By: Britney Trigg
Hey ladies! Have you been working hard lately? Sometimes we all need some much needed, alone time. While the typical response might be to have a fun filled spa day, sometimes just going out with others who make you smile will do the trick. Liven yourself up a bit and partake in some activities that will get your adrenaline going. Call a friend or two that you haven’t heard from in awhile or if you have kids, plan something fun that you all will enjoy.
You can never get tired of places like Dave and Busters and Lucky Strike but what about some of the newer places around like like the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey or the iFly Zones. While we all anticipate some much needed alone time, sometimes being around other people who make you smile will do the trick. Sometimes we all need some time to decompress and relieve our stress but how is to be determined by each individual person. What makes you tick? Personally, I am a thrill seeker and fan of kid friendly places. If I had to choose between going to sight seeing or a day filled with adventure style activities, I’d choose the later. If your anything like me, your in for quite a treat. You know the spheel….grab a glass of wine and lets get going!
For those of us who live in New York, you might be used to places like the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. While you can never grow tired of these historical landmarks, what about places like rock climbing and zip lining? There is a place about 2 hours north of New York located at Hunter Mountain ski bowl called Zipline New York. They feature 3 family friendly adventures called, The SkyRider, Mid Mountain Canopy Tour and the Adventure Tower. From the looks of it, you are sure to have a wild ride. Watching some of the video’s from other rider experiences I wasn’t sure whether to scream, cry or grip my chair. Yikes! Let’s just say you better bring your a game and a camera. Don’t loose your voice! I have been ziplining before but this place by far takes the cake! Be sure to visit their website ziplinenewyork.com for specials and more information. They do offer group specials so round up your troops and get going!
A nother fun place you might want to visit is the new Geographic Encounters Ocean Odyssey located in the heart of Times Square. Immerse yourself in an underwater universe filled with one of the most technological deep sea experiences you have ever seen. Experience stunning lifelike animations from the South Pacific all the way to the Coast of California. Once inside you will experience battles between ferocious Humboldt squids, get up close with with a lifelike sized whale, and dive into adventure tales from some of the best National Geographic Photographers and deep sea explorers. The possibilities are endless and this excursion is recommended for both adults and children so unleash your inner child and dive in. What are your favorite sea animals? Be sure to explore their website and build your experience ahead of time. Don’t forget to leave reviews after your trip! natgeoencounter.com
Next visit an oldie but goodie, IFly. While this adventure has been around for quite some time, I have never been. For awhile I have driven by locations and heard rave reviews. The closest location to us New Yorkers would be the iFLY Westchester in Yonkers, New York in the Ridge Hill plaza. Here you will experience skydiving at its finest. Ever dreamed that you can fly? Well now you can! With locations across the globe, they promise to deliver the dream of flight to everyone. Grab a helmet and put on your suit to take flight! Watching their youtube videos alone had me smiling from ear to ear. They offer several package deals for 1st time flyers including 2 for the price of 1 at and 4 for the price of 1 which both include personalized flight certificates, flight gear, training and personalized instruction. Are you ready to take flight? iflyworld.com
Not much of a thrillseeker? Try a more traditional experience like bowling at Lucky Strike. There are a plethora of bowling alleys around the city but nothing tops a night at Lucky Strike. Leave the kids at home or don’t at this venue where you will experience bowling like never before. Get all glammed up and take a friend. Lucky strike is not your traditional bowling alley as they offer 26 premium bowling lanes, pool tables, live music from some of the areas hottest local DJ’s and one stellar food and drink menu. Whether you come to bowl, mingle in their VIP lounge or catch a Yankee game or Red Sox game, you have come to the right place. Satisfy the urge! Ready, set, go! bowlluckystrike.com
These are just a few of my top picks for the week, be sure to tell a friend and don’t forget to let me know what you think. Have any suggestions? Send in some of your top excursion stories and who knows you just might make the next blog! Cheers 🥂