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Any suggestions for fun things with kids in NYC

I'm taking my 8 year old grandaughter to NYC and to a Broadway show...her dream trip! Does anyone have any suggestions for other fun and age appropriate things to do with her apart from the most obvious and wonderful attractions such as the Empire State Building, etc.? Many thanks!

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Re: Any suggestions for fun things with kids in NYC

https://mylittlenomads.com/new-york-for-kids

 

100 things to do with kids in NYC 

 

 

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Most 8 year old girls are into American GIrl dolls- the store is on 5th Avenue! I also love the Central Park Zoo.

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Re: Any suggestions for fun things with kids in NYC

There are 100s of museums in NYC.   Search out what you think would interest her.   I love the Museum of Natural History and the Wax museum is very fun.

 

Carriage ride around Central Park

 

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Re: Any suggestions for fun things with kids in NYC

A lot depends on their age. The Bronx Zoo is good for most ages. Older kids might enjoy the Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium. Have fun.

 

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Little Italy, Chinatown, Hudson River cruises & Nathans.

 

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Re: Any suggestions for fun things with kids in NYC

Do a Google search.  I'm sure there are hundreds of sites that have the information you are looking for. 

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The Bronx Zoo, especially for animal lovers like most kids.  8)

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Re: Any suggestions for fun things with kids in NYC

Is it a day trip or overnight?  If it is just a day trip, 8 year olds grow tired and bored quickly.

 

The places that have been mentioned, require a good deal of walking,  the subway or cabs.

 

Our Grands prefer the Top of the Rock over the Empire State Building. American Girl is across the street and Broadway is a short walk.

 

They loved the Statue of Liberty.

 

The zoo is great but for an 8 year old, a zoo is a zoo and they are everywhere.  I'd visit places that are unique to NYC.

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Re: Any suggestions for fun things with kids in NYC

Thank you! I'll check it out!