36 Most Unique Things to Do in NYC for a Memorable Trip Story

By Alli Sewell

Introduction

36 Most Unique Things to Do in NYC for a Memorable Trip Story

Some of the most unique things to do in NYC include snapping pictures at the...

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Discover City Hall Station

Opened in 1904, City Hall Station was New York City's first subway station. Despite now...

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Admire the skyline from the Staten Island Ferry

Riding the Staten Island Ferry is a lesser-known way to view the New York City...

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Read in the New York Public Library Outdoor Reading Room

If you're looking for unique outdoor activities in NYC, you aren't limited to visiting parks...

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Spend a day at Luna Park on Coney Island

Coney Island is located just under an hour from Manhattan and features beaches and other...

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Unearth the secrets of Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central is a North American landmark that's known around the world. If visiting the...

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Tour the Steinway Piano Factory

Classical music enthusiasts may be interested in visiting the Steinway Piano Factory. Also called the...

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Learn something new at the New York Transit Museum

An interesting NYC fact is that its subway system is the largest in the world...

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Get milkshakes and sundaes at Lexington Candy Shop

If you're looking for a sweet treat, one of the cool places in NYC to...

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Explore Fort Tryon Park

Located about a 30-minute drive away from New York's most famous park, Central Park, is...

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View Medieval artifacts at the Met Cloisters

Another unique thing to do while in Fort Tryon Park is visiting the Met Cloisters...

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Hang out with cute cats at Meow Parlour Cat Cafe

Meow Parlor Cat Cafe is one of the coolest places in New York City to...

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Visit the ​​Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Another less well-known attraction in New York City is ​​Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The...

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Attend outdoor events at Van Cortlandt Park

A fun thing to do in NYC when the weather is nice is checking out...

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Watch the New York City Ballet

A unique bucket list activity for arts and culture lovers is watching the New York...

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Dare to visit the smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island

If you like the paranormal, one of the slightly weird things to do in NYC...

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Taste unique flavors at the The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Operating in NYC for almost four decades, The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is a...

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Find secret places in Central Park

Central Park is a world-famous landmark that you have to visit when in Manhattan. But...

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Venture underground to explore the catacombs

Cities like Paris and Rome are famous for their catacombs (or underground tombs.) What many...

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Bar hop on a Times Square literary pub crawl

Lovers of literature and good drinks won't want to miss participating in a Times Square...

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Take unique photos at the Museum of Ice Cream

If you like taking unique pictures for your Instagram feed, one of the cool places...

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Climb aboard an aircraft carry at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

A Manhattan museum that many people don't know about is the Intrepid Sea, Air ...

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Dine high above the city in One World Observatory

Many people go to the observation deck at One World Observatory, also known as One...

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Check out what's going on at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre space next to the East River and the Brooklyn...

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Hear spooky stories on a ghost tour

Due to NYC's rich history, it's no wonder numerous ghost stories are connected to the...

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Try the best donuts in NYC on an underground donut tour

Another of the cool things in New York City for those that love dessert is...

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Walk with dinosaurs at the American Natural History Museum

A fascinating attraction for visitors of all ages is the American Natural History Museum. One...

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See the New York Philharmonic in concert

The New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the US and one of...

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Stand on the US' highest outdoor observation deck at Hudson Yards

If you like doing one-of-a-kind things, one of the unique NYC experiences you have to...

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Sail along the Hudson River at sunset

Seeing the sunset over Manhattan is a magical experience. A unique way to watch this...

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Eat your way through Little Italy and Chinatown on a food tour

Little Italy and Chinatown have some of the most delicious food in NYC. To experience...

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Experience unique NYC views at Summit One Vanderbilt

Summit One Vanderbilt is one of the newer cool spots in New York City. Opened...

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Marvel at murals on a Brooklyn street art tour

Brooklyn features an array of amazing street art. To discover the best murals, taking a...

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Go behind-the-scenes at Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is another of many renowned New York City landmarks. While seeing...

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Create street art at a graffiti class

You can find lots of great street art across NYC, and if it's inspired you...

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Set sail on a brunch cruise

Who doesn't love brunch? If you're looking for a unique way to enjoy this popular...

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Shop Fifth Avenue like Gossip Girl!

Lovers of the TV show Gossip Girl will be highly interested in exploring Fifth Avenue...

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Conclusion

In Conclusion

New York City is a destination that offers a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences. If you're...

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