List of the best other attractions and entertainment ideas that are located in or around the New York Tri-State area
Many New Yorkers and tourists already know about the standard things-to-do in New York like skiing, hotels and tours, but what other interesting things are there to do? New York offers some great Broadway shows, incredible restaurants and indoor and outdoor amusement parks / water parks, but the area around NYC offers so much more than the standard fare. The list below covers many of the other activities people can check out while they are staying in the New York area.
List of All the Best Other Attractions in the New York Area:
The best places to shop around the New York City area are actually located in New Jersey. New Jersey is home to some of the biggest and best malls in America. For instance, American Dream is the third largest mall in the U.S, it opened in October, 2019 and features a waterpark, amusement park and ski slope all inside it’s massive complex as well over 250 stores. New Jersey is also great for shopping because the state does not charge taxes on essential items including clothing and food and this is probably the main reason why New Yorkers cross the bridge to shop in the great Garden State.
Tel: 1 (833) 263-7326
Address: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Features include: luxury shopping center as well as an indoor waterpark, amusement park, ice skating rink and an all year-round ski slope.
Westfield Garden State Plaza
Tel: (201) 843-2121
Address: One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652
Tel: (845) 348-1000
Address: 1000 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Tel: (845) 928-4000
Address: 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY 10917
Over 250 discount outlets offering everything from major brands to boutique and specialty lines
There are a number of other attractions that do not fit into a specific category, but they are still remain attractions
Tel: (888) 935-6878
Address: 149 Polito Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a live action olden European times reenactment experience. Guests sit in a castle-themed arena and cheer on their assigned champion as they are served great food by servers who are dressed in 12th century garb. Knights fight each other on horseback, with swords, axes and even their own fists to be given the chance to marry the king’s beloved daughter, all right in front of the cheering crowd.
Tel: (201) 733-4359
Address: 211 NJ-4, Paramus, NJ 07652
Instead of jumping out of a plane, iFLY offers participants the opportunity to experience freefall but over the top of some giant fans that keep them in the air.
Typically played outdoors, golf is used as a relaxing all day sporting activity to help people get away from their full work loads and busy lives. Whether one is a seasoned professional or just looking to whack some balls around with their buddies, golf can be a great sport used to de-stress, while still having an enjoyable competitive experience.
Pine Valley Golf Club
Tel: (856) 783-3000
Address: 1 E Atlantic Ave, Pine Valley, NJ 08021
An 18 hole golf course that many top U.S golf players practice at, ranked number one in New Jersey by Forbes magazine.
Bayonne Golf Club
Tel: (201) 823-4800
Address: 1 Lefante Way, Bayonne, NJ 07002
Tel: (732) 374-4097
Address: 1013 US-1, Edison, NJ 08817
Tel: (856) 793-4086
Address: 104 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054
Luxury driving range experience like no other. Guests are served appetizers and cocktails while they play and the course is futuristic with neon lit targets that have various point values assigned to them. Players points are displayed above each booth on large flat screen TVs.
Indoor Rock Climbing
While rock climbing can actually be done just about anywhere in the world, there are many top rated indoor facilities in the greater New York area. Indoor climbing gyms are catered towards pushing people to their physical limits with creative climbing problems. Some of the rock challenges are so extreme that they cannot be found outdoors with real rocks. Indoor rock climbing is much safer than outdoor rock climbing because there are large mats and strong ropes that protect climbers in the event that they need to let go or fall. Climbing is a fun and social sport that can also be a very intense workout. The best part is that there is no experience required to get started and it appeals to all ages.
Tel: (718) 729-7625
Address: 11-11 44th Dr. Long Island City, NY 11101
Premium indoor rock climbing gym in a state-of-the-art venue that features ‘top rope’ walls, lead climbing and bouldering for climbers of all levels.
Tel: (718) 482-7078
Address: 23-10 41st Ave Long Island City, NY 11101
Central Rock Gym Manhattan
Tel: (212) 265-7625
Address: 21 West End Ave, New York, NY 10069
A modern war-like extreme sport where players run around outdoor fields or indoor scenarios, shooting each other with gas pressured guns that shoot small balls filled with paint. The goal is usually to take down all of the other teams players by landing a hit on each of them or to capture a flag in an open area and bring it back to a secure team location. This sport is not for the faint-of-heart and can lead to cuts and bruises, but is still a great time.
Tel: (570) 325-3654
Address: 211 N Meckesville Rd, Albrightsville, PA 18210
Battle Creek Paintball
Tel: (973) 545-2556
Address: 625 Macopin Rd, West Milford, NJ 07480
There are a variety of electric or gas go karting options around the NYC area that bring fun and excitement for thrill seekers old and young. Minors can also race without a driver's license, but their cars may be limited to a reduced speed.
Tel: (201) 333-7223
Address: 99 Caven Point Rd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Indoor electric go karting close to NYC where they have special midweek racing offers
Tel: (845) 535-1515
Address: 2272 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994
Indoor go karting in gas powered karts that reach a top speed of 50 mph
Tel: (860) 444-7700
Address: 1 Sachatello Industrial Dr, Oakdale, CT 06370
This indoor facility is the host of the largest multi-level go karting track in the world! The place is also known as ‘SuperCharged’ and it offers a state of the art trampoline park in the building as well.
Tel: (856) 209-6321
Address: 1103 U.S. Route 130 South, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Ice Skating Rinks
Hockey players and figure skaters are the two main groups who use ice rinks to practice their sport. Figure skaters do jumps, twirls and dances to impress a panel of judges and hockey players pass a puck around the ice, working together to score it in their opposing team's goal. All people, young and old can learn how to ice skate and maybe eventually even learn some impressive tricks.
The Rink at American Dream
Tel: (833) 263-7326
Address: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Tel: (212) 336-6100
Address: 61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011
Tel: (201) 487-8444
Address: 111 Midtown Bridge St, Hackensack, NJ 07601
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Tel: (212) 332-7654
Address: 600 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10020
Trampolining parks are a new sports phenomenon that has become a creative fitness option for many children and young adults to enjoy. In trampoline parks, guests can practice performing flips and spins without the risk of injury. Trampolines usually cover an average of 30,000 square feet and some can even be vertically located on the walls at many of these top rated parks.
Urban Air Trampoline Park
Tel: (201) 212-6454
Address: 69 Wesley St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Tel: (201) 574-1800
Address: 80 Commerce Dr, Allendale, NJ 07401
Tel: (914) 365-7370
Address: 33 Lecount Pl, New Rochelle, NY 10801