The Big Apple is one of the largest proverbial playgrounds in the world, with plenty of fun attractions for children and adults alike. If you’re traveling with children, you’ll find these family-friendly places to be engaging for everyone – not just the little ones.
American Museum of Natural History
With a plethora of exhibits, you’ll have no trouble finding something for everyone in the family. The butterfly conservatory is filled with tropical butterflies, regardless of the season. Countdown to Zero will appear to the scientist in your family will love learning about the research going into eradicating dangerous diseases around the world. The Dark Universe exhibit uncovers the history of the universe and the role we play in it.
The world-renowned Bronx Zoo is the largest you’ll find in an urban setting. With more than 600 species from around the globe and surrounded by lush woods and landscape, you’ll be hard-pressed to even remember you’re in the midst of the city. The Bronx Zoo Quests, 4-D Theater adventures, bug carousel, camel rides, and animal feedings are guaranteed to occupy the family for hours.
Central Park isn’t your average park with playgrounds and benches. It spans an impressive 843 acres and is home to a public swimming pool, Belvedere Castle, Wollman Skating Rink, the Central Park Zoo, concert grounds, and a myriad of playgrounds and benches. Enjoy a picnic in Sheep Meadow, enjoy the blooms in the Conservatory Garden, or stop by the Chess & Checkers House for a quick game.
Your children will be incredibly disappointed if you leave the city without stopping by the most famous toy store on the planet. They’ll love exploring the aisles full of stuffed animals of all sizes and romping through the engaging toy displays.
Book a Tour
There are dozens of tour groups in the city and many of them are exceptionally good at making tours fun and interesting for children. You won’t have any regrets when it comes to letting some of New York’s finest guides to show you around.
The Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Even your older children won’t be able to complain about a trip to the Sony Wonder Lab. It’s an absolute dream for tech-lovers, overflowing with interactive work stations showcasing the evolution of technology as it applies to medicine, nanotechnology, and even animation.
You could spend weeks in New York City without running out of things to do. With our without the children, you’re guaranteed an amazing adventure.