15 Exciting Things to Do In NYC with Kids (Or Without Kids)

So if you only have a short period of time, I’ve listed our top suggestions for kid friendly things to do in NYC. And if you decide to leave the kids at home, or have older teens you are comfortable allowing to explore themselves, all these activities in NYC can be done as a couple.

Explore Central Park

Central Park is an incredible oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. New Yorkers (and tourists) flock here to escape the crazy traffic and high paced life that is NYC. 

American Girl Doll Store

Our girls absolutely LOVE their American Girl dolls and if there’s one place we had been hearing about for months leading up to  our trip to NYC, it was taking them to the American Girl Place Store in New York. 

Empire State Building

It was so cool to stand at the top of the Empire State Building with our kids, an icon of New York City and one of the most famous buildings in the world. 

Go Ice Skating

One of the most fun things to do in NYC with kids. And unique for us as Australians – we couldn’t get our kids off the ice. 

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

There’s a designated pedestrian walking path, and cycling path, in the center of the bridge above the automobile lanes and more than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the bridge each day.