9 New York Landmarks You Must Visit With Your Kids - Kid 101

9 New York Landmarks You Must Visit With Your Kids

New York is one of the biggest cities in the world. New York attracts millions of tourists every year. It’s called a city where dreams come true. It’s a city that deserves to be visited at least once in your life time. Whether you live or visiting New York, it can give you a whole lot of fun and memories to treasure.


It’s easy to explore New York because of the great transportation it offers. The weather here is often great and pleasant, but the best time in New York City is the spring and autumn. New York city is full of life and unlimited fun activity for kids, this city has the best places for family and kids that can leave them awestruck. New York is a place designed to answer kid’s curiosity, creativity and imagination. Kids are always full of energy and exploring the world of their dream, it’s not hard to keep them safe, entertained, excited and engaged in New York. There are places in New York that will keep them engaged, entertained and educate them at the same time. Shopping in New York will be an eye popping experience for kids and teens, kids will find innumerable toy stores and goodies there to go crazy over. Lots of places to hangout, play and eat. A visit to New York would be wonderful memories and you can give your family moments to cherish for rest of their life.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a massive skyscraper in Manhattan, New York city. It was once considered to be the world’s largest building in the world .Kids will love to see such a building and experience the feel as it has been featured in lots of movies.
• This building has 103 floors and at roof height is 1250 ft.
• It has the most breathtaking views at the highest open-air observatory decks.
• You can learn the fantastic history of construction inside the building as you go.

Times Square

There are many places to visit in Times Square for children to enjoy. This is a place where you can find almost everything your kids need, from hands-on museums to large candy and toy stores.
• They have M&M store where you can find every kind and colors of M&M.
• Toys R Us is a place where you can get every toy and has huge ferry wheels
• Hershey store has mild duds, Hershey kisses, Hershey bars and many more that kids will love.
• Times square is meant to be a home to assortment of Broadway shows, it has shows for everyone from kids to teen.

Rockefeller Center

It’s a family destination and has kid friendly activities and attractions that will keep your kid entertained. One of the very famous areas in the New York City . Looks very beautiful during winter with the big tree decorated. A great holiday destination with plenty of eating, shopping and culture. It has classic art look that will impress parents. Nice place to take photos, rest and go sightseeing. It’s the buildings with art work that will grab your attention. Kids will enjoy the Lego store, NBS studio, fantasy figures filled chocolates and ice skating at the rinks. Take a trip to top of the rock to get a bird’s eye view of New York skylines from the observation deck and is a must for the whole family.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most recognized bridge by all, as it has been featured in number of movies and countless TV shows. This masterpiece of New York City is the first passage between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Walking over this iconic bridge you and your kid can learn about the engineering that marvels most of them and story behind construction would be an incredible experience for both. Scenic View is great while standing on the bridge. Kids have to do a lot of walking, strollers might come handy here. Place to show you photographic skills.

Central Park

Parks are perfect place that brings fun and amazement. Central park is a place situated in the heart of Manhattan, a must visit place and a boon to families with children. It has activities like bicycling, running, walking, ice skate during winter and fishing that keep kids engaged. Strolling at any time of the day in central park will not exhaust you because of the pleasant weather, gardens, unique sculpture, wonderful greenery, lakes and scenic view. Perfect for picnic spot and family bonding time. At times it hosts puppet performance. You won’t realize how big and beautiful the place is until you don’t experience it.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Two of the most iconic and historic landmark in New York .Statue of liberty being one of the wonder of the world should be a must visit place in your list -to-visit .It is more treasured by Americans. Standing underneath lady liberty and looking up at this masterpiece, can make you fall in love with this place. History of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are taught to children in school at young age in USA, so most likely kids will appreciate visiting these symbolic monuments with you. Just walking around the island, chill out, having few drinks, taking photographs can make your day. Pedestal and crown tickets are offered on website. To visit this iconic monument can be time consuming if not planned in advance , as you will have to wait for 90 minutes for the ferry to carry you from Battery Park (Lower Manhattan) to the statue that’s located on Liberty Island, it makes a stop at Ellis Island before the ferry returns back to the mainland.

9/11 memorial And Freedom Tower Observatory

This place might not offer activities to do with your kids, but it’s important to visit this place and let you kid know what happened on that day. Most of the kids already know what happened, as this tragic attack is been taught to kids all over the United States. But if you feel for your kid skip the tribute center to avoid seeing images that can disturb them. There are two large water pools and cascading falls that commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack. The newly opened observatory shows gorgeous 360 degree views of the city as well as an amazing ride up on a speed elevator while watching a 3D movie on the elevator walls.

St Patrick’s Cathedral

A neo-gothic-style cathedral located in Manhattan is visited by millions of visitors from all over the world. An amazing place in the city to pray and find peace, kids will like the part of lighting candles. Irrespective of religion everyone should visit this magnificent place for its stunning architecture and stained glasses which adds beauty to it. The spires are more than 300 feet tall and can seat more than 2500 people. One can find peace and silence in this wonderful cathedral from hassles and bustles of city life. Families can have amazing experience with kids showing statues of saints with no entry fees.

Coney Island

Coney Island are known for its resorts on sea side, amusement park , aquariums ,museums, parks , boardwalk is filled with full of flavors and appealing to all ages and has many more attractions for the whole day. This place will give your kids a carnival atmosphere like roller costar rides, ferry wheels, circus shows, restaurants offering child friendly food. At times there are fireworks that light the sky at night. If your kids love beaches, this would a great place to visit to beat the heat during summer.

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