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activities for 14 yo New Jersey girl visiting Zurich

I need some ideas about activities to do with a 14 1/2 New Jersey girl visiting Zurich for 2 days.

She doesn't really like hiking and spends too much time on her tablet. And won't get up much earlier than 12pm!!!

I was thinking of a nice train ride maybe?

Who has suggestions for me? Thanks for your help!!
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Jersey Time

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Old 13.07.2015, 17:27
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Re: activities for 14 yo New Jersey girl visiting Zurich

Wouldn't a Lake Zurich cruise be more interesting than a train journey, especially if it's still so hot.

Get off at Rapperswil, have a pizza on the front and train back.
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Wouldn't a Lake Zurich cruise be more interesting than a train journey, especially if it's still so hot.

Get off at Rapperswil, have a pizza on the front and train back.
Sod that - take her hiking up a big mountain with no wifi and no signal and show her what the real world looks like.
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Old 13.07.2015, 17:43
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Sod that - take her hiking up a big mountain with no wifi and no signal and show her what the real world looks like.
wot, there are mountains with no wifi?
I thought Switzerland was supposed to be a modern country or something
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Re: activities for 14 yo New Jersey girl visiting Zurich

Living for a quite while in NJ I would suggest, and I know it sounds not good for 14,5 but anyway, do some good shopping and visit some concert and of course a lots of selfies everywhere
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Re: activities for 14 yo New Jersey girl visiting Zurich

How about taking her to Engelberg? I can't remember all of the details but we took my brother and his wife (chronologically around 30 years old but closer to 14 internally ) about halfway up the mountain and did a nice walk around the lake and had lunch at the restaurant there. Definitely more of a walk and less of a hike. And then we took the gondola up to the top and did all the stuff in the snow (Cliff Walk, Glacier Cave, etc.). That was in Sept last year and the crowds weren't bad at all. Not sure how it might be in the middle of the summer tourist season though.
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Stand Up Padding on the lake?
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I need some ideas about activities to do with a 14 1/2 New Jersey girl visiting Zurich for 2 days.

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A 14 year old from Guernsey? Take a modded Citroen Saxo 1.4 with sweet rims down to McDonalds and do doughnuts in the parking area.
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Re: activities for 14 yo New Jersey girl visiting Zurich

Yeah i was like that during the summer at that age, it's nothing weird just boredness. if she's from the country why not do some city stuff, the concert is a good idea if you're lucky there's something she likes maybe. Also some outside activities, lake tour is good, or maybe an e-bike tour somewhere? you cover quite a distance barely breaking a sweat. alpamare, go karts.. etc.
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