Activities

Shop NYC Tours

Fashion conscious tour guides take shoppers to boutiques and retail venues via strolling, subway or limo, offering up to 20 percent off at select “insider” stores. $34-$49. Times/locations vary. 800.619.2795.

Spanish Harlem Walking Tour

Visitors discover one of New York City’s best-kept secrets: Spanish Harlem, including the evolution of salsa music as they visit influential sights associated with Tito Puente, Machito Grillo, Marc Anthony and more. Tues & Thurs 2-4 p.m. $25. Tours depart from

Spelunk NYC

True explorers and adventurers join founder, Geoff Grandberg, in a unique five-hour tour that unearths rare and abandoned NYC locales ranging from 80 to over 200 years old, including WWII bunkers, a submarine, Cold War-era hangers and rail houses. Thurs, Sat & Sun 10 a.m. $90 per person, $250 flat rate for fewer than three people. Ticket price includes transportation to all sites, including pickup at the start of tour in Union Square. 646.509.0991.

SPiN New York

This 13,000-square-foot table tennis club is backed by actress Susan Sarandon and features a lounge, pro shop, bar, restaurant and private room. Visitors can sign up for private and group lessons with internationally known coaches and players.

Hours: M-Tu 11 am-midnight, W 11 am-1 am, Th-Sa 11 am-2 am, Su 11 am-10 pm

Cost: Before 5 pm: $19 for 30 mins; after 5 pm: $29 for 30 mins

Springsteen on Broadway

(Tickets on sale thru Dec. 15, 2018)

(2 hrs, no intermission)

“The Boss” makes his Broadway debut in a solo acoustic show.

“My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music,” Springsteen says. “Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.”

Schedule varies

Tickets: $75-$850

Spyscape

The interactive experience includes a museum of spy artifacts, such as an original Enigma machine from WWII, and immersive spy challenges, such as encryption, deception, surveillance, hacking and special ops. Through testing their spy skills (risk-tolerance, brainpower and personality), visitors are assessed as to which spy role best suits them, from agent handler to cryptologist to intelligence analyst to spymaster. 

A typical visit lasts approximately 1.5-2 hrs, and is recommended for adults and teens.

Open: M-F 10 am-9 pm, Sa & Su 9 am-9 pm, last entry 7:30 pm

Statue by Night Cruises

Enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast to the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and the nightlife lights of Manhattan on this hour-and-a-half cruise. Nightly 7:15 p.m. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children ages 3-12. Cruises depart from

Statue Cruises

Ferries carry visitors to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum daily, with National Park Service rangers on board to regale passengers with their expert knowledge. Daily departure times from Battery Park vary. Standard tickets: $18.50 adults, $14 seniors (62+), $9 children ages 4-12. Audio tour included.

Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

This one-hour tour guides visitors through the historic sites of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and more. Mon-Sun 11:15, 1:15 & 2: 15 p.m. $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 children. Cruises depart from Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport.

Style Made Simple

Customized shopping tours for men, women and brides-to-be’s are based on budget, style, occasion and neighborhood. Times/prices vary. 888.807.8105.

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