Isabella is always talking about two places she loves: Disney and New York! So as we were taking a look at our pictures from NYC we decided to write this post so it will help you plan your trip to the Big Apple with your kids! On this list we included things Isabella considers a must, but we also added a few things we think she’ll love next time we visit NYC.
New York with Kids: 10 must go places
1) Central Park
A great place to run, see squirrels, have fun on the playgrounds, see places they have seen in movies and go to the zoo!
2) Times Square
One of these days Isabella said that next time we go to New York she wants to go back to “that place full of lights and a lot of people”. After some thinking we realized she was talking about Times Square! And yes, that’s the best way to describe it! Kids also love stores like Hershey’s and M&M’s.
3) The Museums: Intrepid, the American Museum of Natural History and many others
At Intrepid (former aircraft carrier that is now a museum) we saw a lot of airplanes, interactive exhibits with a submarine, a Concorde and even the Enterprise space shuttle!
We didn’t go to the Museum of Natural History because on this trip we went to a similar museum in Chicago, but next time we are in NY it will be on the top of our list!
4) Tall Buildings
5) High Line
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. There aren’t playgrounds and you can’t play catch or ride a bike, but Isabella liked it very much. It’s not a traditional park but it’s still fun for kids. They can watch the streets through large glass viewing areas and pass by unusual buildings and beautiful wall paintings. If you are bringing a stroller, pay attention to access points with elevators (they are on Gansevoort Street, 14th Street, West 16th Street, 23rd Street and West 30th Street).
6) Broadway Shows
We didn’t take Isabella to a Broadway show and we regret it. There are so many options like The Lion King, Alladin and Frozen. We are definitely going next time!
7) The Statue of Liberty
We didn’t actually visit the Statue of Liberty so Isabella just saw it from the Staten Island Ferry, which is a very cool ride by way, but we promised her that next time we are going to do it all!
8) Grand Central Station
Great for kids and adults! We just loved the architecture and Isabella couldn’t stop thinking about the characters from Madagascar!
9) The playgrounds
Kids love a cool playground, right? Your problem will be to take your kids out of them! Here is a list of the best playgrounds in NYC.
10) The subway
If you live in a big city, with subway, this doesn’t mean much, but we live in a city that doesn’t have subway, so for Isabella this is always a must! Just to avoid peak times.
Have you ever been to New York with kids? Do you have a list of must-go places?
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