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NYC Must See Week

Exploring New York City can seem like a grand task because of the endless possibilities of things to do. There’s Broadway (and off-broadway) shows, tons of restaurants, local tours, new communities like Hudson Yards, old staples like the Empire State Building and so much more. Trying to explore all of those attractions can not only be timely, but costly as well.  

That’s one of the reasons New York & Co. decided to bring back it’s “Winter Outing” for a second year!

Winter Outing is a three-week festival that started Jan 21 and runs until Feb 9th. It includes Restaurant Week (opportunity to grab $26 2-course lunch & $42 dinner at NYC’s best restaurants), Broadway Week (2-for-1 tickets at select Broadway plays) and Must-See Week. Must-See Week is youngest of 3 “weeks” and offers 2-for-1 tickets to almost anything you need to experience in the city including tours, museums, attractions and more.

Check out our top picks for 2-for-1 experiences during Must-See-Week!


Boat Rides

If you enjoy a good boat ride, these picks are for you!


Hornblower Cruises and Events have a little something for everybody. You can choose to experience their fancy seated dinners, their boozy buffet brunches, or evening cocktail parties with featuring a DJ. A ticket on hornblower’s dinner cruise will run you $150 so buying them 2-for-1 is a great steal. They also offer sightseeing cruises including Hop-on Hop-off tours boats in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. 

Circle Line 

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise has been around for 75 years and is the go-to cruise line for those looking to see NYC landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, DUMBO and the High Line (also see our High Line + Chelsea Market tour). They offer day and evening tours and cruise, rain or shine. 



Explore NYC with help!

Tour NBC Studios

NBC is the birthplace of television and 30 Rockefeller Plaza is where all the magic happens. The tour at NBC Studios gives a behind the scenes look at NBC studios where shows like Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon are recorded. Tours are approximately 65 minutes long and end in the “tour studio” where tour-goers get the chance to create their own show!

Looking for something to do after the tour? Meet us a few blocks over for some good eats and sightseeing on our Times Square Food tour!


Like A Local Tours 

Sound familiar?

Yup, our public tours can be purchased 2-for-1 during Must-See Week! We’ve been conducting high-rated tours since 2014. Our tour showcase NYC and Brooklyn neighborhoods through the lens of locals visiting tasting local eateries and showcasing local businesses, while exploring iconic landmarks and neighborhoods like the Flatiron Building and Little Italy!

Our knowledgeable guides are real New Yorkers who are equipped with captivating stories about the city and can answer almost any question you may have about how to navigate the NYC’s hot spots and hidden gems!

Check out our Fodor’s Travel recommended Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour.

Want to get to know Brooklyn better? Check out Williamsburg Bite: A Foodie Adventure.



Stay cultured in the City!

Museum of the City of New York

This museum explores all things New York. The museum collection has approximately 750,000 items it’s a collection including items like photographs, costumes, textiles, paintings, furniture and more. One of the museum’s most notable exhibitions “New York at Its Core” featured over 450 objects and images (mainly from MCNY’s collection) in the exploration of New York’s 400 hundred year history. Along with a giant collection, the museum is housed in a gorgeous space featuring a massive spiral staircase along the entryway of the museum. They always have interactive exhibits making this a great experience for adults and kids. 

SpySpace: Interactive Spy Museum 

Ever wanted to be a spy? Spyspace is a contemporary museum telling real spy stories while creating fun scenarios for museum-goers to test their spy skills. The museum includes 7 stations to explore: Briefing, Encryption, Deception, Surveillance, Hacking, Special Ops, and Intelligence. The experience ends in a debriefing where an authentic spy role algorithm (built by a former Head of Training at British Intelligence) is assigned to each guest.



Unique experiences for all!

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

Ever been in a virtual ocean?

At the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey you can walk across the ocean floor to explore underwater creatures, plants, and fossil- without getting wet. This interactive experience is the perfect cross between tech and the deep sea, creating an underwater experience give guests an up-close look at how sea creatures live. One of the most breathtaking experiences includes getting up close and personal with a 50-foot humpback whale!

The Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is one of the top 5 largest zoos in the world spanning 265 acres and housing over 6,000 animals. Ran by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), this zoo recreates natural habits for wildlife in the Bronx right before your eyes. Their ‘Jungle World’ experience recreates a south Asian inhabited by a white-cheek gibbon and an Indian Gharial (also know a fish-eating crocodile) to name a few. The Bronx Zoo also offers “Wild Encounters” where visitors can get up-close and personal with penguins, giraffes, cheetahs and more! The zoo is open year-round but experiences can get a bit pricey so it’s a good idea to check it out during Must-See Week. 

Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium and New York Botanical Garden should be among wild-life enthusiast top things to try during Must-See Week. There’s nearly 70 attractions offered for Must-See Week happening across all five boroughs. Whether you’re visiting NYC or live here, there’s no reason not to try or see something new! Be sure to check out all Must-See Week as to offer HERE.