New York is such a big city with so much to explore. Inevitably, when you get back from a trip to the Big Apple, people are going to be asking:
“Did you go to Times Square?”
“How was the view from the Empire State Building?” (Answer: It’s better from 30 Rock.)
“Did you see the statue of Liberty?”
For such a big city, many people end up having carbon copy stories when they come home, even if that experience is as strange as an underwear-clad cowboy. It’s a shame, too, because NYC is so vibrant and offers so many different perspectives.
If you want to do New York in a unique and meaningful way, here are some great ways to see the same old things from an interesting point of view. Any of these options are available through CitySights NY, and you can save even more on your booking by using CitySights NY’s coupon codes which can be found on PromoPro.com.
Do a Helicopter Tour
These aren’t just for Hawaiian vacations. Seeing NYC from the air can be breathtaking, too, and given the cost of everything in the city, surprisingly affordable. On CitySights NY, for example, tours start at $199 with the most expensive capping out at $325.
Take a Walking Tour
Walking tours offer more information and history than you’d get by simply going to a site on your own. They can also help you meet new friends that have similar interests, and see a specific side of the city that you would have missed if you didn’t have a guide.
Some favorites through CitySights NY include the Sex and the City Hot Spots Tour, Slavery and Underground Railroad, Chelsea Nightclub Tour, NYC Gospel Walking Tour, Sopranos Sites, Inside Broadway Walking Tour, Walk This Way through Harlem, and the Turner Classic Movie Walking Tour.
See it by Sea
Okay, it’s not the sea, really, but the Hudson River. From the middle of May through October, you can rent a kayak for F-R-E-E at Pier 26 from The Downtown Boathouse. You’ll be able to get a completely different perspective of the city that most tourist and many locals don’t—from the water.
Don’t know how to kayak? That’s okay. They also offer free classes for beginners. You’ll get to see a new-to-you city in a unique way, and pick up a new skill while you’re at it, all without spending a penny.
If using your own body as motor power sounds too intense for a vacation endeavor, you can always hop on a cruise ship tour. When you book through CitySights NY via PromoPro.com, you’ll have the option to actually get out on the ocean-side of the city, too.
It’s Okay if You Want to go Traditional
If you’ve never been to New York before, you may want to tick off all of the “normal” boxes in the “normal” ways. NYC is anything but normal, so even seeing the traditional sites can be thrilling. If you’re looking for a different type of experience, though, or are making a return trip, because the city offers so much, you won’t have to dig far to discover out-of-the-ordinary experiences.