New York City is a must on every traveler’s bucket list. Even if you aren’t the city-type, NYC has so much to offer and is an experience everyone should enjoy at least once making it an ideal destination for a group trip. New York has something for every group, including yours, read on to discover some of the top spots for attractions, activities, dining, and shopping in the Big Apple for group travel.
Attend a Live Studio Taping on Your Group Trip
New York City is home to several live studios with weekly tapings. Schedule your group to be in the audience of The Today Show, The View, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show, or even Saturday Night Live. This will be an experience your group members will remember forever, and your New York City group can all watch it later when it airs.
You can go see The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh in person at the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art. Even if your group is not filled with art lovers, almost everyone will recognize some of these famous pieces and can appreciate modern art of all styles. With works by Monet, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo, this is a must-see for anyone in the NYC area.
Enjoy the Views
New York City has several options for incredible views. The Empire State Building is open daily for visitors to get the best sights in all of Manhattan. The top offers a 360-degree view of the city at 102 stories high. There is also Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan which has the best views of Central Park. Each viewpoint has its own ticket and cost, and they all offer breathtaking perspectives of the city. This is a group-friendly attraction that all travelers will enjoy.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Shopping
In the middle of Times Square is Hershey’s Chocolate World. This is a great place to explore the different options of candies from Jolly Ranchers to Reeses and even merchandise to represent your favorites. They have options to make your own candy bar and live s’more making. This is literal chocolate heaven - right in the center of Times Square.
For a wider variety of sweet treats with a distinctly New York brand and style, your group can also visit Dylan’s Candy Bar at its Flagship location on Third Ave. A visit to Dylan’s will satisfy your group’s candy cravings and provide the perfect stop for your inner child. Everyone can find something to satisfy their sweet tooth here and maybe even try something new.
Enjoy Laughs at a Comedy Club
Aspiring comedians always practice their best content at even the most random hole-in-the-wall comedy clubs in New York City. There are tons of options, and all offer nightly events with hilarious lineups of the next big comedians. Some of the top-rated comedy clubs are Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, and the Triad Theatre, to name a few; however, there are tons of options across the city. Some require reservations, and others you can walk right in, so it is best to do some research beforehand.
Dine at One of the 7 Tacombi Locations
Tacombi is a Yucatan-inspired restaurant that always makes top lists. They have seven locations throughout the city: Empire State Building, Flatiron, Nolita, Bleecker Street, Upper West Side, Williamsburg, and Fort Greene. Each location welcomes group reservations, and they offer prix fixe, which is always an incredible experience for large groups to enjoy. Popular dishes are seared fish with capers, barbecue angus beef, pork belly, ceviche, grilled corn, and guacamole.
Attend A Sporting Event on Your Group Trip
New York City has professional sports teams in every national sports league, the city also plays host to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in August / September all hosted at some of the country’s best sports venues. No matter what season it is, you can watch world-famous teams like the New York Knicks, the New York Yankees, or the New York Jets. From the NHL to the NBA to the MLB, they have it all - and some even multiple teams!
There are just a few of the top group trip destinations you can explore in New York City. The Big Apple is sure to have dining, activity, and attraction options that match your groups' wanderlust desires, so you can best bet that everyone will have an unforgettable time. To make sure that your planning process is just as unforgettable as your trip, let GroupTools make it safe and stress-free. Visit GroupTools to learn more about the group travel planning app or jump right into your planning today.