Need some great ideas on what to do in New York City with your kids? Our concierges love kids and we are delighted to present you with a few fun activities that will fulfill the childhood wishes of travelers of any age.
1 ) Enjoy a little bit of nature right in the middle of the Concrete Jungle. The Central Park Zoo was originally opened in 1890 as a menagerie and was the first of its kind in NYC. It has since been renovated to accommodate the animals as much as possible. Whether you’d like to spend some time watching the penguins and puffers swim in the aquarium or petting the small animals in the Children’s Zoo, this is the spot for an afternoon in the park! Tickets start at $12 per person. The zoo is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. After exploring the zoo, you can rent a bike for you and your kids, using a kids seat, or even a tagalong attachment. Spend the day biking around Central Park exploring all it has to offer.
During your tour, you can thrill your little ones with stops by the Central Park Carousel and the Bethesda Fountain near the Loeb Central Park Boathouse. At the Conservatory Water be sure to sail model sailboats. Visit the Alice in Wonderland Statue or Balto Statue and of course, enjoy a picnic on the great lawn. If you are planning on visiting Central Park, be sure to also read our article on the top Five Spots You Must See in Central Park Before You Leave NYC!