Ultimate Guide to Spring Break in NYC 2024 (Over 65 Fun Ideas for Everyone!)

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Ultimate Guide to Spring Break in NYC 2024 (Over 65 Fun Ideas for Everyone!)

Of all the vacations kids get from school, spring break is arguably the best (excluding summer, of course). If we are lucky, we will get a sunny week with temps in the 70’s. If we aren’t so lucky, it’ll be cold and rainy. It could go either way, but with so much to do in NYC, both indoors and outdoors, you should have no trouble keeping your kids busy and happy all spring break long regardless of the weather forecast.

In this mega-roundup of family fun for families over spring break, we’re sharing tons of events, activities and tips for making it the best break ever!

Psst… Check off as many items from our Spring Bucket List as you can!


Indoor Spring Break Ideas

Rainy day? Get the sillies out at an Indoor Play Space.

Go Indoor Rock Climbing and test your scaling skills.

Cozy up with a cute kitty and a cup of jo at a Cat Cafe.

Gather up some friends for a few colorful rounds of Laser Tag.

Bounce the day away (and tire your whole crew out quickly) at a Trampoline Park.

Doesn’t have to be winter to go ice skating! Glide around the ice at an Indoor Ice Skating Rink.

Trade the blades for wheels, and throw in a disco theme at a Roller Skating Rink.

Hit the lanes for an afternoon of sinking pins (and hopefully not gutter balls) at a Bowling Alley.

Broadway is back and better than ever! Go see a Kid-Friendly Broadway Play.

Stores aren’t just for shopping anymore. Take the kids to one of NYC’s Best In-Store Experiences.

Who feels like cooking every night? Take the kids out to eat at a Kids Eat Free Restaurant.

Solve your way out of a Family-Friendly Escape Room.

Pick up a book! Stop by one of the Best Children’s Bookstores for Kids in NYC.

Explore one of the historic Long Island Mansions with your family.

Stop by one of NYC’s many Family-Friendly Museums! Including:

Art Museums With Kids
Train Museums
Children’s Museums
The Best Museums for Kids with Disabilities
Long Island Museums

Outdoor Spring Break Ideas

Ballgames are a springtime essential in NYC. Here’s Where to See a Ballgame with Your Family.

Most afterschool sports are on hold for spring break; practice your swing at some Batting Cages (could be indoor or outdoor).

See which creatures are emerging from hibernation and ready for spring!

Petting Zoos

Check out NYC’s vibrant, sweeping Cherry Blossoms before they change colors! And see Long Island Cherry Blossoms here.

Keep the kids – and yourself – active during the break with:

Family Friendly Hiking Trails in NYC
Biking Trails Around NYC
Best Family-Friendly Hikes on Long Island

Treat yourself! After all that hiking, grab a cone at one of the Best Ice Cream Shops in NYC (just confirm the store is open before heading out).

Grab a ball and play fetch with Fido at a Dog-Friendly Park in NYC.

Is your family due for a new photo? Pack a lunch and head to one of NYC’s many scenic Picnic Spots. For backdrop inspo, try:

Sculpture Gardens
Botanical Gardens

Break out the binoculars! Here’s Where to Go Birdwatching in and Near NYC.

Trade out the binoculars for a telescope and Go Stargazing on a clear night.

Older kids are hard to entertain; you should definitely check out Where to Play Paintball.

Nothing screams SPRING like a trip to the park!
The younger crowd will love these Best Playgrounds for Little Kids
Older kids might want to grab a skateboard and hit up the Best Skate Parks
• Kids with special needs will love these 17 Inclusive Playgrounds for Kids in NY

Weather permitting, some Amusement Parks Near NYC might be open during spring break. Same goes for these exciting outdoor activities (make sure you confirm hours/opening date before heading out):


Pssst…..Here’s some Fun Things To Do This Spring Break On Staten Island

Special Events

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22! Here’s our roundup of Earth Day Events and Activities in NYC and Nearby.

Happy Passover! Here’s a list of Passover Events for Families 2024.

Here’s 10 Free Things to do this Week. Because New York.

Be sure to Check our Family Calendar daily for tons of things to do with your family!



Spring Break Getaways

Its a little early for camping, but here’s the Best Glamping Spots in NY.

Pack a suitcase and hit the road on Spring Break Road Trips.

Get away without actually going away! Here’s 12 NYC Staycation Ideas.

No car? No problem! Here are some Car-Free Weekend Getaways.

Summer is around the corner but it’s not here yet. Here are the Best Indoor Water Parks for swimming fun, no matter what time of year.

Get more family vacation ideas in our Travel Corner online.


Stay-At-Home Spring Break Ideas

You can never go wrong with Family Board Game Night.

The worse the weather, the bigger the fort. Here’s the Best Forts for Kids .

The best tee shirts are the ones you make yourself. Here’s How to Tie Dye with Food Coloring.

Happy Earth Day! Get creative with these Earth Day Crafts.

Check out 30 At-Home Spring Break Activities for Kids from Mommybites!

Do some spring cleaning! Learn some Expert Decluttering and Spring Cleaning Tips

Get reading! Keep your kids’ minds sharp over the break with a read from one of our book roundups:

10 Best Book Series for Kids
12 Best Graphic Novels for Kids of All Ages

Happy Spring Break!

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