Downtown Manhattan offers, by far, the most bang for your buck when it comes to finding the widest variety of unique experiences in one geographic region. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to get a deliciously exotic meal or are in search of truly unique fashion finds, downtown Manhattan offers up something for everyone. To help you narrow your search, we highlight our top four picks for things to do Downtown. Check out these spots at ground level before taking your adventures to the skies with one of the many NYC helicopter tours to see your new favorite haunts from the sky!
Top Four Things to Do in Downtown Manhattan:
Exhilarate the Senses at the Dream House: Located on Church Street, the Dream House is an experience like none other. Look for the famous black door with the spooky, white “Dream House” sign. Step inside to experience an ever-changing cascade of sound waves while being immersed in pink lighting. A true treat for your senses.
Call Ghostbusters at the Ghostbusters Firehouse: Indulge your inner child by heading to Tribeca to visit the Ghostbusters Firehouse. The Hook and Ladder is a fully functional firehouse that also offers a tour of the facility, complete with melted phones and clocks that will be sure to excite any Ghostbusters fan!
Look Down at the Wonder From the High Line: Gaining in popularity, the High Line is a walking park build on top of abandoned, elevated train tracks. Spanning from the West Village to 34th Street, the High Line offers miles of lookouts, beautiful greenery, delicious eats, and excellent entertainment all summer long.
Unique Ice Cream in Chinatown: Love pumpkin pie? Can’t live without ice cream? Combine the two with Chinatown Ice Cream’s famous pumpkin pie ice cream flavor! That’s just one of the unique – and amazing – flavors offered up at this adorably quirky ice cream shop in the heart of Chinatown.
After an exhausting day of traipsing around these unique sights, kick up your heels and let a tour guide take over! HeliNY offers a host of NYC helicopter tour packages that offer the best of sightseeing while allowing you to indulge your inner adventure lover.