6 Best Family Activities In NYC

Posted by Ash K on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3

New York is known to be one of the most impressive cities in the world but can be quite hectic for children. Luckily there are many fantastic family activities and events to attend in New York. Below, I have listed some family activities to make sure your children will never forget this remarkable city.

6. Big apple circus
Go see the world´s funniest and most amazing circus acts in the Big Apple circus. Acrobats, jugglers, spirited horses, a capybara, comical conjurors, trapeze flyers and many other acts will make sure your children will never forget this mind blowing event

5. Toys R us 
If you really want to do something fun for your kids, you have to go see the huge Toys R us store located on Times Square. This will probably be the biggest toy store you have ever seen. You could literally spend days in this store. Besides the huge collection of toys, this store has a Ferris wheel, a 20 feet tall T-Rex, a sweet shop and a great atmosphere. Even adults could spend hours in this store. 

4. American museum of natural history
Take a trip back in time and visit the museum of natural history. This museum is one of the largest, dazzling and most famous museums in the world. This museum has several different halls, each having their own theme. Dinosaurs, ocean life, outer space, they have it all in the museum of natural history. They also have a butterfly conservatory with more than 500 free flying colored butterflies. It is really eye stunning. Other activities are a fossil finding mission with flash light and space show. Your kids will love this fantastic family activity.

3. Do a helicopter sightseeing tour.
The most exciting and spectacular way to see the great New York City is by doing a helicopter sightseeing tour. You will have the chance to see the great New York City landmarks. For the kids, this will be an experience they will never forget. Flying over the great city of New York, you will see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the New York bridges, the Statue of Liberty and other skyscrapers. New York City looks really beautiful from above. And for the kids, flying in a helicopter is an amazing experience alone. 

2. The Bronx zoo

If you want to get away from the crowd for a day, the Bronx zoo is a great solution. This big zoo is a great activity for a perfect family day. This zoo is an only 5 minute drive out of Manhattan. It has over 4000 animals of 500 species. You can see the most rare and exotic animals from all around the world. There are also other fun activities like animal feeding and fun shows. 

1.  Disney Broadway show
If you are looking for an activity to do with your family, you should catch a Disney Broadway show. There are several Disney Broadway shows like the Lion King, Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast and many others. Personally I advise you to see the Lion King and Blue Man Group. The Lion King is an amazing musical and a guarantee that kids will love it. Blue Man Group is a bit different. They do unusual things with paint, music and weird objects. It is kind of like a magic show. But Blue Man Group is also an amazing show.

I think these are the funnest family activities to do in NYC. If you have any comments or family activities you would like to add, I will be happy to hear them.

Article written by J.Besters, blogger and writer for apartime.com provider of vacation rental apartments in New York City.

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  1. To compliment all of these activities, check out City Maps,it's a virtual, interactive map of NYC that can five you info about any business. Very cool

  2. We have gone to the Bronx Zoo and we have met pleasant staff. We've enjoyed watching the animals, the lions, bears, tigers, elephants and the cheetahs.

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  3. I love visiting Bronx zoo I used to visit here during holidays hahahha



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