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NYC Outdoor Activities You Never Thought About Doing

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New York is known for being a real concrete jungle, but today I’m going to show you some of the most amazing NYC outdoor activities you never thought about doing! So, see below how to explore New York in a different way!


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People come to New York and end up doing the most common activities and experiences like visiting famous landmarks, restaurants, bars, shopping, museums and galleries, etc. But, not everyone knows the different and pretty special NYC outdoor activities you can though out the city.

I decided to show you 3 of them for you to try out! From customized picnics at the park, to horseback riding and jet skiing in the Hudson River, I’m sure you’re going to have a fantastic time!

But wait! There is just so much more that we can organize for you: rollerblade rentals, bike rentals, bike tours, walking tours, pedicab tours, food tours, secret tours, and more!

If you have time, why not book all three? You don’t need to do anything, just Contact Us with your request and we’ll set is all up to you and your friends/family.


Picnic at the Park

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So many people come to NY and tell me that they’d love to have a picnic at the park. They see so many locals having fun and they want the same experience, but don’t know where to start from or don’t have time to plan it all.

In addition, going to Central Park can be an overwhelming experience due to all the tourists roaming around. But, going to Central Park, with the right information of the best hidden spots for a delicious, unique picnic, can be priceless!

Plus, it’s also a great idea for a special celebration or a romantic afternoon at the park!

Well, we love this experience! Many of our private clients and corporate clients do too, and we’ve written about it before!

You will definitely have a great time! There are countless different options to choose from!

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Horseback Riding

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Yes! You can do horseback riding at Central Park too! Different from the carriages that over work the horses, our partner takes really good care of them.

Each horse works a maximum of 6hours a day and are transported to the park properly.

The tours are 1 hour long and pass by the most beautiful spots in the park from Strawberry Fields, where the John Lennon memorial is, to the Reservoir and other special spots.

If you have kids, it’s also a great activity since they have 10min pony rides. Little ones should be 2 years old at least and the guide is beside them all the time.

I rode Oscar, a huge, beautiful, white horse and had a great time exploring Central Park through another angle.

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Jet Ski in the Hudson River

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I had heard before that people could rent a jet ski, hop on and enjoy the Hudson River! But, I had never really tried it.

Well, I finally decided to be brave and go try it out, after all, how cool is it to actually ride a jet ski on this famous river?!

We got the ferry at a downtown spot, ride beside the 9/11 Memorial and head to a Marina on the Jersey side. It’s only 15min away from Manhattan. Super quick and seamless.

Each way costs $8/person and ferries leave quite frequently, so don’t worry.

There are 2 types of rides, a shorter one that covers mostly Midtown Manhattan and downtown, and the 2.5h ride that you actually drive around the entire Manhattan island. So cool!

I had a great time! The view is truly spectacular, it’s a priceless experience and the Hudson water is quite, by the way!

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If you enjoyed these NYC outdoor activities you never thought about doing and love moving your body around nature, be sure to see our suggestions on Day Trips & Travels.

Also, if you prefer classes to sweat it all out, see our Fitness & Health posts, where you can explore countless other tips of what to do throughout the city!

Have fun!


Disclaimer: All liabilities are signed directly with and are responsibility of our partners. Behind the Scenes NYC, LLC only intermediates the experience to our clients.


Videography and PhotographyBlack3 Agency
Beauty: Leila Soldeira
Styling:
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*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

The Most Coveted NYC Helicopter Tours: Seeing NYC From Above

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Some NYC Helicopter tours can be more of the same, but our experiences are certainly the most coveted ones! Come find the top shared and private tours, luxury travel experiences, transfers to the airport, flights to the Hamptons, charters across New York and other destinations, and more! Explore NYC from above!

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Have you ever through on NYC helicopter tours? Seeing New York City from above is a literally priceless experience. The city is gorgeous, regardless of the perspective you’re seeing it from, but seeing our concrete jungle from the air is taking it to another level.

We have countless NYC helicopter tours for you to pick from and to fulfill all your dreams and needs.

Find below a description of each experience and book now to guarantee your spot! It will surely be a memorable part of your New York trip, as well as giving you the possibility of shooting great pics!

All tours and services are also offered for Corporate Groups.


Shared Helicopter Tours

 1) The Instagram Photo Flight

Are you on tight budget and therefore, not looking for a private aerial photography flight?

You have the option to purchase individual seats, sharing a 3-passenger Robinson R44 with other photographers. The experienced helicopter pilots will create a flight plan that works for everyone, covering the most photographed New York landmarks.

