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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  • Eliza F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My children and my friend’s son wanted to come to NYC to see the top of the Empire State Building so we decided to go for it! Needless to say it was one amazing experience! One of the managers Kevin helped expedite an issue we had in the beginning when we first got there. He was extremely helpful and very professional and took care of everything in a timely manner. He was also so nice and went above and beyond. I highly recommend coming to see the Empire State Building. First time for us and it was definitely worth the trip!
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • TeWe
    Helsinki, Finland1,134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to see some spectacular views of New York. Probably the best view over Central Park. There is a new attraction called The Beam but unfortunately it was out of order when we visited.
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • SUBZEROSKIDD10
    Thetford, VT1,099 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the US and the observatory offers 360 degree views for miles. The history and the legacy is awing, as you think about how this tourist destination would not exist had it not been for 9/11. I went on a clear day and had great views. The price isn’t horrible if you just do the standard admission. To me, it’s nothing I would need to experience again but overall it is worth the experience.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Sherpa37139569310
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here for the first time and had an amazing experience! We did the Black Mirror game, it was like nothing we’d ever experienced before! Def recommend this place & thanks to Gianna who was very kind and helpful!
    Written 20 May 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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  • Lemonyguac
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I really enjoyed the magic show. It was an intimate venue with about 40-50 people only so you were close up to the stage. I really loved the magic performed because even if you didn't volunteer or were randomly selected there was still parts that involved the whole audience that was just left everyone in awe. I definitely recommend going for a date night or friends group if you enjoy magic, illusions, or just mysterious storytelling. The Magician was fun, inviting, and of course the illusions leave you saying - how'd he do that?! The way the Dan delivers some of the illusions is funny, heartwarming, and always hits the wow factor.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • David B
    Brooklyn, NY1,492 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 24 March 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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  • Robin K
    Matawan, NJ3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my second Accomplice experience - the first one was with my friend, about 20-years-ago. We lived in NYC then and decided to participate on a lark and had a great time.

    For this second Accomplice adventure, my friend and I brought our teenage daughters. Plus our detective group included some friendly visitors from Sweden (shout out to Martin and Emily - should you see this). It was just as much fun as I remembered.

    It’s a different mystery this time around, but just as intriguing. The cast were great at improv, using their skills to act out the story to us, while simultaneously, and almost seamlessly, interacting with us. They smashed that third wall right down as they parsed out clues to us. We eventually managed to piece those clues together and ultimately solve the mystery presented.

    The late afternoon event was spent traipsing through NYC village. It’s silly at times and you just have to go with the flow of the fun. I whole-heartedly recommend this experience to all.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Penny J
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing tour! See and learn about the natural beauty of the area and all the wonderful, friendly people who offer small businesses in this part of the Poconos. Buy local! The tour guide and driver were both welcoming and seemed to love sharing information about their home.
    Written 20 May 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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  • 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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