As it turns out, there are so many things to do in New York City with teens, it can kind of get overwhelming trying to narrow down what to do.

This is not one of those overwhelming lists of 101 things to do in NYC with teens, but a highly curated list based upon the real-life experience of our family, and why our older kids liked them.

What to do in New York City with Teens?

Here are our favourite teen-friendly attractions in NYC and a few hidden gems for those families who like to discover something new.

Admire Views from Empire State Building

TOP TIP. Get here right on opening. You’ll have very few lines. Because they sure do build up quickly.

Soak up the Times Square Vibes

Apart from restaurants, retail stores, and flashing lights, you’ll see street performances, heavy crowds, traffic congestion, and costumed characters who are happy to pose with you for photos but expect to be paid.

Walk the High Line

The walkway features impressive architecture, vibrant sculptures, and stunning street views.

Eat in Chelsea Market

From Thai to tacos to doughnuts, cheese, acai bowls and gelato, you can have delicious servings of any favored cuisine. It’s simply one of the best places to eat in NYC.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge is perhaps one of the most iconic sites in all of NYC and no doubt your teens and tweens will want an iconic photo to upload to their social media.

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