Kid Friendly New York Attractions, NYC Things to Do

New York Attractions | New York Attractions for Kids FAQs

Looking for New York Attractions for kids? View these FAQs about kid-friendly Things to do in New York City.

If you’re planning a family stay at our Midtown Manhattan Hotel then you’ll want to learn about some of the kid-friendly Things to do in New York City. Here are some frequently-asked questions about New York Attractions for Kids.

Q: I’m looking for New York Attractions for kids that are inside since I’ll be visiting the city during the colder months. Any suggestions?
A: While there are outdoor Things to do in New York City during the winter, such as ice skating at Rockefeller Center or taking a carriage ride through Central Park, it is a good idea to have some indoor New York Attractions in mind as well. Some great options for kids include the American Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Most kids wouldn’t mind visiting some NYC stores such as the Lego Store or the American Girl Store.

Q: My kids are so excited to visit the American Museum of Natural History. Is this New York Attraction located near your Hotel?
A: The American Museum of Natural History is a New York Attraction for Kids that is hugely popular. This Attraction in NY is located a short distance from our Midtown Manhattan Hotel, so you won’t have to go far to see the exhibits featured in A Night at the Museum! A visit here is sure to be one of your kids favorite Things to do in New York City.

Q: I know that dining is a top Thing to do in New York City, but my kids are very picky eaters. Could you suggest some Restaurants in NYC that the kids might like?
A: It’s true that dining is a Top Thing to Do in New York City, but most kids won’t appreciate a very fine-dining experience. Don’t worry, though! There are plenty of Restaurants in New York that even the pickiest kids will love! Serendipity is a favorite of kids of all ages. Another option is to explore the city’s best pizza or to let your kids pick from the abundant and delicious food truck fare.

Q: It’s my first time to NYC, and I want to visit the well-known New York Attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Are these Attractions that kids will have any interest in?
A: While the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are 2 of the New York Attractions that are steeped in history, that doesn’t mean that kids will find them boring. Most kids love the ferry ride to Liberty Island, and there are Ellis Island tours that were created with younger visitors in mind. Young visitors also love the chance to climb inside the Statue of Liberty. These are 2 Things to do in New York City that we highly recommend to families.

Q: My whole family is excited about visiting the Bronx Zoo. How much time should we allow for this New York Attraction?
A: The Bronx Zoo is an impressive New York Attraction that spans 265 acres. Visiting the Bronx Zoo is a Thing to do in New York City that is best done in more than one visit. If you hope to fully enjoy every exhibit then it’s best to have a couple of days. If that is not possible then take the time to explore the Zoo’s website. That way, you can learn about the exhibits and decide which ones you and your kids would enjoy most.

Q: I have kids with quite an age range. I was wondering if the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is a New York Attraction that will appeal to kids of various ages.
A: Yes. This New York Attraction is a favorite of both locals and guests at Manhattan Hotels like DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan. Hands-on exhibits keep the attention of older kids while the toddler area offers a spot where younger guests can play and get rid of some of their seemingly endless supply of energy.

Q: My kids are huge baseball fans, so I’m wondering if Yankee Stadium offers tours? I know that is one New York Attraction my kids will talk about for months.
A: It won’t come as a surprise that baseball is huge in New York City. Attending a Yankees game is a top Thing to do in New York City if you visit during baseball season. Yankee Stadium does offer a selection of tours. For any baseball fan, a chance to see the dugout and other usually off-limit spaces is too good to miss. Be sure the check the Yankee Stadium website for schedule of available tours. 

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.