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NYC: Macy's July 4th Fireworks Viewing Cruise from Brooklyn

1. NYC: Macy's July 4th Fireworks Viewing Cruise from Brooklyn

Celebrate Independence Day New York style with a harbor excursion on a 2-story boat with an outdoor deck area. Enjoy a live DJ and dancing. Admire views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge being lit up by Macy’s annual 4th of July fireworks. Depart from Greenpoint Terminal Market on the East River in Brooklyn and pass under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges with views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street. The cruise also floats by the districts of DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, before heading out into the harbor for views of Ellis Island, Liberty Island, the Statue of Liberty, and One World Observatory. Pause to enjoy the best views of the Macy's fireworks as they light up the city. The boat offers a cash bar with non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. There will also be chicken fingers, hot dogs, pizza, french fries, and other snack foods to buy if you wish. Guests are welcome to bring their own food, but there is no guaranteed table seating, so finger foods are advised.

NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

2. NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

Take in New York City's iconic skyline on an evening boat cruise. Marvel at key landmarks, such as Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and dance on the upper deck to tunes played by the live DJ. Board the boat at Pier 36 and settle in before setting sail under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Enjoy views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street on your right, and the districts of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights on your left. Once at the southern tip of Manhattan, pass Governors Island and enjoy panoramic views of the whole of Lower Manhattan, dominated by the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Step outside onto the boat's outdoor upper deck to take in these iconic views. Then, head up the Hudson River with the State of New Jersey on one side and Midtown Manhattan on the other. Spot the Empire State Building and Hudson Yards. Next, pass Ellis Island and pause just off Liberty Island at the perfect place to take breathtaking photos of the Statue of Liberty. During the cruise, enjoy a delicious 3-course buffet meal and some light tour narration to ensure you don't miss out on the key attractions. Listen to music played by the live DJ throughout the evening. Take a spin on the dancefloor on the outdoor section of the upper deck after your meal. Sample menu: Garden mixed greens salad Either marinated top round steak or roasted pork loin Chicken Francese Baked tilapia Pasta with tomato and basil Broccoli, carrots, baked potato, and zucchini in a coconut cream sauce (seasonal vegan dish) Mashed potatoes Seasonal vegetables Chocolate mousse or New York cheesecake Non-alcoholic beverages, including juice, soda, or bottled water Tea or coffee

NYC: Chicago Broadway Tickets

3. NYC: Chicago Broadway Tickets

Experience a true New York City institution with a ticket to "Chicago" on Broadway. "Chicago" has everything that makes New York’s theater district so great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, one amazing song after another, and the most astonishing dancing you have ever seen. Be swept away by the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. "Chicago” is an electrifying tale of greed, murder, and showbiz that has been seen by over 20 million people worldwide. Whether you're looking to experience your first Broadway musical, have seen the Academy Award-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage, or have seen it before and want to recapture the magic, "Chicago" always delivers.  Tap along to hit songs, such as "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle." Gaze in wonder at the sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse. According to The New York Times, "Chicago" is simply "the best musical in town."

New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

4. New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

Learn the story of Prohibition in the United States, and hear about the nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages between 1920 and 1933. Led by rural Protestants and social Progressives in the Democratic and Republican parties, the dry movement was coordinated by the Anti-Saloon League and mandated under the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution. Many Americans resisted the move, and in cities such as New York, secret bars continued to operate, hidden from public view. Your guide will take you to some of the best-preserved of the 1920s hotspots, taking you back in time to the era of the Roaring '20s. Learn about the Volstead Act that defined the types of alcoholic beverages prohibited, and the local laws that were sometimes even more strict. Hear about the ratification of the 21st Amendment that repealed the 18th Amendment, and brought an end to Prohibition in December 1933.

New York City: Pub Crawl Tour of Historic Stone Street

5. New York City: Pub Crawl Tour of Historic Stone Street

Meet your local guide and fellow travelers along Manhattan's original shoreline and follow in the footsteps of American patriots, such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, as you stroll along historic Stone Street. Walk down quaint cobblestone streets and admire the imposing architecture of the buildings that surround you as you visit 4 vibrant taverns. At each tavern, enjoy delicious craft beer whilst listening to your guide share fascinating insight into the unsung role that New York City played in the Revolutionary War. You’ll also learn about Manhattan’s past as a small Dutch trading village, as well as the many spies, battles, and celebrations that have passed through the streets of the city. Group sizes are capped at 12 people to ensure that you get to mingle with all of your fellow pub-crawlers and personally interact with your guide. Each crawl lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, with the majority of the time spent in the taverns themselves meaning more time to drink, socialize, immerse yourself in local culture, and learn about New York’s rich history.

