Activities

Ghosts of New York Walking Tour

Guides take visitors in search of the city’s ghostly spirits, seeking all things spooky on tours such as “Edgar Allan Poe Spook” and “Phantom Pub Crawl Starring Harry Houdini.” Dates/times/prices vary. 

Ghosts of the City

Dr. Phil Schoenberg takes tourists through Downtown Manhattan, visiting sites such as Trinity Churchyard and City Hall Park and telling ghostly tales of the spirits of Algonquin Indians, Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Allan Poe and Marie Roget. Dates/times vary.

Gleason's Gym

Box at the oldest boxing gym in the United States. Take a swing in one of the rings, spar with a punching bag, pin someone to the mat or use cardio equipment and free weights. The gym has special day rates for both exercisers and those who just want to take a look around and watch. 

Go Select

Visitors can save up to 20 percent on admission prices when they choose two, four or more attractions from a selection of 50, including Top of the Rock, American Museum of Natural History, an NBC Studio Tour and the Museum of Modern Art. www.smartdestinations.com. 800.887.9103.

Gotham Comedy Club

Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer are among the big-name stand-ups who have performed in the 10,000-square-foot space, known for its comfortable Art Deco ambience. Food and drink served. 

In addition to headliners, New Talent Showcases are a staple of the club’s calendar. Food and drink menus available. Highlights:

May 30-June 1: Godfrey

June 7-8: Derek Gaines

June 14-15: Liza Treyger

June 21-22: Josh Wolf

Gourmet Dinner Cruise

Guests savor a four-course gourmet dinner on board a luxurious cruise ship. See some of New York’s most famous landscapes, including the State of Liberty, up close. $120 per person. Call for times and departure locations.

Governor's Island Walking Tour

(Open June thru Aug. 31) Turned over to the public after 200 years of restricted military use, Governor’s Island features a mile-long waterfront esplanade, two 19th-century forts and 64 landmarked buildings. The National Park Service offers free tours Weds & Thurs with ferries to the island departing at 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gracie Mansion Tour

Built by
Archibald Gracie in 1799, the mansion now serves as the official home of NYC’s mayor. Forty-five-minute tours are
conducted on the hour 10 & 11 a.m., 1 & 2 p.m. on Wed. $7 adults, $4 seniors, free for children and students. Reservations required.

Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

Learn the secrets and compelling history of the famous transportation hub with this self-guided audio tour, available on a device from Orpheo. $9 adults, $7 seniors/disabled, students/children. Pickup from the Grand Central Terminal Tour Window on the Main Concourse.

Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

The history, architecture and secrets of New York’s grandest railway terminus are revealed on the state-of-the-art audio tour, available for hire at GCT Tour windows on the main concourse. Headset tours, which last between 30 mins to an hour, come in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and German. Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $7 adults, $6 seniors/disabled, $5 students/children.

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