End of Summer New York Activities to Enjoy for the Family

New York activities are plentiful to fill the end of summer days. It is the time to squeeze in some New York City-style summer fun to enjoy with the family as school days come into view. Family time is precious as are the warm weather months in New York.

New York activities are plentiful to fill the end of summer days. It is the time to squeeze in some NYC-style summer fun to enjoy with the family as school days come into view. Family time is precious as are the warm weather months in New York. Celebrate the ending of summer by discovering end of the season activities for all in the family to take pleasure in. Whether a beach outing or fun in the park, this is the perfect time of year for you to truly delight in a bit of relaxation time with loved ones before the crazy school and work schedules settle in.

This is the perfect opportunity to explore some New York activities to enjoy for a family staycation day or days out.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Corona and Flushing
Queens, New York
718-760-6565
www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fmcp

Central Park is not the only park with New York activities to enjoy. Queens is host to Flushing Meadows Corona Park — complete with its own zoo and carousel! Whether by car, train, subway, or bus, Flushing Meadows is very easy to travel to. This wonderful park spans the two towns of Flushing and Corona with fields to play and picnic in. Making Flushing Meadows Corona Park unique is its history as host to two World’s Fairs, where you can still see the historic architecture of the fairs still standing. Take the family to the cozy Queens Zoo to visit the many animals, including an enclosed aviary. The zoo also includes a domestic animal petting farm with a discovery center. Get the kids into learning mode with a fun visit to the New York Hall of Science and then The Queens Museum of Art. Still not pooped out, then your family may be able to catch a game at Met’s Citi Field and the USTA National tennis Center, which both call the 124-acre park home.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Pier 83, West 42nd Street
New York, NY
212-563-3200
www.circleline42.com

With the summer heat still on high, the end of the summer is a great time to see New York City from the water. The entire family will get a chance to relax and enjoy the views when taking a Circle Line sightseeing cruise. Check out the beautiful renowned New York City skyline as well as the famed landmarks of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Cloisters. Circle Line provides many cruise sightseeing choices and even pairs cruises with visiting other NYC destinations, such as the Empire State Building and the Intrepid Museum. Make your Circle Line adventure a two- or three-day family staycation adventure by combining it with the Open Loop sightseeing bus to explore the city like a tourist.

Central Park Bike Rental
Central Park
40 West 55th Street
New York, NY
347-868-7692
www.centralpark.com/guide/tours/bike-rentals

With bikes beginning at 14 inches for kids, this is the perfect activity to get the family moving while exploring beautiful Central Park. Bicycles are available to rent by the hour or for an entire day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for you to enjoy investigating the amazing park grounds. All bikes come with a helmet for safety, a basket to keep belongings in, a lock to park the bike safely if choosing to stop to visit the Central Park Zoo or to have a snack, and a map to plan your excursion.

Image Source: By Michael Elleray from England, United Kingdom [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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