Group Activities In New York 2024

May 8, 2024

Fun Group Activities In NYC

Going on a group trip to New York City? There’s nowhere better than the Big Apple for exploring and enjoying yourself in a large group! Whether it’s for a work event or for family and friends, book fun activities for groups in NYC with our range of ideas below!

Fun activities for groups in NYC

It can often feel a little challenging to book events for groups, but no matter the size or time of day, you can create amazing memories for everyone with these NYC activities!

Daytime activities

Need to book some daytime activities in NYC for a group? There’s plenty to do during daylight hours. 


New York City has some wonderful green spaces to enjoy in the sunshine. Why not arrange a picnic in Central Park, or take a walk along NYC’s High Line? You’re able to see some of the best sights in the city while taking in the city’s greenery. 

Looking for something a little bit extra? You can see New York from the sky on a helicopter tour with a small group! See the city from an aerial view and take photos you’ll cherish for a lifetime. (If you’re not sure about being so high off the ground, why not try our 4D technology soaring ride across the city?)

Night-time activities in NYC

Broadway shows are almost a requirement for any group looking for stuff to do in NYC! The perfect night (or day!) is spent seeing a show on Broadway at one of the many famous theaters and a meal on Manhattan’s iconic Restaurant Row!

Shows you could catch include Hamilton, The Lion King, Back to the Future, the Book of Mormon and many more! Just take a look at the options to book groups at The Richard Rodgers Theater, Studio 54, the Lyric Theatre, the New Amsterdam Theater and others to find a show that you’ll love.

For a different sort of evening spectacular, you can take a look at the shows at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. From the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and many more creative companies regularly performing here, you’ll have a magical experience you’ll never forget. 

For those who want to experience more Broadway magic, you can also visit our immersive museum at RiseNY and take group pictures with authentic costume exhibits from shows like Wicked and Hamilton!

NYC skyline at night

Fun activities in NYC for adults

Organizing group activities for adults in NYC doesn’t have to be difficult. With plenty of fun group events in NYC, both paid for and free, you can take your group on an amazing trip to the Big Apple. 

Large group activities

Don’t panic if you need to book NYC group activities for large groups - there’s a lot of places that will take larger numbers happily.

You could book tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the biggest art museum in America and the fourth largest in the world. You’ll be able to experience art across time, cultures and styles, and decamp with your group to one of its eateries afterwards.

You and your group can visit one of the most iconic places in New York: the Empire State Building. With must-see views, this amazing building has a special place in the history of the city and is well worth the visit.

For a free activity, walk along the Brooklyn Bridge, a marvel of engineering that connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. You’ll be able to get amazing views across the New York skyline. (Of course, we’ve also got our unmissable view of New York from above - book your tickets to our soaring ride now!).

Small group activities

Only a handful of you on your trip? New York City has many activities to enjoy in a smaller group. 

Take in one of the most recognizable sights of the city with a trip on the Staten Island Ferry. Visit the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island and learn about the many people who have come through the city and made it what it is today. 

Fancy another movie moment? We always recommend a visit to Grand Central Terminal  - it’s in so many films, you’ll feel like you’ve been there before!

A small group in New York can take advantage of the many food tours that take place across the city. From traditional delicatessens to hot dog stands, New York everything bagels to delightful New York style cheesecakes, steaming pizza slices to high-end cuisine, there will be a dish to delight for all the members of your party!

Activities for families and kids

Take the kids on a Sky Pod elevator at the One World Observatory for a look at the city from above. This observation deck is one of the highest in the Western hemisphere!

You can go to Madame Tussauds New York to see action heroes, movie stars and more up close - just in wax! You can even get your own hand sculpted in wax as a souvenir.

Legoland New York is a great day out with the kids. Everything is Lego-themed, so let the family run wild on the rides! You can enjoy the pools, boat rides and rollercoasters together on a fun day or weekend out. 

For up-close experiences with cuddly creatures, you can book groups in NYC for a visit to the Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society. Spanning 265 acres, this zoo has plenty of big and small furry friends to see! We also have a guide on things to do with kids in NYC if you need more ideas.

Fun things to do in NYC with friends 

Want to take in some culture with your friends? New York City has culture to spare! 

Rockefeller Center is a great location for a day out with friends. It’s a good spot to book group activities in NYC, with its Top of the Rock observation deck and the famed Rock Center ice skating rink in the winter. If you’re lucky enough to visit around the holidays, you can watch the famous Christmas tree be lit!                              

For some downtime, you can always visit the New York Public Library. Wander through this historic institution with your friends and enjoy being in the fourth largest public library in the world. You might even recognize parts of it from the movies! 

NYC work team events

Figuring out enjoyable team activities to do in New York City can feel like a high-pressure task - but there’s no need to panic! There are plenty of team outing ideas in NYC that all your colleagues will love.

You can visit the New York Aquarium for a thought-provoking day out with your workmates. See exotic sea life in a range of habitats and learn a lot about what’s living in our oceans. 

Of course, our three-in-one immersive experience near Times Square, RiseNY, is a great way to bond with your colleagues. We offer great value corporate group activities in NYC, from a Jeff Goldblum-narrated documentary, seven museum exhibits and a 4D technology-powered ride across the New York skyline

There’s also the New York Historical Society for the history buffs in your workplace! Explore the history of the nation through top-tier exhibitions and talks by historical experts at the top of their field. 

One of the best NYC activities: RiseNY

RiseNY is an immersive experience that’s perfect for small or large groups, children or adults, friends or colleagues!

Our immersive experience is located just moments from Times Square, making it a perfect location for group members traveling from all over New York City. Explore the history of our brilliant city in our film narrated by Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum, see famous memorabilia in our seven interactive exhibits and soar across the New York skyline in our one-of-a-kind ride!

Book your ticket to our NYC immersive experience near Times Square today!