There are activities that remind adults of their childhood - summer camp and the smell of campfire, playing arcade games with a group of your closest friends, eating ice cream and swimming, bike riding and sliding at the playground. We have rounded up three spots within two hours of New York City where you can bring yourself back while making new memories as an adult.
Slate NY - 54 West 21st Street, New York, NY
Slate is a massive 16,000 square foot adult playground, which boasts three mini bowling lanes, a karaoke room, a BYOB (Be Your Own Bartender) pouring station with 20 adult beverages on tap and a 20-foot slide to get partygoers from one floor to the next without lifting a foot. That's in addition to ping pong, pool tables, Skee-Ball, pinball and an 8-player foosball table. Executive Chef Darryl Harmon serves up upscale bar food featuring favourites like The Grande Nacho, Jumbo NY Pretzels, Avocado Hummus, Philly Cheesesteak Arepas, Southern Chicken Littles, Chicken Wings Confit, and Maryland Crab Cake Pops. Slate also has 100 TV’s in addition to multiple video walls for endless entertainment accompanied by a Funktion 1 sound system. New this summer at Slate, is a Cone Club pop-up open all summer long. Ice cream flavors include Vanilla Cream, Prickly Pear and Swirl with a variety of artisanal cones from The Konery.
Club Getaway - 59 S Kent Road, Kent, CT
Club Getaway spans 300-acres overlooking a gorgeous lake in the southern Berkshire Mountains of Kent, CT, just 90 miles away from NYC. It's a place to kick back, unwind and make friends in real life. All inclusive activities range from rock climbing, mountain biking and zip-lining, to colour wars, paint & sip & aerial park. A campfire with live music and gourmet s’mores is on the menu as well as themed happy hours by the lake. Other activities include archery tag, disco workouts and axe throwing. Guests dress up for themed parties ranging from 80's and 90's, to a country hoedown. The best part of Club Getaway's weekend experience is you can do everything, or nothing at all. You can do all the activities above or you can lounge lakeside and enjoy the meals and happy hours. You have the ability to make this the most active or relaxing weekend of your summer. Weekends rates can be found here.
Escape Virtuality - 130 W 29th Street, New York, NY
This brand new state-of-the-art venue offers access to virtual reality simulators, an augmented reality rock climbing wall, virtual reality escape games and high-tech escape rooms with lots of surprises. Guests are transported to new worlds and presented with challenges guaranteed to entertain adults and children of all ages. Slide onto one of two full-motion car racing simulators or step onto one of four multi-directional treadmills that deliver 360-degree views. The technology allows each Escape Virtuality guest to walk or ride into a new world on demand. Once connected to the innovative equipment, every movement in the real-world triggers instant action in the virtual world. Those up for more of an athletic challenge may enjoy the augmented reality interactive rock-climbing wall or go for a VR walk-through destined to get your heart pounding and your blood flowing. For the gamers, there are two Xtrematic machines that give access to 30 virtual reality games. For larger groups, Escape Virtuality offers a challenging and exciting collection of production style escape rooms with themes that include chasing ghosts in the Ghost Collector, stopping a moving Runaway Subway Train, sabotage your friends in a competitive Mission Galaxy Rescue and save NYC from a “Meltdown.” Additionally, Escape Virtuality offers the first VR escape game in NYC with its themed Goblin Quest. Access to Escape Virtuality in NYC is granted with pay by experience, hourly (up to two hours) or all-day passes, as well as single or group escape room tickets. Buy tickets online to ensure availability on your preferred days.