6 Family Friendly Activities in NYC


Some people claim that you haven’t ticked off a city until you’ve experienced it at night time, so no matter how much you’ve explored New York City during the day, don’t forget to get out and about and see the city that never sleeps in all its glory. New York City is brilliant for providing evening entertainment to suit everyone and during the summer and holidays you will find that there is even more to see. Whether it’s an ultimate fireworks display, a festival, or ice skating in Central Park there is bound to be something that you would find interesting.

But where are some of the best places to see in New York at night time? Have a look below and see if there’s something that tickles your fancy: 

Check Out The Observation Deck 

On the 86th floor of The Empire State Building is a phenomenal observation deck, with 360-degree views of the city–perfect for photo opportunities and views to take your breath away. You can even rent high-powered binoculars to help you take full advantage. Then if you venture to the 102nd floor via the manually operated elevator, you can see up to 80 miles into the distance on a clear day. 

Hop-On The Ferry 

The ferry that runs between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street is completely free and it offers a brilliant way to see the city in the evening. Some would say that there is no better way to see the skyline. 

Spend the Night at the Theatre 

If you want a night to remember when visiting New York, an evening at a Broadway show is what you need. World-famous for a reason, it’s definitely worth getting dressed up, purchasing some theatre tickets and enjoying an evening full of memories. 

Try Your Hand at Indoor Rock Climbing 

At Brooklyn Boulders you can delve into a challenge yet fun indoor rock climbing experience. Whether you’re an experienced climber or a complete beginner the staff here are on hand to give you a helping hand and if rock climbing isn’t for you there are also activities that include yoga and fitness workshops. 

Dabble with Some Bowling

If you’re after an evening of entertainment that provides it with all then a night at Brooklyn Bowl is just what you need. Being a music venue, bowling alley and restaurant it’s easy to see why so many people rave about this place. You can have a whole evening of fun here, sit down and enjoy a meal and then enjoy some live music from the stage that is right next to the bowling alleys. 

The Top of the Rock 

This three-level observation deck at the Rockefeller Center is one of the most famous places to visit in the whole of New York. If you want a true three-sixty view of the city then the 70th floor is where you want to head, although if you want to avoid being open to the elements you should stick to the sixty-ninth floor instead. Not only do you have a world-famous view at the top you also have fantastic shopping and restaurants at the bottom. Perfect for an unforgettable evening int the big city. 

These are just a few of the many evening adventures you can have in NYC, do you have any other unmissable activities to try? Please share them in the comments below. 

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