Things to do in Manhattan with a tiny baby
March 10, 2014 8:32 PM Subscribe
I'm on maternity leave and my baby is just over two months old. It's been such a cold winter that I haven't taken him out as much as I'd like, but now that we're heading into spring and I only have a few weeks left, I'd like to try to do one short fun thing a day. Please give me your suggestions for easy one-shot explorations in Manhattan.
posted by sestaaak to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I usually like to pick a neighborhood to wander around, but having a specific destination would be great - sometimes it's nice to just Specifically See A Thing.
Baby spends most of time in carrier sleeping, so this is really more for me. I'd like to check out small museums or shmancy food courts or other "you should check it out" places. I go to the heavy hitters - Met, Museum of Natural History, MoMA, Whitney - fairly frequently and would like to skip them for now. We are also right by Central Park so we've got that covered.
- Visit should take about an hour or two so that my trip, including round trip transit from Hell's Kitchen, could be done in three hours
- Public transit only - don't want to drag my car seat and deal with cabs.
- Would like to avoid crowds, especially crowds of other small children, so timing tips would be nice - I'm happy to visit / eat during non peak hours
- Quiet nooks where I could feed baby if needed would be nice.
- Not looking for sit down restaurants since it's kind of hard to eat nicely with a baby strapped to one's front, but good ethnic handheld food like banh mi would be great.
We went to the Cloisters last week which was great. I plan to check out the Morgan library, for example. I would go to the Frick but am told they expressly don't allow children. Maybe Eataly during non-lunch hour. Stuff like that.
Thanks for your suggestions.