It can be hard to plan vacations that include activities that appeal to teenagers. But there are many things that they can do that will be enjoyable for them as well as the entire family. Are you looking for things to do in New York with teenagers?
Here is the list of Things To Do In New York With Teenagers:
View the City from Above
The Empire State Building is a national landmark that attracts guests of all ages. You can take your teen up to the top of the Empire State Building and enjoy a breathtaking view of New York City. You can visit the building from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM daily. To avoid lines and crowds, you should plan your trip to get there when it opens or closes.
Evening views offer spectacular views of the city’s skyline lit up. Consider a late-night visit to take in these fantastic sights. The Top of the Rock Observatory provides a great view of the city from an elevated viewpoint. It is arguably more evident than the others. If you are looking for the perfect Instagram shot of the city, this beautiful art deco skyscraper will be a great choice. More information? Compare Top of the Rock and Empire State Building
Do not look down
Edge will satisfy all your fears about the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock.
You can fly high into the sky at 1,100 feet and see 100 stories below through the glass floor. For an unforgettable experience, you can also lean over the skyline using angled glass or sip champagne while taking in the sights.
This isn’t one for the weak-hearted.
Discover the World of New York City’s High Fashion
This walking tour is for teens who have been watching every episode of Project Runway and are obsessed with the newest designs by Marc Jacobs. The NYC Fashion Windows Walking Tour, a two-hour tour that takes teens along Fifth Avenue to see the iconic windows of NYC’s most influential brands and fashion outlets, is a must-see for fashion-conscious teens.
This is a great way to learn about Fifth Avenue’s history and the famous stores that have made this stretch of expensive real estate their home for many decades. Your teens might not be able to spend the money on a handbag, but they can still snap photos later for fashion inspiration.
Madame Tussauds: Hang out with your favorite celebrities
Teens love Madame Tussauds, New York. There are over 200 wax figures that look just like real celebrities, movie stars, and TV characters, as well as pop-cultural icons and athletes.
Also, plan to visit Madame Tussauds’ immersive exhibits such as Kong: Skull Island. Here you will travel deep into the tropical environment of the island and be challenged to locate artifacts from Kong. Skull Island is the film that features the 18-foot animatronic Kong, a wax figure Captain James Conrad, and the multi-sensory animatronic Kong. It is also conveniently located in Times Square, making this a popular destination for teens.
Let them explore the attraction and then wander around the neighborhood to take in the funky Times Square vibes.
Check out Where Their Favorite TV Show was Filmed
You can get more interest from your teens by engaging their passion for media. On-Location Tours is your best choice. They offer exciting tours to thousands every week. They are the only official city movie/television location tour and offer tons of options. We love the NYC TV and Movie Sites bus trip. Specialty tours also include “Gossip Girl,” Seinfeld, and “The Sopranos.”
Rockefeller Center Tour
A trip to “30 Rock”, the famous TV station (30 Rockefeller Center), is another excellent option for teens.
The 67th and the 69th floors have outside terraces. However, the 70th floor has an open-air 360-degree view. GPS-activated audio/visual guide systems can be used to identify the locations you visit. There are many restaurants and shops in 30 Rock that you can see before or after you visit. To learn more about Rockefeller Center and the famous television it has produced, take a tour.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum – History in Action
Although your teens may not be able to recall the terrible events of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center in New York, the cultural impact of this tragedy will reverberate. Visits to the 9/11 Memorial are an excellent way for teens to learn about this tragic moment in American history. It will be more impactful than any history book. Learn about the victims of the 2001 attacks, including the resilient Survivor Tree, and see relics from them. This book will be both educational and moving for your teens.
Visit Coney Island
A visit to historic Coney Island is a must-do for all visitors to NYC, no matter their age. Luna Park is a beautiful place to enjoy classic rides and exciting experiences. Younger children will enjoy classic rides such as the animal carousel. Teens will love the old-school feel and the boardwalk vibe. All-day wristbands are available for Luna Park. Let your children have a blast on the slides and other fun attractions. Make sure to get the boardwalk hot dogs and cotton candy!
Enjoy Engaging Tours
Teens will enjoy popular tours like the one that takes you to Madison Square Garden. This is where there are many concerts and sporting events. This all-access tour allows you to see behind the scenes and learn about the legends of the New York Knicks and New York Liberty. Bus options are great for public tours.
The RIDE is one of the most unusual tours in New York City. It’s the part tour and part comedy theatre. Enjoy a time in the city with a fully-equipped bus, and be entertained by your guides, who will provide entertainment and information about everything from trivia to comedy to karaoke.
Yankee Stadium is a must-see for any sports fan. A guided tour of the legendary Yankee Stadium will give you a better understanding of the New York Yankees and their history.