Some ideas for fun outings for kids in New York City include Coney Island, Nintendo World, Modern Pinball NYC, the Sony Wonder Technology Lab or Tiki Action Park. New York also features many different "escape the room" games in the city designed for older kids.
Coney Island has two amusement parks, a large public beach, a skating arena, two haunted houses and the New York Aquarium. The annual Mermaid Parade is held in late June.
Nintendo World, which is in Rockefeller Center, is Nintendo's flagship store. The store sells unique Nintendo merchandise and has interactive kiosks with various games to play. The store also sometimes holds game tournaments.
Modern Pinball NYC is a pinball mecca that has machines dating back to the 1970s. Instead of using quarters, guests pay admission to receive a wristband that allows unlimited play. The Sony Wonder Technology Lab has interactive exhibits for kids including virtual surgery and programming robots.
Tiki Action Park is a traditional outdoor fun center that has go-kart racing, a miniature golf course with a tropical theme, a 45-game arcade, a laser maze and a lounge area for parties. Kids can win tickets at the arcade that can be redeemed for prizes.