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NYC Things to Do: 7 Kid-Friendly NYC Activities

Looking for NYC Things to Do near our NY Hotel? Check out these 7 Kid-Friendly NYC Activities.

July 25, 2016

Our NY Hotel is a perfect choice for a family visit to New York City. As you plan your stay, browse this list of 7 Kid-Friendly NYC Activities. Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive, but it’s a great place to start as you plan your visit to the city. View more NYC Things to Do in our New York Activities Guide.

Take Them Out to the Ballgame
Do you have any little sports fans in your family? If so, and if you’re visiting during baseball season, then be sure to add watching a game at Yankee Stadium to your list of NYC Things to Do. Yankee Stadium also offers behind-the-scenes tours on certain days. Check the stadium’s website for tour details, pricing, and availability. Note that some games will sell out in advance, so it’s a good idea to reserve your tickets in ahead of time.

Enjoy Outdoor Fun at Central Park
Central Park is one of the most popular New York City Attractions, and there is plenty of kid-friendly fun to be had there. No matter what time of the year you visit our NY Hotel, you’ll find outdoor NYC Things to Do in Central Park. During the winter, enjoy sledding, ice skating, or building a snowman. When the weather is warm, you can rent a rowboat from the Loeb Boathouse. A ride in a horse-drawn carriage is another fun outdoor Kid-Friendly NYC Activity that is available year round.

Learn About NYC History
Some of the NYC Attractions that help visitors learn about the city’s history, such as Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Tenement Museum, are lots of fun for kids. Many parents who stay at our NY Hotel are happy for the chance to combine fun and learning, and there are many NYC Things to Do that help both kids and adults learn about the history of New York City.

Attend Holiday Events
Holiday guests at our NY Hotel will find many NYC Things to Do. From Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center, many of the holiday Events in NY are perfect for kids. Some other Kid-Friendly NYC Activities that take place during the holiday season are The Nutcracker, and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.

Visit the American Museum of Natural History
Visiting this Attraction has been a popular Kid-Friendly NYC Activity long before the Night at the Museum movies made it instantly recognizable. This NYC Thing to Do isn’t only fun for kids, but adults also love exploring the interesting exhibits. You should plan to spend at least 2 hours at the Museum, and even longer if you’ll be seeing any of the special exhibits.  

Go to the Lego Store or the American Girl Store
Shopping is a top NYC Thing to Do for visitors of all ages, but it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re looking for Kid-Friendly NYC Activities. If you want to treat your children to a little shopping spree then consider taking them to one of the city’s many toy stores. The Lego Store and the American Girl Store are just 2 examples. Ask the Concierge at our NY Hotel for more suggestions.

Walk Among the Wild Things at the Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the country, and it is one of the largest in the world. For animal lovers of all ages, this is a can’t-miss NYC Thing to Do. More than 2 million people visit the zoo each year to stroll the 265 acres of award-winning exhibits, animal habitats and much more. 

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