Looking to do something off the beaten track in NYC? You’re in luck! We have a list of unusual things to do in New York City.
New York may have some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, but it also plays host to an absolute deluge of strange and wacky activities. Here are some of the most unusual things you could do while in New York City.
Go Indoor Skydiving!
iFLY Westchester allows you a best-of-two-worlds opportunity: capture the thrill of skydiving minus the danger! The place offers a themed wind tunnel that lets you skydive without any poor weather, jumping or danger – nothing but a good fun time to be had!
Nothing like some old school pinball to get you energized! Modern Pinball NYC has dozens of pinball machines, both modern and vintage, and they’re as fun and exciting to play as ever. Plus, if you’re the geeky type, you even get to learn the science behind pinball!
Get an Interesting Massage at Aire Ancient Baths
Aire Ancient Baths is located in an industrial building that goes back to 1808, but the location isn’t the only interesting thing about this place! Aire offers a unique massage that’s meant to balance your body and mind, as it offers a rich experience of sensations through massage, thermal baths, and other delightfully calming activities.
Escape from an Escape Room!
New York has plenty of Escape Room locations now, and they allow for a fun time to be had with friends and family. You’ll have to work together to solve a bunch of riddles and puzzles using the hints and clues in the room, and escape within 60 minutes!
Visit the Museum of Moving Image
Located in a former building of the Astoria Studios in Queens, the Museum of the Moving Image is a media museum. It contains a wide-ranging collection of items that are meant to educate the public about the art and history of film, television, and digital media, as well as the evolving techniques and technologies involved. Film and TV buffs are not going to want to miss this place!
Explore the History of Organized Crime
Located in Manhattan’s East Village at 80 St. Mark’s Place is the Museum of the American Gangster. With only two rooms, this museum is small, but incredibly and uniquely informative. This very building was once one of the most infamous speakeasies in Manhattan, hosting none other than the notorious Al Capone. If you’re interested in learning about a dark part of NYC’s history, this is a great place to start.
Fly on a Helicopter
If you thought the NYC views were great from the Brooklyn Bridge, you’ll be blown away when you witness them from a chopper! Helicopter rides are one of the most thrilling ways to enjoy the landmarks of the city, as you soar above the skyline.
Enjoy the panoramic views from above the Hudson river and bay, and don’t forget to take loads of pictures!
Make your trip to NYC memorable with these unique activities!