Explore Maximum Best & Fun Things To Do in New York City.
Welcome to New York City! As a professional tour guides, we are thrilled to share some of the top things to do and see in this vibrant metropolis. Thrumming with art, culture, and history, New York is one of the best places to visit for a one-of-a-kind vacation. With amusement star-studded concerts, Broadway shows, exciting sports, tours, excursions, and more, you’ll never run out of things to do in NYC. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, New York City offers a wealth of experiences for every visitor. Don’t miss the best upcoming events today, tomorrow, this weekend, and next week. Discover the city in different and vivid shades!
Join us for a 3 hour hands on photography workshop with a professional photographer with Manhattan as both backdrop and classroom. As you explore the city you will also learn how to get the most out of your camera and how best to compose for the perfect photograph. It doesn’t matter whether you have a smartphone or DSLR camera, as long as it’s digital; all levels of experience are welcome.
NYC Prohibition Style Cocktail Making Class & Vintage Car Tour
Guests will arrive at a unique speakeasy after enjoying a 60-90-minute private tour of Midtown NYC in a vintage car. At the speakeasy, guests will learn from an expert mixologist how to craft 3-5 signature cocktails from the prohibition era.
This is a visually interactive & group-driven fortune telling experience unlike any other! Your coffee grinds are projected onto a giant monitor allowing for all of the symbols and figures to be witnessed right before your eyes as the one-of-a-kind host interprets them one-by-one.
Honoring the ancient Turkish coffee fortune ceremonies of the past, this communal experience brings strangers together for an experience that is cosmic, insightful & entertaining!
See New York City through a photographer’s eyes, and capture its flavor and character like a pro. Join a professional documentary photographer, instructor, licensed tour guide and New York City insider on a workshop tour of the city most photogenic hidden gems, learning photography. Inspiring and untraditional, compiling your own portfolio of its places and people. Tours are available in both English and Spanish.
-NYC whether it’s your first time or fiftieth!
-Long time New Yorkers
-Anyone who loves New York and photography
-DSLRs, SLRs and smart phones are welcome
SoHo Photo Tour in New York City – Very CooL.
Capture the essence, the spirit and the energy of The SoHo Neighborhood of New York City with a 1.5+hour photo tour visiting the backstreets and secret, sneaky places locals know. Learn great composition and visuals worthy of a NY magazine cover. Hear about 5 decades of real NYC stories. This tour runs once a week at 1:30 PM most of the year
Chinatown Photo Safari — There’s nothing like the color and the vibrance that is Chinatown. Get lost in the world of Asia without needing a passport or packing your bags. On this street photography workshop you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the colorful shop displays to gritty graffiti and tenement buildings reminiscent of the NYC immigrant experience. Get a chance to try your hand at some street photography with fish mongers, fruit hawkers and street musicians. (limit 4 participants per safari)
3-Day Immersive Photography Workshop in New York City
Capture the beauty of Manhattan’s major landmarks under the direction of professional photographers during a 3-day intensive photography tour. Mix daytime and nighttime sessions to shoot top NYC attractions and neighborhoods — such as Times Square, Central Park, Radio City Music Hall and the Empire State Building — in different lighting and from various perspectives. Learn how to best utilize your camera settings and fine-tune your composition skills. Your workshop also includes an unlimited 1-week subway pass and a ticket to the Top of the Rock observation deck.
Private NYC Cooking Class: Learn to Cook Indian and Soul Food in East Harlem
Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local Harlem home with host Kylie in Manhattan. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Kylie will teach you how to make 2-3 dishes with a fusion of Soul, Tamil and Caribbean cuisine from recipes that have been passed down through generations from their family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your host’s home.
• Cooking lesson in a local home
• Learn about techniques involved in cooking Soul, Caribbean and South Indian food
• 100% private activity
• Experience American hospitality in a residential East Harlem neighborhood
• Vegetarian and gluten free options available
1 pm Turkish Coffee + Fortune Telling Experience // East Village
With his expert knowledge of ancient divination techniques dating back to the Ottoman empire of the 1600’s and his keen intuition, Dr. Honeybrew will reveal insights and guidance to help you navigate life’s twists and turns. Book your session today for a unique and unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling enlightened and inspired!
