New York is one of the world's finest cities for adults to find excitement and fulfillment. As well as the myriad sights, several enjoyable experiences can be seen off the beaten track.
This is our guide to the top seven fun activities in NYC for adults to do with friends.
New York's architecture is among the most recognizable in the world. Learning more about it on an NYC architecture tour is an excellent way of understanding the New York City skyline and many of its constituent parts.
From the Empire State Building to Central Park, Times Square to Grand Central Station. Listening to an expert take you through the intricacies and history of New York's iconic landmarks is as enlightening as it is enjoyable.
Other walking tours will take you through many of New York's famous filming locations, including the famous Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Nowhere in the US does street art quite like in New York City. Although not to everyone's taste, graffiti and murals make NYC stand out as unique among other cities in America.
Bushwick, in North Brooklyn, has some of the best art you're likely to see anywhere, with Barry McGee's mural a particular must-see highlight. British artist Banksy also has pieces daubed across the Big Apple which are well-worth seeking out for their satirical edge.
Music is at the heart of NYC nightlife, just as it has been for years. The most famous jazz venues include Village Vanguard and Blue Note. At the same time, the Bitter End is a temple to live music, hosting names such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Stevie Wonder in the past.
Those with a more classical interest will enjoy a visit to sit and relax at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Meanwhile, a trip to Broadway to watch musicals such as Jersey Boys is always worthwhile. In contrast, those wanting something a little less musical will love visiting the iconic Comedy Cellar. In this comedy club, you might even see a familiar face.
And anyone with a taste for the absurd will adore the hilarious Drunk Shakespeare show where whiskey-filled New York actors give their particular slant on the works of the Bard.
Whatever your sporting interest, you'll be able to indulge it in NYC.
Madison Square Garden hosts the New York Knicks NBA team and Rangers NHL side. Meanwhile, Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosts the New York Mets MLB team and the famous US Open tennis championships.
The city is also home to the Giants NFL side, the world-famous Yankees baseball team, and soccer fans have a choice between New York City FC and New York Red Bulls.
New York weather doesn't always play ball, but mercifully, the city has several world-class museums to choose from on rainy days.
The American Natural History Museum on the Upper West Side has 45 permanent halls with more than 34 million natural specimens to enjoy. Meanwhile, the Museum of Moving Image is a media museum located in Queens dedicated to digital media, film, and television history.
Art museums include the Museum of Modern Art includes works of contemporary art by the likes of Jackson Pollack and interactive art installations. Meanwhile, the Sea, Air, and Space Museum charts America's love affair over the decades with space and artifacts from the US' rich military and maritime history.
Other attractions include the One World Observatory and Madame Tussauds, where you can meet George Washington and several famous faces.
New York is the perfect place to indulge in the fun that will challenge your mind and body.
An escape room is a fun, sometimes frustrating way to spend time with friends, attempting to beat the clock to solve several clues and gain freedom.
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Those wanting something a little more vintage will love spending a few hours on the wide range of vintage and modern pinball machines at Modern Pinball NYC. Located near the East Village, this attraction doubles as an interactive museum. Meanwhile, Coney Island is also renowned for its amusement arcades.
Taking a river cruise down the East River or Hudson River is an ideal way to relax and view the famous landmarks of NYC. If you go on a nighttime cruise, you can take in all of the beautiful city lights.
See what the many generations of NYC immigrants saw as they approached Ellis Island for the first time and explore the sights and sounds of the harbor. Head under the Brooklyn Bridge while gazing at the historic landmarks of Manhattan island from the comfort of a sedate river cruise.