New York City offers some fantastic family friendly attractions and activities. If you are traveling with children, New York City can seem geared towards adults with a heavy emphasis on shows, food and shopping. But, if you dig a little deeper, you will be surprised at what’s available for families. Below, we have listed our favorite children friendly New York city sites. We think these are the best in New York City and offer extraordinary experiences for children.
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There are plenty of great hotels in New York that can satisfy nearly any taste. As we previously have previously written, if a hotel pool is a requirement for your stay, your choices are surprising limited. But, there are a handful of good choices (click here to see our list of New York Hotels with Pools). Beyond finding a New York Hotel with a pool, we offer you our simple, but good, list of our recommended friendly New York City attractions.
Best Kid Friendly New York City Attractions
- Bronx Zoo - Looking for one for the world's best zoo? Look no further than the Bronx Zoo. The Bronx Zoo has a first rate collection of exotic animals, including elephants, gorillas, giraffes, polar bears, rhinos and leopards. Getting to the zoo from downtown New York City is easy. You can take a train from the Metro North station at Grand Central Station, or take one of the frequent BXM11 express buses from Madison Avenue direct to the zoo. Trains from Grand Central Station on the Metro North Line stop at the Zoo. Also, there are express buses (Look for the BXM11 Buses on Madison) that make pickups along Madison Avenue and go right to the Zoo. Visit: Bronx Zoo Web Site / Bronx Zoo Directions
- Dylan’s Candy Bar - 1011 Third Avenue, New York, NY – What Willy Wonka did for the imagination; Dylan’s Candy Store does in reality. An emporium of sweets in all directions, it’s a veritable wonderland of candy which will have the kid’s wide-eyed and mouths wide open with awe. Dylan's is the most famous sweetshop anywhere, and its reputation is well deserved. This New York City candy store is an absolute must visit, and parents we apologize for the post candy sugar rush that follow. Visit: Dylan's Candy Store
- Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. – The Metropolitan Art Museum is one the world’s greatest art museums. It houses an extensive collection of some of the most celebrated paintings and artworks ever produced. The Museum will captivate many children, especially those with an interest in painting and art. The Egyptian, Arms and Armor, Medieval and European Painting collections will be enjoyed by the kids. Visit: Met Museum