The best offbeat Attractions in New York
Popularly known as the 'city that never sleeps', New York is one of the most influential cities in the world. The city has something for everyone, It boasts of rich culture and traditions, and owing to its cosmopolitan status, has apart from the various popular attractions, many offbeat ones which you must experience.
New York - Empty Streets (Source: [Naro])
Keeping in mind your preference of off-beat and local attractions, I have listed out following 'must see' things. Read on and Enjoy!
Recognized as one of the top ten shopping streets in the world, the Hell's Kitchen Flee Market provides a shopping experience like no other. With something for everyone, shopping in the market is more like a treasure hunt, where one may find everything from Gucci bags to vintage vases and plates.
Flea market Hell's Kitchen (Source: JForth)
Here is a tourist review:
Not an art & craft market, not a Goan like market, not a food market, not an antique market, not a Xmas market... But finally a real FLEA market as it should be, run by very down to earth people. There's a bit of everything: old bottles, vintage clothing, reclaimed bits and pieces, porcelain, old advertising, old type writers, etc.. And the prices (with some bargaining efforts) are fairer than in other areas of New York. It's not very big, but just about the right size. I really liked it.
Address: 39th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues
Ph. No.: 212-243-5343
Timings: Saturday and Sunday 9am–6pm
Contrary to what the name might suggest, the Museum of Sex apart from being thoroughly entertaining, is surprisingly educational. It dedicates itself to 'the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality' and apart from the permanent collection, has had recent exhibitions that have included 'Action: Sex and the Moving Image'. The plenty of sex toys certainly does not make this a place to visit with your kids and you must be above 18 to visit. So do not forget to take your valid age proof.
You can avail a discount of $3 by booking online
Museum of Sex! (Source: gniliep)
Check out a visitor's view of this museum:
Very interesting museum that I dont mind going to again! Usually I find museums boring and the last place I would go but this place really raises and eyebrow for me. Maybe even both my eyebrows!
(Source: Museum of Sex)
Address: 233 5th Ave, at 27th St, New York, NY, United States
Ph. No.: +1 212-689-6337
Price: $17.50 + tax
Timings: Sunday - Thursday: 10am-8pm · Friday - Saturday: 10am-9pm
One of the most unique things to do in NYC, the Food Tours of New York take you away from the usual tourist attractions and to the largest buffet in the World. Each tour is customized according to one's preferences and is guided by persons who have an unbelievable passion for food. Though there are various food tours that one can undertake, the ones highly recommended are those offered by the Food on Foot Tours. It offers a variety of tours such as the East Village Block Party, Ice Cream-You Scream, International Express and Sandwich Salvation, and is an attempt to find out about the best of New York's real, hidden away, cheap and scrumptious options.
Food on Foot Tour (8) - Led Zeppole (Source: Daniel Bonatto)
Here is a tourist review:
As a first time visitor to New York we saw the tour advertised in the city pass. As lovers of good food and an a budget this should be on every visitors list of things to do first. We felt very relaxed and had a great time and were full at the end of the tour. This showed where the best food is at a very small price. We spent less than 25.00 and were both full at the end of a 3 1/2 hr. day. Cory was very fun and informative. We highly recommend this to all who visit and want to eat great food, and not be disappointed by restaurant chains.
Address: Food On Foot Tours, P.O. BOX 444, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
Timings:The timings depend on the tour undertaken. For a complete schedule click here.
Duration: 3–5 hours
Price: Approx $25.00 per person.
If you are in the mood for some adventure, I recommend you rent a bike and take a ride along the Hudson river. The abundant greenery, the gorgeous view of the Hudson and sufficient broad bike paths make for a beautiful, entertaining ride.
Though the price for the bike rental range from $15 to $40 depending on the number of hours you wish to rent it for, you can also undertake the Hudson River and Brooklyn Bridge Tour. The 13-14 mile stretch costs you $ 50, if you are an adult and $35 for a kid. For bookings, click here.
Riverside Park, north end - 11 (Source: Ed Yourdon)
Here is a review by a biker:
Never be down, if you're rolling along the Hudson River Park. Â Come here, bike the lanes, stop for break, watch the waves roll in and sweep out with all your life's ills. My new fave place to take my bike and be restored. Life is good when you can find peace just by listening to the river and feeling the sun and the air.
You can also rent the bike on an hourly basis here.
Location: 117 west 58th street (just one block from Central Park)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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