Travel with toddlers to NYC. Looking for fun, amenities, e
January 7, 2012 7:53 PM Subscribe
Travel with kids filter: Going to NYC with young kids, wife busy with work, I need to entertain, suggest fun fun fun! Hotels. Cool toy stores. Weirdness! I heart NYC, I want my kids to heart NYC, enlighten me.
posted by Ponderance to travel & transportation around New York, NY (29 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I used to go to NYC with much regularity, but less and less now that I have kids. I am going in a couple weeks and will be taking my 1.5 year old and 4 year old. We live in a major metropolis, so they are already “meh” about skyscrapers, light rail, rats the size of bovines, but I've always had a happy warm spot for NYC. If anyone has suggestions for fun spots, kid-friendly-hotels in Manhattan, and other interesting stuff for the stroller toting in January please enlighten me.
We are arts minded and already have planned to go to the Met (Egyptian wing a must), there is a fun Japanese toy store in the Village I always try and hit (or did in the old days) so we'll go there. I will drag my 4 year old to experience the Max Neuhaus audio sculpture under the subway grate on the traffic island in Times Square (no sign, almost no one knows about it, cool stuff)
I don't want to bog down in too much culture/taxonomy/death march of sights. They are too young and will probably get a lot more out of the lights of Times Square than Ellis island at this point.
Unless it is artic freezing I plan to walk great distances about which is my MO when in Manhattan. I may head to Brooklyn to visit friends, but I have only the tiniest of agendas and about 2-3 open days.
This is a fun and interesting group of people. What amuses you in NYC.