8 Best Things to Do in New York City with the Whole Family

Central Park

On your vacation in New York City, you may spend all of your time in Central Park. Over 50 blocks make up the 843-acre oasis.

Museum of the Moving Image

Kids of all ages enjoy the Museum of the Moving Image's Jim Henson exhibit, another staff favorite.

American Girl Place

American Girl Place New York has doll-size booster chairs that attach to the table and a miniature place setting so your child's doll can eat with the family.

Broadway Shows

Add one (or more!) Broadway shows to your list of must-see events if you have children in elementary school or older because they truly live up to the hype.

Museum of Broadway

Famed costumes, props, and other show memorabilia abound in the Museum of Broadway, which features a retrospective of Chicago, the longest-running Broadway production.

Bryant Park

A member of the Good Housekeeping crew pointed out that the well-known carousel in Bryant Park, which is located directly outside the main branch of the New York Public Library, only costs $4 to ride, but the one in Central Park costs $10.

Governors Island

A 7-year-old employee of Good Housekeeping exclaimed, "Governors Island is the best picnic spot ever!"

Statue of Liberty

There are a few ways you can spend your trip seeing Lady Liberty. Take the free, all-day Staten Island Ferry from lower Manhattan to Staten Island; there's no need for a ticket; you'll pass the statue en route.