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Top 50 Things to Do in NYC that are Non-Touristy

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Top 50 Things to Do in NYC that are Non-Touristy

Introduction - The best way to explore the Big Apple is by checking out the hidden gems. So, here are the best...

 

Reach a state of zen at the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden

Thing to do 1 - If you ever find yourself in Staten Island, a must-see place is the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, part of...

 
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Enjoy a fun day out at Luna Park on Coney Island

Thing to do 2 - The boroughs of Manhattan and Queens are more well-known for their food, art scene, and historical sites. If you’re an...

 
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Have a feast at DeKalb Market Hall in Brooklyn

Thing to do 3 - The food scene in Brooklyn is massive, let alone in the entire city. As a little bit of a shortcut...

 
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Bask in the beautiful Manhattan skyline with the Roosevelt Island Tramway

Thing to do 4 - If you’ve ever wondered what an aerial view of the Upper East Side looks like, then your next stop should...

 

Get spooked with the ghosts of New York walking tour

Thing to do 5 - Being part of a tour group can get boring sometimes, but that definitely won't be the case on a ghost...

 
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Kayak and sail on the East River

Thing to do 6 - You don’t have to go all the way to Coney Island or Rockaway Beach to have some summer fun. You...

 

Feel the thrill at Beat The Bomb escape room

Thing to do 7 - Beat The Bomb is not your average escape room, and it’s perfect for thrill-seekers visiting the city. Located in Brooklyn...

 
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Shop for unique souvenirs at the Brooklyn Flea Market

Thing to do 8 - Visiting flea markets is one of the best non-tourist things to do in NYC, as you can immerse yourself in...

 
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Hang out at Battery Park City

Thing to do 9 - Another of the fun non-touristy things to do in NYC is spending some time at Battery Park City. The park...

 
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See how a medieval monastery looks like at The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park

Thing to do 10 - Manhattan is mainly known for its skyscrapers and beautiful brownstone, so this particular site might seem a little out of...

 

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