You're as Cold as Ice: 4 Cool and Delicious NYC Activities

July 11, 2016

Summer heat got you feeling a bit cranky?

People used to see you as loving and kind, a defender of high spirits and unofficial cheerleader of Happy. But lately you've been subject to phrases such as "cold hearted witch" and "ice queen." When did this happen? When did the sweaty summer heat drain your soul and turn you into a mere shell of human angst and emotion?

Hope is on the way. You can fight this battle against the attitude-altering monstrosity we call the sun. Become the good kind of ice queen -- think Frozen, that child-friendly film that warmed hearts across the world. All it takes is a few cool treats.

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    Dinners in the Dark

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    You've been to all of the best restaurants in NYC so often, even the most famous dishes are starting to lose their allure. Reignite your passion for dining by experiencing it in a whole new way. At Dinners in the Dark, you'll experience course after course of delicious food and wine -- all while completely blindfolded. By being blindfolded, all of your other senses will be enhanced. You'll be able to taste and smell all of the subtle flavors that you may not have otherwise. As part the experience, you won't be told what you are eating until after the meal is over, so you can have a fun time guessing what each dish is composed of. After Dinners in the Dark, you'll never look at food the same way again.
    Dinners in the Dark

    85 MacDougal St, New York

    • Experience a full course dinner while completely blindfolded
    • Heighten your other 4 senses as you experience flavors, scents, sound, and textures in a whole new way
    • Try to guess the dishes and wines before the end of the meal, when they are finally revealed
    • Indulge in a delicious meal you won't soon forget
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    Arthur Avenue Food Tour: NY’s Real Little Italy

    Discover the true Little Italy of New York City and see the neighborhood where Broadway's "A Bronx Tale" is set. Arthur Avenue in the Bronx remains a close-knit neighborhood of Italian food shops, most of which have been in business for over 100 years. Join this walking tour of Arthur Avenue and 187th Street and you’ll visit butchers, bakers, and cheese shops, as well as the famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market. You’ll taste some of the best bites in Little Italy and meet the food artisans who are keeping traditions alive.
    Arthur Avenue Food Tour: NY’s Real Little Italy

    2344 Arthur Avenue, Bronx

    • See New York’s Real Little Italy where Italians still shop and own the businesses
    • Taste delicious pastries, cheese, salume, bread, and more, all made by local artisans
    • Meet the people who make the food and have owned these shops for generations
    • Learn all about the history of the Bronx, the Italian community that built the city, and the neighborhood
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    Midtown Sights & Bites Food Tour

    Explore the very center of New York City with our expert local guides. You’ll see famous sights and get the inside scoop on places like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Grand Central Terminal. Along the way our guides will introduce you to our favorite local food shops for pizza, coffee, pastries, and more. You’ll know all the great spots to eat and won’t be stuck eating at chain restaurants with all the other tourists!
    Midtown Sights & Bites Food Tour

    89 E 42nd St, New York

    • See famous landmarks like Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center
    • Discover hidden local food spots, retail shops, and a quiet oasis in the world’s busiest neighborhood
    • Get insider tips on how to navigate Times Square, avoid scams, and get great deals on theater tickets
    • Enjoy a day touring the best city in the world with your friends and family
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    Total NYC Combo 1: Tenements, Midtown, & Craft Cocktails

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    You’ll have the best day in NYC on this Total NYC Tour! Try amazing food, learn about historic neighborhoods and NYC nightlife. Come hungry, because you’ll sample fantastic immigrant food as you learn about their culture and culinary traditions. You’ll stop by some hidden indie shops, enjoy some craft beer and then explore the East Village- one of the main nightlife districts. This is 3 tours combined into one day, what a steal!
    Total NYC Combo 1: Tenements, Midtown, & Craft Cocktails

    City Hall Park, New York

    • Discover hidden local food shops
    • See classic NYC sites like Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central Terminal
    • Sample NYC nightlife at the best cocktail bars in the city
    • Experience the city with a local guide
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    Kayaking & Wine Tasting

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    Need motivation for some outdoor exercise? How about knowing there are five different wine's waiting at the end of it? This kayaking and wine tour adventure is the perfect mix of active exploration and tasty relaxation. With pickup available at two locations in NYC, you'll get to the Delaware river in no time to begin your peaceful 2 hour trek. Wine, Dine, and escape the busy city life for a day of total leisure. Get ready for an unforgettable day. You'll never have paddled faster knowing what awaits you at the end.
    Kayaking & Wine Tasting

    85 Delancey St, New York

    • Enjoy a 6-mile paddle down the Delaware followed by a Wine Tasting at Westfall Winery
    • Explore alone in a single kayak or join another in a tandem kayak for your journey down the river
    • Eat a quality lunch at the post-kayak campsite, and then head to the winery
    • Taste 5 different wines at a beautiful vineyard
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    Magazine Street Foodie Tour

