Zoom Ziplines is open year round and the session lasts 1.5-2 hours.

Alternatives to the Typical Beach Day

When you think summer, you think beach getaways with a bright colored drink in hand. But soaking up the sun and laughter of a summer day doesn’t necessarily need to be on sandy grounds. Family bonding happens best when you’re exploring and stepping out of your comfort zone together. That’s why we’ve compiled a list overwhelmingly exhilarating activities to do when visiting New York.

Zipline at Mountain Creek Only a little over an hour from New York City, this adventure filled activity will heighten your adrenaline to a whole other level. Zoom Ziplines is open year round and the session lasts 1.5-2 hours. The tour includes well trained guides who offer training before you take that first jump. The tour is comprised of 4 dual ziplines and you’re able to buy a picture CD afterwards of all your still shots. Safety is the main concern, so all ages will be in great hands. Try to go on a cooler day where you can feel the breeze as you hover over the beautiful and serene sights of Mountain Creek.

Bronx Zoo There’s no better family activity then a visit to the zoo. For animal lovers, this 265 acre nature park of wildlife habitats and attractions is the perfect destination. It’s almost impossible to conquer the whole area in one day, so you’re going to want to pick and choose the exhibits that most interest you. Common favorites are the Wild Asia Monorail, Bug Carousel, and the Butterfly Garden.

Learn the Trapeze Experience something you never thought you would. This unique and extreme activity challenges you beyond your sense of abilities. A series of classes and workshops are offered in order to teach you the art of this activity, with classes ranging from first timers to advanced flyers. The outdoor locations are at Pier 40 and South Street Seaport so you’re able to see ample views while you’re soaring through the sky.

Sunset Sail Experience the New York City sunset directly on the water. Sunset Sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack gives you the ultimate vantage point including views of Battery Park, Ellis Island, and The Statue of Liberty. Complimentary soda, beer, wine, and champagne is served during your sail. Spending your evening on a boat will be a true treat to your eyes especially once the sun starts to set.

Sure, a beach day is relaxing, but spending a day trying new things and feasting your eyes on true beauty is rejuvenating. New York is full of fun activities for the family that’ll leave everyone thrilled with how the day went.

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