Long Island is lauded for outdoor activities, beautiful landscapes and farm-to-table food scenes, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do inside. Dinner and a movie can become so passé, sometimes a change of pace—or pulse—is necessary, especially when the seasons transition. Get your heart pumping at seven indoor adventures that pleasantly kiss the warm weather goodbye.
iFly Westchester Indoor Skydiving, Yonkers
Just north of Long Island, adventure-seekers can find everything they need to freefall in a vertical wind tunnel. The best part is, no parachutes, jumping or anything attaching you to the ground is required—it’s just you and a smooth cushion of air. Happy flying. Go.
CRYPTIQ Inc., Northport
Race against the clock (60 minutes) to find clues, uncover hidden messages and solve riddles that unlock the door to a cryptic room. The formula for success: teamwork, quick thinking and deductive reasoning. You could say it’s part scavenger hunt, part race and ultimate conundrum. Go.
Pole Position Raceway, Farmingdale
On your mark, get set, go. Pole Position Raceway provides state-of-the-art Formula EK20 karts that speed up to 45mph. Rally a group of friends and reserve a race time from one of the two-and-three lap formats such as the Pole Position Challenge or Grand Prix. Fun fact: The ¼ mile race track has received a stamp of approval from NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch, Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath, NASCAR reporter Jamie Little and freestyle motocross star Mike Metzler. Go.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Deer Park
Calling all adrenaline seekers and people who believe “jumping is freedom.” Strengthen muscles and build endurance levels by partaking in the dodgeball or volleyball nights to unleash your inner acrobat. Go.
The Cliffs, Long Island City
Put your adventurous side to the test. The Cliffs boast a variety of terrains—from slab to steep reaching all levels of difficulty. There’s an hour and a half intro to climbing class that teaches attendees all the essential skills to get started—and includes a day pass and rental gear for the day. For those not looking for a full lesson, get started with bouldering or roping up with auto-belays. Go.
Monster Mini Golf, Deer Park
Turn down the lights but step up the competition. Monster Mini Golf features an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark course with ghoulish décor around every turn. It even has its own arcade area highlighting air hockey and pop-a-shot basketball hoops for the ultimate tournaments. Go.
The All Star, Riverhead
Who doesn’t love bowling? “Bring your A-game” to the All Star at one of the 22 main lanes and or additional six lanes in the VIP bowling lounge. Enjoy black lights and some fresh tunes that are ready-made for victory dances. Go.