Museums; Science and Technology; Upper West Side. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is one of the best places for children in New York for education and entertainment. Sure, you'll find the Staten Island ferry in just about every New York City tourist guide, but there's a reason. This free ferry offers great views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, and the 25-minute one-way ride is long enough to capture your child's attention.
Once you've crossed over, check out the neighborhood of St. George or return by another ferry for more magnificent views. While the Empire State Building is always a good option to enjoy views of the city, we like the experience at the One World Observatory. Kids love riding some of the fastest elevators in the world and they love knowing that they're on top of the tallest building in the country.
Don't miss the 100th floor for HD videos of New York and the Sky Portal, where high-tech screens allow you to see the street from a bird's eye view 1,776 feet below. The views of New York from the Roosevelt Island streetcar are some of the best in the city, which is why I consider this to be one of the best things to do in New York City with children. Practical exhibits bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life in the New York Science Hall, another remnant of the 1964 World's Fair. You'll meet the iconic Patience and Fortitude marble lions (yes, those are their names) right at the entrance of the New York Public Library.
This is one of the best museums in New York, and if you're a resident of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, admission is pay-what you want. Whether you're near Grand Central Terminal (satellite location) or in Brooklyn, you can check out the New York Transit Museum for a touch of history. The most recognizable structure in New York, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, is a fantastic thing to do with New York children. The children went with their father to a Knicks game at Madison Square Gardens (also home of the New York Rangers).
But there's also top-notch culture and sports at the New York Science Hall, Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Queens Museum of Art and Citi Field. Since there's a lot of family fun in New York City, I suggest you stay one night so you can take advantage of everything. Here you'll find some of the best food trucks in the city and it's quite a New York experience to savor. New York is a place that I would love to visit one day; it seems that there is a lot to do and see.
In fact, there are more than a hundred airlines serving the New York area from across the country and the world, including American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and United. The New Victory Theaters also have a circus touch, which is one of the best attractions for children in any city. Regardless of the season, the attraction features exciting annual events that share a place on every New Yorker's calendar.