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Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

1. Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

Explore the darker side of Greenwich Village on a ghost tour after dark. Learn about the infamous Hanging Tree as you walk into the heart of Washington Square Park and see the arch while listening to spine-chilling stories from your local guide. Next, make your way over to the Brown Building, site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, where the victims still linger to this day. Walk up 5th Avenue and stop past the Church of the Ascension, haunted by the artist John Lafarge. See the most haunted house in Manhattan at 14 West 10th Street, home to 22 spirits and the site of several murders. Head into the heart of the West Village, pass the home of Emma Lazarus and one of the most beautiful libraries in New York City.  Hear about the ghost of a former mayor at 12 Gay Street, and pass the famous Stonewall Inn where the riots that led to the birth of gay rights began. Cross Christopher Street to visit the infamous speakeasy of Chumley's.

New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

2. New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Take a two-hour guided walking tour through some of NYC's most famous neighborhoods and discover their stories of gangsters and ghosts from the city’s past. The Five Points, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Greenwich Village were known as the vice districts during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as John Gotti and Lucky Luciano used to party, make deals, and carry out threats. Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes on a tour led by historians. Spooky tales of the ghosts and gangsters of NYC's streets will be shared along the way. Stop at The Five Points, known for hosting New York's most infamous gangs, Chinatown's "Blood Alley," haunted houses of the West Village, and the many restaurants where mafia murders occurred in Little Italy. Go inside the Godfather-featured Basilica of St Patrick. The tour is family friendly with frequent stops.

NYC: Haunted and Historic Pub Crawl of Greenwich Village

3. NYC: Haunted and Historic Pub Crawl of Greenwich Village

Mingle with the ghosts of Greenwich Village on this haunted pub crawl. Discover some of the city's spookiest historic locations and hear stories of the unheard as you enjoy a drink or two. Meet your guide at the Slaughtered Lamb and listen to tales of werewolves and missing teens as you sip a refreshing drink. From there, head on to seven other spooky spots including three extra bars. Travel back to the days of prohibition-era mobsters at Pirate’s Den. Try to capture evidence of spectral balls of light at Marie’s Crisis. Investigate the disappearance of Theodosia Burr at One if By Land, Two if By Sea and finish up with a some West Village punch at Down the Hatch. Head home with a pleasant buzz and more than a few chilling stories to entertain family and friends.

New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

4. New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

Learn the story of Prohibition in the United States, and hear about the nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages between 1920 and 1933. Led by rural Protestants and social Progressives in the Democratic and Republican parties, the dry movement was coordinated by the Anti-Saloon League and mandated under the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution. Many Americans resisted the move, and in cities such as New York, secret bars continued to operate, hidden from public view. Your guide will take you to some of the best-preserved of the 1920s hotspots, taking you back in time to the era of the Roaring '20s. Learn about the Volstead Act that defined the types of alcoholic beverages prohibited, and the local laws that were sometimes even more strict. Hear about the ratification of the 21st Amendment that repealed the 18th Amendment, and brought an end to Prohibition in December 1933.

New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

5. New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

New York City is known for its hustle and bustle, and has been the living space for many of America’s most historically significant people. With every step you take in this concrete jungle, there’s a good chance you’re coming across something that has a story to it that you’ve never heard before. Throughout this dense city filled with generations of historic events, there’s one area with a real reputation for paranormal activity: Greenwich Village. Come explore a side of Greenwich Village that many people have never known about. The town has been inundated with a history that is fascinating, tragic, and strange. Embark on a life-changing experience and explore a side of New York that few are brave enough to see. Throughout the tour you will visit 9 haunted locations in and around Greenwich Village whilst seeing historical places that are home to some of the strangest tales you’ve ever heard. You'll encounter the Jefferson Market Library, where architectural curiosity catches the eye due to its unique tower. If you look closer however you’ll see a dark past, as this building once served as a prison for Manhattan’s female criminals, and was also the first night court. Following that you will visit the site of the Triangle Factory Fire, a tragic event which led to the death of nearly 150 people. You'll conclude by visiting the Mark Twain House and a haunted restaurant, where ghosts from 200 years ago have been seen consistently since 1910. Whilst at the Mark Twain House you can see if you can catch a glimpse of the famous author walking about in a white suit, which many witnesses claim to have seen.

