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New York with Kids

Sep 4, 2008  Recent vacation with the kids (age 2 & 5) to New York
2.5 of 5 bubbles based on 10 votes

Here's some suggestions on what you can do with young kids in and around New York

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: New York City, Jersey City
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing
  • Appeals to: Families with small children
  • Seasons: Summer
  • 1. Circeline boat tours
    http://www.circleline42.com/index.ihtml?page=routes

    Take a boat tour and enjoy the sight, a boat ride is always fun for the kids.
    Make sure you get tickets beforehand. If you buy a ticket from the tourist agent you need to swap that for a real ticket at the counter.

  • 2. Top of the Rock - Get a view from up high on New York
    http://www.topoftherocknyc.com

    Instead of the empire state building you can go to the observation deck of the rockefeller plaza. It's really nice to see the view from here. The Kids will love the elevator ride (watch the ceiling when you go up and the bottom when you go down, lights show up along the elevator shaft. You get a real good sense of how fast this elevator goes :-)

  • 3. Battery Park
    Battery Park, New York City, New York

    On the south tip of the island you can cool down there's a nice view on lady liberty and you'll catch a cool breeze here. basically it's a nice place to have your on-the-go lunch and enjoy the views

  • 4. Central Park
    Central Park, New York City, New York

    Go here on Sunday's the park is then 'car-free' . There's a really cool water playground in central park. Perfect for kids to cool off on a hot summer day. Bring swimming gear & extra clothes :-) Also there's plenty of other stuff to do: merry go rounds, musicians, sports etc. Bring walking gear

  • 5. Take bus tour
    http://www.citysightsny.com/

    Great for parents fun for the kids. Take a bus tour you can get on and off at several stops and the kids like the open roof top ride and you get to see & hear all about the major sights.

  • 6. Courtyard by Marriott Jersey City Newport
    Courtyard Jersey City Newport, Jersey City, New Jersey

    Great hotel not expensive right next to PATH subway station. You'll be downtown on 33rd street in 15 mins. Also a mall nearby so if you don't want a fancy dinner/lunch you can grad food in the foodcourt