5 Places to See NYC’s Vibrant Vegetation

July 11, 2016

New York City may be the concrete jungle, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer time looking at fifty shades of grey and tan.

The world (or the city) is your oyster when it comes to discovering beautiful gardens, colorful plants, and exciting hidden gems of the great outdoors. The city is full of summer ~flower power~ so brighten up your day and lift your hardworking spirits with some garden zen!

Throughout New York there are tons of different places for you to get your glimpse of stunning shrubbery and pretty perennials. In the city that never sleeps, it’s time to wake up and smell the roses.

So get up, get out, and check out these ways to explore the beautiful flowers and gardens of the city.

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    City Lights Sail

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    Board the 1851 revival ship, Schooner America, and take a journey after dusk, around the island of Manhattan all lit up with lights. Without the sirens, honks, and screaming strangers, the calm surrounding rivers highlight the beauty of this majestic city. Embrace the lights of the city's skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and enjoy the view of Battery Park. By the end of the trip, you'll understand why many consider it the best in the world. The city doesn't sleep. Why should you?
    City Lights Sail

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Enjoy the elegance of an 1851 revival ship, Schooner America
    • View the island of Manhattan covered in lights
    • Tour the city from the surrounding rivers
    • Sip on champagne and embrace the breathtaking night sky
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    195 positive reviews
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    Aerial Adventure Park

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    Experience a day full to the brim with friends, family, and adventure, high up amidst the trees at the amazing Adventure Park! As a child or an adult, you won't be able to help but feel a sense of wonder and excitement as you look up at a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges, each presenting you a different challenge of how to get to the next level and navigate through the forest. Relax -- you don't have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! You'll get to choose from ten different color-coded trails, from 'beginner' (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced, depending on which you feel the most comfortable and confident with. Of course, you will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb, and a double-connected"always-locked-on'climbing system will keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. Feel completely safe as you explore the trails which were intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary!
    Aerial Adventure Park

    75 Colonial Springs Rd, Wheatley Heights

    • Experience a day full of friends, family, and adventure at the amazing Adventure Park Long Island
    • Test your wits navigating a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines
    • Select your own difficulty level depending on what you feel the most comfortable with
    • Feel safe after undergoing a quick debriefing, and remain secured to a catchline at all times
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    2 positive reviews
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    Suicide Hotel

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    Suicide Hotel? This escape room game is to die for. Unravel the spooky mystery of a haunted room that has led guest after guest to bite the bucket. Solve the puzzle in one hour, or you might meet an untimely demise yourself! This immersive game is designed to challenge your wits while scaring you silly. Beat down the urge to flee as you scour your surroundings for clues and piece together an intriguing story. Scared of going it alone? Have no fear. Each game accommodates multiple players, so bring your smartest and bravest friends to play along with you! Wonder if they have room service?
    Suicide Hotel

    52 Kent St, Brooklyn

    • Treat yourself to a thrilling escape room game based on a haunted hotel room
    • Figure out why guests keep committing suicide or dying of panic attacks
    • Challenge your wits and work with your friends to beat a one-hour clock
    • Enjoy an immersive gaming experience designed to thrill
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    18 positive reviews
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    Champagne Sunset Cruise

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    Twice a year, a sunset beautifully illuminates the Manhattan streets with the sun setting perfectly down each streetway. You shouldn't be forced to experience Manhattanhenge's beauty only twice per year. With the Champagne Sunset Cruise, you have a chance to experience this beautiful sunset whenever you want. You'll traverse the island's waterways, visiting bridges, Governor's Island, Ellis Island, and parts of Queens and Brooklyn. All the while, sip on a tasty drink and relax on the boat deck. How much better can life get?
    Champagne Sunset Cruise

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Sail on a luxurious 1920s yacht, watching the sunset on the Manhattan skyline
    • Enjoy views of Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, and various architecturally and historically significant bridges
    • Sip a complimentary beverage during the trip
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    195 positive reviews
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    Twilight Sail

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    Since childhood, our minds are ingrained with the idea that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. However, in New York City, from the vantage point of the harbor, it seems as if that concept couldn't be further from the truth. On this Twilight cruise, it'll feel like New York City is the center of the world. Experience the sight of twilight resonating from the city skyline. You'll have a full bar at your disposal offering a variety of choices available for purchase. Drink in the refreshing breeze as it smoothly presses against your face. Watch night fall on the city as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty and embrace views of Manhattan like never before.
    Twilight Sail

    Battery Park South End, New York

    • Experience the city skyline at twilight from the vantage point of the harbor
    • Kick back on a cruise and watch the sun set behind the Statue of Liberty
    • Enjoy drinks from a full bar and leave Manhattan behind
    • Embrace views of the city like never before
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    BYOB Painting (Chelsea)

