Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Three Unique Things to Do in New York Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Three Unique Things to Do in New York story by: House of Travel New York is such a fabulous and oft-visited destination it can be hard to think that you're doing anything new or unique there. However, that's simply not the case! There are plenty of special things to see and do off the beaten path. Here are three great activities to try that will have you breaking out of the mould. Visit Chinatown Neighbourhoods such as Brooklyn and the West End are often explored by tourists, but what about the vibrant and exciting Chinatown? This diverse part of town is home to more than just tasty eateries and stalls, it's a whole community. Head to Columbus Park and join in a session of tai chi or take a peaceful walk. Pass by the famous 'Five Points' intersection of Mosco, Worth and Baxter Streets at the south end of Columbus Park and take in the all the bustling sights and sounds. Head to Highline Park Highline Park is a public recreation area that's interestingly built on a historic freight rail line. That means it's elevated well above the streets of Manhattan. There are free walking tours of the area at certain times of year, so you can find out more about the history, design and landscape of the park. It's also a great place to simply relax, enjoy a bite to eat or attend one of the events that are regularly held there, such as stargazing, concerts and sports. The UN Interested in international affairs? Pay a visit to the UN International Headquarters in New York. You can see the Security Council Chamber and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, while your guide informs you all about the way the UN operates and deals with global issues. Who knows who you will bump into as you stroll down the legendary halls that global leaders regularly frequent? Check out the HOT USA Sale Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - August 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.