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Teens Will Totally Heart This Full Day on the Lower East Side

Virtual reality, photography, and candy!

Trying to get your tweens or teenagers to crack a smile? Treat them to a day of virtual reality play, Cuban food, and classic candy.

DO: Climb the Alps at Jump Into the Light

At this VR cinema and play-lab studio, you can scale the Alps, skydive over the Grand Canyon, race cars, fight zombies, and take a trip around the world—all virtually, of course. 180 Orchard Street (between East Houston and Stanton Streets)

EAT: Brunch or Lunch at Café Habana

Après-climb, get steaming mugs of Mexican hot chocolate and classic Cuban brunch plates (huevos rancheros, a Cuban sandwich, quesadillas) at the counter inside this colorful café. 17 Prince Street (between Elizabeth and Mott Streets)

VISIT: The International Center of Photography

See incredible images of social change and life in NYC at the ICP. 250 Bowery (between East Houston and Prince Streets)

DESSERT: Bring Home a Goodie Bag From Economy Candy

Open since 1937, this old-school candy store carries all the nostalgic brands from your kids’ younger years—as well as yours. 108 Rivington Street (between Essex and Ludlow Streets)

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