These “hidden gems” will ensure your next family vacation to the city is the best one yet!
New York City is chock full of can’t-miss destinations. There are the iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, or the tried and true attractions like the Central Park Zoo and Museum of Natural History. Yet for those who are looking for more obscure fun, we've compiled a list of family friendly in NYC “hidden gems!”
SeaGlass Carousel – Housed in Manhattan’s Battery Park, ride your favorite aquatic beast while a changing LED light display creates an underwater ambiance.
The High Line – Incorporating natural greenery and public art, this abandoned elevated train line cuts across the Meatpacking District, providing awe-inspiring views of the picturesque cityscape.
Brooklyn Bridge Park – This area is a treasure trove of activities for the young and young at heart. The carousel’s a surefire delight, but don’t miss out on the amazing playgrounds along the nearby Pier 6!
Pier 51 Hudson River Park – Speaking of “treasure”, this pirate-theme water play park is the perfect way to beat the heat on a sunny summer day!
Teardrop Park – Hidden within Battery City Park, this lush forest of fun doesn’t seem to fit within the urban jungle of NYC! But look up… and the skyscrapers will remind you!
Children’s Museum of the Arts – Three levels of fun dedicated to kids and their enjoyment of art!
MoMath – Don’t let anyone tell you mathematics can’t be cool! Take a trip through the Pythagorean funhouse and you’ll be convinced (along with your kids)!
Now that you know all the hidden places that are fun for kids in NYC, put the cherry on top of this unforgettable sundae of a vacation by booking a suite at The Manhattan Club. Our spacious accommodations offer families all the comfort of home with the luxury and grandeur of NYC!