Just because you live in the Big Apple doesn't mean you can't spend time in the great outdoors. There are amazing family-friendly hikes close to NYC—in fact, the Bronx River Greenway and Inwood Hill Park are right in the middle of the city. Check your weather app, pack a picnic and make plans to visit mother nature with the fam. Our list of the best hiking trails has picks for children of all ages, from toddlers out for a stroll to bigger kids looking to go for a scramble. All ages.
We love NYC, but the cost of living here can be a drag. Fortunately there are plenty of free things to do in the city, including free things to do with kids. Free family activities in NYC are a welcome option when it comes to keeping the kids entertained on a budget. It’s hard for kids to be bored in this city — with everything from kid-friendly Broadway shows and museums to energy-burning activities like go-karts and laser tag — but we know that parents are always grateful for some wallet-friendly entertainment. Playgrounds and parks are obvious choices for free activities, but there are other free options like kayaking, storytime and even restaurants where kids eat free. Check out these free family activities in NYC and you’ll not only have a great time, you’ll also save some cash to treat yourself later on.