Kid-Friendly NYC Activities, Things to do in NY

Kid-Friendly Things to do in New York City FAQs

If you’re staying at our Manhattan Hotel with kids then browse these FAQs about kid-friendly Things to do in New York City.

Read below for frequently-asked questions about Things to do in New York City and NY Attractions that kids will enjoy during a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan – a Manhattan Hotel.

Q: Me and my kids would love to attend a Yankees game during our stay at your Manhattan Hotel. Is it hard to get tickets to these games? Do they typically sell out well in advance?A: While some games will sell out in advance, most of the time it is not terribly difficult to get tickets. If the Yankees are playing the Red Sox or it is getting close to the end of the season, the games tend to sell out more quickly. It’s always a good idea to get your tickets for this Thing to do in New York City in advance just to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available online.  

Q: We’ll be staying at your Manhattan Hotel with our kids. Are there any nearby Things to do in New York City that our kids will love?
A: Yes! There are many NY Activities near our Manhattan Hotel that kids will love. The fact that there are so many kid-friendly Things to do in New York City help to make New York a favorite place for a family vacation. Some of the nearby NY Activities that kids will enjoy include renting a rowboat in Central Park, exploring the American Museum of Natural History, taking a walking tour, visiting the Bronx Zoo, seeing the Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall, or seeing a child-appropriate Broadway Show.

Q: We’re looking for kid-friendly NY Attractions. Do you think that the 9/11 Memorial and Museum are appropriate for children?
A: The 9/11 Memorial and Museum are appropriate for older children who understand the significance of these NY Attractions. If you have younger children, keep in mind that the memorial in particular is a solemn place, so if you bring your kids along to participate in this Thing to do in New York City be sure they behave accordingly.

Q: We want to enjoy a walking tour during our upcoming stay at your Manhattan Hotel. Could you recommend a version of this Thing to do in New York City that our kids would enjoy?
A: Yes! Many tour operators offer tours that are perfect for children. These Things to do in New York City give kids and their parents a chance to explore the City and see popular NY Attractions. Examples of kid-friendly tours in New York are the Superhero Tour of New York, A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour, Bronx Zoo Guided Tour, and the Wildman Tour. Another popular option is the New York Splash Tour which takes place on an aqua bus that splashes into the river after touring some of the City streets.

Q: What are some of the best kid-friendly NY Attractions that are located near your Manhattan Hotel?
A: Exploring some of the kid-friendly NY Attractions is a way for families to enjoy their time in the City together. These Things to do in New York City include visiting kid-friendly Museums, taking a ride on the Central Park Carousel, renting a canoe from Loeb Boathouse, and exploring the Bronx Zoo.  Some of the most popular kid-friendly Museums near our Manhattan Hotel are the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the American Museum of Natural History.

Q: I’ve heard that the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a popular NY Attraction. Do you think children will enjoy a visit to this Museum?
A: The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is an NY Attraction that is a perfect way to teach your kids a bit of the history of New York City. Several tours are offered at this Museum. The tours are led by costumed interpreters who tell the story of an immigrant family. One of the tours is led by a young person, making it especially appealing to children and teens.

Q: Does the Bronx Zoo have any special programs that could make a visit to this NY Attraction even more memorable for my animal-loving kids?
A: Visiting the Bronx Zoo is a popular Thing to do in New York City for visitors of all ages, and it’s a great choice for kids. Thousands of animals can be seen on the Zoo’s 265 acres, and special programs are offered throughout the year. One of the extras you can purchase at this NY Attraction is a Bronx Zoo guided tour. For just $15 per person, you’ll enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of one of the Zoo’s popular exhibits such as the Congo Gorilla Forest or the Aquatic Bird House. The Endangered Species Tour is a great way to teach your child about the importance of protecting endangered animals.

Q: I’m planning a holiday stay at your Manhattan Hotel with my family. We want to enjoy holiday Things to do in New York City like seeing The Nutcracker, and I’m wondering if we should order our tickets in advance of our visit.
A: It’s always a good idea to order your tickets in advance when you have your heart set on certain Things to do in New York City such as seeing The Nutcracker or seeing the Rockettes Christmas show. That being said, many guests at our Manhattan Hotel buy their tickets once they get there. While not every show will sell out in advance, some will. If you didn’t buy tickets in advance, there is a good chance you’ll be able to get tickets. If you’re still planning your visit, however, it’s better to just buy your tickets in advance. 

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  • “Very pleasant place”

    Staff was helpful and gracious - easy access to subway if needed - doorman assisted with taxis - great service; housekeeping staff polite and considerate with sleeping in - they were quiet in the hallways - any special requests were honored. Staff at the bar said no problem for taking drinks to the room with a snack. Unfortunately did not try the restaurant - next time! Everyone was terrific - felt right at home.
  • “Lovely staff, great location, clean rooms”

    We were that English family! We came to New York to celebrate my sons 21st birthday. Kim was fantastically helpful when I told her it was my sons 21st. They decorated our room, left him some gifts, gave us vouchers for his first drink in the U.S., dealt with all our queries and were so friendly and welcoming. The hotel is in a great location - very central. The rooms are not huge, but we spent very little time in our room as we were out exploring. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable. There is no room service but there is a shop next door which does coffees, breakfasts and snacks and there is also a very good restaurant next door but one. I would recommend this hotel as a base for any families visiting New York.

    Staying at the Double Tree Metroapolian in New York City is a wonderful experience that every traveler deserves to have. The location is great and the service is EXCELLENT..From check in to check out you are treated like royalty.
  • “Clean & Great Location”

    Stayed at the Double Tree in Midtown for 1 night. Good location - easy walk to Times Square for the Theater and lots of restaurants close by. Staff was friendly. Rooms were spacious and clean. Room on the 6th floor was suprisingly quiet. Parking is availabe under hotel at a reduced rate.
  • “Excellent choice for East Side locations”

    Close to subway and easy ingress/egress to LGA or JFK; rooms smaller than the Hilton on 6th Ave but big enough, clean and quiet; the staff could not be more accommodating and the cookies you get upon check-in are fabulous.