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Touring Manhattan with Kids

Family-friendly New York City has many attractions that can keep you and your family entertained
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  If you are taking your children to New York City for the day, you might want to pack in as much as possible. You can see everything in... more »

Tips:  If your kids are little, bring a sturdy, easily collapsible stroller since you will be spending a lot of time on foot.

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Points of Interest

Fuel up at Good Enough to Eat, which has excellent baked goods, waffles, pancakes, French toast and eggs. Kids usually love the cow motif, and the picket fence that surrounds the sidewalk eating area.

If this is too crowded, head to Zabar's, 3 blocks away. You can sit in the corner cafe and eat a toasted bagel with cream cheese. And in the giant ... More

Address: 2245 Broadway
Phone: 212-787-2000
Monday through Friday 8am - 7:30pm, Saturday 8am - 8pm, Sunday 9am - 6pm

Depending on your child's age, you should head next to the Children's Museum of Manhattan (ages birth to 8) or American Museum of Natural History (3 and older).

At the Children's Museum (CMOM), kids can "drive" a bus, take an adventure with Dora the Explorer and visit PlayWorks, just for kids birth to age 4. In summer, check out the water play... More

Central Park's attractions change with the seasons; an ice skating rink becomes an amusement park in summer and another rink becomes a free pool. When the weather is warm, you can rent a rowboat or a bicycle.

Almost any time of year, you can go to a playground. There are two right near the AMNH, 21 overall. Walk to the east side and downtown to ... More

If your kid is into Barbies, LEGOs or life-size stuffed animals, this is place. Design a 10-inch doll at the Madame Alexander Doll Factory or choose a baby from the nursery.

The toy soldiers who greet you don't just pose for photos. At 11am, 1 and 3pm, one reads stories. Demonstrators play the giant piano, do magic tricks and make walking through... More

Rockefeller Center has the most famous Christmas tree in New York and you can ice skate in front of it during the holiday season. At Radio City Music Hall, next door, see the Rockettes in the annual Christmas spectacular.

You can also shop, take an NBC Studio tour, check out the latest games at Nintendo World and see the city from Top of the Rock... More

The neon signs and high energy attract families to Times Square. You can ride a giant Ferris wheel inside the flagship Toys R Us or stop by Discovery Times Square to see its latest exhibit.

At Madame Tussauds New York, you are guaranteed celebrity sightings, even if just of wax figures. Pose with N.Y. icons Babe Ruth or Marilyn Monroe or kid... More

Co., pronounced company, has chewy-crust pizza, high chairs and great salads. Even if you are having pizza, get an order of the addictive bread or toast topped with cannellini beans or broccoli rabe and ricotta.

If you don't mind traveling a bit, hop in a cab to Nick's Pizza, a family restaurant serving great thin crust pizza with impeccably... More