There are people who like to watch TV when they are home and there are people who like to go out and do something active. Same goes for your free time. Some people prefer to take a bus ride through the city and call it a day but some people prefer to immerse themselves, touch, feel and smell everything around them.
People coming to New York City mostly come for the famous sites but most of the beauty is actually outside of the New York City perimeter. New Jersey and Upstate New York has everything to offer and most people visit NYC miss out on the opportunity to completely understand what our great region has to offer