New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

6. New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

New York City is known for its hustle and bustle, and has been the living space for many of America’s most historically significant people. With every step you take in this concrete jungle, there’s a good chance you’re coming across something that has a story to it that you’ve never heard before. Throughout this dense city filled with generations of historic events, there’s one area with a real reputation for paranormal activity: Greenwich Village. Come explore a side of Greenwich Village that many people have never known about. The town has been inundated with a history that is fascinating, tragic, and strange. Embark on a life-changing experience and explore a side of New York that few are brave enough to see. Throughout the tour you will visit 9 haunted locations in and around Greenwich Village whilst seeing historical places that are home to some of the strangest tales you’ve ever heard. You'll encounter the Jefferson Market Library, where architectural curiosity catches the eye due to its unique tower. If you look closer however you’ll see a dark past, as this building once served as a prison for Manhattan’s female criminals, and was also the first night court. Following that you will visit the site of the Triangle Factory Fire, a tragic event which led to the death of nearly 150 people. You'll conclude by visiting the Mark Twain House and a haunted restaurant, where ghosts from 200 years ago have been seen consistently since 1910. Whilst at the Mark Twain House you can see if you can catch a glimpse of the famous author walking about in a white suit, which many witnesses claim to have seen.

New York City: Drunk Shakespeare Comedy Ticket

7. New York City: Drunk Shakespeare Comedy Ticket

Discover a show that was hailed as "the best thing to ever happen to the theater" by Slate Magazine with this attraction ticket in New York. Laugh out loud at a Shakespearean play that is performed with one drunk actor and 4 sober ones. Have the option to purchase drinks during the show. Show your voucher and make your way to your seat. Immerse yourself in an enchanting venue that is a hidden Victorian drawing room on the 4th floor of a New York hotel with the world's largest collection of paintings by Édouard Manet. Buy some delicious craft cocktails while five classically-trained actors meet as members of 'The Drunk Shakespeare Society.' Observe as one unlucky member downs at least 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform a major role in a Shakespearean play. Witness the hilarity and mayhem which ensue while the four sober actors try to keep the script on track. Participate in an immersive and interactive show. Admire a performance that is unique to the night as it changes depending on who is drinking and what they're drinking.

New York City: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

8. New York City: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

The concept is simple, but the game is anything but — enter a series of elaborately designed rooms, you and your group must work together to find clues and crack codes to complete your mission. Break out of prison, find hidden gold, save the day, and more— all in Manhattan within blocks from the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Grand Central Station.     Choose from 5 immersive worlds and use teamwork, communication, whit, and a sense of adventure to complete the mission and escape. Each game has a different maximum capacity and difficulty. A dedicated game guide will accompany you from start to finish, helping you as needed along the way. The Escape Game is great for families, friends, couples, team building, and anyone looking to try something new and different.

New York JFK Airport: Airport Lounge Entry Ticket

9. New York JFK Airport: Airport Lounge Entry Ticket

True to its Virgin Atlantic style, the lounge features graceful elegance with soothing lighting and luxurious furnishing. Feel like home before your departure or transition flights. Enjoy the comfort of the available luggage storage and use the showers to help freshen you up. Also, indulge in something delicious from the a la carte menu. Choose among the tasty options the lounge offers such as the five-star dining, smaller tapas-style dishes, and of course, its famous Clubhouse burger. If you are looking for a quick tipple before your flight, make your way to the bar and order one of the signature cocktails. Otherwise, if you're in a playful mood, head to the entertainment zone for a quick game of pool.

New York: City Lights Cruise

10. New York: City Lights Cruise

Climb aboard a tall ship replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America's industry more than a century ago. Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Explore the spacious and comfortable decks with ample seating, a full bar, and a raised quarter deck that allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor. Order a drink from the full on-deck bar, sit back and relax, or help the crew raise the sails and take a turn at the helm on this idyllic cruise. This tour is the perfect way to begin or enhance any weekend and enjoy drinks out on the water at night. Feel the beat of the live DJ as you see the world's most famous skyline light up the night.

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What people are saying about New York City

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 99 reviews

My husband and I had a fantastic time on the NYC Crawling Pub Crawl tour. It was such a fun way to get out of the house and learn some local history. We also got a chance to taste some delicious beer that we wouldn't typically have tried. We would definitely recommend the tour to locals looking to learn something new and to tourists looking for a way to dive deeper into the history of NYC. Thank you, NYC Crawling!

This is such a fun tour that's different than anything else you'll do in the city. It's both fun and informational - I've done it multiple times and always learn something new! The guides are knowledgeable on both the history and the beer, and have great relationships with the bars. I highly recommend this for tourists and native New Yorkers alike!

Good after-dark walking tour of the area with an energetic and entertaining guide: much fun with lots of local lore. Serena was great tour guide and story-teller

Nichholl, was fabulous! She was very knowledgeable, upbeat, and passionate. She made this tour one of my and my grandson's favorite! Thanks again!

We had so much fun on our crawl! We learned so much and the beer recommendations were great. Would definitely recommend!