Traveling with your children can be a nightmare, but it can also be a very rewarding experience that all members of the family will cherish for the rest of their lives. Megan Barber at Curbed New York has compiled what she feels are the top 35 activities to partake in complete with a marker map, pictures of the locations and a short blurb on what makes this place unique. Traveling to other cities? Just check out her links to similar pages for those as well!
- If you want to temporarily transfix youngsters from out-of-town consider taking them on a one-way 25 minute Stanton Island Ferry trip.
- The trip includes fabulous full views of the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
- The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, inclusive of the onsite museum, tends to be a cliche tourist attraction. Nonetheless every school-age child should do it at least once.
“Among the many fun attractions are Adventures at Governors Island, which has a zipline and 25-foot climbing walls, and the Hills, one of which has a 57-foot-long slide.”