While visiting this great metropolis is already an exciting adventure, there are a few destinations that can make your visit even more memorable.
By Nicole Cueto
As the end of the week approaches, you’re often left asking yourself the age-old question “What am I doing for fun?” Sure there are plenty of things to do, but why waste time on the same boring things. You can go out to eat, have a drink, or catch the latest flick, but let’s be serious, you can do that anywhere anytime. Let’s dive into some of the über-cool, “only in New York” activities you’ve long been wanting to check out, but just haven’t had the mental bandwidth to think of it.
Sleep No More
This interactive and creepy, but creative, spin on Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of my favorite activities in New York City. At your arrival to Sleep No More, you’re handed a playing card (your hotel “room key”), a mask and are admitted to the McKittrick Hotel Lobby Lounge. As you wait your turn listening to live jazz tunes in a 1920’s style speakeasy, it’s not long before you’re whisked away by a hotel attendant for an individual 2-hour, no-talking adventure throughout five floors of an old warehouse (modeled after an old boutique hotel) on New York City’s West Side. During these wild, heart-racing two hours, you follow actors and approach scenes in different “hotel rooms," looking for clues to decipher the story. After all is said and done, everyone gathers back in the lounge to discuss their action-filled adventure (no two people have similar experiences, and no two visits are alike), or head up to their gorgeous rooftop for some crafty cocktails and stunning views of the city. But wear comfortable shoes, as you will be active for the full time.