Planning to spend this upcoming Labor Day weekend in the Big Apple, and looking for some things to do? Here are some outdoor ideas to fill up your NYC holiday weekend itinerary!


The ride NYC

Beat the heat while touring New York City by experiencing THE RIDE! This one-of-a-kind entertainment experience turns the streets of Manhattan into a theatrical performance, and you’ve got front row seats!

2. Exclusive package: The Intrepid + ‘Best of NYC’ Cruise

The Intrepid Museum

Spend the afternoon at the legendary Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, followed by a cruise on the Hudson River. During the 2.5 hour ride, you’ll cruise along all three NYC rivers, pass under 20 bridges, and see over 130 of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the epic Manhattan skyline!

3. Central Park Zoo

Another lovely Labor Day attraction is New York’s Central Park Zoo. One of the oldest zoos in the country, this family-friendly attraction is located in the center of Manhattan’s awesome oasis, namely Central Park!

The zoo also features the Tisch Children’s Zoo, a playful adventure for young guests. The kids will encounter goats, sheep, some of the world’s most unique ducks, and the only cow who calls Manhattan home.

4. Luna Park – Coney Island

Luna Park, Coney Island

Enjoy a Labor Day weekend of family fun at the city’s largest amusement park, Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The park features the perfect outing for roller coaster enthusiasts, families, and amusement park fans alike.

Experience a mix of splashing water rides, jaw-dropping thrill attractions, and kid-friendly amusements with amazing views of the Coney Island Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

5. New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium Aquatheater

Another attraction on the Coney Island Boardwalk is the world-famous New York Aquarium.

Experience their newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! This state-of-the-art exhibit features sharks, ray’s, turtles, and other wildlife from around the world.

When you’re finished exploring, head down to the Coney Island beach!

6. West Indian Labor Day Carnival

West Indian Labor Day

Don’t miss out on the most colorful and exciting parade of the year: the West Indian Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights. The event draws about 1 million people and features elaborate costumes, ethnic treats and beverages, and calypso music that is sure to get you groovin’!