New York City is such an exciting city, and while it may seem as though the majority of attractions here are geared towards adults, this is not at all the case. For those who have children and are looking for a few fun-filled NYC activities, here are some to try.
There is so much to do in Central Park that you and your children could very easily spend the entire day here. From the zoo to a bike tour to street performances to the 21 different playgrounds within the park grounds, bring along a picnic and spend the day exploring all that Central Park has to offer. Alternatively, forget about the picnic and lunch on some traditional New York fare, such as a pretzel and hot dog from the vendors that are dotted around the park.
FAO Schwarz will probably be one of the most exciting stores that you could take your children to, as this legendary shop is absolutely packed with an incredible array of toys. From games to gadgets, this famous toy shop will no doubt delight adults as much as it will children, although you may need to set your children a spending limit so that they do not go too crazy.
Children’s Museum of the Arts
The Children’s Museum of the Arts is all about art that is for, and by, children, making this a great place to take kids who have an interest in the arts. The permanent collection here boasts over 2000 paintings and drawings, all of them created by children from over 50 countries, and some of which date all the way back to the 1930’s. There are also several special events and art classes for children held here, so take a look at their schedule in advance if you are interested in signing your kids up for one of these.
The Bronx Zoo is the largest urban zoo in the world and is home to over 600 species of animals from all over the world. If your children like animals, then a trip to the Bronx Zoo will be a huge win. Some of the must-see highlights of the zoo include the Congo Gorilla Forest, Tiger Mountain, the Wild Asia Monorail, and the newly added Madagascar exhibit.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
If you would like to show your children the entire city from an incredible vantage point, head to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck for some of the best views in the city. You will be able to point out iconic landmarks, such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, as well as the different areas within Central Park, which will no doubt fascinate your kids if they have already spent some time in the park.
New York City is a great destination to visit with children, as there is so much to see and do. From wild animals to art and culture, these are just a few of the kid-friendly activities that you can find in the city.