New York for Kids

Planning a holiday in the Big Apple with the entire family? Wondering what great things to do in New York with kids? Here are a couple of tips to help you build the best vacation.

It can be daunting to figure out how to entertain kids in New York. You can take them to Central Park or Times Square, but you begin wondering what to do in NY once you’ve visited those locations right? One way or the other you will discover that you are going to have to spend money, on entertainment, so if you must do, at least be smart about it…

Visiting NYC attractions can cost you a lot for instance, climbing the Empire State Building and watching the Skyride movie alone will cost you over $60 per person. Our tip is: don’t be spontaneous. Choose the attractions you want to visit in advance. The New York Pass is in our number 1 list because it includes all the best attractions, plus bus tours and cruises. Check out our NY Pass page to see if it will fit you. Trust us, having the pass will not only save you money, it will also make you see and experience more.

Travel in New York with kids

If you want to present the best of New York’s attractions to your kids in an original way, than you can go on the Ride, a special interactive and entertaining tour. The Ride is like a Broadway show, but on a bus. You can also pick a special themed tour like Gossip Girl, Pizza or the Super Heroes tour, which your kids are sure to enjoy. One of these unique tours will take you off the traditional attractions and will show you another side of New York.

The list of things to do in New York for kids is longer than you think. What about museums? The larger art museums might seem tedious to some youngsters. Try taking them to the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side. The authentic T-Rex skeleton will be worth the price of admission alone to them. The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, just a short subway ride from Manhattan, is the oldest children’s museum in the world and is filled with exciting and educational exhibits sure to keep the kids engaged.

And let’s not forget about Broadway! Many of the shows, like The Lion King and Spiderman are sure to wow the kids and give them an experience they won’t forget. If you promised to take your kids to a show, be sure to book the tickets ahead of time. These shows sell out quickly. When you buy your tickets online, you can make sure to get the best seats for your dollar. Check our offers for more information.

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New York CityPass

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New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for 3-hours of real New York fun! This New York dinner cruise includes a delicious buffet, an amazing DJ and breathtaking views of the New York skyline. Don't wait - add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!

USD 119.59$

Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

On this luxury New York City dinner cruise, savor gourmet cuisine and enjoy live jazz entertainment while soaking up breathtaking views of the Manhattan, New Jersey and Brooklyn skylines. Pass in front of the Empire State Building, Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport and more from the viewing decks or the all-glass enclosed cabin, treating you to amazing views every second of the way. Upgrade to enjoy a romantic or first class VIP experience including a private table and French sparkling wine!

USD 172.79$

Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Experience New York City like an insider on this action-packed VIP tour that includes early access to the Empire State Building, skip-the-line entry to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, an open-top bus tour, and a hop-on-hop-off cruise. You can upgrade to also include afternoon admission to the 9/11 Museum. Seem like a lot to do in one day? Opt to take your cruise the following day. It's a great way to see NYC’s newest sites and its most iconic attractions, and a Viator exclusive package that can't be booked anywhere else!

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

See New York's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 15-minute helicopter tour. You'll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty as you fly above the Hudson River. Admire the iconic Empire State Building, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park. A must for any visitor to New York City!

USD 149.99$