New York City is called the "City That Never Sleeps" for a reason — there is something to do at all hours of the day. The city is a mecca of unique cultures, people, cuisines, and more. No matter what your interests are, you're guaranteed to find something you'll love. Here is our list of cool things you should try in New York City.
Shop at the Local Farmers Market
There's nothing quite like fresh produce. Taking home some juicy fruit or fresh-picked vegetables means you're supporting local farmers and getting to fill your fridge up in the process. The Greenmarket Farmers Markets have been around since 1976, and they are committed to supporting local agriculture while making sure that New Yorkers have access to nourishing food for their families. The flagship Greenmarket is in Union Square, but there are over 50 other Greenmarkets around the city. Take a visit to one of them and chat with the over 200 local farmers, bakers, and fishers about their passion.
The Greenmarkets are open year-round, so stop by at least once every season to peruse the different options available during that time of year.
Skydive at iFLY
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If you've wanted to go skydiving but can't seem to find the courage to sign up to jump from a plane, then iFLY may be the ideal adventure for you. An indoor skydiving center, iFLY helps you fulfill your skydiving goals, but in a safe environment. Visit with your family, friends, coworkers, and even kids as young as three. Don't worry about having any special skills — the team at iFLY can help get you off the ground in no time.
View Street Art in Bushwick
There are so many people from different walks of life in New York City, and that's represented in the art scene. Artists from all backgrounds have taken to the walls of Bushwick to share their talent with the neighborhood and beyond. You'll find graffiti, stickers, mosaics, and artistic advertising, and it's worth it to take a walk through the streets to see how artists from around the world have transformed the buildings, garages, and fences of Bushwick.
Watch the NYC Piano Man in the Park
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Colin Huggins has been dubbed the "Piano Guy" for his setup in Washington Square Park in New York City. A classical pianist, Huggins spends multiple days a week for 12 hours a day playing to the public crowd that gathers to hear his music. Can you think of any other place in the United States where you can enjoy the sunshine, relax on the green, and get a free live performance?
Enjoy a Classic Pastrami Sandwich from Katz Delicatessen
If you haven't had a classic pastrami sandwich from Katz, you've been missing out. Not only is the delicatessen a staple, but the sandwich is too. Katz Delicatessen has been around since 1888, so their mile-high sandwiches are legendary and not something you want to miss out on. Pair your sandwich with potato salad, fries, or coleslaw.
Practice Self-Care at AIRE Ancient Baths
The hustle and bustle of New York City is part of its appeal, but sometimes it's nice to take some time for yourself and practice self-care. AIRE Ancient Baths can help you do just that. Enter a tranquil atmosphere where your worries can melt away and you can leave feeling completely refreshed. Sign up for a thermal bath and accompanying massage, a wine bath, or one of their rituals, such as a Himalayan salt experience or an ancient argan ritual.
Solve a Mystery at The Escape Game
The Escape Game is an adventure that's a little off the beaten path. Gather your friends for an afternoon or evening of solving a mystery so you can escape the room in the time allotted. The Escape Game is also a great team-building activity, so gather your coworkers or friends for a fun hour or two out of the office where you get the opportunity to work together on a common goal.
Channel the Prohibition Era at a Speakeasy
There are plenty of local speakeasies to visit in NYC that will make you feel like you're back in the Prohibition era, when it was illegal to produce, import, or sell alcohol. You'll find these speakeasies inside laundromats, behind old phone booths, and down spiral staircases, but no matter which one you visit, you can expect premium cocktails and an atmosphere rich with history and design.
Enjoy Some Laughs at the Comedy Cellar
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The Comedy Cellar is where top comedians have been performing since 1982. Many celebrity comedians got their start here, and many newcomers make an impact during nightly shows. If you're in for a good laugh, score tickets to a show and get ready to have a really great night out.
Explore Your Inner Child at Modern Pinball NYC
There's something to be said about taking part in something that takes you right back to your youth. Modern Pinball NYC has more than 24 pinball machines to conquer, but it's more than just a room of games. Modern Pinball also serves as a museum in its own right, with historical details displayed on televisions screens and placards throughout the place.
Dance at Daybreaker
You may be used to going out dancing after the sun has gone down, but who says you can't also enjoy moving your feet bright and early? Daybreaker provides the perfect spot to start your day off right by hosting a morning dance party. Instead of hitting the gym for a couple of hours before work, Daybreaker is the place where you can sweat and have fun at the same time, giving your all for sustained energy throughout the day.
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