If you’re looking to play some sports, have some pops, and be in one place for an extended series of activities, Chelsea Piers is the spot. Year-round, you can hit golf balls at the range, bowl, smack baseballs at the cages, rock climb, ice skate, play soccer or basketball, and more! Plus they have 7 different restaurants/bars, so you can literally stay here all day. There’s even occasionally reasonable talent there to invite out for later. Your only really full sports alternative is Central Park which definitely does not work well in colder months.
Play 18 holes of virtual golf (hitting into a simulator screen) on one of over 50 courses while they deliver you pitcher after pitcher of local beer from the Chelsea Brewing Company.
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Reservations Needed: If you want a tour of the Brewery, yes. For sports, no.
Alcohol Encouraged: During sports, no. Afterwards at the Chelsea Brewing Company? Oh yes.
Attire: Depends on the activity, but shorts and a change of clothes (jeans) should do the trick.
West Side Rifle & Pistol Range (eat some brunch then fire off a few rounds. Perfect day), Brunch at Bagatelle (a rousing good time guaranteed to have you dancing with your French Toast), Russian & Turkish Baths (Before heading back to the hotel for a nap, decompress with some Borscht after sweating your ass off)