Indoor & Outdoor Play

Best play spots for kids including New York playgrounds, NYC parks & botanical gardens for families, city carousels, play spaces, libraries & indoor activities

Best ice skating in NYC for kids and families
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Best ice skating in NYC for kids and families

Time to bundle up for the best ice skating in NYC!  From Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park to Wollman Rink and Chelsea Piers, these amazing venues let you beat the cabin fever that comes along with a cold NYC winter.

Carousels in NYC
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Carousels in NYC

Let the kiddos take a ride on a horse, unicorn or even a gigantic grasshopper!

Rock climbing walls in NYC
Sports and fitness

Rock climbing walls in NYC

See you later, monkey bars! 

Kids' fitness centers in NYC
Sports and fitness

Kids' fitness centers in NYC

Forget P.E. class. Families, it's time to adventure out to these amazing fitness centers. 

Hit these roller rinks in NYC
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Hit these roller rinks in NYC

Find retro family fun at these family-friendly locales!

Indoor activities for kids

Best escape rooms in NYC
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Best escape rooms in NYC

These fantastic escape rooms for kids offer themed challenges that no kid—even your teens—can resist! 

Best laser tag in NYC
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Best laser tag in NYC

Did we mention it's always a great time to play laser tag? 

Best play spaces in NYC
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Best play spaces in NYC

Take 'em to indoor NYC play spaces so they can bounce off the walls!

Best family-friendly arcades in NYC
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Best family-friendly arcades in NYC

These are the perfect places when it's cold, rainy or you just don't feel like going outside. 

Best kids' bowling alleys in NYC
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Best kids' bowling alleys in NYC

Lace up those funky shoes! Our favorite kids' bowling alleys in NYC will certainly inspire some friendly competition. 

More indoor activities for kids

NYC beaches, swimming pools and more

Beaches in and near NYC
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Beaches in and near NYC

It doesn't truly feel like summer until there's sand between your toes! 

Swimming pools in NYC
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Swimming pools in NYC

Families can always count NYC's public swimming pools for a cool escape. 

Water parks near NYC
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Water parks near NYC

From slippy slides to lazy rivers, these amusement parks won't disappoint!

Splash parks in NYC
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Splash parks in NYC

Low-key splash parks and water playgrounds are perfect for your mini city kids.

Free kayaking in NYC
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Free kayaking in NYC

You'll be glad to know that your family can get afloat right in NYC.

More outdoor activities for kids

Hiking, camping near NYC and more

Hiking trails for families in NYC
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Hiking trails for families in NYC

Set out on one of NYC’s coolest hiking trails with the kids for an afternoon fun

The best NYC parks for families
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The best NYC parks for families

NYC parks are a great place for socializing, picnicking and playing with the little ones

Public gardens for families in NYC
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Public gardens for families in NYC

Have you stopped to smell the flowers lately?

Children's gardens in NYC
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Children's gardens in NYC

These adorable gardens are made just for the little ones

Best kids fishing spots in NYC

Best kids fishing spots in NYC

Catch-and-release fishing is more common in NYC than you might think—why not give it a shot?

The best camping near NYC
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The best camping near NYC

Book a campsite, borrow a tent and do some stargazing at these neat campgrounds

Outdoor restaurants and other eats

The best farmers’ markets in NYC
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The best farmers’ markets in NYC

Kids might reconsider their aversion to veggies when they meet the farmers that grow them

Pick your own fruits and vegetables near New York City
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Pick your own fruits and vegetables near New York City

Pick your own fruit and veggies with our guide to all the pick your own you can handle

The best spots for picnicking in NYC with kids
Things to do

The best spots for picnicking in NYC with kids

Take the kids picnicking in NYC parks 

The best kid-friendly outdoor dining in NYC
Restaurants

The best kid-friendly outdoor dining in NYC

There's nothing like a meal outside in the sunshine on a beautiful day