For your next family vacation, consider the "Big Apple," New York City. Even if the city's tourism market seems to be more focused on adults and the elegance of areas like SoHo and Tribeca, kids of any age never fail to be impressed by the city's vibrant street life and sky-scraping architecture. Furthermore, there are many New York City attractions perfect for the entire family.

One of the most prominent family attractions in New York City is the American Museum of Natural History. Although most New York museums are on the Upper East Side, this is one of the few on the Upper West Side. Maybe the best part, therefore, is being able to take kids for some recreation at nearby Central Park afterward.

While you're looking for things to do in New York City on the West Side of Manhattan, consider visiting the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier located just south of the Meatpacking District. Further down the West Side you will find the ferry to the Statue of Liberty from Lower Manhattan. Taking the ferry is one of the most popular things to do in New York City. Also in Lower Manhattan, near the East Village, is the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, one of the attractions in New York City that might be great for kids a little bit older.

It's hard to not mention Midtown Manhattan, the home of Central Park, as a great source of recreation and family fun in New York City. Times Square, the FAO Schwarz toy store, and the numerous events in New York City that take place in Midtown make it a top New York City attraction.

As you can see, the list of things to do in New York is virtually endless and limited only by you and your family's imagination. Get out there and have fun. The city awaits! 

Here are a few more options for great attractions for the whole family:

New York Public Library and Bryant Park

, New York NY, 10036
New York Public Library and Bryant Park is a conjunction of the New York Public Library Main Branch and the adjacent Bryant Park.HistoryAfter serving as a battle...

Grand Central Terminal

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89 East 42nd Street , New York NY, 10017
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Highline - Nyc

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75 9th Ave. , New York NY, 10011
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Empire State Building

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350 5th Avenue , New York NY, 10001
Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building is one of the most visited attractions in New York City. The 102-story landmark was completed...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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1000 5th Ave , New York NY, 10028
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around...

National Geographic Encounter

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West 44th Street , New York NY, 10036
Dive into a virtual ocean where high tech meets the deep sea – all without getting wet! Journey into the Pacific Ocean with this ultimate undersea...

Bronx Zoo

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2300 Southern Blvd , Bronx NY, 10460
As the world’s largest urban zoo, the Bronx Zoo features more than 600 species. Enjoy daily penguin and sea lion feedings and more.

ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY

One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St , New York NY, 10007
There are a million sights to experience in New York City, but there's only one way to see them all. Ride a Sky Pod to the top of the tallest building...

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, Bronx NY, 10458
The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization.

Chelsea Piers Sky Rink

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23rd St. & the Hudson River Chelsea Piers - Pier 61, New York NY, 10011
Learn to figure skate where the biggest names in skating train! Without leaving New York City, Sky Rink's state-of-the-art facilities and international...

Yankee Stadium

One E 161st Street , Bronx NY, 10451
Yankee Stadium is home to the 27-time World Series Champions, the New York Yankees

Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk

37 Riegelmann Boardwalk , New York NY, 11235
Legendary beach & boardwalk offering sand sport courts, playgrounds & a few rides.