City has two sides. One includes great parks, outdoor sites and architecture. The other includes wonderful indoor attractions that range from indoor sports complexes to Broadway plays. Have you ever had a New York style hot dog or slice of pizza? What about a trendy bowling alley filled with hip people and neon lights?
Chelsea Piers Sports Complex offers bowling, hockey and even a toddler adventure center, all indoors. Year long schedules and fees can be viewed at chelsearpiers.com. Visit Bowlmor Lanes in the Village for a trendy, fun bowling experience. Ultra colorful bowling lanes, funky designed walls and bright pool tables add to the allure of New York City.
Try your hand at arcade games, burger bites and flavorful drinks at Dave and Buster's. Located on 42nd street, the interactive entertainment restaurant and bar caters to adults. Visit www.daveandbusters.com to view discounts on meals and games.
Bright Lights on Broadway
Treat yourself to a wonderful time on Broadway. Go to the theater where you can witness a memorizing play or musical. Musicals like Disney's Lion King cater to children, while plays cater to adults. Remember to plan your night out with precision by ordering tickets online. Try and make sure that you have your ticket before the day of the show. Unless, of course, you are being spontaneous.
Have Fun by the Water, but Don't Get Wet
Plan a day to visit the New York Aquarium located on Surf avenue and West 8th street in Brooklyn, New York. Visit the exhibits and attractions. Stand in the presence of penguins, sharks, turtles, exotic fish and stingrays. Learn how they eat, sleep and reproduce. Also learn how ancient civilizations used fish for medicinal purposes. Enjoy the aquarium's café and gift shop.
New York eateries
Visit Gray's Papaya, Ray's Pizza or a family owned pizzeria and enjoy the taste of New York style food. Gray's Papaya offers cheap hot dogs and tropical flavored drinks like papaya, pina colada and coconut champagne.
Diamonds Are Forever
Visit the Diamond District on 47th street between 5th and 6th avenue. Explore different merchants until you find the best deals for your budget. Remember that diamonds are not the only jewel they sell. At the Diamond District you can find gold, silver and precious gems.
Talk yourself silly
Call or email and reserve tickets for a talk or late night show. Simply go online and find out the show's ticket number or write down the number while you are watching the show. Tickets are free of charge.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Tomiko "Tomi" Cary has been writing articles for eHow.com since December 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Journalism from William Paterson University. Cary also attended New York University's Journalism Program, where she received a Professional Studies Certificate of Completion in 2007.