Things to Do in New York City with Family

New York City is rich with culture and history, providing its residents and visitors with a long list of activities. Sightseeing is commonplace for both tourists and residents alike, and those with kids have all the more reason to embrace all this city has to offer. Consider starting your trip on a trivia tour bus to get an overview of your options. Then plan to spend at least a weekend in the city exploring.

Queens Zoo

Complete with a petting zoo, carousel and farm, the Queens zoo provides visitors with up-close encounters with a variety of animals. From the Bald Eagle to Bison, your children will love this animal reserve found in the middle of the urban jungle.

Victorian Gardens

Every summer Victorian Gardens takes over Wollman Rink in the center of Central park. Run by the same people that provide rides at Coney Island, your kids will love the live entertainment and amusement park rides.

Empire State Building

Once the tallest building in the world, this 102-story building is found lumbering above Midtown Manhattan. Standing over 1,400 feet high, your kids will love the long elevator ride to the top and the view once you reach the summit.