Top 8 greatest places to take your family in New York

The Children’s Museum

If you have never been to one of these then you’ll have as much fun as your kid. There are several of these museums throughout the city, each with its own theme. These museums are filled with interactive exhibits that are not only highly educational but also wildly entertaining. Admission is around $11 per person and with the number of exhibits each one has, you can easily spend the whole day there.

Central Park

Not only is Central Park a staple for New York, it is also a uniquely beautiful place. This Manhattan treasure is filled with an ice skating rink, an amusement park, a small zoo, an Egyptian themed playground, their famous carousel and small workshops spread throughout. All of these attractions are inexpensive and a must for any New Yorker or traveler.

Coney Island

This historic amusement park has been featured in countless movies and television shows, and is a true landmark of New York. The whole family will enjoy chowing down on hotdogs, being awed by street performers and enjoying the thrill of all their rides.

Time Square

When most people think of Time Square they envision the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, with giant digital screens and skyscrapers. Time Square is one of the most visited tourist spots in the world. But, this is not just an over populated pedestrian walk, it is also home to many theatrical displays and store fronts. Toys-R-Us Time Square and Discovery Time Square are just some of many exhibits that the whole family will enjoy.

The Brooklyn Zoo

This is a 265 acre zoo, which houses over 5,000 animals from all over the world. Exotic animal exhibits, fun rides, and seasonal events, like Boo at the Zoo, make this one of New York’s greatest family spots. Admission is around $24 per person, and given that you can easily spend the entire day there, is worth every penny!

American Museum of Natural History

With cell phones, internet, and IPads; getting your kids attention can be impossible. But the sites at the American Museum of Natural History make it a synch. Even we parents will be awestruck at the Barosaurus skeleton replica in the lobby. No matter where your child’s curiosity lie (dinosaurs, ocean life, anatomy, space), or which wing you might wander, it’s hard to not be memorized by all their amazing exhibits.

Botanic Gardens

Bronx and Brooklyn each have their own Botanic Gardens, so wherever you live, or are staying, you will easily find one close to you. These colorful and alluring gardens will show you the natural beauty of several places found around the world, all in the pocket of New York. With children adventure centers, seasonal special events, and year round changing gardens, each time you come you will be surprised at the excitement and joy these gardens have to share.

The Statue of Liberty

No other spot in America is as iconic as our ‘Lady Liberty’. While taking a ferry, you will not only see this extremely important and symbolic statue, but you will also visit Ellis Island, and Liberty Island. At Ellis Island you will get to see the Wall of Honor, which is the only place in the United States where an individual can honor his/her family heritage at a national monument. This is a crucial part of American history, and a must-see for any family.