Things to Do in New York City with Kids

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Things to Do in New York City with Kids

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  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, AR5,063 contributions
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    My wife and I visited NYC with our daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons this past summer. One morning we visited Central Park and took a leisurely stroll around the lake and went to Belvedere Castle. It was a relaxing day in the midst of the frenzy of New York.
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • lefebvrenath
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    I was with my daughter, 14. It so amazing, wonderful, with so beautiful views from New-York. Wonderful memories
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Sally W
    New Hampshire174 contributions
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    This is a must see in NYC for me. This is an oasis in the busy city and gives a wonderful respite. We walked the whole length but there are plenty of places to get off and on.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Kate L
    San Jose, CA35 contributions
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    Absolutely amazing! The talent is unbelievable, and the storytelling is genius! The band, the dancers, and the actor playing Michael were just incredible. This show is amazing.
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK303 contributions
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    We booked the top of the rock for 7.00 on a Monday evening. Queuing to get in was simple and efficient. No problems going up to the lower viewing platform. There's a cafe to buy food and drink if you want. No problems going up to the top viewing platform. It was fairly busy, but you could get to the edge and take in the view, with a bit of patience. Top of the Rock gives great views of the empire state, central Park and the south of Manhattan island. Highly recommended. There are plenty of places to get something to eat in the Rockerfeller centre.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • MichiganMelissa04
    Plymouth, MI782 contributions
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    We really enjoyed our walk across the bridge, though it was really crowded! Would recommend doing this on a weekday morning rather than a weekend afternoon for sure! Wear comfy shoes!
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • keks b
    5 contributions
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    My visit to the Statue of Liberty was nothing short of spectacular. As a beacon of hope and freedom, the statue rises majestically above Liberty Island, offering an unforgettable sight to all who gaze upon her.

    The journey began with a scenic ferry ride, filled with anticipation and excitement. Upon arrival, the statue’s impressive stature and symbolic presence took my breath away. The views from the grounds and pedestal were picturesque, providing a unique perspective of New York City’s skyline.

    The museum offered a deep dive into the statue’s significance and the incredible craftsmanship that went into its creation. The exhibits were engaging and educational, highlighting the statue’s role as a symbol of democracy and its impact on millions of immigrants who arrived in America seeking a new life.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK303 contributions
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    The building is open to the public and worth looking around even if you don't need to catch a train! Aside from the architecture, there are lots of shops and places to grab something to eat, from a full meal to a snack or just a coffee.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK303 contributions
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    The best views we found were from Ellis island or Brooklyn, just south of the bridge. Get the ferry from Manhattan to Brooklyn and walk back via the bridge.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK303 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must if you're doing New York for the first time. Lots of people, lights, places to eat and drink. You can spend time here (any time of the day ) or just take it all in as you pass through.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • Sarny
    Bexleyheath, UK878 contributions
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    A much enjoyed trip. No ticket needed - just turn up and board. Boarding looks mad with the queues but was easy both ways - plenty of seats available and some fabulous views. A must I feel.
    Written 14 June 2024
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  • Kamhi
    Vancouver, Canada143 contributions
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    One of my favorite parks in New York. You can find an activity every weekend from 7 to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday. You can have a great time with the Bank of America's organization. Has a picnic area.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Sarny
    Bexleyheath, UK878 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We didn't have time to go to the Top of the Rock, sadly, but had a wander about which we enjoyed and got some food from one of the restaurant on the lower floor, Was nice to sit in the outside seated area that had a lovely atmosphere.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • SUBZEROSKIDD10
    Thetford, VT1,114 contributions
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    One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the US and the observatory offers 360 degree views for miles. The history and the legacy is awing, as you think about how this tourist destination would not exist had it not been for 9/11. I went on a clear day and had great views. The price isn’t horrible if you just do the standard admission. To me, it’s nothing I would need to experience again but overall it is worth the experience.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK303 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic time spending about 3 hours looking around the museum on a Monday morning. We had a pre booked entry and entered through the northern entrance. Small queue at 10.00, but think our entrance was used for school groups, so might get busy at times. In fact, whilst we were exploring the museum, there were lots of small groups of school kids, so occasionally needed to wait for them to move on to view a display, but good to see enthusiastic kids! The displays are awesome!
    Written 16 June 2024
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