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The best laser tag in NYC

For some energy-burning fun, take the kids to one of these spots for the best laser tag in NYC

Allie Early
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Allie Early
Danielle Valente

Fact: kids need to burn energy. There are many things to do with kids in NYC that will keep them entertained, even educated. But pure, energy-expending fun is a much-needed activity. Even more than outdoor options like hiking or biking, sometimes kids just need to chase each other around and engage in some friendly competition. Like arcades, go-karts and trampoline parks, the best laser tag in NYC offers kid-friendly fun that’s sure to wear them out.

Laser tag can keep the kids entertained for hours. Plus, many of these spots are a part of larger arcades and amusement parks, so they can also hit up some go karts, video games, bumper cars and more. It’s also a good idea to keep these spots handy when the weather calls for an indoor activity. The kids will have a blast playing laser tag, and afterwards you can treat everyone to dinner at a kid-friendly NYC restaurant.

Best laser tag in NYC

  • Things to do
  • South Brooklyn

This DUMBO space promises a healthy dose of compeition. Suit up for an adventure in a darkened, dual-level basement where you and friends can aim for one another and try to claim victory. Events and parties welcome! All ages are welcome, provided participants are able to handle the laser gun. 

Bowlero Chelsea Piers

Bowlero has more going for it than its bowling lanes—it also offers NYC-themed laser tag in a 3,000-square-foot arena. Kids will be briefed in a room channeling Central Park before entering a dark labyrinth decked out with the NYC skyline, local street signs, a Statue of Liberty mural and the centerpiece: a mock Washington Square Park arch. There's also a 1,500-square-foot gravity ropes course suspended high above the space.

iPlay America

This sweet facility offers go karts, a 4D theater, bumper cars, bowling, a soft playground, indoor rides and classic games like Whac-a-Mole. Best of all, it offers Cosmic Battle Laser Tag, which is every bit as cool as it sounds. The HUGE 6,500-square-foot arena has two playing levels, awesome-looking laser gear and can accommodate up to 38 people at once.

The name says it all—kids' favorite indoor activities are packed into one spot at this Long Island family attraction. When youngsters tire of racing against one another during a game of laser tag, they have plenty more options to choose from, including bumper cars, video games, a roller coaster simulator and so much more.


This Queens hotspot takes the glow-in-the-dark games to new levels. Not only are visitors able to try their hand at laser tag, they'll face other exciting challenges as well. Balladium lets teams of kiddos compete against one another while operating a ball blasting machine. Time Freak is a race against the clock as players try to push as many lit buttons as possible before their session is up.

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