Exciting Things to Do in New York City for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in New York City

Exciting Things to Do in New York City for Thrill Seekers

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  • Angelina B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recently had an amazing solo trip to the city and got to experience the Empire State Building like never before. At the very top, Renita was there offering to take photos so people would have lasting memories of their vacations. She offered to take some of me because I was by myself. But the next thing that happened is what made this so special. There was a family of three generations and she was taking their photo with the Statue of Liberty in the background. She was explaining the significance about how we all came from somewhere and that having your family with you is so important because it’s where you came from. Touched my heart immensely. I came to the city to reconnect with my family and see my grandmother whose health is declining. It was a special moment. The most beautiful part of the city had nothing to do with the skyline. <3
    Written July 14, 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK344 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked the top of the rock for 7.00 on a Monday evening. Queuing to get in was simple and efficient. No problems going up to the lower viewing platform. There's a cafe to buy food and drink if you want. No problems going up to the top viewing platform. It was fairly busy, but you could get to the edge and take in the view, with a bit of patience. Top of the Rock gives great views of the empire state, central Park and the south of Manhattan island. Highly recommended. There are plenty of places to get something to eat in the Rockerfeller centre.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Climb 102 floors in 47 seconds to the top of One World Trade Center and the One World Observatory and experience spectacular views of all of New York City's five boroughs, New Jersey and Connecticut from the highest point in the city and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. From 1,300 feet in the air. Open from 9 to 9 and located on floors 100-102 with exhibits and restaurants, at 117 West Street, at the corner of West and Vesey Streets in lower Manhattan, the Old World Observatory features three sprawling levels and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame spectacular views of New York City. See the city's iconic sights, including the Statue of Liberty. and surrounding waters and iconic skyline, amazing 360-degree views for up to 45 miles in any direction. Take an interactive guided tour of the city, grab a bite to eat at the cafe and stop at the ONE restaurant's mixbar for a glass of celebratory prosecco wine. Also learn about the history of the World Trade Center.
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • Swagg T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved it the whole experience was way better than i expected staff super cool super attentive and friendly i would definitely go back with a larger group
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • Dawn iseson
    West Palm Beach, FL4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the 2nd time i saw this fabulous show. I brought my good friend, it was his first time and he was blown away. We had a great time. Bravo !
    Written July 13, 2024
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  • H K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my second time seeing Chamber Magic and it was unbelievable both times. Steve is a master performer and magician. The show was engaging, magical, interactive, and over before I knew it! 100% recommend this show to anyone in Manhattan for a night you won't forget. I will be making all my friends go!!
    Written July 18, 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 July 5, 2022
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  • David B
    Brooklyn, NY1,543 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were so close to escaping the room. We had the clock tower and it was really cool. We brought our soon to be 9 yo daughter and thought it was really fun. We did have some difficulty but almost finished but time ran out as you only have 1 hour to complete.
    Written March 24, 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 February 21, 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 July 10, 2023
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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 May 28, 2024
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  • Joey S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part theater/ part The Amazing Race, Accomplice is a hilarious trip through the Village, exploring local spots while meeting memorable characters as you “save” a kidnapped girl. Our group had a few different parties, but we quickly bonded together on our quest. Highly recommended for tourists who don’t want to hit the usual spots, and New Yorkers looking to rediscover the magic of this insane city. Weeks later we’ll still talking about it- for sure a highlight of our trip!
    Written July 6, 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 March 25, 2024
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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 November 4, 2023
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  • Paisley N
    London, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience! We enjoyed playing the online game . I enjoyed these puzzles because they were innovative and challenging. The interface worked well and we were able to easily join two other players in different locations. I highly recommend it
    Written September 4, 2021
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