Family fun

Family fun

October half-term, Thanksgiving, New Year – whenever you go, there’s a unique experience awaiting you in New York. Complete with bright lights and ultra-modern, lively districts, every block is paved with urban wonders. Take a bite out of the Big Apple and get a taste for mighty skyscrapers, giant toy stores and ladies of liberty.

Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo

It’s hard to believe there’s room for a 6.5-acre zoo in the middle of Manhattan’s Central Park, but there is. Originally opened in the 1860s as a menagerie, today people come to see all kinds of animals from penguins to fruit bats. There’s even an indoor rainforest and a fascinating ant colony.

Christmas markets

Christmas markets

New Yorkers really know how to celebrate the 'holiday season', and it's the Christmas markets that make the city so festive. The Union Square Park Holiday Market welcomes you with more than 100 artisan stalls, offering hot cider, giant pretzels and striped candy canes!

Coney Island Amusement Park

Coney Island Amusement Park

Hop on the subway from Midtown Manhattan, and 50 minutes later you’ll rock up at this kitschy amusement park. With over 50 rides and attractions, you can enjoy the views on the 19th-century Wonder Wheel, or ride the Cyclone Rollercoaster, the oldest working rollercoaster in the US!

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

This incredible observation deck sits on top of the Rockefeller Center, a retail and entertainment complex in Midtown Manhattan. From here, you get a great view of the whole city. It’s open until midnight, so you can combine it with a stroll through the Channel Gardens or a tour at NBC Studios.

Dylan's Candy Bar, Upper East Side

Dylan's Candy Bar, Upper East Side

With more than 7,000 types of candy from all over the world under one roof, this is a sweet lover’s paradise. You’ll find Dylan’s Candy Bar on Third Avenue and 60th – it’s set over three floors and is like visiting Willy Wonka’s factory. It’s the sugar-fueled experience to end all others!

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

To do this amazing museum any justice, it’s useful to save at least half a day to explore it. The dinosaur exhibition is particularly spectacular, making it the perfect place for a family day out, too. There are plenty of places to eat inside, and you can even spend a night here.

Wellington Hotel

Wellington Hotel

Midtown West, New York

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Based on 7338 reviews

3.4 Km to Family fun

  • 700m from Radio City Music Hall
  • 350m from the nearest subway station
  • Great for the Theatre District
Crowne Plaza Times Square

Crowne Plaza Times Square

Midtown West, New York

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Based on 10297 reviews

3.9 Km to Family fun

  • Right in the heart of Times Square
  • 110m from the nearest subway station
  • On-site bar and restaurant
Grand Hyatt New York

Grand Hyatt New York

Midtown East, New York

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Based on 9537 reviews

4.5 Km to Family fun

  • Great for shopping
  • 200m from nearest public transport
  • 300m from Grand Central Station