Unique New York: The Most Unique Activities & Tours

There are certain things you must do while in New York. You have to go to the top of the Empire State Building, visit Lady Liberty on Ellis Island, and you absolutely must explore The Met. Aside from these essential New York moments, however, there’s a wide array of unique options that will make your experience in the Big Apple far more memorable.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Lyndhurst NJ

From your ringside seat inside Lyndhurst Castle, you’ll be taken back in time to an era of bravery, honor and nobility. Meet the characters, who range in rank from nobles & knights to lowly squires, each of which has their own fascinating part in the dramatic tale. The show also includes a tasty meal of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, oven-roasted chicken, spare ribs, herb-basted potatoes, a pastry and a beverage.

Close to New York City, the moment you enter the stone façade of Lydhurst Castle you’re transported from the noise and bustle of the city and into the adventure of 11th century Spain. You’ll witness jousting matches, displays of courage and medieval weaponry in action.

New York City Helicopter Tours

See the famous New York skyline from heights that exceed the Empire State Building when you take a New York City Helicopter Tour. See some of the best sites from a new angle, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Woolworth Building, Central Park and several more attractions. An exciting experience, the tours combine the adrenaline of a helicopter ride with a tour of New York’s best sites.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not Times Square

A list of unique attractions wouldn’t be complete without Ripley’s Believe it or Not, which features several collections that go far beyond the norm. There are more than twenty themed galleries that explore topics like natural wonders, scientific marvels and extensive collections of peculiarities. Pet the six-legged cow, see a lock of Elvis’ hair or view the authentic shrunken heads. Have you ever wondered what an albino giraffe would look like? You can see one here!

New York: The Game

If you like scavenger hunts, this “game” tour is for you. Explore New York City under the direction of text messages or mobile web browsers that supply clues to help you learn more about the city. Select a game zone, or explore the entire city, including eight districts and two museums. See The Met or the American Museum of Natural History, visit Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center or explore the eccentricities of SoHo. Your clues may ask you to find something in New York, solve a riddle, answer trivia or even take a silly photo. You’ll quickly uncover New York’s secrets as you play the game and send in the answers to receive the next clue.

Whatever unique tour or activity you add to your New York vacation, be sure to stay in a hotel that accommodates all of your party’s individual needs. With several options available, you can have a comfortable stay on your unique New York vacation.

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