NYC: Best Of Central Park Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

6. NYC: Best Of Central Park Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Discover 10 of the most notable attractions in New York's Central Park via a self-guided walking tour and riddle-solving game on your smartphone. Uncover interesting information and facts about the sights after you solve the riddles. After purchase, receive a link for the mobile app with your login credentials. Then, once you're in Central Park, load the app and use the maps integration (an internet connection is required) to reach the attractions. At each stop, you have to solve a location-based riddle, which can only be done at specific locations. Don't worry: this is not a general knowledge test. Instead, use your logic, imagination, observation, combinatorial thinking, and team spirit to crack the riddles. Once you put in the correct code, the app will reveal the next destination and riddle to you. The puzzles are independent and not connected to each other through a story, so interact with the attractions and their exteriors to work out the answers. Take the opportunity to snap some photos as you walk between locations, and pause the game whenever you want. Have a coffee, visit a museum, go for lunch, or even wait until another day — the game will be waiting for you. Start your tour from the Obelisk, which has been around for at least 3000 years! Visit the Vista Rock that will leave you speechless with the wonderful view it offers you, even the Delacorte Theater with its amazing acoustics will dominate your tour. Take a photo at the fairytale Swedish Cottage, which is sure to leave you speechless, and get lost in Strawberry Fields, this special monument. Visit the spot that is a skater's paradise. You will also pass by the Statue of Balto, a spot that everyone loves because of its unique history. Admire the imposing Bethesda Terrace. See, walk,relax and admire the large bronze statue, Alice in Wonderland, from our favorite fairy tale in an ideal landscape.

New York: 2-Hour Ghost Walk and Paranormal Tour

7. New York: 2-Hour Ghost Walk and Paranormal Tour

Go on an adventure beyond the pale as you discover paranormal phenomena and the terrifying other-worldliness of the “Big Apple” on a walking tour of New York’s ghostlier landmarks. One of the great urban centers of the modern world, New York City also has one of the densest concentrations of paranormal phenomena. Get into the spirit of discovery as you walk through some of the ghostlier neighborhoods. Your guide will share stories of ghost sightings, tell tales of antique scandals, and enlighten you on some of the haunting mysteries of historical luminaries, such as Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and Washington Irving. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the ghost of Roosevelt’s dog, ranging the park in search of the President. Dare to sit in the favorite chair of New York’s ghost poet at his favorite Greenwich Village watering hole, and learn why the expression “dead drunk” takes on an entirely different meaning in some of the ghostlier precincts of New York. Decide for yourself if the “City That Never Sleeps” has a spooky reason for its insomnia.

Niagara Falls: Falls at Night Tour with Firework Viewing

8. Niagara Falls: Falls at Night Tour with Firework Viewing

Become surrounded by lights and colors as you step into the United States section of Niagara Falls at night. Join your guide on a tour through this historic site, learn about its construction and impact, and enjoy the unique opportunity to watch the sky light up with a firework show. Step into Niagara Falls after dusk to gaze at this iconic site as it comes alive with vibrant illumination. Admire how the lights mix with the swilling mist and raging waters, creating a truly special atmosphere and perfect photo ops. Hear a collection of local stories and legends as you explore. Head over to a privileged spot, pointed out by your guide, to watch the incredible firework show. See how the lights dance over the falls, making for a magical night.

NYC: Central Park Attractions Outdoor Escape Game and Tour

9. NYC: Central Park Attractions Outdoor Escape Game and Tour

Learn interesting facts about locations in New York City with this smartphone app. Combine a sightseeing city tour with the fun of a trivia game. Play the game by yourself, or compete with a group of up to 5 people. Find attractions easily with an easy-to-use navigation function.  Enjoy the challenge of solving riddles and puzzles at attractions like Cleopatra's Needle. Try to solve a puzzle at this Egyptian obelisk that was a gift to the city. Solve riddles that range in difficulty to uncover the location of your next destination.  Uncover educational information about each location as you play. Explore the city at your own pace and uncover hidden gems. Have the freedom to stop the game and resume playing whenever you want. Compete with your friends to get the best score. Start your tour from the Obelisk, which has been around for at least 3000 years! Visit the Vista Rock that will leave you speechless with the wonderful view it offers you, even the Delacorte Theater with its amazing acoustics will dominate your tour. Take a photo at the fairytale Swedish Cottage, which is sure to leave you speechless, and get lost in Strawberry Fields, this special monument. Visit the spot that is a skater's paradise. You will also pass by the Statue of Balto, a spot that everyone loves because of its unique history. Admire the imposing Bethesda Terrace. See, walk,relax and admire the large bronze statue, Alice in Wonderland, from our favorite fairy tale in an ideal landscape.

NYC: The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Exploration Game

10. NYC: The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Exploration Game

Head to St. Marks Church-In-The-Bowery, where the game will start. It will take you around 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore and finish it at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at Employees Only. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. It is recommended that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

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I have lived in the nyc area for more than twenty years have not been to the end of Mulberry and Mott streets in Chinatown. The tour started from there. The tour got more and more interesting going to little Italy and the stories of the gangsters.

Very interesting, lots of stories and above all, Chinatown which is little known :) Very interesting, lots of stories and above all, Chinatown which is little known :)

Very informative and fun walk with good spacing and activities along the way

Our skilled guide told exciting stories about both gangsters and ghosts

Nate was a brilliant story teller very interesting