New York is the United States’ largest city, with plenty of sights to see and things to do. You could take a trip to the Statue of Liberty, visit the Met and any number of art galleries or museums. New York at night also has many activities in which to indulge your senses and you might be surprised at some of the choices.
Broadway and Theatre Shows
One of the popular activities to do in New York City at night is to attend a show either on Broadway, or at an Off-Broadway theatre play. If you enjoy musicals, you can take in shows such as Kinky Boots (Tony Award Winner for Best Musical for 2013), Annie or the ever popular Phantom of the Opera. Broadway also features plays and you can find Off-Broadway musicals as well.
New York City is full of nightclubs and bars if you want to dance the night away and meet new people. A few of the more popular clubs include No 8 – a bi-level restaurant and lounge located in the Chelsea art district. There is also Cielo which features many genres of music including Electronic, Soul and House. Finally, we have Club Shelter, a true dance club that features House music and is the longest running underground dance club in New York.
While you might not think of New York for bowling, it does have some truly great alleys to play on. Many of these bowling alleys combine a restaurant and a recreation space complete with bars and lounges. 300 Club New York features a purple-lit 32 lane bowling alley and also has a fabulous menu. If you want to try bowl-in-the-dark, then visit Bowlmor Lanes in Union Square; it has a fantastic audio-visual display and custom DJ booths.
Karaoke is a fun way to spend the evening and New York has its fair share of bars to accommodate you. Take the 5 Bar for example, which contains private karaoke rooms in a multi-level setting. Arlene’s Grocery is a well-known karaoke bar and gets pretty crowded on weekends. Arlene’s Grocery also offers up-and-coming bands and open-mic nights for the aspiring musicians.
There is no shortage of nightlife in this busy city and you can also find free or almost free activities to do as well. New York City truly is a wondrous and fun place to visit, day or night.