Top 5 Things to do with Kids in NYC

New York City, the largest metropolitan city in the United States, has many exciting and educational activities for kids of all ages. Whether your kids want to enrich their knowledge at a museum or immerse themselves in an unforgettable concert, this city has it all. New York City consists of five boroughs, and although the most popular is without a doubt Manhattan, the other boroughs have lots to offer.

Top 5 Things to do with Kids in NYC

Although most visitors focus on Manhattan, a trip to the Bronx is worthwhile in order to enjoy the

Bronx Zoo


. With an amazing 4000 animals from 650 different species, this is one of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world. These animals enjoy 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats, including the Bronx River, which flows through the premises.

Top 5 Things to do with Kids in NYC Bronx Zoo

While you’re in the Bronx, take your kids to see the incredible

Yankee Stadium


. This stadium is home to the world famous New York Yankees. This new stadium opened in 2009 to replace the original ballpark that opened in 1923. All sports fans will enjoy seeing this world class facility and learning more about the Yankees and, of course, buying the memorabilia.

Top 5 Things to do with Kids in NYC Yankee Stadium

Kids will love a boat trip to

Ellis Island


to see the

Statue of Liberty


. There are many museums and exhibits, including the Children’s Orientation Centre and the Ellis Island Living Theatre. If nothing else, kids will enjoy the boat ride and be mesmerized by the sheer scale of the statue which, of course, they can experience first-hand by riding the elevators for an incredible view.

Top 5 Things to do with Kids in NYC Statue of Liberty

Located in the centre of Manhattan is the aptly named

Central Park


. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962, this park has been a centre of recreation since it opened in 1857. Together, the various drives come to an impressive total of 6 miles (10 km). There are endless opportunities for fun family time amongst the many visitors who walk, jog, cycle, and skate through the natural surroundings.

Top 5 Things to do with Kids in NYC Central Park

Another National Historic Landmark is the

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum


. A unique attraction, this museum is centered on the Intrepid aircraft carrier. No longer in service, this vessel is one of the country’s leading institutions of education, culture and history. There are many exciting events and interactive exhibits that are wonderful for kids.

Top 5 Things to do with Kids in NYC Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum

Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.