4 Must Do’s With Kids When Visiting Manhattan, New York

A lot of people look at Manhattan as the perfect travel destination for adults. But I discovered that it can also be a great place to visit with kids. It actually offers things that can keep families busy for days.

4 Things To Do In Manhattan with Kids:

Manhattan with kids

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1. Central Park – Many of the attractions in this park were created specifically for kids. Some of them are: Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle’s woods and water exhibit, the Central Park carousel (opened from April to November), storytelling next to the Hans Christian Anderson Statue, boat rides, swimming, Puppet Theater, fishing and even ice skating in winter.

2. Double Decker Tour buses – There are many variations of this tours being offered. In it you can explore different parts of the city on board of a double decker bus while a guide tells you fun stories and information about the landmarks and streets you go through. It is a great way to see the city in a fun and fast way so kids can enjoy it without getting bored.

3. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – The intrepid museum is dedicated to teaching about history, science and to honor war heroes, all of this on board of the USS Intrepid. They offer historical recreations, flight simulators, tours inside of a submarine as well as other outdoor interactive exhibits and activities for all ages. There is even a Space Shuttle Pavilion.

4. American Museum of Natural History – This is one of the most famous museums of the world. its mission is to discover, interpret and disseminate information about nature, the different human cultures through time and about the universe. Among the permanent exhibits that they have are: Biodiversity, Birds Reptiles and Amphibians, Earth & Planetary Sciences, fossils, human origins, Theodore Roosevelt and the Discovery room (for kids from 5 to 12 years old).

These 4 family friendly places in Manhattan guarantee at least 4 days of fun for the whole family.


About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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