Activities in New York for children

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What can you do with children in New York?

Visiting a big city is no easy feat when you have kids in tow. The trick is to keep the offspring entertained and to tire them out. New York City offers plenty of fun and adventure for willing visitors. If you're planning a trip to the Big Apple with kids, make sure to put these things to do in New York for kids on your to-do list:

New York for kids at the Bronx Zoo

When visiting New York, the Bronx Zoo is a must-see. Either way, the kids will love it! On an area of ​​over 1 km², young visitors can observe more than 600 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects in their habitats. The world's largest inner-city zoo also boasts breathtaking attractions such as Tiger Mountain, the Congo Gorilla Forest, the Wild Asia Monorail and Madagascar. A visit to the Bronx Zoo is a must for kids of all ages who want to get up close and personal with the creatures that call our planet big and small.


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Children's Museum of Manhattan - New York for children

Maybe lions, tigers and bears are a bit too wild for your children and they want something "tamer". In this case, the Children's Museum of Manhattan is definitely the ideal destination. The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) combines creativity with culture. With its wide range of exhibitions and activities, it also introduces its young visitors to topics such as play, health and education from a global perspective. 350 families buy tickets for the CMOM every year - this is a testament to the great influence that the children's museum has as one of the most educational and inspiring Attractions of New York hat.

Toy store FAO Schwarz – that's a dream for children in New York

Okay, let's admit it: kids need to take home a memento from every trip. So what's better than the greatest toy store in the world? Founded in 1862, FAO Schwarz is the most popular destination for young visitors to New York City. Some attractions of New York cannot be put into words, but have to be seen and experienced with your own eyes. FAO Schwarz is one of them. Let's put it this way: There is no better mix of Santa's workshop and an amusement park. Your wallet will be a little lighter afterwards, but the kids will love you for it.


Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park
Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park - New York for children


Family-friendly hotels for traveling to New York with children

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What else can you do in New York with kids?

There are certainly many things that children can enjoy in New York. Our tips:

  1. A walk in Central Park
  2. The American Museum of Natural History
  3. The ride up the Empire State Building
  4. The Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center
  5. Madame Tussauds
  6. Try Chinese food in Chinatown
  7. The Cruise with the Circle Line and Statue of Liberty
  8. A walk on the Brooklyn Bridge
  9. Coney Island with beach


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Source New York for Children: On-site research as a tour guide in New York. Our opinion is definitely our own.

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Activities in New York for children

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

4 thoughts too "Activities in New York for children"

  1. These are really great tips for our next trip to New York. The last time we were alone there, without children, but next year we would like to go to New York together with our children.
    I am very excited about the Bronx Zoo, my son loves reptiles and insects, he will certainly enjoy it very much :-)

    1. Glad if you like it :) Maybe you would like to tell us how you liked your son?

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