With a state that’s as big as New York, it’s not hard to find a new place or attraction to visit that you’ve never seen before. But, oftentimes, we can get stuck in a rut and feel as though we have no idea where we should explore next. With a variety of scrumptious places to eat, exciting activities to experience, and outdoor fun, here are 13 unique things to do in New York when you’re starting to feel like you’ve seen it all!

How many of these things can you say that you’ve already experienced? Which are your favorites? Do you think some of these are underrated places in New York? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!

To find other ways to keep yourself busy, be sure to read: You Can’t Afford To Miss These 10 Free Outdoor Activities In New York!

There are great places to stay all over New York State. If you’d like to hang out in one of the boroughs, you might consider the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Brooklyn.

If you’re still in the mood for more Empire State adventures, take a look at this video to learn more about the absolutely breathtaking Watkins Glen State Park:


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Where can we find unique museums in New York?

  • The Salt Museum in Liverpool shares the history of the salt industry in America.
  • The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus features a wide array of creepy artifacts, exhibits, books, and weird stuff.
  • The Kazoo Boutique Gift Shop, Museum & Factory in Eden is the only metal kazoo factory in North America.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other wonderful and unique museums in New York

Where can we find historic attractions in New York?

  • Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo is home to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and was made a historic landmark in 1989.
  • Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga Springs was created in 1899 features  lower and upper terraces, multi-hued flowers, verdant shrubbery, and beautiful statuary.
  • The Montauk Point Light in Montauk Point was New York's first lighthouse and listed as a National Historic Landmark.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other fantastic historic attractions in New York.

Where can we find scenic overlooks in New York?

  • The Skytop Tower in New Paltz offers amazing views of Mohonk Lake and surrounding mountains.
  • The OK Slip Falls Overlook in Indian Lake is accessible via a 3-mile long trail traversing by the 200-foot tall OK Slip Falls.
  • The Kaaterskill Falls Viewing Platform in Greene County sits atop the 260-foot Kaaterskill Falls waterfall.

Read on to learn more about some of the many other scenic overlooks in New York.

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