If you want to take your kids into the city, but you have no idea where to take them, we are here to help! We’ve compiled a list of the most kid-centric spots in New York City to make the trip fun for the whole family!


The oldest toy store in the United States is also one of the most fun places for kids to go! They can snuggle some of the most realistic stuffed animals, grab a treat at the FAO Schweetz shop, or recreate a Big moment on the giant piano.

FAO SCHWARZ (http://www.fao.com/)

767 5th Ave  New York, NY 10153

(212) 644-9400

American Museum of Natural History

If you want to see replicas of the reptilian giants who roamed the earth before our time, or catch a show at the Hayden planetarium, the Museum of Natural History is the place to visit. Learn all about our wonderful world from the large scale of space exploration, down to its tiniest organisms. The museum is home to over 32 million specimens, only a fraction of which can be displayed at a time!

With exciting things to learn around every corner, the American Museum of Natural History can keep kids entertained for hours. It’s a great place to take the kids if you want to make the trip a little more educational. Explore the dinosaur exhibit, and stand in awe of the great giants who walked the earth before us!


American Museum of Natural History (www.amnh.org/)

200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

(212) 769-5100

Central Park

Sometimes the best things in life are free, and the legendary Central Park is one of them. Interesting street performances, statues of classic children’s book characters, beautiful scenery, and a zoo with a 4-D movie theater make this an obvious choice for nature loving kids!


Central Park (http://www.centralparkzoo.com/)

830 5th Ave, New York, 10065

(212) 439-6500

Build-A-Bear Workshop

What’s better than having a great teddy bear to snuggle with at night? A teddy bear you made yourself of course! The Build-A-Bear workshop in NYC is the biggest in the country, and features thousands of options for these totally customizable stuffed animals. The process of making a toy is truly unique there, but let’s just say they put a lot of heart into it.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (http://www.buildabear.com/)

565 5th Ave  New York, NY 10017

(212) 871-7080

Now that you have all of these suggestions, may we suggest a fun and exciting way to get there? Take Seastreak of course! Avoid the crowded and cramped confines of the train or car, and make the trip one you can all really enjoy. With spacious seating and scrumptious snacks, Seastreak is the stress-free way to get where you need to go.

Filed Under: Kids