14 Best Things To Do In New York With Kids

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Times Square

Times Square

Located on Broadway Avenue between 46th and 47th streets in Manhattan, Times Square is probably the most photographed spot in midtown. This collage of lights, billboards, people, noise, music, taxis, and everything else that represents this amazing city. Sometimes called the Crossroads of the World, the Times Square area is the center of New York's midtown activity.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

New York's famous Empire State Building, a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. City Hall hosted the Stamp Act Congress, which assembled in October 1765, to protest taxation without representation. After the American Revolution, the Continental Congress met at City Hall, and in 1787 adopted the Northwest Ordinance establishing procedures for creating new states.

New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium

As the only aquarium in New York City and part of the largest network of metropolitan wildlife parks in the country, the New York Aquarium holds a special place in the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society - To save wildlife and wild places around the globe. The Aquarium is driven by a vision of a world where people understand the critical role the oceans play in human survival and the sensitivity of aquatic resources.

Little Italy

Little Italy

Walking beside the narrow, cobblestoned streets beneath the fire escapes of turn-of-the-century tenements, you're tempted by the sights, sounds and smells of Italian cuisine and culture emanating from the restaurants surrounding you at every step. Little Italy NYC brings it all to you! Our education programs strive to encourage people to place a high personal priority on the protection of marine and freshwater ecosystems and the rich diversity of aquatic wildlife, which they sustain.

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport

Step back in history in New York's most colorful neighborhood, South Street Seaport ? a twelve-square block landmark district of historic buildings, winding cobblestone streets and the impressive three-story glass and steel Pier 17 Pavilion.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Located on 12-acre Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy..

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal is not just a tourist attraction, it's one of the world's busiest train stations used by over 150,000 commuters daily. Upon approaching it, you will see a triumphant facade featuring a fifty foot pediment with statues of Hercules.

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

America's most popular entertainers have thrilled audiences at Radio City Music Hall since its doors opened December 27, 1932. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr. and Tony Bennett to mention only a few of the celebrities and luminaries to grace.

World Trade Center Memorial

World Trade Center Memorial

For many of us, the horrific events of September 11, 2001, will forever be etched onto our hearts and minds. None of us can forget the way we felt as we watched the Twin Towers fall, the mighty Pentagon in smoldering ruin, or the burnt stretch of...

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of New York, Edward M. Egan. It is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as a center

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village started as a farm area during the Colonial period. As New York City began to grow, it overtook this farmland. In the 1960's this area became known for its Bohemian lifestyle.

Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island has been famous since the turn of two centuries. Come see the most unique spectacle in the city. In addition to the beach, Coney Island has an amusement area featuring the following: Astroland, Home of the World Famous Cyclone The New York Aquarium...

Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle is perched on Vista Rock and is the second highest natural elevation in the Park, is Belvedere, Italian for panoramic viewpoint, offers visitors just that...

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Considered a brilliant feat of 19th-century engineering, the Brooklyn Bridge was a bridge of many firsts. It was the first suspension bridge to use steel for its cable wire.