In search of an adventure? NYC just debuted two new VR experiences, and they deserve a spot on your list of things to do with kids.
Say hello to new places—without leaving Brooklyn! VRBAR, the borough's first virtual reality arcade, allows game lovers ages 8 and up to walk across a plank, hang off a skyscraper and shoot spaceships while trying to dodge bullets during a zombie apocalypse. Yikes! There is no end to the visually stunning and truly immersive explorations offered ($14 for 15 minutes), so let the venue (located at 65 Jay St) take up some real estate on your summer bucket list. The VRBAR is open from Wednesdays to Sundays from noon–8pm and Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment.
Another hot VR spot is set to open today! Escape Virtuality, a new state-of-the-art entertainment complex in Chelsea (130 W 29th St), includes simulators, an augmented reality rock climbing wall, virtual reality escape games and high-tech escape rooms (like Ghost Collector and Mission Galaxy Rescue) that are full of surprises.These interactive challenges (various prices), which are delivered from full-motion car racing simulators and multi-directional treadmills with 360-degree views, are great for visitors roughly 5 and up. Each movement in the real world triggers an instant action in the virtual world and fast tracks you to a new world on demand. (Book your experience online!)
What are you waiting for? Give these places a go! While you're at it, make sure to stop by our favorite kid-friendly arcades, too!