Best places to visit in NY with Family
New York City is a wonderful place for family vacations, full of world class kid friendly activities restaurants and world renown toy stores. You’ll also be happy to know that you’ll find a great choice of cheap New York hotels that will make it much more affordable for families to enjoy some quality time together, visiting some of very best places in New York as a family.
Manhattan’s Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum provides exciting, hands on learning experiences for children and the young at heart. You’ll find kid favorites like Clifford, the Big Red Dog, Dora the Explorer and even Alice in Wonderland. During warmer weather, the outdoor activity area gives kids the opportunity to play around with water and learn all about what makes water what it is. Even the little ones between 0 and 4 will have fun things to do here.
No visit to New York is complete without stopping by F.A.O. Schwarz, the world’s favorite toy wonderland. The minute you walk in the front door the entire family will be blown away by the famous giant clock and all the charming fairy princesses and toy soldiers that come to life before your eyes. The kids will be thrilled by the massive selection of play things including every toy you can imagine and a fun variety of life size, stuffed bears. Everyone will have a great time trying out the giant piano keyboard that was made famous by the movie “Big” with Tom Hanks. With the money you save by booking one of the cheap hotel rooms in New York, you’ll have enough left to buy a toy or two.
Central Park is loaded with lots of fun things to do for everyone in the family. It’s a great park for biking, rollerblading and even ice skating during the winter. During the summer months you can enjoy a boat ride, burn up some energy on the playgrounds or have a nice picnic. You’ll also want to visit the Wildlife Center and check out the penguins, polar bears and monkeys. There is also a petting area in the Children’s Zoo, always a family favorite.
The Bronx Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals and a great place to visit for children of all ages. Not to be missed is the bug carousel and camel rides in the children’s zoo, always popular with the kids.
Sony Wonder Technology Lab
The Sony Wonder Technology Lab provides four floors of interactive technology exhibits that offer hours of fun and it’s all free. You’ll meet friendly robots, travel through time, engage in the sound lab and perhaps take a virtual trip around the world and even into outer space. They also offer a fun variety of family workshops where you can play with musical instruments, telescopes and more.
American Museum of Natural History
A visit to the American Museum of Natural History is thrilling for people of all ages, particularly the kids. You’ll find an assortment of exciting exhibits from outer space to dinosaurs (always a favorite) and life under the sea.
New York Aquarium
Just hop the subway with the kids to New York’s Coney Island and spend the day at the Aquarium and its marine life which totals 10,000 species. Toddlers to the adults will love watching the Sea lions, penguins, seals and walruses at play; always a popular attraction.
It goes without saying that taking the family to New York on vacation will create memories that you’ll all cherish forever.
About the author: Erin Kingsley, has recently visited The Big Apple with her family. She has chosen one of the cheap hotels so all the family could enjoy what the city has to offer.
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