable motorcoach in the company of your guide. Enjoy the scenic landscape of upstate New York on your journey north. Take advantage of the wi-fi on board. The travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way, with one rest stop. Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of Niagara Falls aboard the historic Maid of the Mist boat, or, when the Maid of the Mist is not running, from other observation points such as Gorge Walk. Learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. You will have the opportunity for lunch on your own, souvenir shopping, and exploring the beautiful Niagara Falls State Park. After an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories, relax onboard your comfortable motorcoach for the return to Times Square in Manhattan, arriving back between 11 PM-midnight.

New York City: Central Park 2 Hour Electric Scooter Tour

7. New York City: Central Park 2 Hour Electric Scooter Tour

Meet your guide at the meeting point then head into the park for a scooter safety briefing. Once you’re ready, hop onboard your electric scooter and explore the world-famous Central Park. The first stop of the tour is the iconic Bethesda Fountain, also known as the Heart of New York City. Admire this beautiful fountain, then visit the park's other famous landmarks including Cleopatra's Needle, the Jackie Kennedy Reservoir, and the North Woods. Along the way, stop to take photographs while learning about the park and its impressive history from your knowledgeable guide. At the end of the tour, enjoy time to ask your guide any questions you have about the park, or for tips to enhance your stay in the Big Apple.

From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

8. From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. Travel to the U.S. side of the Falls and ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. Enjoy some time shopping for bargains at the an outlet mall along the way. Day 1: Depart from the centrally-located meeting point in New York on an air-conditioned van or bus and heads north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap and Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon and capture pictures of views of the waterfalls. Drive by the stunning Seneca Lake and arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Admire a night tour of Niagara Falls showcasing the colorful lighting of the thundering waters before settling in into your comfortable hotel room for the night. Day 2: Eat a hearty continental breakfast at the hotel. See both the Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close from the Maid of the Mist boat (available from May to October). When the Maid of the Mist is not operating, take a tour of the Power Vista Hydro-Electric Station and visit the Cave of the Winds. Board your bus or van and drive south and back to New York City. Stretch your legs in a more urban area, with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Return to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.

NYC: Liberty Science Center General Admission Ticket

9. NYC: Liberty Science Center General Admission Ticket

Liberty Science Center is a must-see attraction. Located in beautiful Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, the center is a cutting-edge, 300,000-square-foot learning and entertainment venue visited by more than 750,000 guests each year. The Science Center is also home to the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, where you can spot the stars in the night sky. Explore the engineering marvels of our times in Skyscraper and try balancing on an I-beam in midair. Get dizzying views of LSC's interior when you enter the Infinity Climber, suspended 35 feet above the atrium floor. Enjoy live science demonstrations, 3-D movies, and laser shows, programming geared toward preschool kids, and engaging temporary shows that change up several times a year. Just a hop and skip from Manhattan, the center is a family-friendly attraction for all to enjoy.

NYC: Central Park Celebrity Homes & Film Spots Pedicab Tour

10. NYC: Central Park Celebrity Homes & Film Spots Pedicab Tour

Act like a celebrity for the day on a pedicab tour of Central Park. See the homes of some of New York's most famous celebrities and visit filming locations from your favorite TV shows and movies, including "John Wick" and "Gossip Girl." Meet your driver on 6th Avenue, home to some of New York's most notable buildings, then set out for Central Park. Wrap up during winter with the blankets provided and use your informational booklet to spot the homes of your favorite stars. See over 45 filming locations throughout the tour, including the Plaza Hotel from "Home Alone 2", the terrace featured in "John Wick" and "Sex and the City," the fountain from "Friends," and more. Ride through the Upper East Side, home to Serena van der Woodsen and Chuck Bass in "Gossip Girl." You will also drive past the homes of famous actors, athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and many more. Sit back and relax as you pass the apartments of Lady Gaga, Trump, Madonna, and Tiger Woods.

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We had a group of four so we had two pedicabs. Both drivers were fantastic!! Bill was incredible, he was very friendly and was happy to take pictures at all the sights! Ali was also great he was very funny and super informative about the park. Overall a 10/10 experience and would definitely recommend.

It’s well worth it! Loved every minute. Our tour guide Chris asked what we were more interested in and catered the whole experience to what was appealing to us. He also took his time. He also took amazing photos. Let us take our time and take “selfies” as well and take in what was all around.

We loved this tour!! It was cold and a little rainy and we still had a great time. Loved our guide and would book with this company again! Our 22 yo, 14 and 13 year olds had an easy and fun time! Us parents held on for dear life, but so much better than walking. Vrooooooom!

Excellent experience so far! Mr Roberto and our driver are very polite and friendly, gave us all the essential information we needed! The bus was on time and a stop for breakfast was also programmed! The landscape is breathtaking! I recommend the trip!

The guide and the bus driver both were excellent. Gave us the break we needed and took us to the falls and back on time. They told us about the important land marks along the way