Activities

NY Waterway

Certified tour guides narrate informative waterfront excursions that provide magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline. Tours include the 90-minute Skyline, Twilight and NY History cruises. Times/prices vary. The hourlong Gateway to America Harbor Tour (daily at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.; $18 adults, $16 seniors, $14 children ages 4-12) departs from Slip 5 in the Maritime Building (10 South St., btw Whitehall & Broad sts. Map 1, O7).

NYC Celebrity Homes Tour

This extensive bus and walking tour takes visitors all over the city to see various celebrity haunts, including the homes of stars such as Tom Cruise and Beyoncé, with plenty of photo stops along the way and a post-tour lunch at well-heeled hotspot, Southern Hospitality. $35-$65 individual. For reservations, departing location points and times, call 718.782.7627.

NYC Discovery

With dozens of tours to choose from, including food and drink-oriented tavern tours, art history and famous movie site tours, visitors take cultural, historical or biographical guided walks around the city.Private tours also available. Dates/times/meeting points vary. Tours $18-$25. 212.465.3331.

NYC Downtown Boathouse

This organization works to make the Hudson River accessible to all. Free, fun activities at its three facilities include kayaking. Kayaking is available every Sat & Sun at Piers 40 and 96 every Sat & Sun 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and at W. 72nd St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Jul. & Aug.)

NYC GoGreen Tours

Visitors explore Central Park during an eco-friendly tour by foot, bike or pedicab carriage. Dates/times/prices vary. 347.329.5082.

NYC Kids Tour

This fun-filled excursion incorporates math-, science- and art-based educational challenges and games for kids, all while scouring city sights. Daily at 10 a.m. Meets at the Southeast corner of W. 42nd St. & Sixth Ave., 800.619.2795

On Board NY Tours

The drivers of these climate-controlled shuttle buses are also the guides, disembarking with guests to show them Strawberry Fields in Central Park, Trinity Church, Wall Street, South Street Seaport, Rockefeller Center and more. Daily, times/prices vary.

On Location Tours

 

These bus tours take visitors to spots recognizable from TV shows, including “Gossip Girl” and “Sex and the City,” as well as movies, such as “The Super Tour of NYC” (superhero movies filmed in the city), “The TCM Classic Film Tour” and others.

Once on This Island

(Previews began Nov. 9, 2017, opened Dec. 3, 2017)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Art comes close to mirroring real life in this revival of the 1990 musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, set on an idyllic Caribbean island devastated by a great storm. A peasant girl from one side of the island falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Will true love win out over cultural differences? 

Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W 2 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $69.50-$159.50

Open Tour New York

This new sightseeing service allows passengers to explore Manhattan via double-decker buses on hop-on, hop-off tours, with stops at Times Square, Central Park, One World Trade Center and more. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased on board, at the Open Tour store, directly from authorized agents around the city or online.

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