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The best laser tag in NYC

Take the kids out for a round of laser tag in NYC for energy-burning fun

Allie Early
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Allie Early
Danielle Valente

NYC has no shortage of things to do with kids — all fun and entertaining, many even educational — but sometimes you just need an activity that’s going to burn a lot of energy. Especially when the weather isn’t conducive to an outdoor activity like hiking, biking or heading to a playground, taking the kids to an indoor spot where they can run around and chase each other can save the day.

A session or two of laser tag in NYC is a chance for the kids to engage in some friendly competition and — most importantly — wear themselves out. These laser tag spots are kid-friendly and are part of larger complexes that include arcade games, bumper cars, go karts and more, so they’ll be entertained for hours. They’ll have a blast, you’ll get a break, and the whole family can enjoy a top ice cream spot or a kid-friendly pizza joint afterwards.

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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