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Doors are removed for unobstructed views (except in extremely cold temperatures);
  • Instagram photo flights start and end at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY;
  • Instagram photo flights are 1 hour and cover entire Manhattan;
  • We fly Robinson R44 helicopters so everyone on board has window seats;
  • Available 7 days a week (day, sunset, night), 7am – 7pm, year-round;
  • Flights go out with a minimum of 2 passengers;
  • Private Flights available, starting at $1,150/person + airtport fee
  • Weight restrictions apply.

Duration: 60min
Price: $475/person + airport fee

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2) Scenic Helicopter Tours – from Westchester

Helicopters lift off from Westchester Airport and reach New York City airspace in just a few minutes.

On a 30-minute helicopter tour our skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, Harlem, Yankee Stadium and the George Washington Bridge. NOTE: The 30-minute tour does not reach the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area.

Opt for an extended, 45-minute helicopter tour and fly all the way Downtown to see the Freedom Tower, Battery Park, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty. Both tours include flying over historic Westchester landmarks such as the Tarrytown castles, Tappan Zee Bridge and Hudson Palisades.

Roundtrip hotel transfers are available from Manhattan (additional cost).

Duration: 30min (Shared)
Price: $305/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

Duration: 45min (Shared)
Price: $445/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

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3) Seasonal Scenic Tours – from Westchester

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Marvel at the cascade of blazing reds, yellows and oranges of Hudson Valley Fall Foliage from the comfort of a helicopter.

Take off from Westchester Airport, fly over historic landmarks such as Castle-on-Hudson, Lyndhurst Mansion, Kykuit (Rockefeller Estate), Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River Palisades and the infamous Sing Sing Prison.

Opt for an extended, 45-minute helicopter tour and fly all the way to Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain, US Military Academy West Point and Indian Point Energy Center.

In winter time, witness the snow-covered Hudson Valley and the crystallized trees of Harriman State Park and Bear Mountain. A low and slow perspective of the beauty of winter.

Roundtrip hotel transfers are available from Manhattan (additional cost).

Duration: 30min (Shared)
Price: $305/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

Duration: 45min (Shared)
Price: $445/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44 or AS350

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Private Helicopter Tours

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1) Open Door Photography Tours

If you’re interested in Photography, this is the tour for you! The open-door photography tours are especially created for professional or amateur photographers, so they can capture iconic New York sights without glare from the sun.

We can organize a professional photography instructor to fly with clients who have no prior experience with photography.

Open-door tours are 1 hour long and fly over Central Park, Empire State Building, Midtown, Financial District, Freedom Tower, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge.

Clients can plan custom itinerary with their pilot for special projects. Clients must have their own equipment (camera or smartphone) secured with straps for safety.

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2) Private Scenic Helicopter Tours – from Westchester

Same description as Shared Scenic Tours (above). See the 30 or 45-minute private tour, for up to 3 passengers. There are other options for bigger parties, upon request.

Duration: 30min
Price: $730/person + airport fees
Helicopter: AS350

Duration: 45min
Price: $1,015 + airport fees
Helicopter: AS350

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3) Private Seasonal Scenic Tours – from Westchester

Same description as Shared Seasonal Scenic Tours (above).

Duration: 30min
Price: $730/person + airport fee
Helicopters: Robinson R44

Duration: 45min
Price: $1,015 + airport fees
Helicopters: Robinson R44

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Charters around NY and other destinations

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In today’s world, everything from communication to travel is happening faster than ever. Helicopter charters are changing the way people get from one place to another.

Stop stressing about your daily commute, missing your flight or an important meeting. Skip traffic and fly with the best charter helicopter service New York has to offer.

Moreover, as our guest, rest assured that you will be flying in the safest, most modern charter helicopters in New York.

The fleet is second to none, with pilots boasting years of flight training from some of the best aviation schools around the globe!

Our partner is registered with Wyvern, a global aviation safety auditing firm, a testament to our outstanding safety record and reliability.

Destinations are:

Manhattan, New York Airports, Woodbury Commons, Hamptons, Atlantic City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Vermont Ski Resorts, Lake George, Lake Placid, Niagara Falls, Rhode Island, Downtown Montreal, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and Maine.

In addition, there are also options for Luxury Jet Charters!

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Airport Transfers

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This is surely the fastest way to get to the airports!

Since rooftop helicopter landings are not permitted, Manhattan has three heliports open to the public.

So, with convenient access to all New York-area airports and Manhattan heliports, the helicopter charter service will pick you up and deliver you to your destination quickly and comfortably.

Available from the Airport/Heliport Closest to You:

West 30th Street Heliport (Hudson River)
East 34th Street Heliport (East River)
Downtown Manhattan / Wall Street Heliport (East River)

Oh!!! The helicopter airport transfers can be combined with NYC sightseeing tours too!

