Fun Places To Go In NYC

Below we have compiled a list of fun and cool places to go in New York City for kids, for adults, for birthdays, at night and even on dates that won’t break the bank. Check it out!

Central Park

If you’re looking for family and romantic spots in the City, Central Park is no doubt one of the fun places to go in NYC with kids and on a date.
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You can enjoy nice picnics, rock climbing at the North Meadow Recreation Center, visit Central Park’s Zoo, catch free summer concerts in Rumsey Playfield, and rent a rowboat for a romantic glide through Central Park’s lake.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's is one of the coolest places to go in the City on a rainy day where kids and adults can have a good time. Ripley's boasts lots of interesting exhibits and interactive artifacts such as tribal masks, and medieval torture devices.
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Biny is located a short walk from Juan Pablo Duarte Square and it’s one of the most popular hang outs in NYC for a birthday. Biny is a buffet/restaurant/bar where you can have a cool time on a weekday enjoying tasty Japanese cuisine and hilarious karaoke singing contests at night with your friends.

Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center is located in Jersey City and it’s probably one of those family attractions in the City worth adding to the list of fun places to go in NYC.
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Everyone can have a great time at the Liberty Science Center as there are lots of interactive science exhibits and a 3D theatre where you can see fun 3D movies. Liberty Center also features fun weekend programs for families in August such as Fish Feeding Frenzy and Wildlife Challenge where parents and kids can enjoy fun outdoor activities.

Comedy Cellar

If love fancy a fun night out, Comedy Cellar is another of the fun places to go in NYC at night and enjoy a good laugh.

Comedy Cellar is no doubt, one of the most popular comedy clubs in New York City as it features regularly famous comedians such as Chris Rock, as well as a ice variety of up-and-coming stand-up comedians.

Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center is another of the fun places to go in NYC for families and romantic couples. The Rockefeller Center is home to the “Top of the Rock” which is a lovely observation deck that offers 360 degree views of the city. In the evening, the “Top of the Rock” is one of the most romantic spots in NYC where you can enjoy beautiful sunset views over the NYC Skyline.

A few other fun things you can see and do in the Rockefeller Center include ice skating, seeing the Christmas Tree lights ceremony, and taking a pleasant a stroll on the beautiful gardens.

Theatre District & Lincoln Center

The Theatre District and Lincoln Center are two of the fun places to go in NYC at night to watch a live show, catch a movie, or enjoy a nice dinner out. Theatre District is probably the most popular area to go of the two as most of the Broadway theatres, restaurants, etc are located there.

Broadway Shows are notoriously pricey, though you can buy cheap tickets for Broadway shows in New York City at the TKTS Discount Booths for evening performances on Off-Broadway theaters streets such as Theatre Row. TKTS Discount Booths can be found in Times Square, South Street Seaport and downtown Brooklyn.

Madison Square Park

If you’re looking for more outdoor places in the City, Madison Square Park is another of the fun places to go in NYC with kids and on dates. MSP hosts many events during the summer months such as the concert series “Mad. Sq. Music” on Wednesdays evenings.

There are also garden exhibitions such as “Garden of the Alhambra” (through August) where you can see lush plants and beautiful Spanish gardens. Madison Square Park also boasts a dog area and a playground where kiddies can enjoy lots of fun water games and crafts activities.

Long Beach

Long Beach is definitely one of the fun places to go in NYC in summer as you can have loads of fun on the beach without having to spend a small fortune.
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Long Beach is about 60 minutes on the subway from Manhattan’s Penn Station, which makes long Beach such a great destination to get to for a day away from the City.

Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell

If you’re looking for fun places to go in NYC for kids or at night, Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell in Jones Beach State Park is one such place!

Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell features free nightly concert series (June/September), as well as the kids night event (June/July), and many other live events throughout the month of August so, be sure to check in what's on when in town!

Glen Cove

If you’re looking for more fun places to go in NYC, you may consider passing by Glen Cove, which is located on the north shore of Long Island.

You can easy get there by car in just 50 minutes and enjoy a ton of attractions and events such as Glen Cove Cruise Night which is a car show event hosted by the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department where you can see all kinds of classic cars and hot-rods.

Glen Cove also hosts the Feast of Saint Rocco, which is a cool family friendly event where you can enjoy a ton of fun fair rides and tasty Italian cuisine.

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