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5 Unique Ways to Combat Boredom in New York

5 Unique Ways to Combat Boredom in New York

Too often New Yorkers find themselves bored, even while living in a city full of zillions of things to do and places to go! If you’re sick of doing the same old mainstream activities and want to get off of your couch and end your twenty-hours-straight-of-watching-netflix streak, then this guide is here to help. You’ll easily be able to make all of your friends jealous after describing your experience in any one of these unusual, but incredibly fun classes:

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    Tandem Hang Gliding
    Tandem Hang Gliding

    Hangar 3

    Do you believe you can fly? Perhaps even touch the sky? Well here’s your chance to find out. You’ll feel more exhilarated than ever as you soar through the sky, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the world (which you are, of course, way too cool for now that you’ve tried hang gliding!) You’ll have the chance to fly 2,500 feet above the ground, feel relaxing breezes and forget all of your troubles. Let’s see how daring you really are.

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    THE RIDE Bus Tour -- duplicate CIS 6/22/16
    THE RIDE Bus Tour -- duplicate CIS 6/22/16

    The Ride, Inc.

    All the world’s a stage… especially Midtown Manhattan. Whether you’re a New Yorker looking for another reason to love the City that Never Sleeps or you’re a quirky tourist, THE RIDE is here to show you a good time! Ditch the run-of-the-mill bus tour, and come aboard your traveling theatre -- AKA a super-sized, technologically-advanced bus with jaw dropping sound and lighting and outward-facing stadium seating! What’re you waiting for? Breakdancers and ballerinas await!

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    Accomplice New York
    Accomplice New York

    Accomplice The Show

    Accomplice is hands down one of the best and most unique ways to have fun in New York on a Saturday. As you travel around Manhattan, you’ll be part of a live action scavenger hunt-come-show that will not disappoint. You never know who is part of the show as you interact with strangers while trying to solve the interactive mystery. Experience the city as you never had before, all the while exploring new areas and landmarks that you’ve likely never seen before. You’ll truly feel like you’re in a real life game of clue! The only question is...can you solve the mystery?

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    Archery Lesson
    Archery Lesson

    If you’re looking for something to do...bullseye! You’ve found it. This activity from Pro Line Archery is the perfect way to spend a day in New York. First, you’ll become skilled in the basics of Olympic style archery and learn to truly shoot like a pro. If an hour of learning a skill that originated over 10,000 years ago and is used all over the world isn’t enough for you, though, there’s no need to worry. After taking the class, you have full use of the shooting range for the whole day!

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    Dream Car Tour
    Dream Car Tour

    Gotham Dream Cars

    If you’re a car fanatic or just someone who dreams of speed, then this activity will make you drool. You’ll have the unique opportunity to drive six of the most extravagant vehicles the world has to offer. Examples include Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Aston Martins, and Ferraris! First you are taught about essential safety, handling, and performance features and tips for each car. Then the fun really begins! You’ll experience pure luxury and thrill as you speed down hundreds of miles of New York roads in these swanky automobiles.

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