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So, if you enjoyed these NYC helicopter tours, we have quite a few other options for you!

If you’re interested in arranging an unforgettable wedding proposal or engagement day, see how we can help!

Finally, buy the coolest gift ever: a NYC Helicopter Ride Gift Card and lastly, explore our Luxury Travel Experiences or head to the Hamptons for a relaxing weekend!


Disclaimer: All liabilities are signed directly with and are responsibility of our helicopter partner. Behind the Scenes NYC, LLC only intermediates the experience to our clients.


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Photo Credits: Courtesy of our partner, @m__g__v and TomDurante

*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

Experience Some Unique Photo Tours in New York

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Experience some fun and unique photo tours in New York! While exploring this fantastic city, you have a professional guide and photographer registering every moment!


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Do you want the best pictures of you, while exploring the city?! Take a look at some unique photo tours in New York!

Well, New York definitely offers some of the best tours not only for visitor, but also for locals. It can get pretty overwhelming to chose the best one for you, so let us help you out!

We have curated the best partners that offer the most exclusive, secret and unique tours in New York!

In this digital and online era, nothing is more rewarding as going back home with the best pictures you could ever have from your trip, right?

We offer, in partnership with one of our top partners, amazing tours exploring NY and other boroughs with local guides. Their difference? They are also fantastic professional photographers!

We love these unique photo tours in New York!

Do you want a customized tour? You can create with us your desired stops! Our partner guides will tell you the local stories and get the most amazing pictures of you and your family & friends! How about exploring Bushwick’s street art?

If you do not know which stops you want to visit, let us customize a route for you!!!

You’ll receive all of the photos your photographer-guide takes during your experience, which typically equates to 75+ professional pictures during a two-hour session.”

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TOUR DETAILS:

  • Price: $130 per hour, per group of up to three people (not per person). To add more people there is a $50 flat fee per person (per day, if booking multiple days).
  • Our Promo-Code: BTSNYC for 10% off!
  • Photos: You’ll receive your digital folder of photos within 72 hours from the time the tour ends (excluding weekend days)
  • Duration: 2 hours minimum

INCLUDED: 

  • Knowledgeable, local guide/photographer
  • Hotel pick-up via subway (upon request)
  • Unlimited photos of you and your group
  • Lunch – for those who book a guide for 6+ hours
  • New York taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Subway transfers
  • Gratuities (optional, but appreciated!)

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If you are looking for a special photo tour for your team or clients, contact our experts to learn more about our Corporate Services.

If you want to explore Bushwick Graffiti, Bites & Drinks Photo Tour, take a look and see what it’s all about!


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*Last Update on March/2020.*

Little Treats NYC: Tradicional Brazilian Brigadeiros In Town

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If you’ve been to Brazil, you have probably tried one of their amazing tradicional chocolate sweets named Brigadeiro. To our happiness, Little Treats NYC offers some very exclusive flavors!

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UNFORTUNATELY THIS COMPANY PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

What are brigadeiros? They are basically a small, handcrafted truffle-sized sweet ball made with condensed milk, chocolate and butter.

Sounds simply delicious, we know! And they are! This is the #1 Brazilian traditional sweet that is part of the amazing culture. Probably, one of the reasons Brazilians are so happy! Ha!

Well, the sweet itself seams relatively simple to make. Moreover, it’s actually hard to compare to anything we know around here, since it’s looks like a truffle, but the taste is completely different! So much better, we have to confess!

Well, the chocolate flavored are the original ones. In time, due to the sweet’s huge popularity – being the top “sweetheart sweet” in the country – there are today infinite variations and flavors. Plus, even sizes! We find some very tiny ones and, on the other hand, some massive ones! To be honest, we just think the normal sized ones are perfect for any type of craving.

In addition, if they are smaller, the action of eating more of the small ones, for some weird reason, is so much more fun! Go figure…

Now, if you’ve never been to Brazil or tried one of these beauties, you can try them here in New York City!!!

A few years ago, Cinthia and Andreza – two super polite and dear Brazilians girls we met – opened they own Brigadeiro company called Little Treats NYC! Every time we ordered with them, or bumped into their kiosk at a market place, the sweets were amazingly fresh! They always seamed to be super recently baked.

Little Treats NYC has a few special flavors like: capuccino, coconut, Oreo, lemon and pistachio.

You can buy the online, which is great, and they also offer catering services for every type of event. After all, Brigadeiros are the perfect sweet for any occasion!

Lastly, if you want to adventure yourself and bake them, search online for the recipe and follow it precisely. The BEST part of it all is: scraping the pan at the end, with that chocolate leftovers still hot! OMG…

Enjoy and save some of us!


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Little Treats

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