New York City Guide
You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide
. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide
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For all of the sophistication and culture available in New York City, you’ll also be able to track down plenty of fun family events to please you and your children. If your whole family will be coming with you to New York, take some time to explore the Web for New York City family events and activities everyone can enjoy.
- Exhibits for many of the attractions highlighted in this section change frequently. Check the Web sites often for a calendar of events or a “Plan Your Visit” page to see if anything interests your family.
- Children’s museums are abundant in New York City. The sites listed in the “for general event listings” subsection offer some recommendations and insight into the best museums the city offers. We’ve also provided Web addresses for some other popular museums.
- If you’re among the people who feel that New York is too expensive for your family to enjoy, take some time to thoroughly explore the sites we’ve recommended here. Some events are pricey, but we’ve also found sites that recommend free or low-cost activities for families.
For general event listings …
New York Magazine
dedicates a section of its publication strictly to New York kids. To navigate this page quickly, scan the menu on the left of the page for kid-friendly dining, shopping hotspots and the top attractions in New York City.
offers a list of great places to take kids in New York, including museums, parks, zoos and gardens, and dance studios. There’s also a section on events for families. Site content is updated frequently, so check back often for new events and activities.
is a site by parents and for parents that aims to provide shortcuts to the best activities and places to entertain kids in New York City. Browse the site to find classes, indoor and outdoor activities, tourist stops and more.
New York CityPass
gets you major discounts on six of the most popular New York attractions. Find out what they are, what else there is to do and whether this is a good way for you to see the sights.
For parent-recommended events and activities …
is a blog dedicated to adults that want to make living in or visiting New York a great experience for their children. Posts are written by a New York City parent that enjoys seeking out undiscovered gems in the city.
For cultural and educational events …
calls itself “New York City’s cultural guide for kids.” Parents can search out places for their children to visit in all five boroughs or browse the “Things to Do” section, which makes it easy to plan your schedule.
details the many educational and fun events kids can enjoy in New York City. This site is primarily tourist oriented and meant for people looking for a more personalized way to plan their New York experience. The staff of inSight NYC
is personally familiar with the attractions and accommodations they recommend.
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Web site features information about the exhibits you can expect to find during a visit to this facility, along with a helpful “Visitor Information” section that helps you choose the best time to see the attractions.
The New York City Fire Museum
houses an array of firefighting equipment from the 18th century to the present. Learn about the history of the museum online, or plan your visit using the “Visitor Information” page. A great feature of this site is the “Area Attractions”
page, which directs you to other points of interest in the vicinity of the museum.
For a visit to the zoo …
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
highlights some of the best zoos in New York City, as well as the New York Aquarium, and provides links to WCS parks in New York. Learn more about the mission of the WCS or read news updates from the organization.
The Staten Island Zoo
allows you to explore animal life online in preparation for an actual visit to the zoo. Browse through the “Animal Info” page to learn about some of the attractions the zoo has to offer, or find coloring pages and interactive games at the “Just for Kids!” page. Admission rates and zoo activities are also available on the site.
For family-friendly Broadway plays …
The New Victory Theater
is dedicated to providing high-quality performances for children, with international offerings of theater, music, puppetry, dance, circus and more.
Disney on Broadway
provides show times and play information for productions taking place in the city. Watch videos of the productions, visit the show sites or purchase tickets online.
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