5 Family-Friendly Travel Attractions in New York City
Are you planning a family trip to New York City but are totally overwhelmed by all there is to do? No worries! We asked New York travel blogger and mom of three Carol Cain, a.k.a. NYCityMama
, to help you plan your itinerary with these five family-friendly attractions to visit in New York City.
- The American Museum of Natural History
This is a must-see because it's filled with everything kids love: dinosaurs galore, an awesome planetarium with cool space shows and tons of scientific fun for kids of all ages.
- Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Take the kids to an old-fashioned puppet show and then take in beautiful views of Central Park from nearby Belvedere Castle.
- Conservatory Garden
If you want to take a hike (an actual hike!) in NYC, follow the path behind the garden and it will lead to hidden waterfalls, bridges and woodsy scenery that will make you forget you're in the big city.
- Carl Schurz Park
Everybody knows Central Park, but real New Yorkers know there's another awesome park with great playgrounds for kids on the east side of Manhattan.
- FAO Schwarz
The kids might disown you if you don't visit this mother of all toy stores, home to the famous "Big" piano, a wizardriffic Harry Potter section and just about every toy your kid has ever begged you for.
- On Location Tours
Feel like you know NYC from the movies and TV? Book an On Location tour to visit locations from Friends, Seinfeld, Spider-Man, The Smurfs and more.
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