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Best Fun & Unusual Things to Do in New York

New York is a city that comprises of five boroughs where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. “It is really a fun-filled place to have event in a fun-filled way”. This Iconic city include lots of skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Sprawling Central Park. Lots of interesting facts about New York can’t be treated in a semester likewise the Unusual and fun-filled activities in New York can’t be immersed in just one article/content. But we managed to bring you the best of the best out of these activities.

Join us as we go down the list of 15 Fun-Filled and Unusual activities to do in New York.

Fun Things To Do In New York

Unusual Things to Do in New York

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Visit the New York Botanical Garden

The first on our list of Fun-filled things is the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. You don’t have to freeze to experience nature, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the NYBG in the New York Botanical Garden is simply glorious. It is a green house in Broux, an inspiration for the park and the conservatory stemmed from Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife Elizabeth.

You can’t afford to miss the fun as you take pictures with conserved...

The New York Beer and Brewery Tour

1. The New York Beer and Brewery Tour

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  • It is a New York beer and brewery tour through NYC.
  • Great cities have unique beer experiences, and this tour involves experiences the beer served in top Ney York spots
  • The tour gives you an insider’s view of New York...
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Enjoy the Virtual Reality Gaming World

It is always fun-filled strapping on a pair of goggles and indulge in a variety of virtual realities at VR World – a multi-level futuristic gaming mecca where $39 buys two hours of game-play. This Arcade in New York offers dozens of Virtual reality experiences, making the high-end technology more accessible to users. The VR World is just a fun-filled place for game lovers, relax yourself there and you won’t forget in a life-time.

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Champagne Brunch Sail in New York City

2. Champagne Brunch Sail in New York City

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  • Champagne Brunch is a twist to the dated tradition New York brunch
  • Enjoy a brunch serving of bagels, cheese, meats, and soft or drinks as you make a way around the city waters
  • The cruise capacity is 40 people to ensure...
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Enjoy Grandmother cooking at Enoteca Maria

New York is filled with fun-filled but this is quite unusual because you’ve got to enjoy real international grandmothers cooking on a rotating schedule. Take the beautiful boat ride from lower Manhattan to Starten island and you will be rewarded with meals prepared by “nonnas of the world”. Grandmothers from locales like Poland, Columbia, Japan, Jamaica and Egypt come together to prepare beautiful meals on a routine level. Each nonna...

Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

3. Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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  • This is a private visit to iconic and scenic NYC attractions in the company of a native photographer and tour guide
  • The tour can be personalized to entail your preferred locations
  • Over and above the comprehensive guided...
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A Friday Exploration of the Whitney

Another Unusual but fun-filled place to visit in New York is the Whitney. The Whitney is an art Museum located in Manhattan, founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a wealth and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom the museum is named.

A perpetually packed museum where you can catch rotating contemporary American Art galleries for free on Friday’s evening (or pay anything you wish). It is interesting to know that...

Paint Sneakers with a New York City Artist

4. Paint Sneakers with a New York City Artist

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  • Fashion and painting is the perfect marriage. Bring your favorite wine or drink and join us at our popular studio in the NoMad district of Manhattan...
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Enjoy the Coolest Live Music at Baby’s All Right

It is always fun-filled to have cool music after the day’s stressed work/walk. Then the Baby’s All Right is the best spot to be at night. People believed this beautiful bar to be just a brunch bar but there is a stage in the back room which serves as a venue at night for the city’s coolest live-music, with new performers every night and tickets starting at just $10 per show.

Night crawlers would find this place interesting...

Film My Travel Private New York City Walking Tour with a Personal Filmmaker

5. Film My Travel Private New York City Walking Tour with a Personal Filmmaker

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  • What better way to document your visit to New York City than by having a professional filmmaker capture your time in the Big Apple Reduced price for...
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Learn Bowling at Milestone

This is a sport that made it up to our list of Unusual and Fun-Filled activities in New York. Learning how to bowl is one of the interesting things to do in New York or if you ever had the urge to bowl at any time on any day, Milestone Lanes is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for you. It’s a no-frills place with decent prices and a good location.

As fun and competitive as you want to make it, bowling is a perfect date, family...

Greenwich Village Italian Heritage Food Tour

6. Greenwich Village Italian Heritage Food Tour

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  • This is a fun-filled interactive walking tour of Greenwich Village's Italian neighborhood. See St. Anthony's Church, Raffetto's Pasta Store and then...
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A Full – day Visit to K-Town

Want to have a full-day fun-filled tour? Then a tour to the K—Town in New York is the answer. Korean Town or K-Town as it is simply called is an ethnic Korean enclave in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, centered on West 32nd street between Madison Avenue and the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Broadway, which is known as Greeley Square.

The key to Korea town is to look up because in this vertical neighbourhood, many of the...

