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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    Da Vinci Room Escape

    Think you've got the sleuth-solving chops of Tom Hanks? Put your critical thinking skills to the test with this escape room experience based on the works of Leonardo DaVinci! In an escape room, you're thrown into an interactive experience with a small team, in which you have one hour to piece together a string of clues and solve a mystery. Success in this adventure relies upon your ability to work together, observe, and utilize your imagination. While no special knowledge is required to participate, you will have to battle against both the clock and the strong urge to just get lost in Da Vinci's paintings. Good luck!
    Da Vinci Room Escape

    134-26 Northern Blvd, Flushing

    • Solve a challenging Da Vinci-themed mystery in this interactive escape 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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    1 positive reviews
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    Suicide Hotel (Evenings, Weekends, Holidays)

    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 (Evenings, Weekends, Holidays)

    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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    Statue of Liberty Evening Cruise

    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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    46 positive reviews
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    Harbor Cruise

    An entertaining and informative NYC Tour Guide will provide interesting facts about New York City. This is a perfect way to see the sites that make New York City special, including the Empire State Building, United Nations, Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
    Harbor Cruise

    455 12th Ave, New York

    • Witness the breathtaking NYC skyline from the surrounding waters of Manhattan Harbor
    • Be entertained by your friendly and informative NYC guide
    • Learn interesting facts about the city
    • Stare into the Empire State Building, United Nations, Brooklyn Bridge, and Statue of Liberty
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    10 positive reviews
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    Blues Show

    Whether you're a longtime lover of blues or looking to expand your musical palette (e.g., is Blink-182 really an acceptable band for you to still be buying tickets for?), this is the right night of entertainment for you. Pay homage to the great ancestor of the Rock n' Roll we know and love today at one of NYC's signature blues clubs. The Blues Show features a rotating list of musicians, combining forces with a rock-solid house band to create one powerful, authentic blues experience. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your night of booze and blues.
    Blues Show

    149 Bleecker St, New York

    • Enjoy live entertainment from featured musicians with the Terra Blues house band
    • Experience one of the most authentic blues hotspots in NYC
    • Discover a genre of music that inspired today's rock
    • Sit back and enjoy!
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    34 positive reviews
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    Dungeon of Elements Room Escape

    How far would you go to obtain a lost fortune? Find out in this escape room adventure! The Dungeon of Elements features an interactive scenario revolving around a lost pirate treasure, and a secret island entrance that only surfaces briefly above water once every 20 years. Arriving at the island with a small team, you find yourself trapped in its treasure room, with only an hour to escape before you're buried with the treasure forever. You and your team will need to put your sleuthing skills to work to piece together a series of clues to unlock the door and escape. You'll also need to overcome your urge to panic, because if you don't, well...hopefully you brought something to do for the next 20 years.
    Dungeon of Elements Room Escape

    134-26 Northern Blvd, Flushing

    • Solve an ancient puzzle to escape a locked chamber filled with treasure in this interactive 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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    1 positive reviews
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    Egyptian Tomb Escape Room

    An Egyptian pharaoh’s hidden tomb, and oodles of treasure to be had. What could possibly go wrong? Several tons of rock falling on your head, for starters. Actually, that's pretty much the sum of it. You and your team of Egyptologist nerd buddies thought you hit the jackpot when you made the discovery, and were getting ready to ransack the tomb of all its delightful artifacts (that were going straight to the MET, we’re sure). Upon your moment of triumph, one of your colleagues (nobody’s admitting who) pulled the classic hidden tomb mistake, triggering a deadly booby trap. Now, you’ve got just 60 minutes to make your escape. You'll need to scour the room for clues, solves puzzles, and make your way to freedom via a secret tunnel. Also, collect as many artifacts as you can-- all that precious Pharoah booty shouldn’t go to waste, after all. Focus your mind, and tap into your critical thinking skills. Team up with savvy strangers, or bring your smartest friends. Also, it's going to be pretty scary… So you might want to bring your mummy.
    Egyptian Tomb Escape Room

    1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York

    • Immerse yourself in an escape-room game based on an Egyptian tomb booby trap
    • Put your powers of observation and critical-thinking skills to test
    • Work with your teammates to get the air running before your 60-minute time limit is up
    • Enjoy an engaging game designed to inspire your imagination and sweep you up in the moment
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    2 positive reviews
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    Prohibition Pandemonium Escape Game

    Welcome to the Roaring 1920s -- where the underground speakeasies are loud, and the police sirens are even louder! In this immersive experience, you and your fellow secret partiers will have to escape an underground speakeasy. The twist? The cops are banging on the front door, so you'll have to find the super-secret back door!. Oh, and did we mention that you'll only have 60 minutes? You'll have to use all the brain power you can muster to solve the puzzles, riddles, and clues you need to get out of the room in time. You better get started soon -- the clock is ticking!
    Prohibition Pandemonium Escape Game

    39 W 32nd St, New York

    • Transport yourself back to the speakeasy life of the Roaring Twenties, and escape before the cops bang down the door
    • Flex your brain muscles as you solve a series of puzzles and riddles to find your way out of a themed room
    • Gather a team of your friends, family, or coworkers as you challenge yourselves to a great team-building exercise
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    35 positive reviews
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    THE RIDE Bus Tour

    On THE RIDE New York City, you will have front row seats as a live show unfolds before your very eyes. With outward-facing stadium seating and state-of-the-art sound and lighting on the super-sized, technologically-advanced bus, your traveling theater will take you on a thrilling 75-minute ride through Midtown Manhattan.

    With famous landmarks as backdrops and the Manhattan streets as a stage, THE RIDE entertains with actors and performers while you learn about the city's history from your onboard guide. You will interact with the street performers, including breakdancers, ballerinas, and iconic characters from history during your 4.5-mile journey on this amazing entertainment experience.

    See New York City in a more creative and stimulating way than ever before on THE RIDE -- the New York City tour with a difference!
    THE RIDE Bus Tour

    584 8th Avenue, New York

    • Whiz through NYC aboard a theatrical bus that's part-show, part-city tour with Midtown Manhattan as center stage
    • Travel past famous landmarks and learn the history behind this world-renown city in this interactive experience
    • Enjoy the entertaining actors and performers partaking in this dazzling bus tour
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    2 positive reviews
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    Chapter 2: Biotech Labs

    The fate of a life rests on your shoulders. Sure, it's a fictional lifebut your shoulders are real. While investigating a missing lab employee's disappearance, Biotech Labs did not cooperate with your detective team. Your team decides to search Biotech Labs without a warrant. With the security system disabled for one hour, your team is given a chance to sneak in to search the space for evidence, specifically a data disk. Upon entering, the security system initiates its reactivation and locks the door, forcing your team to find a way to escape the nebulous organization called Biotech Labs. During this escape room adventure, you'll find yourself locked in the insidious Biotech Labs, where you'll have to search the room for clues and solve a series of puzzles to determine the location of a missing man. To make the challenge even more pressing you're put up against the clock, with one hour to solve the puzzle and escape the locked room before your goose is cooked. Luckily, you'll have a small team to aid you in your task. Together, you'll need to use the powers of your collective observational and critical thinking skills to unravel the mystery and save the day!
    Chapter 2: Biotech Labs

    365 7th ave, New York

    • Participate in a thrilling interactive game during which you must locate a data disk containing details of a man's disappearance
    • Work within the 60-minute time limit to attempt to outwit the evil organization that you're up against
    • Put your critical thinking skills and teamwork abilities to the ultimate test as you piece together clues
    • Enjoy an exciting and challenging game filled with anticipation and twists
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    2 positive reviews

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