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New York City: Things To Do When You Travel To NYC, “New York For Kids”


When many people think of New York City, they think of a giant playground for grown-ups. But did you know that there are also fun and exciting things to do in New York for kids?

If you’re coming to New York with children, you will want to watch this video created by New York Habitat . Central Park Zoo, FAO Schwartz, Broadway shows for kids and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan are just some of the attractions in New York City that are fun for kids.

And remember, for the ultimate family experience during your stay in New York City, do not split up the family in separate hotel rooms. Instead, consider renting a vacation rental apartment. You will all be sleeping under one roof and you can sit down for a nice family dinner after a long day of sight seeing. Some apartments for families include:
This two-bedroom vacation rental apartment in the Upper West Side (NY-1313) is close to the Children’s Manhattan Museum, Central Park and Columbus Circle.
Have a large family? This three–bedroom, two bathroom duplex – Accommodation in midtown West with a terrace (NY- 12189) that sleeps 8 and is just a stone’s through from all the great Broadway Shows for kids in New York.

You will find all our apartments in New York City. We provide vacation rentals as well as furnished apartments . If you want to stay a few days, check out our B&B .

There is a seemingly endless list of things to do in New York with your kids. Here are some ideas to get your started:

• The Theater District
On Broadway between Times Square and Columbus Circle
Kids Broadway musicals like Shrek, the Lion King, and the Little Mermaid will leave your child with a lasting impression of both New York and theater.

• Borders Bookstore
At 10 Columbus Circle
Free story time for kids every Wednesday at 10am and 2pm. and the location, just across the street from Central Park and a parking area for the New York’s famous Hansom Cabs.

• Bryant Park
At West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue
A wide open grassy area, a merry-go-round and an outdoor children’s library. This is one of my personal favorite parks for kids in New York City.

• Central Park
There are too many things to list… lots of playgrounds with jungle gyms, slides, swings, water jets; a merry-go-round; an amusement park in the warm months; an ice rink in the cold months; horse and buggy rides and… hot dogs!! All this in the middle of New York City!!

• Central Park Zoo *
At 64th Street and Fifth Avenue
It’s a zoo! What kid doesn’t like a zoo? A jungle in the middle of New York City, the world’s most famous concrete jungle, even kids will appreciate the surrealism. Oh, and do not forget, the petting zoo that is a blast for toddlers.

• Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 West 83rd (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
Not all children are fans of museums, but this one was created specifically with kids in mind.

• Toys R Us
Corner of 44th and Broadway)
Well, beyond the fact that it is a giant toy store, your kids will probably appreciate the fully functional indoor Ferris wheel. They’ll also get a kick out of the giant moving and roaring tyrannosaurus rex.

• FAO Schwartz
1514 Broadway
Your kids may not have seen the 1988 classic movie, “Big”, but that won’t stop them from having a blast jumping around on the giant FAO Schwartz piano. Try to get to the store at opening time for the very cool Opening Ceremonies. I won’t ruin the surprise, but just imagine trumpets, kids, New York City…

We have shared with you some of our favorite things to do with kids in New York, but that only scratches the surface of all the fun things to do in New York for kids. If you’re bringing your family to New York City, look for fun and economical vacation rental accommodation.

Share your favorite activities for Kids in New York and your comments about our new video series in the comments section below. See you soon!

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  1. New York Habitat says

    @clairayny Thank you, kids can have so much fun in New York! Please feel free to share any other tips and ideas you may have for, as you call them “our little tourists” 😉

  2. New York Habitat says

    @JoeNYCity Thank you for sharing with us 🙂 Do you have any other New York spots or attractions to recommend?

  3. New York Habitat says

    @lowetide8 We love it too! It is probably one of the greatest New York attractions for all!

  4. New York Habitat says

    @stuffedinthecity Thanks for your comment, NYC is like paradise for kids!
    By the way, your vid is nice, thanks for sharing 😉

  5. Shelley Sprague says

    @NewYorkHabitat do you know where carlos's bakery is? i know its in new jersey but maybe you know?

  6. New York Habitat says

    @18thebeast18 Hi, thank you so much for your comment!
    Indeed, Carlos' Bake shop is located in New Jersey, only a PATH ride away from New York City! Here is the exact address: 95 Washington Street Hoboken, NJ 07030. Enjoy their delicious cakes for us 😉

  7. Shelley Sprague says

    @NewYorkHabitat ok thank you i will be sure to enjoy the cake there 🙂

  8. Chryan Donosantos says

    the yams are cool in this one

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