New York City. These 3 words convey so much because the City that never sleeps packs a real punch. Here are 3 insanely unique things to do in NYC that you are guaranteed to love.
NYC needs no introduction. The Big Apple speaks for itself and remains an incredibly popular tourist destination. As the pandemic winds down travelers around the world are gearing up for their bucket list visit to NYC. If that’s you, congratulations; you are going to have a memorable experience because New York is one of the great cities of the world and worth multiple visits – and you still won’t see it all.
This City is known for its bustling, never-sleeping buzz, famous landmarks, tasty and unique food, and quirky NYC culture. There is a seemingly endless amount of things to do in NYC including the ever-popular attractions the City is often known for. But this City has so much more.
Unique Things to do in NYC
Once you are done with the traditional touristy attractions like the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building (and yes, you should go see all of those places at least once), you might feel the urge to dig deeper. Here’s where we come in. In our “Unique Things to Do” series we search for the neatest, weirdest, or most unusual things to do in your city.
This edition is all about the NYC. Here are 3 unique things to do in New York!
Note: before you book your trip, be sure to check the latest on NYC’s COVID restrictions. While the country is opening up, there’s a tremendous amount of variance by state. Get the latest information here.
A creepy night tour of the NYC Catacombs
Tour the Catacombs at night for a memorable NYC experience. The Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral is over 200 years old and is the seat of the Archbishop of NYC. This old building has seen a thing or two and the catacombs under the building are both creepy and an exciting. Take a candlelight nighttime tour for one of the more unique things to do in NYC on your trip.
Got my tickets to the Catacombs by Candlelight Tour in the old St. Patrick Cathedral in Nolita, NYC. Been planning to go for a long time and finally it will happen – 3/20.â The Top Ten Traveler (@top10traveler) March 8, 2021
Have you been on this tour?#NYC pic.twitter.com/M2hA1wfX7V
Touring the Catacombs is one the weirder things to do in NYC, but it’s also pretty damn epic.
Take an Architectural Tour and see some of the Amazing NYC Architecture
A city as old as New York has many amazing architectural masterpieces, quirky building designs and must-see places. Take an architectural tour of NYC and see some of the great pieces of construction history including some epic examples from the art deco era.
Sit in the Bleacher Creature section at a Yankee game
The Bleacher Creatures are a notorious part of Yankee history. This rowdy group of patrons sits in section 203 of the right field at Yankee Stadium (formerly section 39 at old Yankee Stadium) and mercilessly taunts the opposing team’s players and any fans stupid enough to sit near them. It’s brutal, fun, zany and 100% New York. Plus, the “roll call” is excellent.
“The Bleacher Creatures are a group of fans of the New York Yankees who are known for their strict allegiance to the team and their merciless attitude to opposing fans. The group’s nickname was coined for the first time by New York Daily News columnist Filip “Flip” Bondy during the 1990s, and then he spent the 2004 season sitting with the Creatures for research on his book about the group, Bleeding Pinstripes: A Season with the Bleacher Creatures of Yankee Stadium“Wikipedia
Probably one of the more unusual things to do in New York, sitting with the Bleacher Creatures is guaranteed to be a memorable experience and a ton of fun. Just don’t show up wearing the opposing team’s gear or it will be even more memorable…
Cool things to do in NYC – additional ideas
If the above ideas don’t wet your whistle, here are several more cool things to do in NYC:
- Take a Movie Tour – NYC is home to countless shows and movies and you can relive some of your favorite shows by seeing where they were filmed. Book Tickets Here.
- Visit High Line – this elevated former train track is now a quaint and quirky park. It’s one of the more unique NYC attractions.
- Eat a Steak at Peter Luger – O.M.G. The steaks are the best in the country, according to some and if you have the coin, grab some flesh. It’s worth it.
- Visit the Museum of Sex – Oh, my! This stimulating NYC experience is certainly memorable and is worth your time. Don’t bring the kids though. Book Tickets Here.
Final Thoughts on Fun & Unique Things to do in NYC
NYC is a common entrant on people’s travel bucket list and it’s easy to see why. This city is truly unique and it is worth a lengthy visit – and perhaps several visits. Once you get the traditional touristy things out of the way, turn your attention to more the unusual things to do in NYC and prepare to make some memories. We love NYC…and you will too.
Be sure to check out all the great destinations in our Unique Things to Do series and take a step out of the ordinary on your next trip.
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