Indoor Activities for Kids - Tours
by Alyssa Grossman, 02/06/2013
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New York's indoor attractions are brimming with activities for young visitors. Got a kid who wants to see it all? Check out our attraction passes and bus tours to experience New York City's most popular destinations as a family.
At Lincoln Center, guided tours make stops at locations like Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House and Jazz at Lincoln Center, many of which are recognizable from TV shows and movies as iconic as this Upper West Side arts complex itself. Visit lincolncenter.org for tickets and a full list of tour options.
With the Radio City Stage Door Tour, get the inside scoop on this venerable concert hall and home of the Radio City Rockettes. Families peek at the venue's star-studded guest book, participate in a kick line, meet one of the Rockettes and walk away with performance-day secrets. For tickets, visit radiocity.com.
Get even more out of Rockefeller Center with NBC's studio tours, making stops at on-air sets like the Today show, NBC Nightly News and Saturday Night Live. A ticket buys you insider's access to broadcast operations and makeup stations, plus the chance to produce your own news and weather program. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit nbcstudiotour.com.
Get a bird's-eye view of NYC's outdoor sites, minus the raincoat and umbrella. NY Skyride is part amusement park, part sightseeing experience. Inside the Empire State Building's second-floor theater, seats move as the audience "flies" past almost three dozen famous sites, shown on a big screen. For an equally untraditional way to see New York, hop aboard The Ride, a tour bus with outward-facing seats, appointed with high-tech features like TV screens and twinkling lights. Passengers gaze at lively street performances against the backdrop of famous landmarks while testing their knowledge of City trivia. It's definitely not the Midtown you'll see on street level.
Be sure to check out our full guide to rainy-day family fun in NYC. Options include museums, theaters, tours, screenings, comedy clubs and fitness classes, just to name a few.