What to expect:
• Turkish style coffee prepared on a pot of hot burning sand
• A visual fortune-telling experience unlike any other. Your coffee grinds are interpreted right before your eyes!
• These readings are always fun, light-hearted, but most importantly – insightful!
• Handcrafted JuJu Turkish Delights & sweets offered
• A unique gift to take home by Dr. Honeybrew
Join us for a safari Manhattan style! Using Manhattan as both background and classroom you’ll get all your photography questions answered by a working professional photographer. We’ll take you to the best locations to get your shot and show you how to improve your compositional skills. You’ll get to learn a new skill while exploring the sites of New York City
Central Park Yoga with a View in the Heart of New York City
For the vast majority of our 200,000-year existence as modern humans, we have been nomadic hunters and gatherers, immersed in nature. We co-evolved with nature; we were shaped, influenced, and adapted to interact and resonate with the wild. Being in nature—even a relaxed walk through a meadow, a hike in the forest, or a yoga class in Central Park —allows us to come back into relationship with our original blueprint, nourishing our senses and our souls with a symphony of stimulus that grounds us firmly in the present moment.
Let’s dedicate an hour to ourselves, to finding our inner nomad, to discovering inner peace while the urban jungle continues to buzz around us.
•Small group classes ensure that you will get personalized, hands-on, attention from your 5* rated professional Yoga teacher as you move through the poses.
•Practice in one of the most iconic places in the world, while experiencing New York’s natural beauty.
•Let go of everything that no longer serves you.
This activity is unique because you get to be in one of the largest cities in the world and be 45 minutes away from a sandy beach to learn and surf with a local.
Taking a lesson that’s 90 minutes long will include everything you need to surf.
We offer lessons with instructors that are certified, and have year round experience.
We also accommodate them in their preferred language.
Private New York Photo Tour with a Professional Photographer
We offer expert guidance: A professional photographer with local knowledge will guide guests to the best locations, angles, and lighting for taking stunning photographs.
On the tour, guests will receive customised education on camera settings, composition, and other techniques to improve their photography skills.
As locals, we know the best locations in New York City and can quickly find the best spots to shoot, as well as navigate to some off-the-beaten-path spots for some magical images. Because the tours are private, guests can go at their own pace and be guided with skills to suit their personal level.
Our tours can help participants make the most of their time by maximising the number of photographic opportunities in a short period. Booking with us is a great way to improve your photography skills, explore new locations, and capture unique and stunning photos with expert guidance.
2 Hour Authentic Fresh Pasta Making in East Village
Each guest will learn how to make fresh pasta from start to finish in her beautiful pre-war apartment and everyone will work together to pick a custom pasta shape and sauce for dinner with a seasonal appetizer along with a side.
Whether it’s a date night, girls’ night out, or you’re just trying something new you will take away skills that you can surely use to impress your next dinner party, family, and friends!
Central Park Photography Tour with Local Photographer
Capture Central Park with your camera on this 2.5-hour photography tour. Learn the art of scouting for an image and visual editing with your expert photographer guide. You’ll see the famous sights within this landmark park and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. This Central Park workshop is appropriate for all levels of photographic knowledge from beginners to advanced hobbyists.
Pasta Cooking Class & Multi-course Italian Dinner
Mary, a NYC local who grew up Italian and has been cooking Italian food her entire life, can teach cooking classes. She is an expert at jarring tomatoes, making fresh pasta, and sauces like pesto, marina, Cacio e Pepe, and clam sauce. Participants can learn these new recipes at Mary’s Greenwich Village home with lovely skyline views and may be able to dine on the roof. The class is hands-on, but customizable for those who would prefer to take more notes and enjoy the sit-down meal.
Why we love this experience
⁃ Rooftop dinner with amazing views (if possible)
⁃ Guests can BYOB
⁃ Learn how to make authentic fresh pasta sauce from host Mary
New York Icon Photography Tour led by a Local Photographer
Join a fast-paced 2.5-hour photography tour to capture some of the most iconic locations in NYC, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. Turn humdrum vacation photos into something you’ll want to share with all your friends at home. This photography workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience.
Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views
Capture the legendary beauty of NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge and the iconic Manhattan skyline on a 1.5-hour photography tour. Join an expert photographer on a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, ensuring you get the best views and learning basic photography skills — and how to hone what you already know —as you go. Bring your digital camera to shoot stunning Brooklyn Bridge souvenir images. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Workshop Information: This unique hands-on workshop allows participants to create their own graffiti art project with the help of an authentic NYC graffiti artist. Learn the tips and techniques of aerosol art from fill-ins to masterpieces as you immerse yourself in the graffiti art culture. The workshop takes place in our beautiful Brooklyn art studio in the heart of Bushwick Brooklyn. Cultivating creative thought and a welcoming environment, this experience is designed for all ages and talent levels. Leave this workshop with a greater understanding of this still misunderstood craft and of course your newly created work.
Italian Dinner with Tiramisu Finale in NYC
Everyone loves to eat Italian food, but learning how to cook it from scratch is just as much fun! Who better to teach you and your friends the ins and outs of pasta than Chef John, who has over 15 years of restaurant experience in the New York,
Your event includes a reception with light snacks, a hands-on cooking class, and a sit-down dinner.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Relax and unwind on this 1.5-hour evening Jazz cruise on a 1920s style yacht. This cruise features a main glass enclosed observation cabin with comfortable bench seating throughout, as well as an open bow. Each booking party will be assigned a private table separated by Plexiglass. Listen to live music by the jazz trio, whose members may play anything from classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves, and today’s hits. Cruise along the Hudson River and experience many major lower Manhattan sites.
Chocolate Truffle Making Class in Chelsea
With the help of our Native French Chocolatier, chocolate sommelier, in a French authentic venue. You will learn everything from scratch with chocolate expert Virginia who has been working in the Chocolate field in Paris and Nyc for over 10 years. It would be like a little Trip to Paris.
Tour Fashion Factory & Create a souvenir
Considering the changes of the NYC Garment Center the buildings have opened space for manufacturers in unique places this is a sub seller of a building we like to call Fashion Dongen safe location in the heart of Midtown on Broadway just blocks away from time square. Fashion Dongen consist of 2 clothing manufacturers and embroidery/embellishment factory where your customization will take place.
Come join me in the hidden NYC fashion industry where you will visit factories that you will never expect their locations come meet the creators of clothing and theater costumes as well as embellishments and embroideries. Samanta will teach you the steps of the creations of industrial machine embroidery as well as help you thru the process of customizing your own NYC souvenir by selecting embroidered/embellished templates you can personalize your item and select your color combinations for your take away.
Everyone loves dumplings, but learning how to cook it from scratch is just as much fun! Who better to teach you and your friends the ins and outs of dumplings than Chef Danny, who has over 15 years of restaurant experience in New York,
Your event includes a reception with light snacks, a hands-on cooking class, and a sit-down lunch.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Make Your Own Sushi Rolls in the Upper East Side
Join host Diego for a night of traditional Japanese and American style sushi making. You will learn how to make the perfect sushi rice and the technique of how to roll the sushi from start to finish. All attendees will be set up at their own station and provided ingredients and tools. Diego will then also show each guests how to cut the fish for sushi and how to make your own nigiri! After rolling and mastering your sushi technique guests will sit down and enjoy the fruits of their labor. This is perfect for date nights as well as groups of friends. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!
New York City is one of the most vibrant cities in the world with a variety of things to do and see. Here are some recommendations for you:
Visit Central Park: A landmark that’s equally rewarding for first-time visitors and seasoned New Yorkers. Explore the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, Central Park Zoo, and the picturesque Bethesda Fountain.
Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art: This is one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. It’s home to an extensive collection of art, architecture, artifacts, and more.
Walk the High Line: An elevated railway line turned urban park. This unique park offers stunning views of the city, contemporary art installations, and beautifully landscaped plantings.
See a Broadway Show: NYC is famous for its Broadway productions. Consider catching a classic like “The Lion King” or “Hamilton”, or a new hit.
Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: These iconic landmarks are a must-visit. It’s best to book a ferry ticket in advance.
Explore Times Square: The “Crossroads of the World” is especially known for its neon advertising and the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop.
Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum: A somber but important part of NYC’s recent history.
