To get a real feel of a city atmosphere, travelers will want to look high, low and at everything in between as to not miss a thing. But if a visitor is in the city and doesn’t know where to look for hidden gems, unique landmarks and points of interest, where should they turn?
The best way to have a blast in New York is through a classic, bona-fide scavenger hunt, just like we have when we were young. Luckily, there are several amazing groups who have already done all the hard work and simply invite people to partake in the wildest tours offered throughout the city.
Interact and be a part of a New York show
Blending together a love of adventure and a passion for theater. The gurus at Accomplice are so good, you won’t know if the person next to you is an actor or a tourist. Groups of ten stroll through the streets, uncovering clues and marks at neighborhood bars, iconic spots, alleyways and more to make it through to the end result where the genius behind the excursions are revealed. Thousands have experience the idea and liken it to being in a live action movie or play that lets you see the more unusual sides of downtown Manhattan.
Hunt your way through NY’s famous attractions
Anyone can walk through a museum, but what if you were on a specific quest to find the strangest and most hidden secrets at the attraction? Watson Adventures has some of the most fascinatingly themed ventures in the city, with event revolving around eating in Chinatown, playing a murder mystery game at the Met, and even a scavenger hunt inside Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. You can even organize a private hunt for a special occasion, just for the kids, birthday parties and more through this professional and innovate group.
Combine business and pleasure with a scavenger hunt
If you are organizing an upcoming trip to NYC for business, a convention or special interest group, why not break the ice with an intensely fun scavenger event hosted by City Hunt? This team specializes in more corporate events, but are happy to work with you on any project involving your group that wants to have a good time while in town. In New York they do also hold public hunts on the regular, some of which are for charity and other good causes.
Venture out on your own with your phone
While classic hunts are all the rage, the Stray Boots company is encouraging participants to also use modern technology. Users download a special program onto their phone so they can begin the journey at their leisure, choosing between hunts through Wall Street, Little Italy, a bar crawl in Soho or a jaunt through a famous museum. You send in answers to questions asks along the way and earn points to beat your top score, making discoveries throughout Manhattan more enjoyable than ever before.