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American Girl Place is probably an obligatory stop if you have a daughter who has been lured by the cult of the American Girl Doll. There the much obsessed-over dolls (and their ...
Best For: Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)  
The American Museum of Natural History is a must-do. Starting with the tallest baryonyx skeleton in the world at the main entrance, AMNH presents extensive compendium of artifacts ...
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New York City is known as a walking city, but it is a lot easier to see all of the sites by bike. Bike the Big Apple tours help visitors see all of what New York City has to ...
Best For: Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
Sprawled across 265 acres, Bronx Zoo is one of the world's largest zoos, behind Beijing, Berlin and Henry Doorly Zoo (Nebraska). It is the biggest metropolitan zoo in the United ...
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With five floors of exhibits, the museum includes such exhibits like the Egyptian galleries on the third floor and the Period Rooms on the fourth. The highlight of the Egyptian ...
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Bryant Park is a wonderful slice of nature in the middle of one of the world's most industrial cities. Conveniently located minutes from Grand Central Station, the park is ...
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Toddlers or younger children may implore you to take them to the Build a Bear Workshop. Here your kid can choose a bear (or other animal) and watch as it gets stuffed, sewn, and ...
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Most agree Central Park's vastness surpasses expectations, even when one goes in knowing it extends from 59th Street to 110th Street (843 acres in total). There are many miles of ...
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The Children's Museum of Manhattan is a fantastic resource for parents. With fun, entertaining and interactive exhibits geared toward teaching kids a little more about the world ...
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Stop in at Dylan's Candy Bar, where candy becomes pop art - a mind-blowing assortment of eye-popping confections in all colors and shapes, from chocolates to rock candy to jaw ...
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New York's verticality is amazing, and the two best ways to experience the heights are The Empire State Building and Top of the Rock. The Empire State Building lets you see the ...
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For an only slightly more subdued close encounter of the toy kind, head to the venerable FAO Schwarz (767 Fifth Avenue at 58th Street, 212-644-9400, www.fao.com). It has the ...
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Walking around the wide expanses of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is great for kids with energy to burn, especially with the frequent planes flying low overhead on their approach ...
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Spend an afternoon at the Intrepid, a vintage 1943 aircraft carrier re-imagined as a museum dedicated to sea, air, and space, and life. The Intrepid returned to Manhattan in ...
Best For: Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
If you're looking or things to do with the kids in Westchester, check out the LEGOLAND Discover Center. Kids will love a LEGO Factory Tour, where they'll learn the history of and ...
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Take a walk down Broadway. Look around and just take it all in -- the lights, the sights, the sounds, the smells. Then look at the people next to you, and you'll realize you're ...

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"Thunderbolt" will debut at Luna Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.'s historic Coney Island, amusement district. The rollercoaster is designed in the same vein as a classic ride by the same ...
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For decades, the New York City Skyline in Manhattan has been a staple of Western culture. Its profound beauty is a testament to America's Industrial Revolution and transition ...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is another must. Head for the knights and armor for a sure thrill for the battle-fixated in your brood. Or explore some of the designated kid and ...
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A little-known attraction in New York City, the National Museum of Mathematics (otherwise known as MoMath) not only makes math fun (or more fun for those who don't particularly ...
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At the site of the World Trade Center, eight of the 16 acres of Ground Zero have been converted into a memorial to remind visitors of the past and give hope to the future. The ...
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There are so many areas to explore on foot - some of our favorites were the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Thain Family Forest, the Reflecting Pool - but there's also a tram ...
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This three-floor museum has 450 exhibits geared toward children to explain science, technology, engineering, and math. For kids 6 and under, the Preschool Place is a contained ...
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Radio City Music Hall is another attraction that ranks very high on our list of things to see and experience while in the Big Apple. Aptly nicknamed the Showplace of the ...

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It goes without saying that New York City simply wouldn't be complete without Rockefeller Center. It is the location for New York City's famous annual Christmas tree. Even if ...

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The South Street Seaport is one of the most historic areas in all of New York's Manhattan borough. Extremely popular with tourists and families, the port is home to some of the ...
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For a pleasant outing, lull your little ones to sleep on the Staten Island Ferry. The hour-long, round-trip ride gives great vistas of the Statue of Liberty and real perspective ...
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The Statue of Liberty represents everything the modern world understands about freedom and democracy. For decades, the iconic statue served as both a greeting from the Land of ...

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Originally home to more than 7,000 immigrants in New York City, the Tenement Museum pays tribute to those working class individuals who came to the United States to start a new ...
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If your family is looking for a real treat, take a trip to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. If you ever wondered what New York City is all about, ...

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Toys R Us Times Square (Broadway at 44th Street) is, needless to say, a huge attraction for kids. From the in-store ferris wheel (which can be seen from outside and which charges ...
Best For: Kids (3-6)   Kids (7-9)   Tweens (10-12)   Teens (13+)  
If your children love the circus or have no fear of heights, a fun activity is learning how to fly on the trapeze. The whole family can learn how to be acrobats and trapeze ...
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