New York City with Kids: Fun and Educational Things To Do, Family-friendly Hotels and Restaurants, and More!

by Sandra Foyt on March 27, 2012

in Accommodations, Travel Ideas, Travel Tips

Even though I lived on the Upper West Side for ten years, it’s a whole new experience to return to the Big Apple with my children. New York City with kids is a world onto itself. Seen through the eyes of a child, Gotham is a magical place, full of wonder and joy.

NYC break dancers

The Albany Kid team has written several articles about family visits into the city. Less than 3 hours by car or train from Albany, we frequently make day trips into New York City, and sometimes we stay a little longer. My secret for a memorable family vacation: make it fun, but sneak in a little learning too.

Here is a round up of our articles, as well as tips from some of my favorite family travel writers.

American Museum of Natural History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art



Rockefeller Center

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island


Things To Do

Times Square

Travel Tips

Special Events


Getting There

What to Eat

Where To Stay


This round up is a work in progress – lots more on deck! – so bookmark the article and check back for new additions.

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Carol April 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Thanks for including me! Great round up : ))
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Janet May 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm

This is a really great list of family fun actives in NYC. I had no idea NYC could be such a great place for a family vacation! It sounds like it would be a really memorable trip. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Foyt May 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Glad you like it, Janet! Be sure to come back as I’ll be adding on to this post.
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sue May 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

I’ve been using this as a guide for our latest trip to NYC. Great resource. So delighted to be included.

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