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Seven Fun Things to Do in New York City with Kids

Bryant Park Board Games

Because of the hustle and bustle of New York City, it sometimes can be a daunting task to plan a vacation or a quick getaway here. However, it may surprise you that there are actually a lot of fun activities, shows and more for children of all ages. Here are seven fun things to do in New York City with kids. You will surely find something that will keep the kids talking for a long time!

Bryant Park

Bryant Park Games Cart

There is a lot to do for kids in Bryant Park. During the summer, there are board games, mini golf, ping pong, juggling classes and even an art cart. Also, let’s not forget the fun ice skating rink open during the winter time. Best of all, these are all free! Also, an added bonus is that the main branch of the New York Public Library is right around the corner which is a must see if you haven’t been there already.

Central Park

Central Park

P.C.: wikipedia, Ed Yourdon

Central Park is another park with a lot to do! Sometimes it is fun with kids to just wander around the park and explore all the cool things inside. There is the Belvedere Castle, Central Park Zoo, boat rentals in the Central Park Lake and lots of interesting and historic playgrounds just to name a few. There are also huge boulders which are fun to climb and there are numerous picturesque places for picnics.

Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo

P.C.: wikipedia, Mimono1997

The Bronx Zoo is one of the biggest zoos in the world. With lions, tigers and bears (oh my), this is perfect for any curious kid or for kids who love animals!

Coney Island

Nathans Famous Coney Island

Coney Island is always bright, vibrant and buzzing with energy especially during the summer. Kids will love Luna Park and all the rides that they offer, the beach, the Coney Island Aquarium (602 Surf Ave) and Nathan’s Famous hot dogs (1310 Surf Ave).

Rockefeller Center

Skating in Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is another spot that is fun for the whole family. Here you will find one of the most famous ice skating rinks in the world, fun shops like the Nintendo (10 Rockefeller Plaza) and Lego Store (620 Fifth Ave) and the Top of the Rock observation deck with offers breathtaking views of New York City.

Gazillion Bubble Show

Gazillion Bubble Show

P.C.: The Gazillion Bubble Show

Looking for fun show that the whole family will enjoy? There are Broadway shows like Aladdin and The Lion King which we highly recommend. However, the Gazillion Bubble Show (off Broadway) is on the top of our list. It’s been proven that when it comes to bubbles, kids (and adults) cannot contain their excitement. This show is really is awe inspiring.

Chinatown and Little Italy

Tasty Dumpling

If your kids love to try new things and taste new foods, Chinatown and Little Italy can be a ton of fun. The best way to explore these two neighborhoods is our family friendly, walking food tour of Chinatown and Little Italy! Take a bite of a cannoli and some juicy dumplings and you will be planning your next trip back!