    All real foodies know that the soul of a city lies in the food it has to offer. Local New Orleanians love food, but they rarely go to the French Quarter to eat. Why? Because so many of the best restaurants are located right in their neighborhoods! On this tour, you'll get to explore one such foodie paradise -- Magazine Street! This vibrant neighborhood in Uptown is part of the beautiful Garden District. There, your guides will take you to some of the locals' favorite spots. You'll start at a famed po boy restaurant and continue down the street for a full-fledged meal. Try exotic foods such as alligator sausage, savory crab and crawfish beignet, and a vegetable done New-Orleans-style at a restaurant that specializes in Creole and Cajun soul food! Don't forget to leave room for dessert. Homemade chocolates created by one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers in the U.S., as well as other delicious treats, are waiting for you at the end of the tour. New Orleans is your oyster! Come hungry!
    Magazine Street Foodie Tour

    3454 Magazine St, New York

    • Take a walking tour of Magazine Street, a foodie paradise in the Garden District
    • Shop, sip, and sup in true New Orleanian fashion
    • Try foods from alligator sausage to chargrilled oysters and make sure to leave room for dessert
    • Fulfill all your inner foodie desires during this delicious adventure
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    Wine Tasting 101

    With our resident sommelier, you will have an opportunity to taste and contrast six different wines, which will be on a rotational basis by seasonality. In the process, we aim to help you learn such wine basics as varietal, tasting techniques, region/history, everyday-practical wine appreciation tips etc. In addition, it is our goal that through our discussions, it would help calibrate your palate as you embark on this lifelong adventure called wine. Prepare to leave this class one step closer to being a sommelier or simply impressing friends with your newfound knowledge at the next dinner party. No experience is necessary as this is a fun and instructive event open to anyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge of wine.
    Wine Tasting 101

    50 3rd Ave, New York

    • Build your basic wine knowledge with a resident sommelier
    • Enjoy a tasting of six different wines from various regions
    • Engage your senses while having fun and possibly discovering a new favorite wine!
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    Saratoga Food Tour

    ½ tbsp architecture 1 cup history 2 ½ tsp culture 2 cups deliciousness! Sounds like a recipe for the perfect afternoon! Join an experienced tour guide for a fun, informative, and tasty tour of Saratoga. You'll walk through the beautiful city, sampling its scrumptious cuisine and hearing fascinating stories about its history. While tasting the yummy food you'll also be able to talk to the chefs behind the plates, and get the inside scoop (or should we say forkful) on the delicious dishes. Bon Appetite!
    Saratoga Food Tour

    26 Station Ln, Saratoga Springs

    • Learn about the culture, history, and architecture of one of New York's most interesting towns
    • Start with a leisurely stroll through Saratoga's farmer's market to sample some of its goodies
    • Taste some of Broadway's finest treats
    • Experience the delicious and wholesome foods that define the Spa City, and chat with the creative minds behind them
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    Soho / Little Italy / Chinatown Lunch Food Tour

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    The way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. And Walking Tours Manhattan will surely win you over with this lunch food tour of some of NYC's most delicious neighborhoods! During this 2-hour tour, you'll venture to SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown in search of mouthwatering samples. You'll warm up with a mouth-watering slice of thin-crust pizza, made with fresh tomato sauce and cheese. But refrain from stuffing yourself TOO MUCH, because then it's off to Little Italy, where some Ferrara's original cannolis and fresh cheese, soppressata, and Italian salami from Alleva all await you! Then, head across the globe, foodwise, to Chinatown, where you'll enjoy tasty pan-seared pork dumplings. Along the way, you'll see historic cast-iron buildings, an assortment of art galleries in SoHo, the beautiful Police Building Condo in Little Italy and more! You'll also pay a visit to Columbus Park in Chinatown, which was originally part of Little Italy. Come hungry! You're gonna need all the stomach-space you can get.
    Soho / Little Italy / Chinatown Lunch Food Tour

    124 E 79th St, New York

    • Indulge your love for all things edible during a food tour of some of NYC's most delicious neighborhoods, including SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown
    • Savor generous samples from 4 unique stores and restaurants -- enough for a full lunch
    • Prime the pump with a mouth-watering thin-crust pizza and cannoli in SoHo before enjoying pan-seared pork dumplings in Chinatown
    • Find new favorite spots to grab eats!
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    NYC Brewery Tour

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    Craft beer in the USA is a rapidly growing industry, and one that we at Urban Adventures happily support. There are more than 5,500 breweries across the country, which has led to tasting and appreciating craft beer becoming something akin to a pro sport, and many of the top of the league players make neighborhood taprooms their stomping ground. Join in on this NYC Brewery Tour, to explore the wonderful world of craft beer as we visit several Long Island City (Queens) breweries, sampling their delectable products and discovering everything you need to know about craft beer in the States. This beer tour is a one-stop-shop for all things craft beer related! You'll learn all about the brewing process, what kind of ingredients go into making a killer pint, what to look out for when distinguishing between different varieties of beer, and how to taste a craft beer like the experts do! You’ll come away from this tour with all the pro knowledge you need to turn yourself, and your friends, into craft beer aficionados.
    NYC Brewery Tour

    Albert E. Short Triangle, Long Island City

    • Become a craft beer expert in NYC!
    • Wander the streets of one of the City’s best brewery corridors, while a local teaches you all about the city’s obsession with a craft beer.
    • Sample tastings of local beers from three different breweries
    • Meet the brewers and taproom managers as you learn all about the rise of craft beer in America and NYC
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    8 positive reviews

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