Nov 262018
 

Save time and book your vacation experiences directly through Tripadvisor. They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide.

Whenever I am planning a vacation, whether it’s a local day trip or an actual vacation, the first place I look for information is TripAdvisor. We all go there for the reviews, right? but did you know that you can book activities and experiences directly through TripAdvisor? It’s super convenient to be able to look through all the things they offer to do in the city you’re traveling to, read reviews while you’re there AND book whatever catches your eye – all in one spot. And isn’t it better to know that your itinerary is all set before you even leave for your trip (or staycation)?

Chris and I just got back from a long weekend away in NYC and I as soon as we booked the trip, I ran right over to TripAdvisor to see what they had available for us to book. I found a bunch of stuff and thankfully I was able to narrow it down to a few that we really wanted to do and book them. All of these experiences that I booked were super easy to book online. I was able to search by date and find exactly what I wanted on the TripAdvisor site.

Save time and book your vacation experiences directly through Tripadvisor. They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide.

The View from inside the Oculus: The new World Trade Center Transportation Hub

Once you complete your booking through TripAdvisor, they will email you a voucher which you will present once you get to your scheduled activity. Most will accept the voucher on your phone, but a few experiences need an actual printed voucher. Don’t worry because it will say in the confirmation email (with your vouchers) if something needs to be printed. I only mention this because one of the experiences I just booked for our recent NYC trip required a printed voucher.

I have to say that I found some seriously cool things for us to do while we were in NYC and want to tell you a little bit about them in case you are heading that way. Let me start by saying there are a lot of experiences to choose from if you are planning a trip to New York City. I mean a lot. They offer pretty much anything you can think of, so take your time and read through all the descriptions and reviews carefully before you make your decision. I went back and forth about what I wanted to book a few times before I made a final decision, but here’s what we did:

Stories from the Dark Side of New York City with NYPD Guide

Save time and book your vacation experiences directly through Tripadvisor. They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide.

Actual damage from the Wall Street Bombing of 1920 on the Wall of the J.P. Morgan building on Wall Street.

It was a 2.5-hour walking tour of New York City, led by a retired NYPD officer and we visited locations with a history of crime both past and present, like Chinatown, the Lower East Side and Wall Street. It ended up just being Chris and I on the tour because the other couple who booked it never showed up.  Our tour guide was a retired transit sergeant and boy did he have some stories to tell. He worked on 9/11 and told us stories about his personal experiences – in addition to crimes that took place along the route we walked.

Save time and book your vacation experiences directly through Tripadvisor. They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide.

Do you watch Law & Order? If the answer is yes, then you should be familiar with this building. It’s One PP! The one they talk about all the time on the show.

New York City Meatball Tasting Tour

This was a 2-hour walking tour that took us through Greenwich Village where we were able to taste a variety of meatballs, from Italian to Turkish. The tour also included a few sweets and some of the culture and history of this famous neighborhood. Because it was a holiday weekend, it was just Chris and I on the tour, so it ended up being a lovely private tour.  It was given by Greg of Greg Walks Tours and he was a fantastic guide.  I highly recommend taking one of his tours if you are in the area.

Save time and book your vacation experiences directly through Tripadvisor. They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide.

Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour

I booked this one for Chris because it was totally up his alley. I have to say that although I was completely dreading this tour because I find this topic totally snooze-worthy, but our tour guide was really engaging and fun – so if you like learning about America’s financial hub by walking through Wall Street and the Financial District, you will probably like this tour. On the tour we learned about the history of this business mecca and the stories of some of its famous, and infamous, businessmen. We also saw a few filming locations from movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Ghostbusters along the way.

Save time and book your vacation experiences directly through Tripadvisor. They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide.

A step from Federal Hall where On its steps George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the US

New York City Pinball Arcade and Museum Experience (Modern Pinball)

You can get a 1-hour, 2-hour, 3-hour or all-day pinball pass in New York City at Modern Pinball on TripAdvisor.  They have 30 pinball machines and it’s unlimited games for the time you are there. We actually went there the last time we were in NYC and were dying to go back again this time. If you love pinball, it’s an awesome place.

Save time and book your vacation experiences directly through Tripadvisor. They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide.

