Best Adventurous Things to Do in New York City

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in New York City

Best Adventurous Things to Do in New York City

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  • Victor D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is awesome. Great time to spend and do some interactive challenges. The squid games option was so much fun. Both G-unit and Robert were so friendly and helpful in explaining everything. I would definitely recommend this place.
    Written 13 June 2024
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA720 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The SPY HQ museum & experience is an excellent overview of spy craft and major spying incidents in the US. I've been to other spy museums in the past (such as the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC) that go into the history & technology of spy craft in more detail. SpyScape concentrates instead on a more interactive learning experience, with lots of computer kiosks for you to learn more major aspects of the craft. Children may find this more interesting than the usual display cases.

    Another interesting aspect of this museum is the personality profile you gradually fill out by using a supplied wristband to log into computer terminals spread throughout the main floor. Even you are not intending to work for a spy agency, these types of intelligence and spatial awareness quizzes you fill out gives you an idea of what to expect with many contemporary job interviews. It was interesting to see what the computer tests leads the museum to conclude what type of intelligence officer you'd make.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • cosmicmd
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I bought tickets for me and my college aged son for Chamber Magic, but any anxiety or uncertainty was quickly allayed upon arrival. From our first interaction with the greeter/assistant, the experience was first class. While admittedly a splurge, the show was amazing from start to finish. Mr Cohen is a true entertainer--smooth as silk with a seamless presentation. The room was truly opulent, and the dress code was a nice touch. (Don't be put off by that, elevated the experience.) Cannot recommend this show more highly. A nice alternative to a Broadway show. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Andrea N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I haven't seen a magic show like this one in years! I was blown away. I love how Dan engages with the crowd and doesn't embarrass people who help out on stage. I was fully entertained and engaged the whole time. There is no other show like it!
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • frances l
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really fun! Super intense, this is the most immersive escape room I’ve ever played and I've done soo many at this point. This has to be my favorite location. John our game master was soooo helpful and we wouldn’t have made it out with his help! Definitely going again!
    Written 21 February 2023
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  • Laura
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved the the End of Days room so much that we also tried the Carbon: 3708 later on the same day. Carbon was really challenging and we needed extra time and lots of hints to escape (and we are experienced at escape rooms.) End of Days was just the right amount of challenge. Staff was super friendly. Great location. We would like to return to do the third room.
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • Danielle K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So glad we found this show! We wanted something not touristy, but still able to see sights and be outside in the nice weather. We got paired up with another couple, who were very nice and we all solved clues together. Cast was amazing and so so funny. Congrats to Betsy and team on a great show.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • KK
    Maryland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best escape room we’ve ever done. We did the subway escape room. It was so fun we immediately did another one too. The mob heist one was cool too, but the subway one was the best. Our game master Mike was really nice and helpful. Definitely should check it out!
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • Artistlin
    Lafayette, CA43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most interesting theatrical experiences ever. in the beginning I DID find it very frustrating to find the characters in the large space and find out where the action was happening, but once I caught on to listen and look carefully, I had a great experience. It would be great if the staff gave a couple of hints or clues as to where to start and what to watch for.

    I would recommend getting as early an entry to the show as possible so you have time to get acquainted with the "hotel" and get a feel for the space and what is going on. Afterwards I read a blog where they recommended focusing spending time on the 2nd and 4th floors to catch most of the action.

    I hope I get a chance to return and see more of the things I missed...there is no way to see all the story lines in one "viewing".
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Sri V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were at the Statue of Liberty when we saw lots of Heli flying around, we found u guys on our google search and signed up on our phone within mins got a confirmation and took the ride of our life the very next day. Absolutely clean process, and Oh boy what an amazing experience, This Heli ride was the highlight of our trip to East Coast!! My brother was visiting from another country and took back incredible mental images of NY city!! The guys were uber helpful and I would highly recommend anyone who is thinking of taking a ride, don;t second guess, this will be best experience and you will be taking about it for months!! The pic quality and views are amazing , we are working on getting some frames made for our travel wall at home so we can virtually revisit!! Thanks guys for an amazing experience
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • Kiara S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I got a standby ticket! I got in line at 6:50 AM, and was 20th in line. They ended up letting 25 people in but there was around 50 in line. It’s the same line for Kelly Clarkson, Seth Meyers & Fallon which they separate when the store opens but the majority were there for Fallon.

    After I got my ticket for Fallon (#20) I got a ticket for Kelly Clarkson’s morning show (figured I would be waiting around anyway) and was #11. I was the last person they let in for Kelly Clarkson!

    Fun experience! I would recommend getting in line early! Be prepared to wait around a lot.
    Written 10 June 2024
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  • Dee C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place for fun and laughs..the drinks were good.. delicious cauliflower pizza. MAX is the best axe throwing teacher. Very friendly and out going
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • dands238
    Batavia, NY210 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun store for fans of the series and/or movies. There were quite a few photo opportunities and lots of merchandise. Also had props to see from the movies.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Sarahjane026
    London30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We privately hired the boat with Sean and it was so much fun. Can’t recommend this enough. Would definitely do this again and will recommend to everyone.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • Harry A
    Long Island, NY107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fun! The room was set up very well, challenging but not impossible. Staff was very nice and helpful. Booking process was very easy. All in all, fun way to spend an hour. Only one complaint: no markings on the exterior of the building. You kind of have to just know where it is.
    Written 4 November 2023
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