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Six Unique and Affordable Experiences in New York to Book on Airbnb

Jessica Ufuoma

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New York is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world but it can sometimes feel like the same things are being recycled over and over again. Like visiting the Times Square or Central Park. While those are great experiences to have, there are some more unique activities and experiences to have in New York that are fun and affordable. Keep reading to learn all about them.

1.) A Socially Distant Rooftop Stand-Up Comedy

We all can use a little humor right now and with the pandemic still ongoing, it's important to indulge in socially-distant activities. Well, what's better than an evening of stand-up comedy in the heart of New York City? The experience takes place on a rooftop where you get to see beautiful views of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. It kicks off at 5pm and usually runs for two hours. Bring a date or come alone for an evening of fun and laughter.

You can book this experience here.

Cost: $7 per person

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2.) Participate in a Graffiti Workshop in Brooklyn

New York is filled with some really cool graffitis all over town. If you've ever been curious about how they are made and are ready to satisfy that curiosity, then look no further than this graffiti workshop that takes place in Brooklyn. This is a hands-on workshop where participants can create their own graffiti art project with the help of a real NYC graffiti artist. You get to learn the tips and tricks of the trade while creating your very own masterpiece.

You can book the experience here.

Cost: $45 per person

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3.) Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

This is a pretty decent experience to have in New York. Get onboard a two hour sail with up to five other passengers from Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge park. You will get the chance to experience views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center and more. In this time, passengers are required to wear a mask for health and safety reasons.

You can book the experience here.

Cost: $95 per person

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4.) Turkish Coffee + Fortune

This is one of the most unique experiences you can have in New York. A combination of turkish coffee and fortune reading dates back to the Ottoman empire of the 1600s. In this experience, you'llget a reading and also a well prepared coffee turkish style which is prepared on hot sand. It is a light-hearted way to spend the afternoon and learn a little bit more about the Turkish culture and indulge in a unique experience.

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5.) A photoshoot in Central Park

Yes, you've probably already been to Central Park but have you had your photos professionally taken there? Maybe not. In this experience, you will walk through some of the most picturesque areas of Central Park and stop to take photos along the way. You'll get to discover some lesser known areas of the park and also receive beautiful photographs to seal the memory. This is a fun and lighthearted activity to do in New York. You can book the experience here.

Cost: $95 per person.

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