Top 5 Experiences in the Big Apple
New York is one of those cities that has something exciting and new to experience around every corner. From great shopping, wide variety of cuisine, and a bustling nightlife, this really is the city that never sleeps. No matter if you live in one of the five boroughs or are just visiting, check out these five bucket list experiences that let you not only see more of New York City, but let you choose whether you want something fast-paced or completely relaxing.
Central Park is probably one of the biggest draws of the city. Literally surrounded by concrete on each side, this lush, green landscape stretches 843 acres. How are you supposed to see all it has to offer? Get a bike rental, either by the hour or day, and follow the various bike paths and take in the scenery, including Strawberry Fields, Cherry Hill, Onassis Reservoir, Bethesda Fountain, and many more. With each rental, you get a helmet and basket, and have the option to rent a lock. Whether you’re a biking enthusiast, nature lover, or want to give a rental as a gift, this is the best way to experience all that Central Park has to offer.
If you’re even the smallest bit a Shakespeare fan, this is one experience you don’t want to miss! Watch the play from one of three locations around the stage and get ready to enjoy what TimeOut NY has called “live-action Drunk History.” One of the play’s actors takes five shots of whiskey before the performance, which leads to the actor either nailing the part or becoming a drunken mess by the end. Interspersed with drunken improv, this fully-immersive, interactive experience features audience participation where anything can happen! Break up the monotony of the Opera and ballet with Drunk Shakespeare!
With so much to see, move away from land to fully enjoy what New York City has to offer. Hit the water on a one-of-a-kind taxi ride and see the Statue of Liberty like never before, but also the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, the city skyline, and One World Trade Center. Choose between the three different liners, the Statue of Liberty Express, Statue by Night that includes a champagne toast, or an All Day Access Pass, which gives you unlimited boarding and de-boarding with six piers to explore. The taxi runs every day, and includes a climate-controlled cabin, a full cash bar, and plenty of snacks to purchase on board.
Whenever you have the chance to drive a Nissan GT-R, Ferrari 458 Italia, or Lamborghini Gallardo, you have to take it! Head out to Long Island and choose between a three-lap, five-lap, or seven-lap autocross experience and see what these supercars are made of. All vehicles are equipped with a manual transmission, letting you truly immerse yourself in the driving experience. Not familiar with a manual? Don’t worry! Instructors are on-site to walk you through it and make you an expert by the end of your experience. Think you have what it takes to push the pedal to the metal and tackle these powerful and unique supercars?
Are you a wino? Have you been searching store after store for the perfect vintage? Check out the Brooklyn Wine Fest! It brings together all the best new and vintage wines from around the world, including Argentina, Italy, Germany, and the United States. Grab your general admission pass to get your sample cup and access to unlimited samples. Not only will you get to experience some fantastic wine, but have the option to purchase delicious food. Live entertainment will serve as the backdrop to this unique event. Whether you go by yourself, with your friends, family, or significant other, you don’t want to miss this festival.