City Guide Attractions: New York, NY
September 19, 2012 10:17 am ET
With all the glitz and glamor of Midtown Manhattan it’s difficult to break the mold and go outside your comfort zone. In our City Guide to shopping we highlighted a few lesser known shopping experiences that will make your weekend a financial success. This week we’re again taking the road less traveled with a spotlight on three great attractions to get the inside scoop on New York.
- Who doesn’t love a little Leo? But when the credits roll and Daniel Day, Cameron Diaz, and Liam Neeson are fast asleep in the collector’s edition dust jacket, you’re left with a lust for the Gangs of New York experience! TripAtlas has taken all the work out of your 5 points tour, with a simple jaunt over to their site you can walk the streets with Bill the Butcher and embrace all the dark details the Bowery has to offer. The Gangs of New York Tour is an attraction for both history and movie buffs alike.
- New York is all about the height, the tall buildings, the tall statues, and frankly, the tall people, so why spend your day pounding the pavement when you can be up in the sky? Come visit the South Street Sea Port for the amazing sights and delicious food but stay for the unique experience to fly across a circus trapeze. Trapeze NYC harnesses you up and has you flying in no time. Allow the adrenaline to course through your veins as you swing from one bar to the next above the gorgeous marina below.
- New York is home to a host of tourists from all around the world, so why not exotic parrots? High above the gates of the pre-Civil War cemetery, wild Quaker Parrots have set up elaborate nests delighting guests for years. Their dazzling color and exuberant personalities are a natural deterrent for the more common pigeon. Stroll through the gardens of Green-Wood Cemetery and let them dazzle and amaze you.
Featured photo by Brooklyn Parrots.