If you feel like the television is cutting years off your life, these 11 indoor activities are a great excuse to crawl out of your cocoon this winter in search of a little urban adventure.

Whether it’s tennis, culinary classes, a holiday bazaar, rock climbing, or a cozy fire-lit cafe, the hot spots on this list have something to motivate every weather-weary New Yorker.

PLAY. Swap the chilly morning run for a game of indoor tennis on Randall’s Island. [oM]


DRINK. Find a new favorite preprandial libation at one of these eclectic watering holes in Brooklyn and Queens. [oM]

READ. These six low-key cafes in Brooklyn will kick cabin fever to the curb. [oM]

It's a wonderful life

SEE. Cold weather means Monday Night Movies (Rocky Horror Picture Show/March 10, Moulin Rouge/March 24) with free popcorn, two-for-one drink specials, and new friends. [Huckleberry Bar]

 

LAUGH. Get your comedy fix and keep the blood circulating at one of these budget-friendly shows in Brooklyn. [oM]

Water's Edge

EAT. Feast your eyes on the Manhattan skyline at one of these 10 equally appetizing restaurants off the island. [oM]

COOK. Acquire new skills and gain confidence in the kitchen at a CIA boot camp in Hyde Park. [oM]

CRAFT. Who takes a letterpress class in this era of e-cards and Kindles? You do. [oM]

AMUSE. Discover nine outer borough museums worth traveling to this winter. [oM]

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CLIMB. Spend an afternoon swinging to and fro at this climbing clubhouse for kids and adults. [Brooklyn Boulders]

RELAX. Escape to an oasis of calm at one of these five eco spas near NYC. [oM]

 

Photos: Sit & Wonder, BK Boulders, Randall’s Island, Anna Peters, Markets of New York, The Classicist, Mandarin Oriental