Published 
July 02, 2018
Top Rated Hosted Experiences, Tours and Activities in NYC

From the best to the best! We know our guests want to experience New York City in a variety of ways during the day and at night in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Here are our recommendations for NYC's top rated and best reviewed experiences, tours and activities:

Late Afternoon/Evening

 

Discover The Nightlife

Price: $39

Location: Lower East Side/East Village

Start Times: 6pm

Description: Hosted by August: Forget all the common touristy sites. We are going to show you how we really party in New York City.  Come see my hand picked off the radar places we've chosen for your enjoyment. We can go see live music, a burlesque show, a cool rooftop lounge with amazing views, hidden speakeasies or a vibrant club. Each experience will include at least four different venues with free entry skipping all the lines and comped drinks. Anyone with an open mind and an appetite for adventure and laughter is welcome.

 

Rooftop, Club and Bar Crawl

Price: $39

Location: Lower East Side

Start Times: 8pm (Thurs-Sat)

Description: Hosted by Discover The Nightlife, this night out group experience visits at least three Downtown venues including a trendy bar, upscale rooftop lounge and dance club. After getting to know each other over introductory drinks, the crawl visits the local hot spots for a high energy evening of fun and dancing. Free admission and skipping of all lines. Two complimentary drinks included.

 

Deuling Pianos

Price: $25

Location: Chelsea

Start Times: 10pm (Saturday only)

Description: Hosted by Mark Weiser: Our one-of-a-kind, all request, totally interactive show puts the audience at the center of the action. Are you ready to call the shots – or get called onstage? Shake Rattle & Roll’s kinetic, high-energy rock & roll performances are perfect for couples, singles and groups who want to let their hair down and have a blast at a truly unique New York City experience.

 

Prohibition Tour

Price: $35

Location: Midtown

Start Times: 4pm

Description: Hosted by Rory: New York has always beckoned me, and I often feel as though I embody the ongoing narrative that the city draws us ever deeper into. So, walk with me as I retrace the immigrant progress toward the American Dream during Prohibition. As a master of the art of storytelling, I’ll guide you into one of New York's last-standing 1920s speakeasies and tell the tale of the period’s most notorious gangsters and infamous bootleggers. At our second location, we’ll explore the catalysts behind Prohibition and focus on the women of the Gilded Age, and the movement that gave rise to an oil king. To round off our journey together, I’ll take you to one of New York's oldest bars and former speakeasies where we’ll discuss both the sudden demise of Prohibition.

 

Williamsburg Dive Bar Crawl

Price: $40

Location: Brooklyn

Start Times: 7pm

Description: Hosted by Bar Buds: Welcome to Williamsburg, the place so legendary for starting the hipster movement that there is no longer a single hipster that can afford to live there anymore.  Well, not a real one anyway.  The new hipsters are so mainstream.  You wouldn’t get it. 

What you will get is a crash course in some of the best dive bars to find on this side of East River.  You’ll experience stickers on bathroom walls, free food, backyards (weather permitting because come on nobody wants to freeze), photo booths, and as many shot and beer specials as your heart desires.  If you really want to class it up, you may even find yourself throwing back a pickleback with the Buds themselves.  After all, as the great Abraham Lincoln once said, “a good bud never turns down a pickleback".

 

Straw N Draw: Art Class + Drinks

Price: $29

Location: Lower East Side

Start Times: 8pm (Tuesday only)

Description: Hosted by Discover The Nightlife: Learn to paint while having a few drinks and a great time socializing with guests from all over the world. Experienced art instructor and all painting supplies included. Two complimentary drinks included. Just show up ready to have some fun!

 

Morning/Early Afternoon

 

Central Park Power Walk and Yoga Tour

Price: $39

Location: Central Park

Start Times: 8AM

Description: Hosted by Fit Tours: Our Sunrise Yoga Walk is an absolutely fantastic way to start the day as we center our minds and body as the sun rises above the trees and the most exciting city in the world comes to life all around us! A brisk 2 mile walking tour in and throughout the most iconic locations of Central Park. We make stops along the way, in the most serene areas, to progress through a variety of restorative yoga poses and stretches.

 

Central Park Sight Running

Price: $39

Location: Central Park

Start Times: 8AM

Description: Hosted by Fit Tours: We go "sight running" in Central Park and do it before the crowds arrive! We run at a casual, non-competitive pace along winding foot paths past the most iconic and historical sights in NYCs most beloved green space! We stay off the main roadway and prioritize the local's eye view. The run is just about 3 miles and we make stops along the way to talk about the history of the Park, take pictures and throw in some additional core strength and flexibility exercises. This is a perfect experience for the traveler who wants to stick to a fitness routine but doesn't want to waste their limited time in New York working out in a gym!

 

Like A Local Food and Brewery Tours

Price: $50

Location: Williamsburg (BK)/Flatiron District

Start Times: 10am-1:30pm

Description: Like A Local Tours offers unique Brooklyn Tours & NYC Tours. Experience NYC and Brooklyn through food, fashion & art.

 

Explore the Art World with a Curator

Price: $60

Location: Lower Manhattan

Start Times: 10am-5:30pm

Description: Host Stephanie: Curator, art advisor, and passionate host, with a Master's Degree in Art History and Museum Studies from NYU, and specializing in immersive performance and exhibition history. Our journey will take you off the beaten path of major museums to explore diverse aspects of New York's massive art scene.

 

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