Nothing screams summer like shrieks, sweets and sweat at the local amusement park. But don’t worry—just because you’re in a bustling metropolis doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fun and adventure of a theme park. Whether you’re looking for exhilarating roller coasters or toddler-approved attractions, we’ve got just the ticket. (Pun intended.) For family-friendly fun, water rides and more fried food than you could ever dream of, check out our roundup of the best amusement parks near NYC.
Editor’s note: We have listed park opening and closing dates below, but these are subject to change. Please contact the amusement park before visiting to confirm these dates.