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10 Spring Break Activities to Check Out With Your Child in the New York Area

10 Spring Break Activities to Check Out With Your Child in the New York Area

This winter has been harsh and warmer weather is on everyone’s mind. Spring Break will be here before we know it and there is so much to do in New York! Whether you are a New York native or first time tourist, here are 10 family fun activities to check out. Times Square. No matter …

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This winter has been harsh and warmer weather is on everyone’s mind. Spring Break will be here before we know it and there is so much to do in New York! Whether you are a New York native or first time tourist, here are 10 family fun activities to check out.

  1. Times Square. No matter what time you visit, these midtown streets are always bustling with excitement. Kids will love the bright lights and fun stores. A must see is the Toys R Us where you can take the kids on an indoor Ferris Wheel ride.
  2. American Museum of Natural History. Don’t let spring showers put a damper on your day. A rainy day at the Museum of Natural History is a treat. Must sees are the Dinosaurs (4th floor) and Ocean Life (1st floor).
  3. The Bronx Zoo. Put on your walking shoes and head uptown to The Bronx Zoo. With 265 acres of Zoo to see, it’s almost impossible to see it all in one day but you can give it your best try. Tip: If you get to the Zoo when they first open, be sure to visit the Children’s Zoo first and hop on the Monorail.
  4. New York Transit Museum. For more than a century, New York City has relied on its transit system. Visit the Transit Museum in Brooklyn to learn how it all began and how it’s evolved.
  5. New York Hall of Science. Rockets and Planets and Lights – oh my! Journey to Queens and the of science. The Hall of Science is a great space for kids of all ages.
  6. Central Park. Stroll through The Mall, roll around Strawberry Fields, take a ride on the carousel or visit Alice in Wonderland – Central Park is the perfect place to get lost in New York.
  7. Take the Tram to Roosevelt Island and see New York City from new heights and another point of view. An afternoon at Roosevelt Island is ideal way to spend a laid back Spring Break day while appreciating New York’s iconic skyline.
  8. Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). If you have young children, they will love CMOM. With a variety of exhibits, your kids can play, learn and create. TIP: Arrive when they first open, it tends to get crowded quickly and sometimes there can be a wait.
  9. El Museo del Barrio. Located in Spanish Harlem, El Museo is a “cultural institution.” No matter how young your children are, it’s never to early to introduce to them to culture and art.
  10. La Casa Azul Bookstore. A few short blocks away from El Museo is this one of a kind bookstore. La Casa Azul specializes in books written (in English and Spanish) by Latino authors.
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