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Where to ride go karts in NYC

The best go karts in NYC offer thrills and fun for the whole family

Allie Early
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Allie Early

Start your engines! For kids of all ages (we know parents love it too), go karts satisfy a need for speed and can be a fun, all-day outing for the family. These family attractions with go karts in NYC have tracks for all levels, plus additional activities ranging from arcade games, amusement rides, bowling and more. You can try go karting close to home at Coney Island or venture further out with a day trip to spots like NASKART in Connecticut.

When you’re looking for a fun activity for the kids, go karting can’t be beat. It’s one of those classic attractions like arcades, water parks and amusement parks that just scream “summer,” but are a blast year-round. Other thrilling options for kids near NYC include kid-friendly hiking trails and biking trails, but don’t miss a chance to speed around a track at these NYC go kart spots. Be sure to finish up at a top ice cream spot or a kid-friendly pizza joint after your adventures.

Best go karts in NYC

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If you’re planning to spend some time ride-hopping at Luna Park this summer, it’d be a huge mistake to miss the Coney Island Raceway, a 24-kart outdoor track. Here, you can race around a curvy 900-foot course to your heart’s desire (well, until the race is over). Karts can fit up to two people. Get more info on Coney Island fun here. 4–12 ride credits. Minimum height to ride as a driver: 56’’, as a passenger 40’’.

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Speed demons with the use of a car will delight in this day trip-worthy destination: the country’s largest multi-level go-karting track in the world, which opened in 2016. You can book Pro (for the older kids/more experienced drivers) and Semi-Pro heats (for the newbies) online on two massive tracks at the venue. On special racing days, the tracks are joined together for one humongous Supertrack. The venue also has a bar/restaurant! Prices vary. Minimum height to ride as a driver: 58’’.


Multiple locations in the NYC area make RPM a great go-to for local families, not to mention its Italian state-of-the-art go-karts and courses intended to mimic real formula courses. Families can try “arrive and drive” options where you’re paired with others to compete for the fastest lap, or schedule in advance with a group of eight or more, to do two, three or four-race events with your own crew. Non-member $30/race. Various memberships/packages available. Ages 6 and up.

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The rebranded Staten Island Funpark lives up to its name with the Staten Island Raceway, plus mini golf, batting cages and the Water Blast (where kids can launch tons of water balloons). At the Raceway, families can zip along a 800-foot race course to their heart’s desire (line permitting) at one of the most affordable rates in the area. $9/driver, $5/passenger. Minimum height to ride as a driver: 58’’, as a passenger 40’’.


This Westchester venue offers go-kart racing, a 12-lane bowling alley and a 6,000-square-foot arcade—all perfect for playing the day away. Like many go-karting venues, you can simply show up, sign up and get in for a race, but check the times first for peak and off-peak pricing. It's also highly recommended that visitors use the racing reservation system to ensure plenty of time for zooming around. Prices vary. Minimum height to drive: 48''.

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