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Things To Do in New York City with Kids, Big and Small

By Lauren Jimeson |

When my family moved to New York City three years ago, I was both completely overwhelmed and scared. I’d lived in the suburbs of Florida nearly my entire life and had no idea if city living was going to be right for my family. Little did I know that the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle was actually perfect for us.

As one of the largest cities in the world, New York City has so much to offer for families, from museums to parks, and more. One of the upsides of living in a small apartment is that we are hardly ever there because we are constantly on the go exploring new parts of NYC that we’ve never seen before. Because we don’t know if our stay here is indefinite, we make sure to take advantage of everything that this city has to offer. We find a new neighborhood to explore every weekend and take the girls and the stroller and just walk. Along many of our adventures, we’ve found some of our favorite places to visit. Many of them are ones that the girls love to visit too.

I am always asked by friends and relatives who are planning a trip where they should visit when they bring their family. Although I’m no expert, and still consider myself rather new to this wonderful city, I share with them some of our favorite places that we often visit with my family.

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Things to do in New York City

Children's Museum of Manhattan

The Children's Museum of Manhattan has something to offer children of all ages. From ongoing exhibits like Adventures with Dora and Diego, to temporary exhibits like EatSleepPlay, the museum will spark your child's imagination while learning new things!
Learn about the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

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Read more from Lauren at her personal blog, A Mommy in the City, where she chronicles her life living in New York City with a suburban mentality. For more updates, follow Lauren on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram! Check out more of Lauren’s Babble posts at Being Pregnant and Baby’s First Year.

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Lauren Jimeson is the author of A Mommy in the City, which chronicles living the city life with a suburban mentality. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lauren's latest posts →

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