Best Adventurous Things to Do in New York City

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in New York City

Best Adventurous Things to Do in New York City

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  • Sherpa37139569310
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here for the first time and had an amazing experience! We did the Black Mirror game, it was like nothing we’d ever experienced before! Def recommend this place & thanks to Gianna who was very kind and helpful!
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA719 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The SPY HQ museum & experience is an excellent overview of spy craft and major spying incidents in the US. I've been to other spy museums in the past (such as the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC) that go into the history & technology of spy craft in more detail. SpyScape concentrates instead on a more interactive learning experience, with lots of computer kiosks for you to learn more major aspects of the craft. Children may find this more interesting than the usual display cases.

    Another interesting aspect of this museum is the personality profile you gradually fill out by using a supplied wristband to log into computer terminals spread throughout the main floor. Even you are not intending to work for a spy agency, these types of intelligence and spatial awareness quizzes you fill out gives you an idea of what to expect with many contemporary job interviews. It was interesting to see what the computer tests leads the museum to conclude what type of intelligence officer you'd make.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • cosmicmd
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I bought tickets for me and my college aged son for Chamber Magic, but any anxiety or uncertainty was quickly allayed upon arrival. From our first interaction with the greeter/assistant, the experience was first class. While admittedly a splurge, the show was amazing from start to finish. Mr Cohen is a true entertainer--smooth as silk with a seamless presentation. The room was truly opulent, and the dress code was a nice touch. (Don't be put off by that, elevated the experience.) Cannot recommend this show more highly. A nice alternative to a Broadway show. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Kerbear2011
    Baltimore, MD55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    GREAT TIME LOVED EVERY MINUTE!!!!! Everyone in our party participated one way or another, it was super fun and kept us entertained the entire time
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • frances l
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really fun! Super intense, this is the most immersive escape room I’ve ever played and I've done soo many at this point. This has to be my favorite location. John our game master was soooo helpful and we wouldn’t have made it out with his help! Definitely going again!
    Written 21 February 2023
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  • Laura
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved the the End of Days room so much that we also tried the Carbon: 3708 later on the same day. Carbon was really challenging and we needed extra time and lots of hints to escape (and we are experienced at escape rooms.) End of Days was just the right amount of challenge. Staff was super friendly. Great location. We would like to return to do the third room.
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • Robin K
    Matawan, NJ3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my second Accomplice experience - the first one was with my friend, about 20-years-ago. We lived in NYC then and decided to participate on a lark and had a great time.

    For this second Accomplice adventure, my friend and I brought our teenage daughters. Plus our detective group included some friendly visitors from Sweden (shout out to Martin and Emily - should you see this). It was just as much fun as I remembered.

    It’s a different mystery this time around, but just as intriguing. The cast were great at improv, using their skills to act out the story to us, while simultaneously, and almost seamlessly, interacting with us. They smashed that third wall right down as they parsed out clues to us. We eventually managed to piece those clues together and ultimately solve the mystery presented.

    The late afternoon event was spent traipsing through NYC village. It’s silly at times and you just have to go with the flow of the fun. I whole-heartedly recommend this experience to all.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • KK
    Maryland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best escape room we’ve ever done. We did the subway escape room. It was so fun we immediately did another one too. The mob heist one was cool too, but the subway one was the best. Our game master Mike was really nice and helpful. Definitely should check it out!
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • Artistlin
    Lafayette, CA43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Tara R
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was definitely worth the money and time. Felt safe and relaxed the entire flight. 6 people plus the pilot fit in the helicopter. I was in the middle seat and it was still a great seat so don’t feel bad if you get “stuck” in the middle. We did this for our daughter’s 18th birthday - she got the copilot seat which was awesome for her! Pilot was informative about what we were looking at, etc.
    — We don’t ride trains often so getting there was a little tricky but HeliNY sent great directions on what train to take, etc. just go early if you aren’t used to navigating train stations - and ask for help. The ride back via train was very easy because the HeliNY shuttle driver was very helpful and amazing with telling us what to do.
    This was an experience we will never forget and highly recommend!
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Francis C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience!
    We went for a bachelor’s “party”. And we had so much fun!
    Great environment, professional and friendly staff!
    The food and drinks were great and the rage room was fun!
    Skye and Gaby were great help with the booking
    Max was an awesome axe throwing instructor.
    Definitely recommend and will do it again soon!
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • kareyff
    Munising, MI29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very organized process. You line up, they give you a wrist band and a ticket with either a letter or number on the back. Then they lead you to the Peacock Lounge where you wait until you are lead to the studio. While you are in the Peacock Lounge, you have time to use the restroom, which they encourage because once in the studio, you are unable to go unless you do not want back in.
    Before being led into the studio, the letter or number on the back of your ticket, lets you know the order of entry. They called the alphabet first, in order, then the double alphabet, then white tickets (not sure of the difference between the yellow tickets and the white tickets), then lastly they call the tickets with the numbers on the back.
    Once you are called, they remind you that your phones have to be powered down, then you take an elevator up to floor 7. You are led to your seat, then once everyone is in, they close the doors and you wait until they start.
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • dands238
    Batavia, NY210 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun store for fans of the series and/or movies. There were quite a few photo opportunities and lots of merchandise. Also had props to see from the movies.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Sarahjane026
    London30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We privately hired the boat with Sean and it was so much fun. Can’t recommend this enough. Would definitely do this again and will recommend to everyone.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • Harry A
    Long Island, NY106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fun! The room was set up very well, challenging but not impossible. Staff was very nice and helpful. Booking process was very easy. All in all, fun way to spend an hour. Only one complaint: no markings on the exterior of the building. You kind of have to just know where it is.
    Written 4 November 2023
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