Exciting Things to Do in New York City

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  • Vicki W
    87 contributions
    This really is a must do when in New York City! The photo opportunities, the staff and those views, I could've stayed up there all day taking in the views. We went up during the day this visit but I'll definitely be booking to visit during the evening on our next trip to NYC.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • Amy D
    London, UK276 contributions
    We decided on Top of the Rock instead of Empire State and I'm so glad we did. We paid an extra $10 to go at sunset but that was worth it. Once you're up you can stay for as long as you like. There are three different levels of viewpoints and each is worth a visit. The views are very different from the north and south sides of the building.
    Written 24 January 2023
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  • Kevin J
    Doral, FL1 contribution
    Josephine and Nicky were both amazing and made it an amazing experience. They were both really sweet and gave us the best attention we can receive.
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • billseltz
    Boston, MA1 contribution
    In celebration of the 90th birthday of Lois, a front row seat allowed Lois and her Daughters Karen and Amy, accompanied by many of her Family, to view upfront the Magical Steve Cohen. He is truly gifted and brings joy and celebration to all who witness his magic!
    Written 6 February 2023
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  • sem
    1 contribution
    my number one tip is to remember to breathe. i caught myself holding my breath in awe of the magic in front of my eyes (or sometimes behind me in the audience). my boyfriend and i went to the magician on a mild weathered friday, unsure of what to expect.

    we found the lady in white, who gave us instructions before sending us up to our seats. amidst dim lighting, the room was buzzing with energy. this buzz continued throughout the show. audience members were eager to participate (though I preferred to observe). dan white, aside from being a master of the magic craft, has impeccable comedic timing. he makes magic fun while keeping it elegant.

    this was our best date night of the year and i recommend the show for local new yorkers and visitors seeking wonder.
    Written 1 February 2023
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  • Intruder291
    Hampstead, NH70 contributions
    Our adult family has been to many escape rooms. The “Dig” room was one of our all-time favorites. Excellent set design. Very good, multi-level puzzles. Clues are given by the Clue Master instead of asking questions. Very enjoyable time for everyone. Would certainly go back to try their other rooms.
    Written 27 December 2022
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  • AnnaL341642
    Washington DC, DC9 contributions
    This was a sharp game packed with innovative puzzles and very few boring padlock. We had two experienced played and "saved the word" with one minute to spare which is ideal. The website claims it's for 2-10 people but I would imagine a lot of
    gridlock around each puzzle, because the entire game was linear. Also communication was key!

    I'd give it near perfect score if he receptionist (brown hair early 20s?) had not been so rude when checking us in. However, we had a different guy who ran our game who was pleasant and helpful.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Lea S
    3 contributions
    10/22/2022 Wine Trolly Stroudsburg, PA:
    What more can I say other then HANDS DOWN UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING…. BONNIE & CLYDE…. YOU ROCK!!! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+
    These two work well together, great energy from hello. Total crowd pleasers!I instantly felt safe and at home from the first step on the coolest trolly Ive seen. I honestly couldn’t say I would have changed anything except I didn’t want it to end.
    If your looking for a great, safe, trip, with all accommodations you need (knowing this from other people I’ve spoken to on the trip during the day that we’re out of town…. I’m fortunately from the town 1 year so I didn’t need extra accommodations….this time atleast.. lol), this is it. You will have a blast I promise!
    I highly recommend them and will for sure do this again next season.
    Thank you for a great experience and wonderful memories!
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • Julie S
    Boston, MA9 contributions
    The show was a lot of fun and a reminder of why I love New York. My husband and I had a great time. I highly recommend it. The actors are fantastic and really nice..
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • dee c
    1 contribution
    This was great fun and intense! We did the High Speed Train NYC, The staff was Awesome and totally friendly, definitely going back to do others. Team work is the key for the great Escape!!
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • La Zuku M
    1 contribution
    First time and i love it ....very very nice tour, we will back soon thanks , very good guide, very nice people and wasss so coold
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Artistlin
    Lafayette, CA46 contributions
    One of the most interesting theatrical experiences ever. in the beginning I DID find it very frustrating to find the characters in the large space and find out where the action was happening, but once I caught on to listen and look carefully, I had a great experience. It would be great if the staff gave a couple of hints or clues as to where to start and what to watch for.

    I would recommend getting as early an entry to the show as possible so you have time to get acquainted with the "hotel" and get a feel for the space and what is going on. Afterwards I read a blog where they recommended focusing spending time on the 2nd and 4th floors to catch most of the action.

    I hope I get a chance to return and see more of the things I missed...there is no way to see all the story lines in one "viewing".
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Hanane F
    1 contribution
    A man named Abanoub was very helpful, welcoming and patient with my family and I. He was the perfect example of perfect customer service. The place was very clean and fun. Will definitely be going back!!!
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • gill c
    3 contributions
    We booked this for something different . Pat was our Captain and we had a great time .
    The boat takes no more than 10 if full so not over crowded at all and he even provides a jacket if you are cold .

    Excellent

    He was very knowledgeable and informative and each time we stopped he allowed time for photos .

    This was an amazing way to see new York and learn some things about the history of different areas .

    I would highly recommend this tour you get to see parts that you wouldn't have the time to enjoy.
    Written 12 November 2022
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  • Paisley N
    London, UK1 contribution
    Great experience! We enjoyed playing the online game . I enjoyed these puzzles because they were innovative and challenging. The interface worked well and we were able to easily join two other players in different locations. I highly recommend it
    Written 4 September 2021
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