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Top 5 Summer Activities in NYC for Kids

July 12th, 2018 |

School is out and your holidays to New York are booked. What better way to treat your kids after a year of hard work at school than by staying at your relaxing home away from home, The Manhattan at Times Square?

During your stay, a visit to NYC’s Museum Mile is a must. We have also compiled a list of our top 5 summer activities, just in case the kids want to do something different.

Central Park Zoo

Location: East 64th Street and 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10021

This attraction is a must for all kids, small or large. We talk more about it in our previous post Best Family-Friendly Attractions in New York City.

CMA Children’s Museum of the Arts

Location: 103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014

This arts museum is great for little crafters. It offers various craft-related exhibitions throughout the year, as well as many different classes from under 5’s to teens. You can see a large list of all their past exhibitions on their website. Kids can expect to learn how to animate videos, how to sing along in music time, how to paint backgrounds and much more.

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Summer in the Square

Location: 14th Street to 17th Street, between Union Square West and Park Avenue South, NY 10003

Great for smaller kids, this park offers various activities every Thursday, from yoga story time, to animal days and mini concerts. A great option for the little ones to remember their trip by.

Manhattan Community Boathouse

Location: Pier 96, at 56th Street in Hudson River Park, New York, NY 10019

For slightly older children, kayaking is a chance to see New York’s skyline from a more exciting perspective. It’s free, and they also offer courses for beginners (consult the website for dates and availability).

Broadway in Bryant Park

Location: Bryant Park, New York, NY 10018

A great option for kids that would love to see a show but are a somewhat wriggly or don’t want to sit through an entire 2-hour performance. Broadway in Bryant Park offers snippets of some of the best shows in New York.

After your kids have had a hard day of New York City explorations and activities, make one last stop at Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man to finish the day with a decadent chocolate treat. This restaurant is based solely around chocolate and chocolate-related treats. Then, it will be time to head back and collapse in your relaxing room at The Manhattan at Times Square.

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