Things to Do Indoors in NYC

Things to Do Indoors in NYC
Exploring New York City is all about the hustle and bustle of the streets, surrounded by the smell of hot dogs, pretzels and roasting nuts. But a rainy day in the Big Apple is not a lost cause for an adventurous soul. Tourists and residents alike have many opportunities to explore and invigorate---all within the city's great indoors.

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex

Located on the Hudson River, between 17th and 23rd streets, Chelsea Piers' 28 acres offers vast opportunities for fitness and fun. Its 10,000 square foot indoor climbing complex contains a 46-foot high by 100-foot wide wall and a 10 by 73 foot bouldering wall. Twenty-thousand square feet of cardio and weights, a quarter-mile track, and a swimming pool all lie within the complex. Practice baseball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, yoga, pilates, volleyball (one court is sand), ice skating or golf.

Chelsea Piers
Pier 62
23rd and Hudson River
New York, New York 10011
(212) 336-6400

American Museum of Natural History

Walk through the halls of the American Museum of Natural History and be transported to the African Savannah, the American West and the depths of the ocean. For something more familiar, see The Hall of New York State Environment which recreates the ecosystems of the Hudson Valley. Dinosaurs, an IMAX theater and a planetarium round out a full day's exploration.

The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West and 79th Street
New york, New York
(212) 769-5100

Explorer's Club

New York City is headquarters for the world-famous Explorer's Club. The club has provided funding, training, support and networking to adventurers since 1904. Members include Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Jacques Piccard and Neil Armstrong. Though the building is normally closed to non-members, visitors are allowed to explore some of the relics and rooms during public talks.

The Explorers Club
Upper East Side
46 East 70th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
New York, New York
(212) 628-8383

Article Written By Kelly Aspen

Kelly Aspen's writing focuses on natural places, cultural sites and wildlife. She has more than 10 years of experience as an editor and writer for various magazines, books and websites.

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