New York and its gigantic skyscrapers, crowded streets filled with cars honking, alarms echoing, shops, bars, cafés and restaurants, each more hip than the next, as well as exceptional museums and art galleries... New York and the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, Central Park and of course the Statue of Liberty... Those are all major and well-known spots that should not be missed. However, if you crave for the unusual in the Big Apple, you will find many other venues, off the wall and unexpected. In between passion, euphoria and excess, dive into a New York City strikingly out of the ordinary.
New York from above
What could be more unusual and astounding than taking a tour in a helicopter above Manhattan? This unforgettable adventure presents a 360° visit over the New York urban jungle. You will have the opportunity to admire a dazzling number of skyscrapers and historical monuments that made the reputation of the city. For something more romantic, choose a flight at sunset. It will take your breath away!
6 E River Piers 212
New York, NY 10004
Tel : +1 800 542 9933
Click here to book your flight on our website dedicated to tourist attractions.
Sleep No More, an unprecedented theatrical adventure
Be the actor of a play nobody knows the ending of. For 3 hours, immerse yourself in a closed down 1930s private mansion amidst Chelsea district.You are asked to wear a white mask before silently wandering through the various dark rooms inhabited by characters at times mysterious, at other times sensual and moving. Thanks to this participative take on Shakespeare's tragedy, you will really live these tormented stories of murder and passion.
The McKittrick Hotel
530 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel : +1 212 904 1880
Apotheke, secret bar in Chinatown
Located in the heart of Chinatown, you will have to look for this underground bar. Finding the entrance is in itself a challenge. Imagine a dark alley, a wooden door under a Gold Flower Restaurant sign, and a massive porter waiting for you. As soon as you enter the place, you are plunged in a subdued atmosphere, amidst a hip and creative customer base.Enjoy steaming cocktails that look like philtres with added medicinal value, based on fruits, flowers and vegetables. As the night goes on, DJs take over and transform the bar into a dance floor.
9 Doyer Street 1
New York, NY 10013
Tel : +1 212 406 0400
Menu: around 16 USD
Shake Shack, the New York burger that can't be missed
There is no way you leave New York without stopping for a delicious burger. And not just any burger at that. Shake Shack is representative of the New York-styled burger, and recognized as the best in Manhattan. With burgers made of melted cheese, juicy meat and secret sauces, accompanied by a variety of side dishes, there will be something for everyone, carnivores and vegetarians alike. Make sure to save room for desserts, as the famous frozen custard is a delight not to be missed.
Madison Square Park
Madison Avenue & E 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Tel : +1 646 747 2606
Menu: between 4.5 USD and 9 USD
A studious night among books at the Library Hotel
Straight from the Dewey Decimal Classification (used by librarians to define shelf location), the Library Hotel gives pride of place to books. The hotel owns a large collection of more than 6,000 art publications all exploring particular topics in their categories. On each of the 10 floors in the hotel, you will find a different category of books based on the famous classification methodology, like social science, literature, arts and recreation and religion... Furthermore, every one of the 60 bedrooms is designed in a unique manner. Take some time and browse the bookshelves that hold thousands of works. Maybe you'll opt for a science fiction book to get closer to the stars, or a love story for a romantic night like no other.
299 Madison Avenue
New York City 10017
+1 212 983 4500
Rooms: from 199 USD