Shop on Fifth Avenue: It’s known for its luxury boutiques and flagship department stores, including the famously ritzy Bergdorf Goodman and the iconic Apple Store.
Experience the Food Scene: From gourmet dining to street food, NYC is a foodie’s paradise. Try New York-style pizza, bagels, or international cuisine from one of the city’s many food trucks.
Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Recognized as one of the most influential modern art museums in the world, it houses an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art.
Explore Brooklyn: Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and then explore Brooklyn’s neighborhoods like DUMBO and Williamsburg.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck: For some of the best views of New York City, head to the top of the Rockefeller Center.
Remember, NYC is a big city, so it’s impossible to see everything in one visit. Prioritize what interests you the most, and make sure to leave some time for unexpected discoveries!
Things To See in NYC
New York City is a treasure trove of sights to see, from iconic landmarks to vibrant neighborhoods and world-class museums. Here are some must-see spots:
The Statue of Liberty: A symbol of freedom and democracy, this colossal neoclassical sculpture is one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
Times Square: Known as “The Crossroads of the World,” Times Square is famous for its giant electronic billboards, bustling crowds, and Broadway shows.
Empire State Building: This Art Deco skyscraper offers two observation decks with stunning views of the city.
Central Park: The most visited urban park in the United States, Central Park offers numerous attractions, including Bethesda Fountain, the Central Park Zoo, and Belvedere Castle.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Known colloquially as “The Met,” this museum houses over two million works of art spanning 5,000 years.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): A premier museum housing an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol.
Brooklyn Bridge: This historic bridge offers a pedestrian walkway with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
High Line Park: A 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway, and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur.
One World Observatory: Located at the top of the One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the observatory offers panoramic views of the city.
9/11 Memorial & Museum: The memorial features two enormous reflecting pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers, while the museum tells the story of the events of 9/11 through artifacts and first-person accounts.
Grand Central Terminal: A stunning Beaux-Arts train station known for its magnificent main concourse. Don’t forget to look up at the beautiful celestial ceiling.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral: This Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church is a prominent landmark of New York City.
Remember, the city is vast, and there’s always more to see. Take your time to explore and enjoy all that New York City has to offer!
Best & Fun Things To Do in NYC
New York City is a vibrant metropolis with countless fun and exciting things to do. Here are some of the best activities and attractions to check out:
Catch a Broadway Show: NYC is famous for its Broadway theater scene. It’s a unique and memorable experience to watch a live performance in one of the iconic theaters.
Explore Central Park: You can rent a bike, go for a rowboat on the lake, visit the Central Park Zoo, or simply enjoy a picnic. There are also free concerts and theater performances during the summer.
Visit Coney Island: This beachfront amusement park in Brooklyn is home to the Cyclone, one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the U.S. There’s also a boardwalk, aquarium, and of course, Nathan’s Famous hot dogs.
Walk the High Line: This elevated park built on a former railway track offers great views, art installations, and food vendors. It’s particularly beautiful at sunset.
Ride the Staten Island Ferry: It’s free, and it offers an excellent view of the Statue of Liberty and the New York Harbor. It’s a fun ride, especially during the warmer months.
Explore the Food Scene: NYC has an incredible food scene, from high-end restaurants to diverse food trucks. Don’t forget to try a New York bagel, pizza, and cronuts!
Attend a TV Show Taping: Shows like “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Saturday Night Live” offer free tickets to their tapings.
Visit Chelsea Market: This enclosed food and shopping hall in the Meatpacking District is a great place to explore and try different cuisines.
Take a Cooking Class at Eataly: Eataly offers classes where you can learn to cook Italian cuisine. It’s a fun activity, and you get to eat what you make!
Join a Harlem Gospel Tour: Experience the soul-stirring power of live gospel music with a tour that takes you to a local Harlem church.
Try Virtual Reality at the VR World NYC: The largest virtual reality center on this side of the globe is in New York. Experience games, art, and immersive films.
Take a Helicopter Tour: For a splurge, see the city from a completely new perspective with a helicopter tour over Manhattan.
Remember, NYC is filled with exciting and unique experiences, so be open to discovering hidden gems in every neighborhood!