New York Midtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure

7. New York Midtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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  • Turn Midtown Manhattan and Times Square into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of...
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Check out the Museum of the Moving image

It is interesting and a thing of fun to do as you visit the only Museum in United States that is devoted exclusively to the history, art and technology of movies, television and video. Heading out to the Astoria to visit this media-focused museum is not only a great way to have fun but also the best place to learn the history of movies, TV, Video games and other digital media. Not even your museum-loathing friend will be bored here because it...

New York Lower Central Park Scavenger Hunt Adventure

8. New York Lower Central Park Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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  • Turn Central Park into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure in New York City! This challenge combines the excitement of the...
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A Day Bagel Crawl

Bagel is a bread product originating in the Jewish communities of Poland. New York has the best bagels in the universe, so why not spend a day trying to eat them all? Get ambitious and make a loop around the New York City bagel Belt at some of the best spots the city has to offer.

Examples of Best Bagel Shops in NYC that you must visit for the best Bagel experience are:

  1. (1) Ess-a-Bagel (Address: 831 3rd...
30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

9. 30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

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  • Flytographer 30min vacation photoshoot

    Connect with a local New York City photographer to capture your most memorable moments during this...
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Grab a scenic view at One World Observatory

One of the fun-filled activity that you must do on a visit to any city is to grab a scenic and interesting overview of the city from a high viewpoint. Standing in the clouds on the 102nd floor of the One World Trade Center, the One World Observatory offers an incredible 360 degree views of the city: The Empire State Building, The Rockefeller, The Statue of Liberty, The Hudson River, The 5 Boroughs and even the Atlantic Ocean are all visible...

60 minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

10. 60 minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

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  • Flytographer 60min Vacation Photoshoot

    Connect with a local New York City photographer to capture your most memorable moments during this...
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Take some iconic Photographs of the city

New York is a fun-filled place to take pictures for any photographer. From its stunning skyline to its street photography New York City is crammed full to the brim of iconic photo locations just waiting to be captured. So grab your camera and get on a full-day photography tour of the city.

Here are few places where Iconic Photographs are often taken:

  1. (1) DUMBO’s Washington Street
  2. (2) The...
90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

11. 90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

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  • Flytographer 90min Vacation Photoshoot

    Connect with a local New York City photographer to capture your most memorable moments during this...
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House of Yes Visit

If your companion is fixated on going out to have a fun-filled day, just pick a date and land yourselves at the Bushwick’s underground party venue turned bar/club/aerial performance space. This place has everything, there will be live music, there will be costumes, there will be trapeze artists, there will be glitter, there will be fun, there will be liveliness and there will be high rated performing arts.

House of yes is a creative...

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

12. 120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in NYC

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  • Flytographer 120min Vacation Photoshoot

    Connect with a local New York City photographer to capture your most memorable moments during this...
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Visit the New York Botanical Garden

Whiskey Lovers, here we come. Boasting one of the most extensive whiskey selection on the east Coast, the Flatiron room is the place to get your booze on, one shot at a time. The Flatiron Room has been recognized as a world famous destination for whisky enthusiasts, jazz lovers, foodies those seeking expertly crafted cocktails all in a relaxing atmosphere of warmth and comfort. It is also a classy nightspot with a vintage vibe housing a...

Sidewalks and Skyscrapers: Street Art Is This Way

13. Sidewalks and Skyscrapers: Street Art Is This Way

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  • This tour takes you to some of the vibrant visual works of street art, but along the way shares some of the amazing culture and history of the city...
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Visit the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace

The fun at this place is incomparable at early morning just after sunrise when the only people you’ll meet are dog walkers and runners. The stunning Bethesda Terrace which leads out to the fountain is one of our favourite spaces in Central Park. The Fountain with its Angel of the Waters Statue located in the center of the terrace makes it a must-to-go place in New York. The terrace is on two levels, united by two grand staircases (one that...

Serengeti Tea Tasting in Harlem

14. Serengeti Tea Tasting in Harlem

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  • It's tea time in Harlem! With over 12 tea collections we'll explore the holistic healing teas.  What's most important is to not only taste the tea,...
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Taking a Ferry to Red Hook

This fun-filled activity is the last on our list here. Taking a ferry to Red hook is an activity on itself with its close-enough views of the Statue of Liberty but the real treat is spending the better part of a day strolling through this tiny neighborhood to shop at the boutiques on Van brunt Street, taste localy made wine at the Red Hook Winery, fill up on seafood and play a round of mini golf at Brooklyn Crab, and catch a concert or...

Behind The Scenes Factory Tour - M&S Schmalberg Flowers

15. Behind The Scenes Factory Tour - M&S Schmalberg Flowers

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  • Tour begins at 10:30am in our NYC showroom.  We'll take a tour of our family-owned and operated factory located in New York City's historic Garment...
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Conclusion

And here is our carefully laid out list of the best and unusual fun-filled activities to do in New York. This is to tell you New York is just beyond walking on the most famous bridge or some kinds of famous monuments, there are other fun-filled activity to do. We wish you a fun-filled visit to New York as you go through our guide.

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