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Traveling with Your Kids in New York City

If you're taking a family vacation in New York City, look no further than our first-hand advice for having a great time with your kids in New York City.
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Best NYC Attractions for Families
New York City is filled with fun activities for families traveling together. Here, we've rounded up a list of fun things to see and do that should please children and parents alike.

Free Things To Do For Families in NYC
When you visit New york City with kids, you'll be pleased to have some ideas for free things to do that will keep everyone happy.

Carousels in New York City
From the Bronx Zoo to Prospect Park, there are carousels all over New York City. They make a great diversion for kids might need to relax and take a ride after some hard-core sightseeing.

Avoiding a Museum Meltdown (or How To Enjoy Museums With Your Kids)
Before you head to one of NYC's great museums, read out helpful tips for making the most of your visit. From picking the right museum to proper planning, we can help you avoid a museum disaster.

NYC Museum Programs for Families
Want to experience a great NYC museums without fretting about whether your kid will be bothering other museum-goers? Check out these museum programs that just for families and you're entire family can enjoy a museum experience.

Visit New York City Children's Museums for Free
The cost of admission at New York City's fantastic children's museums can be very frustrating -- in most cases you have to pay for every family member and the attention span of children often means you'll only be spending an hour or two there. Check out this list of free admission days and times at New York City's to help save money on museum admission.

Kid Friendly Restaurants in New York City
For families visiting New York City, eating out with children can be as challenging as figuring out which attractions to visit. We've put together a great list of restaurants that kids and their parents will enjoy.

Toddler-Friendly Attractions in New York City
If you're visiting New York City with a toddler or preschooler, don't miss our list of kid-pleasing attractions in New York City that parents (and grandparents) will enjoy too!

Broadway Shows To See With Your Kids
Seeing a show on Broadway is truly an "only-in-NYC" experience. Here are our suggestions for family-friendly productions to see together.

Short-term Apartment Rentals in New York City
Renting an apartment in New York City can be a great choice for accommodations instead of of staying at a New York City hotel. These short-term apartment rentals also give you a taste of living in New York City while you visit.

Finding a New York City Babysitter
If you're traveling to New York City with your children, you might need to hire a babysitter, and these services will help you find one. Whether you want to have an adults-only night out, you have meetings to attend or you just want an extra set of hands as you shuffle your kids around the city, a New York City babysitter is easy to find.

Visiting the MoMA with Kids
Thinking of taking your kids to the MoMA? While a modern art museum might not be the first museum you think of to visit with your kids, the MoMA has lots of programs, resources and advice to help you enjoy visiting with your kids.

Free Private Guided Tour for Your Family in New York City
If you're visiting NYC with your family and want to enjoy a free, private tour, check out Big Apple Greeters. A real-live New Yorker will help your family explore a favorite New York City neighborhood and help you feel comfortable in the Big City!

New York City Toy Stores
Forget old-style "going shopping": retail spaces are becoming places for fun experiences. Games, crafts, live theatre, restaurants, ferris wheels... you name it. This article from Teresa Plowright features six New York toy stores that go all out to provide fun on the spot.

Big Apple Greeter
Travel With Kids Guide Teresa shares her experience taking her teen on a Big Apple Greeter tour. Not only was it a great way to get acclimated to the city, it's free and they even provide you with a MetroCard good for a full day of unlimited travel on New York's subways and buses.

Top 10 Things to Do with Teens
New York City is filled with great activities for the whole family, but keeping your teens happy while you see the sights can be a challenge. Here, Teresa shares some of the best activities to share with your teen in New York City.

Around New York City with Kids - Book Review
Families visiting NYC with children will appreciate the comprehensive information in Around New York City with Kids. Detailed listings for over sixty attractions include essential information for planning your visit, as well as helpful insider tips.

FAO Schwarz Toy Store Shopping Guide
From being greeted at the door by a toy soldier to being able to play the dance-on piano, FAO Schwarz is a fun experience whether you're shopping or not, no wonder they've been in business for over 150 years!

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