Did you know that TripAdvisor is the world’s largest provider of tours, activities and attractions? They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide and with that many experiences it’s safe to say there is something for everyone. Plus, all the reviews you went there to read in the first place are all right there so you can make an informed choice.

Book your experience online or using TripAdvisor’s free mobile app or online, like I did. They have a really cool Low price guarantee, too: If you find a lower price for the same tour or activity within 72 hours of booking, or if you arrive in your destination and find your activity offered at a lower price by our operator, let them know and they will refund the price difference.

Save time and book your vacation experiences directly through Tripadvisor. They offer more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide.

So now that you know you can book experiences directly through TripAdvisor, what kinds of things are you looking forward to doing?

  28 Responses to “Vacation Adventures with TripAdvisor”

  1. I love TripAdvisor. I’ve used it several times to research places to see on my trips. I love being able to read reviews of other travelers.

  2. TripAdvisor is one of my favorite tools to make travel easier. I love reading reviews, seeing ratings, and generally finding out about new places in the areas that I’m traveling.

  3. We like to use TripAdvisor for our travel plans. So much easier, and the prices are sometimes cheaper.

  4. A meatball tasting tour? Okay, my husband and my son would be all over that one.

  5. I love Tripadvisor. I always look there first before heading to a new city! They have the best information!

  6. We have never used TripAdvisor but guess it is time to check it out. I’m going someplace in February will check.

  7. I will check out TripAdvisor for sure. I love going on tours. You can learn so much through them and my kids and I are all about history. We want to take a trip to NYC at some point.

  8. I have only used Trip Advisor once but it was very helpful and if i plan to travel again I will for sure use it!

  9. I always check TripAdvisor for resort reviews, etc. but I didn’t know I could book adventures through them as well. That’s awesome!

  10. I have been able to get some great deals on tripadvisor. Much better than travel agents have been able to offer.

  11. I have checked out Trip Advisor before for reviews and ideas of things to do in an area. I never knew you could book adventures or your trip with them. I will be checking that out next time I go on vacation.

  12. Trip Advisor is such a great resource isn’t it. I love that it not only helps you with real reveiws of places to stay but also of things to do once you are there. I’m going to have to remember this for next time I am heading out for a day out even!

  13. TripAdvisor is definitely so helpful when it comes to planning out anything. They have so many choices and options and easy ways to see what you would like to do ahead of time.

  14. I didn’t know Trip Advisor offered all this. It looks like you found some really cool off-beat stuff to do in NYC.

  15. I began using Trip Advisor in the early 2000’s! I always go to them for honest reviews of hotels and outings in cities. I love that people are candid with their reviews these days!

  16. That’s great that you can book experiences through TripAdvisor. I usually let Jason plan out all of our experiences, but I’m going to tell him about this so it’s a little easier to get everything planned out on our next vacay.

  17. I’ve been using TripAdvisor to read reviews on hotels for ages but I never realized they had so many travel packages and offers either! I’ll have to start looking through those too.

  18. This was such a unique post about different experiences in NY. Who knew you could try so many meatballs for example in one day? Thanks for sharing!

  19. I love using Trip Advisor. I’ve found out about so many amazing places by using them.

  20. It always helps to get insight from the people like you or me that have been there and done that. I even check out TripAdvisor when I don’t plan on going anywhere. It’s great for daydreaming about my bucket list.

  21. Wow, I’ve never thought of booking activities through Trip Advisor. I use the reviews all the time to get a second or third opinion and then book directly. Sounds like you got great tips for an amazing trip. The meatball food tour sounds quite tasty 🙂

  22. I’m not sure I knew you could do that with Trip Advisor! I’m going to have to check it out for our next road trip.

  23. I like the idea of planning out a vacation so clearly, it will allow the biggest amount of fun and exploring a new city. I need to get better about planning ahead and Trip Advisor seems like a great way to maximize our vacation fun.

  24. I love Trip Advisor! They have some really great trip ideas and their suggestions are always spot on!

  25. My husband would love that meatball tasting tour in New York. We use Trip
    Advisor every summer for our vacation.

  26. I followed your trip on Instagram and knew you had an amazing time. I am glad to learn that you used Trip Advisor. We do as well.

  27. I loveTripAdvisor. Love using it to plan my trips. I love being able to read reviews of other travelers.

  28. this looks like a blast. i love booking adventures with TripAdvisor. we have done a lot with them.

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