Planning a group trip is never easy. But with a little patience, valuable advice, and an organized effort, a group trip can be unforgettable. The most important thing to keep in mind when planning your trip is selecting activities that everyone will enjoy. If one person isn’t happy and having fun, the whole group will likely suffer. To make things easy on you, we’ve created a helpful group activities NYC list.
1. Food tour/Smorgasbord in Williamsburg
A professional food tour is one of the best group event ideas in NYC because everyone loves good food. Our Beyond Times Square Food Tours give you an amazing opportunity to see and taste food at four venues in different neighborhoods. While dining world-class, you can take in the NYC skyline, watch locals travel through the streets, converse with friends in your group, and listen to music. You can also stop at local stores and do some excellent shopping.
Another similar group activities NYC option is Smorgasburg, an open-air food market on Saturdays (Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sunday in Prospect Park, Seasonal depending on weather) in Brooklyn. Everyone in your group will have a chance to eat something they love because there are more than 100 vendors selling food from all over the world. The market is so diverse that it’s considered one of the most unique things to do in NYC.
2. Pop-up museums
Pop-up museums began in NYC, so it makes sense for your group to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Everyone in your group will find something they enjoy and love. We recommend:
- Color Factory. A 20,000-square-foot interactive museum that boasts powerful color exhibits.
- Museum of Illusions. A museum that offers a fascinating adventure through visual, sensory & educational experiences that will confuse you and educate you all at the same time.
Wandering through pop-up museum rooms and exhibits will be something that will give you group something to talk about for many years to come.
3. Live TV taping
When people think of fun things to do in NYC, they think of live television tapings, specifically The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Millions of Americans tune into the shows every year because they are unique, funny, and entertaining. Your group will undoubtedly have an amazing time
4. Rooftop drinks
Rooftop drinks are an NYC staple. There really is no better way to wind down the day and start the night. If you need help selecting the perfect rooftop venue for your group, we’ll gladly help you. One of our professional group activities NYC guides will listen to all of your needs and give you multiple venue options.
5. Sporting event
Because NYC has more centrally located sports events than any other city in the country and any other place in the world, a sporting event is one of the best group event ideas in NYC. With two professional teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, there’s always a game in town. The U.S. Open tennis tournament in August and September is also popular and fun.
6. Observation decks
An observation-deck trip is a great way for your group to easily take in NYC, with phenomenal sights. We recommend:
- Top of the Rock. This deck on top of the world-famous Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan offers incredible NYC views.
- The Empire State Building. You’ll have a 360-degree view of NYC and beyond.
- One World Trade. A view from the top of the main building of the World Trade Center.
All three of these observation decks are great group activities in NYC because your group can see so much of the City from one vantage point and really take in all of its beauty.
7. Brewery/wine tasting
At the right venue, a brewery and wine tasting can be one of the most unique things to do in NYC. Our professional brewery and wine guide will select the perfect venue and location for your group so you can drink great beers or wines and experience NYC from a different and fun perspective.
Contact Beyond Times Square
Our professional guides know all of the fun things to do in NYC. Contact us when you are ready to plan your group trip. We’ll make things much easier for you. Your group will have a blast in the most amazing city in the world.