With so many different things to do in New York City, it’s not a surprise that it’s one of the most popular places to visit in the world. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park, there is no shortage of unique things to do in New York City. While the main areas to visit are fun, tourists and crowds can make these areas feel a little too packed and may leave some visitors yearning for things to do hat are more off the beaten path. If you are searching for some of New York City’s fun places that are a little less well-known, here are some unique things to do that are off the beaten path:
Wave Hill in the Bronx
Although Central Park is definitely a site that should be visited at least once while in New York City, Wave Hill in the Bronx is a beautiful escape for those who are searching for scenic views while still close to the many advantages of the city. With Wave Hill’s breathtaking view of the Hudson River and the Palisades and 28 acres of gardens and landscapes, it is no wonder why it earns the first spot on our list.
Kayaking or jet-skiing in NYC Harbor
For those who are searching for a more athletic getaway or are simply looking for a few hours of fun, the New York City Harbor offers visitors a chance for kayaking or jet-skiing to really let loose. With many different vendors in the area, renting a kayak or jet ski at a reasonable price has never been easier.
Dinner on City Island
Whether you are looking for a romantic evening while in New York City or simply just a good meal, dinner on City Island is a great way to wind down and relax after a long day of exploring. There are a variety of restaurant options available, such as the City Island Lobster House or Portofino, to suit every palate with varying levels of ambiance, from casual to fancy. And you’ll definitely escape the crowds of tourists here on City Island.
Bar-hopping in Greenpoint
The New York City nightlife is one of the best in the world. With so many different bars and clubs, including various themes available to both residents and tourists, it is a wonder that anyone would consider partying anywhere else. Although a fun bar or club can be found just about anywhere in New York City, the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn is definitely above average. In the mood for a brewery? Not a problem! Keg and Lantern Brewing Company offers excellent food, delicious beers, and a fun atmosphere that will make you wish you could party in New York City every night. The Black Rabbit is another great option no matter which season you’re visiting since it offers a fireplace for the colder months and an inviting outside garden for the summer months.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island
Sometimes you don’t want the typical tourist attractions in New York City, which is why the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden in Staten Island may be just the place for you. There is something there for everyone here. Attractions include a scholar’s garden, performing arts center, visual arts attractions, a horticultural center, a heritage farm, and rentals for just about any need.
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