The Best Things to Do in NYC on Your Birthday

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Do you happen to be visiting New York City on your birthday? Lucky you! Learn more about the best things to do in NYC. New York is a veritable cornucopia of delights, and pulls no stops when it comes to birthday celebrations. No matter what your tastes might be, you can be sure this large and eclectic city can cater to them. New York is the perfect place to be on your special day. Here are some of the fun things you can indulge in with your family and/or friends!

View the skyline from a rooftop bar

Viewing the NYC skyline from atop a rooftop bar as people give you a birthday toast is an experience in its own class. The iconic skyline looks particularly beautiful from a rooftop bar such as 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar or the Roof at Park South.  What’s more, there is such an incredible range of gorgeous bars to choose from! Whether you feel up to a game of mini-golf or want to browse through a beer garden, or simply enjoy some delicious cocktails, there’s a rooftop bar for you. It’s a stylish way to kick off your birthday evening!

Have a DIY photo shoot

One of the best things about New York City is just how popping its backgrounds are. There are few cities in the world that make for more memorable photographs, and you should take full advantage of that on your birthday! Whether you’ve lived here all your life, or are just visiting with friends, a birthday is the perfect opportunity to take tons of fabulous pictures. All you need to do is grab a bunch of funky and goofy props (think wigs, silly face masks, tiaras and scepters), and then visit a few favorite attractions in the city to pose in front of. You end up with some incredible pictures of yourself holding a giant bunch of balloons on Times Square, as well as with memories to last a lifetime!

Go on a city scavenger hunt

You or your friends could plan out a hunt for yourselves, but it would be a lot easier to hire a service to do it for you! A scavenger hunt in NYC is one of those simple but brilliant ideas, what with the maze of subways and sidewalks and streets that spans Manhattan. When it comes to creative and outrageous birthday concepts, this one definitely takes the cake!

Hire a sailboat

Who said a birthday in New York absolutely had to be raucous? If you and your group of friends are not the noisy type, you might leave the busy streets of Manhattan for a pleasant drift on a sailboat along the Hudson River. Hire a classic schooner or a genuine tall ship, and float along the harbor serenaded by the entertainment of your own choice. The best part? These boat rides usually come paired with any combination of sushi, hors d’oeuvres, wine tastings, craft beer, live music and lobster. And of course, gorgeous sunsets and sights are a given!