Visiting one of the most iconic cities in the world can feel intimidating. From the Big Apple to Chinatown, New York City offers so much to do, and you only have so much time to do it. It can feel stressful to make your children excited for a trip to the big city, especially your children with special needs. So what can you do that is friendly for everyone?
Luckily, there are loads of fun attractions to take your kids to in New York City, and you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for a good time. While you can enjoy the classic New York pizza and walk along the city streets, you and your family will also make memories that will last a lifetime.
Children often need something to keep them busy, especially if they have pent-up energy they want to use. So why not take them to a fun museum during your trip? Museums in New York City range from relaxing to interactive.
Additionally, many museums in New York City offer family-friendly parking spaces for those with disabled parking permits. You can visit the 9/11 Museum and One World Trade Center for a historical take, or you can bring them to the Children’s Museum of the Arts to play.
One of the other fun attractions to take your kids to in New York City is the nearby zoos. You can find many resources online or in the local newsletter to let your kids see their favorite animals: lions, tigers, giraffes, you name it! A few zoos to mention that your kids will love to see include:
- New York Aquarium
- The Bronx Zoo
- Central Park Wildlife & Tisch Children’s Zoo
- Queens Wildlife Center
- Staten Island Zoo
Take Them to a Broadway Show
If you have a family who loves show tunes and seeing live performances, see which shows are at the Broadway theater. The Broadway theater is wheelchair accessible and in Times Square. It consists of multiple genres of performances.
From musicals to dramas, the Broadway theater offers shows for anyone. So take your family to a show they’ll never forget and love for years to come.
Eat at All the Best Places
If there’s one thing New York City is known for, it’s the cuisine and food options. There’s a chance that at least one person in your family loves food and wants to try any meal they can get their hands on. So one of the most fun things to do in between sightseeing and attractions is having a quick dinner in the city.
There are many dishes to try, such as New York-style pizza, cheesecake, bagels, pastrami, and more. You can try other dishes that aren’t New York-themed, such as the local fried chicken, Italian dishes, and Chinatown’s Asian cuisine.
New York City offers so much that it can make a tourist feel dizzy. So let yourself have fun. It’s one of the most iconic places in the world.