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    Ever find yourself strolling through a museum thinking I could do that, no problem? And then, upon making the attempt, do you find yourself at a loss as to how to even start? If you're looking to recreate famous works of art -- Monet, Picasso, or even Van Gogh -- in one easy sitting, check out this Painting Workshop. In a fun, stress-free environment, let loose with some wine or beer and a blank canvas. Learn the basics from an experienced instructor, such as how to mimic the strokes of your favorite artist. Recreate a masterpiece -- by the end of the night, you'll be amazed with what you've accomplished.
    BYOB Painting (Chelsea)

    39 W 14th St, New York

    • Learn step-by-step how to recreate a famous painting from Warhol, Van Gogh, Picasso and others
    • Relieve stress through a relaxing, social form of art
    • Put your creative twist on museum staples
    • Sip on your own wine or beer in this fun environment
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    Statue of Liberty Evening Cruise

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    You'll enjoy dazzling skyline views of Manhattan on this 1-hour cruise departing from the South Street Seaport. There is no better way to enjoy an evening in New York than sailing along the glistening lights of New York's skyline and sipping complimentary champagne. You'll sail along the East River towards Lady Liberty and back towards the Brooklyn Bridge. This 1-hour cruise is suitable for all ages offering a selection of beers, white wine and soft drinks (for purchase) and views of New York landmarks that should not be missed!

    Statue of Liberty Evening Cruise

    89 South St, New York

    • Watch the sunset over the majestic NYC skyline aboard a water taxi
    • Sail along the East River towards Lady Liberty
    • Witness the breathtaking views of the skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty
    • A commentator narrates your ride and tells you information about all the sights you'll see
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    Escape Plan Room Escape

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    The trick to this interactive getaway is to . get away. This charged experience provides you and a small team the chance to immerse yourself into an artificial scenario in which you must devise a plan of escape, and rescue a hostage being held in a top secret facility. You'll need to exercise the full extent of your creative thinking and observational skills as you piece together seemingly abstract data points into a comprehensive strategy. And you only have an hour to do it! That means you and your team will need to work fast, fighting the urge to panic as the clock ticks away. Good luck, team!
    Escape Plan Room Escape

    134-26 Northern Blvd, Flushing

    • Forge a plan to escape a dark prison in this interactive adventure experience
    • Put your critical thinking and observational skills to the test as you analyze clues
    • Work with as team to increase your odds of success in escaping before the hour is up
    • Relish the suspense of a ticking clock during a fully immersive adventure
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    Earn Your Wings Flight Package (Westchester)

    Have you always wanted to feel the thrill of free falling without having to... well, jump out of an airplane?! What if you could feel the adrenaline rush of skydiving MINUS your totally understandable fear of heights? Well, here's your chance! iFLY is an indoor skydiving facility that creates true free fall conditions. You'll float inside iFLY's 1,400 hp vertical wind tunnel -- with absolutely NOTHING attaching you to planet earth. And with the Earn Your Wings package, you'll get the ultimate beginner-level package for a great introduction to indoor skydiving: 2 unforgettable flights, plus hands-on assistance and a comprehensive training session from your personal flight instructor. You'll even get to take home a personalized flight certificate to show off to your friends. This is one indoor aerial experience you don't want to miss! Note: You will need to arrive 1 hour prior to flight time for a training session. Includes use of all the flight gear. If you have had a prior shoulder dislocation, back, or neck problems you should not fly. Those less than 6 feet tall must weigh less than 230 pounds, and those over 6 feet must weigh less than 250 pounds. Flyers can be as young as 3 years of age; there is no upper age limit. Discounted rate offered to groups of 8 or more. Please visit our website for more information.
    Earn Your Wings Flight Package (Westchester)

    849 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers

    • Experience the adrenaline rush of skydiving without having to jump out of an airplane
    • Benefit from the ultimate beginner's package, with everything you need to have a great first flight
    • Feel safe and prepared with hands-on assistance from your personal flight instructor
    • Channel your inner super hero as you float in iFLY Westchester's 1,400 hp vertical wind tunnel
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    Day Fishing Trip from City Island

    Enjoy an exciting full day fishing trip on the calm waters of the Long Island Sound off the shores of City Island, New York. Your trip will take place on one of the largest fishing vessels in City Island: The Riptide III. On this 90 ft long vessel, you'll enjoy the spacious fishing deck, indoor cabin, and upper deck. During this daytime fishing trip, you'll have the opportunity to make some great catches, whether it's Porgies, Fluke, or Blackfish. You'll also be accompanied by a knowledgeable captain and crew, all with years of experience fishing on the Long Island Sound. Every trip is different, so whether it's your first time or you're a seasoned vet, come see what the majestic Long Island Sound will reveal today!
    Day Fishing Trip from City Island

    701 Minnieford Ave, Bronx

    • Set out for an exciting full day fishing trip on the Long Island Sound
    • Relax on the calm waters off the shores of City Island, NY
    • Enjoy the spacious amenities of the large fishing boat, The Riptide III
    • Learn from the knowledgeable captain and crew during your fishing adventure
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