Many people mistakenly think that New York is not the most family-friendly place to travel. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are few cities in the United States, and even fewer in the world, that offer so many attractions, events and enjoyment suitable for family audiences.
Here are some of the highlights that you will want to admire with your family in New York.
There are all kinds of shows on Broadway, also called the Great White Way, many of which will delight young audiences. Most importantly, many of them offer matinee shows specifically for families to enjoy these shows. Check out the options available during your desired travel dates and you’re sure to find some awesome choices on and off Broadway. Popular family shows to consider include Aladdin, The Lion King, Harry Potter, and the Cursed Child. Doubtfire and Wicked.
2. The Bronx Zoo
Children of all ages are delighted to visit the Bronx Zoo. This is not just a place for children, although it is certainly child-friendly. The zoo itself offers many exhibitions throughout the year as well as special experiences and experiences and even exciting events that you can buy tickets to attend if you are in town during the event. You can even plan a zipline tour of the zoo, wild experience with some animals or even feed the sea lions if you are interested. How is it family-friendly?
3. LEGOLAND in New York
Although not exactly in New York City, LEGOLAND New York is a 90-minute drive from the city. You will want to consider a JFK car rental for the day to do this trek and you may want to opt for a family SUV for your trip. You don’t even have to be a fan of the fabulous building blocks of childhood to enjoy a trip to LEGOLAND with its many rides, thrills, thrills and attractions. There is a little something for everyone. Even parents are unlikely to get bored while enjoying this great adventure.
4. Statues of Liberty and Ellis Island
What’s an adventure in the Big Apple without a trip to Liberty Island and Ellis Island? There are tons of opportunities to take advantage of these types of harbor tours that allow you to see the islands up close. These family tours allow you and your family to visit the statue that has grown to represent freedom for people all over the world. Many of these tours allow you to spend time on the island taking photos and exploring the statue and what it means to the rest of the world.
5. Hotels near Central Park
Perhaps one of the most famous parks in the world, no family trip to New York is complete without a visit to Central Park. This attraction gives your children the opportunity to run and play, you the opportunity to relax in a natural environment (and maybe even forget that you are in a gigantic megacity in the process), and everyone the opportunity to enjoy a little sunshine in an otherwise crowded itinerary.
6. Hotels near Rockefeller Center
At certain times of the year, children cannot get enough of this place. From ice skating in front of the huge Christmas tree during the holiday season to visiting the observation deck at the top of the rock, exciting events at Radio City Music Hall and much more, there is a ton of family excitement to enjoy in this iconic New York City location. It doesn’t matter what time of day you visit, either. You will find something exciting to do, buy, eat or drink at Rockefeller Center. You may even have the chance to participate in one of the shows filmed during your visit.
7. American Museum of Natural History
If you’re not tired of waking up yet, put on your walking shoes and head to the American Museum of Natural History. Show your kids how much fun and excitement they can have while learning really cool stuff to share with all their friends at home. The museum offers countless exhibits to keep the trip exciting for a family of diverse interests and it is an attraction that you will not want to miss during your family trips to New York.
8. Get the ultimate sugar rush at Dylan’s Candy Bar
Finally, complete your family story with the perfect sweet treat to end your trip. Visit Dylan’s candy bar to satisfy all the delicacies of your group. With classic sweets, new creations, and bulk candy purchase options, you will find many souvenirs to take home in this awesome shop. You will find a whole collection of favorite nostalgic sweets to share with your children, perhaps for the first time, as well as sugar-free candy options, vegan sweets, etc.
In the end, you will find it difficult to find a more family-friendly vacation spot than New York once you have admired these awesome sights of the city.