Things to Do in New York City with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in New York City, NY

Things to Do in New York City with Kids

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  • Jan W
    Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
    A soothing place of nature in this noisy and mineral city. The north of the park is quieter, and we didn't see any pushcarts or horse-drawn carriages that can't take it anymore like in the south of the park.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • chris2564
    Salisbury, UK1 contribution
    I booked the Premier experience on-line from the UK, from start to finish the experience was excellent. Easy to book, easy to get to and the guide was amazing - thank you Renita you were awesome
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Michael L
    Hermosa Beach, CA75 contributions
    Unmatched views of NYC. Pick a time when the air is clear for the best views. Make advanced reservations. Quick elevator to the viewing levels.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Lori K
    Saint Louis, MO2,028 contributions
    We bought the pedestal ticket and it was worth it! Definitely don't miss this iconic statue! The ferry ride is only about 20 minutes
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Michael L
    Hermosa Beach, CA75 contributions
    Offers great views of NYC and Brooklyn. A little crowded at times with people and vendors but worth the walk. Easy subway access
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Jan W
    Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
    This picture of postcard, nobody can pass by, impossible to miss this point of view. we were lucky to have
    a clear sky and I specify the ideal place: from the ferry to Staten Island and from the Brooklyn Bridge.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Mike I
    Sherborne, UK341 contributions
    Visited this many times, a free amazing thing to do in Manhattan, well worth a visit .
    A state park in the middle of west side
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Jan W
    Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
    Showoff an create momentum and for us it was just waiting to see the breathtaking views.
    But before seeing them cool video . The observatory.It's true that it's indeed the most beautiful views on New York but the World Trade Center was more chic and classic.A miss for me and way too expensive.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Pablo U
    Punta Arenas, Chile22 contributions
    I recommend visiting it at least twice, once when its rush hour to get in the real mood of Grand Central and its beautiful chaos with the crowds trying to leave Manhattan, and another time when its off-peak hours, to see the building and its beautiful architecture.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • skychaserCalgary
    Calgary, Canada956 contributions
    What a great place to hang out and just watch people coming and going. Beautifully designed to bring people together .
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Sarah P
    21 contributions
    Never been to RCMH before. I loved it. The inside of the building was a iconic and beautiful as the outside. Went in April to see Olivia Rodrigo there and what a show!
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Mike I
    Sherborne, UK341 contributions
    This lovely park has an ice skating rink, perfect for a coffee in winter or summer

    Behind the amazing library , one of the best places just to sit and chill
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Kim B
    Cleveland, TN128 contributions
    We loved riding the ferry! We did it once in the day time and once as the sun was setting. Great view of the Statue of Liberty! The reason I did not give it 5 stars is that you cannot just ride over and then immediately ride back. So you have to sit there for 30 min to wait for the next ferry.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT1,567 contributions
    I've lived and worked in the city, and come to visit many times, but I was surprised at how long it took me to visit this museum. Permanently housed at Pier 86, it's a testament to the lived experiences of the US military while not being overly jingoistic.
    It's incredibly informative while also being very hands-on, so you get to actually experience the things you're learning about during your visit. Seeing the old submarine and aircrafts was great, and it was very eye-opening to see where the sailors lived and ate (which were much smaller than I realized, even though I knew on an intellectual basis that they were very small - but seeing is believing!). They also have exhibits on other parts of military and maritime history, such as kamikazes, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. I think I could come back here and learn something new every time.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Asil12
    Long Island, NY77 contributions
    This is an amazing piece of architecture. Such a great space to walk around, and even relax a bit. The shopping is great too. Lots of pop-ups too. I think it's a must see!
    Written 21 June 2022
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