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56 Best New York City Leisure Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best New York City based Leisure companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Leisure industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top New York City Leisure Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Bombas

Bombas

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Bombas is a comfort-focused apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. One Purchased = One Donated.

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BABOON is a manufacturing that provides highest-grade materials for adventure essentials.

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Confetti

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Discover unique workplace activities & corporate events that fit your company’s culture, goals & budget.

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Noken

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Noken is a tech-travel company for planning, booking, and guiding trips and makes traveling accessible and more fulfilling.

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Journy

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Journy is a personalized travel planning service that pairs travelers 1-on-1 with their own personal trip designer.

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Jumprope

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Jumprope is a platform where users can create, discover, and share how-to videos and tutorials.

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Porter & Sail

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Porter & Sail offers flexible booking, exclusive savings and enriching experiences to travelers seeking community, connectivity and culture.

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Mockingbird

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Mockingbird is a new baby gear brand on a mission to empower parents.

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Habitas

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Habitas is a global hospitality group created by a diverse community of people seeking human connection.

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Paravel

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A perfect travel system designed for real life

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Mr & Mrs Smith

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Mr & Mrs Smith is a hand-picked collection of the most special boutique hotels in the world.

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Skylark

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Skylark is a travel agency that allows clients to leverage technology when they want it and real people and expert advice when they need it.

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KOALA

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KOALA is a community-driven marketplace that enables timeshare owners to easily rent their unused time to anyone.

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Standard International

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Standard International is the company behind The Standard and Bunkhouse hotels with offices in New York, London and Austin.

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TimeLooper

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TimeLooper revolutionizes museum and heritage site experiences through extended reality

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The Folklore

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E-Commerce and Wholesale Distribution Company for High-End African Designer Brands

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Amberjack

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Your gateway to the world’s best fishing guides, bass boats, deep sea charters, and remote fishing lodges. Book your next adventure today.

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FoodieTrip

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FoodieTrip is an online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book once in a lifetime culinary adventures.

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Project Expedition

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Project Expedition is a discovery and booking website for things to do in travel destinations around the world.

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American Express Global Business Travel

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American Express Global Business Travel provides end-to-end corporate travel and meetings program management.

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TWIP – Travel With Interesting People

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We connect people to experiences, activities and travelers based on your travel personality.

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Mile High Run Club

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Mile High Run Club operates as a fitness gym featuring coached group treadmill classes with a strength and power training component.

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GayStay

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GayStay is a homesharing company for the LGBTQ community.

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All Beauty

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All Beauty is a skincare drink formulated to help hydrate and nourish you skin.

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Kolu

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Kolu is a mobile application that brings tourists together with local tour guides based on three interests.

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Lily Grey

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Lily Grey is a modern jewelry brand giving girls a cool new way to tell their story.

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Travelzoo

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Travelzoo, a global Internet media company, publishes the best travel and leisure deals to more than 27 million subscribers worldwide.

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Tansler

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Tansler is a vacation rental marketplace that allows renters to name their price, choose multiple homes and submit one binding offer

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PeepsOut Inc.

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PeepsOut is a live stream mobile app that shows users a venue (restaurant or bar) before they go.

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Oyster.com

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Oyster.com is a travel-based website that offers hotel reviews and pictures taken by industry experts.

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The McCall Pattern Company

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The McCall Pattern Company is an apparel and fashion company specializing in sewing patterns.

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Rockstar

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Rockstar is an apparel and fashion company specializing in denim clothing.

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Sonotes, Inc.

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Places You’ll Love By People You Know

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Jetsetter

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Jetsetter is an online community of travelers providing users with insider access, knowledge, and exclusive deals on vacations.

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Travel Leisure

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Travel Leisure is a travel magazine that provides news and insights related to destinations, hotels and resorts, tips, and bookings.

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Skiplagged

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Skiplagged’s mission is to make it easier to experience the world, find flights and hotels that cost up to 80% less than any other.!

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New York Water Taxi

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New York Water Taxi provide entertaining, stimulating, and enlightening ways to see New York City and offers daily tours.

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Hitlist

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Hitlist is a travel app platform that serves up bargain-priced flights and travels deals.

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MBLM

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MBLM is the Brand Intimacy Agency: create, build and sustain ultimate brand relationships.

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PhotoSpotLand

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A mobile and web tool allow everyone on how, when, where and with whom to shoot great photos in great place

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Purewrist

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White Label Contactless Wearable Payments Platform

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FUBU

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FUBU is a clothing apparel company that consists of t-shirts, rugby shirts, hockey and football jerseys, baseball caps, and denim jeans.

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Isaac Morris Ltd

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Isaac Morris Ltd is a New York-based apparel manufacturer specializing in children’s clothing.

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Ovation Travel Group

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Ovation Travel Group, Inc., a corporate travel management company.

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Millennium Partners

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Millennium Partners creates and manages luxury residential properties in major cities.

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TravelMuse

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TravelMuse is a travel planning website that allows users to research and plan their travels on a single interface.

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Kosterina

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Kosterina develops a premium, delicious Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

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Oberoi Hotels & Resorts is synonymous the world over with providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency.

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Stork

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A practical men’s basics subscription

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ShermansTravel Media, LLC

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Leading online publisher of hand-picked travel deals and expert destination advice.

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kid and coe

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Kid & Coe is a vacation rental platform that features family homes all over the world.

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Maggy London Inc.

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Maggy London is an apparel & fashion company specializing in lifestyle and sportswear in NYC.

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Denihan Hospitality Group

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Denihan Hospitality Group is a nationally recognized, independent owner and operator of boutique hotels in top US urban markets.

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WTS – World Textile Sourcing

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WTS is an apparel & fashion company specializing in Knitwear and Pima Cotton garments.

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VR World NYC

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VR World® is an entertainment technology company operating virtual reality location-based entertainment venues.

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assouline

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Assouline is a company that offers luxury books on fashion, travel, design, art, architecture, and cuisine.

Written by Mark Smith

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