New York City family vacation reviews, guides and resources
Everyone should visit the Big Apple at one point or another. NYC is one of those cities that is uniquely positioned to become whatever type of family vacation you want it to be. Whether you’re looking for culture, theater, food, world-class museums, some of the most historic landmarks in the country — even nature in the form of Central Park — New York City has it.
It can cost as much as the first semester of college for the kids. But there also are plenty of free things to do in NYC!
Conversely, with so many options, visiting and planning for your family’s trip to NYC can be daunting. There are so many details to plan — from where to stay, what to do, what to eat and which play to see!
What you need to know about visiting New York City with kids
TravelingMoms are no strangers to hitting the pavement in NYC; we have the worn-out shoes to prove it. Our writers include native New Yorkers who raised their kids in the city. No one knows better where to find the best deals and the best things to do in NYC with kids.
Here you’ll find everything you need to know to plan a fun, safe, and unforgettable trip to the largest city in the U.S. From reviews of some of the best restaurants in the country to hotels, the inside scoop on some of the best museums, packing lists, and tips for creating a custom trip that suits your family’s need. If you think that’s too overwhelming, just follow our 1-, 2- and 3-day itineraries to help you experience the best of New York City, just like a local.
We’ve been there!
Our writers know the ins and outs of family vacations at Disney, New York City, the Caribbean, Hawaii, London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Orlando, and San Francisco. Get all of our tips and insights here.