Family-Friendly Activities to Get Your Blood Pumping in NYC

Family-Friendly Activities to Get Your Blood Pumping in NYC 2

Family-Friendly Activities to Get Your Blood Pumping in NYC

New York is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, theater, and nightlife. This, you know. It is also surprisingly family-friendly. From giant toy stores to zoos, there is plenty for the kids to enjoy. What about the family that is looking for a little more excitement while touring the Big Apple? Don’t sweat (or do), NYC has you covered.

Read on for this list of family-friendly activities to get your blood pumping in NYC.

New York by Bike

Everyone loves a good bike tour. Touring NYC by bike is a great activity for the family seeking a healthy and fun way to see the city. With endless areas to explore and miles of trails and routes, there truly is a tour for everyone. Don’t miss a bike ride across the Brooklyn Bridge or a casual cruise through Central Park.


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Roll on

Those active families looking for a unique way to get your blood pumping in NYC should try a Segway tour. If you have never taken a Segway tour you may be skeptical. I was. It may look nerdy and lazy, but as I found touring Rhodes by Segway, it is hilarious fun for the whole family. Also, my legs were quivering the next day from my muscles firing in ways they never have before.

Tour an Actual Aircraft Carrier

Located on the shores of Manhattan’s West Side is New York’s most exhilarating museum – the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Although not a physically challenging activity, your family’s blood will get pumping seeing this amazing collection of aircraft on board this floating museum. Exhibits and attractions include a British Airways Concord, an SR-71 Blackbird, a submarine, and the space shuttle Enterprise.

Also, it’s an aircraft carrier parked in New York City. How cool is that?


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See New York from Above

Sticking with the aviation them, this list of family friendly activates to get your blood pumping in NYC takes to the skies. The impressiveness of New York’s famous skyline from the streets is lost in concrete and shadows. For an amazing view and an afternoon your kids will never forget, take a helicopter tour of the city. Many operators like Liberty Helicopters offer tours catered to every budget and take off from downtown Manhattan. You haven’t seen New York until you have seen it from above.


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The Good Old Hockey Game

Touring NYC sports arenas or catching a game is another great option for those families searching for excitement during their stay. Historic Madison Square Gardens is home to both the New York Knicks of the NBA and Rangers of the NHL. The latter is a 2014 Stanley Cup finalist team and one of the favorites to win it all in 2016. Known as “the fastest game on earth,” a night out with the kids watching the Rangers will be exciting and memorable.

Family-Friendly NYC Hotels

With its expansive collection of hotels in NYC, InterContinental Hotels Group has plenty of great choices for any guest, especially those searching for family-friendly activities to get your blood pumping in NYC. Be sure to do your research and pick a hotel that’s located near all of the activities you have planned out!

If you’re looking for a fun trip that can include the whole family, New York City is the place to go. You’ll have no trouble making this trip a memorable one while getting out and getting active!

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