NYC really does have it all—even one-on-one time with nature. Thanks to fantastic free kayaking and canoeing offerings, a trip out of town to feel at one with your surroundings is no longer necessary. You can feel adventurous and nautical, all while taking in gorgeous scenes as you paddle throughout the boroughs. If you are searching for a family outing, this is one great way to take advantage of fun activities and save some dough (talk about a win-win situation).
Once the final bell rings, summer vacation is your child's oyster. And what better place to celebrate two months of freedom than NYC? The list of activities is seemingly endless.
Believe it or not, there are also plenty of free things to do with kids in NYC, so you don't have to worry about hefty pricetags when embarking on an afternoon out. Whether it's a day trip or a pool visit, your favorite city has lots to offer on the cheap.
So grab the sunscreen and start making plans—these free activities for kids are going to keep you busy!
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Looking for more ways to spend a summer in the city? Visit these kids playgrounds, grab the whole crew for a trip to one of these adventurous water parks near NYC or peruse our list of the best summer activities for kids if you're looking for inspiration.