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mostly NYC adventures with kids

NYC Staycation for Memorial Day – Adventures Your Family Will Love NYC Staycation for Memorial Day – Adventures Your Family Will Love
Coney Island It’s a little cold for the beach, but it’s perfect timing for the boardwalk entertainment! Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is a... NYC Staycation for Memorial Day – Adventures Your Family Will Love

Coney Island

It’s a little cold for the beach, but it’s perfect timing for the boardwalk entertainment!

Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is a family-owned amusement park situated right along the boardwalk in Coney Island, next to Nathan’s. It features 16 kiddie rides, about a dozen family rides and 5 adult rides. To read more about this awesome boardwalk and amusement parks click here:

Coney Island – Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park in the Fall

The High Line

It’s perfect weather to take a stroll along the high line, enjoy the public art and wander the meatpacking district afterwards. The Black Tap is within walking distance and has the BEST milkshakes in NYC. To read about there click here:

The High Line – Best Place To See Free Public Art

 

Black Tap Milkshakes, Meatpacking

Cross the George Washington Bridge

This isn’t a popular as the Brooklyn Bridge but there’s a fantastic park at the end in NJ that makes this bridge walk worth it!  To read more about this click here:

Best Views of the World’s Busiest Bridge Plus Some History Lessons – Fort Lee Historic Park

Rye Playland

Rye Playland is a classic, it has a nice large section for little ones and a decent assortment for older kids too. To read more about this click here:

Rye Playland – a Relic of America’s Premier Playground

 

Bronx Zoo

If you can get over the price, the Bronx Zoo is always a win. We have a membership so go here often. We seem to have a completely different adventure each trip and they are all great! To read more about the zoo click here:

Bronx Zoo with kids – how to tackle the largest zoo in the U.S.

 

Battery Park City and Seaglass Carousel

I LOVE this carousel! This whole area of lower Manhattan has been rebuilt and it’s easy to spend a whole day down here. To read more click here:

SeaGlass Carousel – closest thing to riding a fish underwater

Rent a Row Boat in Central Park

This is one of my favorite things to do, you may see me here this weekend. To learn more about this click here:

Central Park – Row Boat Rentals

Central Park Zoo

Another one of my favorite places is Central Park’s zoo. The zoo is the perfect size for young families and has a really great children’s zoo just across the path from the main zoo. To read about this click here:

Central Park Zoo & Tisch Children’s Zoo

Ride a speedboat in the Hudson

This is a pretty tourists thing to do, but it’s so FUN! To read more about riding the Beast, a speedboat that takes you on an adventure in the Hudson click here:

The Beast – speedboat through the Hudson River and to the Statue of Liberty

 

Empire State Building

Again, this is touristy but on a gorgeous weekend like this the views will be phenomenal. Plus, it’s free for kids under 6. Be sure to bring quarters for the binoculars. To read more click here:

Empire State Building – Kids Under 6 Are Free

NYC’s BEST playgrounds

If you’re looking to explore new neighborhoods, check out these incredible playgrounds, they are my favorites in the city. Click here to read more:

Best Playgrounds in NYC – Our Favorites

Happy Memorial Day everyone and thank you for reading my blog!!

-Estée Pouleris

 

 

 

esteepouleris mommy blogger

Estée Pouleris is a mommy blogger based in NYC. She writes reviews about adventures with her 6 year old daughter. Her posts include photos, tips and ideas of fun places to visit with kids.

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