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The Top 12 Places To See In Manhattan With Kids for Spring Break

Located in New York City, Manhattan is one of the most remarkable destinations in the world and it is the perfect place to take your family on a spring break trip. The city is full of excitement, history, and education. Manhattan is the ideal vacation for a family with a variety of interests. With so many hot spots to hit, you are sure to please each member of the family. Here is a list of the Top Twelve places to see with your family while spending your spring break in Manhattan.

1. Children’s Museum of the Arts
The Children’s Museum of the Arts strives to illustrate the importance and power art has by allowing visitors to create pieces alongside working artists. Often, family-centered events, such as art classes are hosted at CMA and the exhibitions are exciting to view.

2. 9/11 Tribute Museum
This tribute museum will walk you through the events on 9/11 and educate viewers along the way. This museum can be used as a guide for teaching your children about 9/11. In a beautiful way, the tribute museum will educate visitors on the before, during, and after of this horrific attack. This museum will be devastating but an important stop on your spring break.

3. Central Park
Take the family on a relaxing walk through one of the most beautiful and famous parks in the world. After experiencing the hustle and bustle of the city, Central park can be a calm place to lounge. If you’re looking for a fast-paced activity, explore bike rentals near Central Park.

4. Central Park Zoo
This Zoo is open year-round and encourages visitors to get close with a variety of animals. There are viewing opportunities for penguin and sea lion feedings. This is a wonderful spot to take children while on a family spring break trip.

5. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
This intriguing collection of exhibitions is fun for all ages with 500+ artifacts, and some interactive exhibits. There are events and special attractions throughout the year. Something exciting is always occurring at Ripley’s. When exploring Time’s Square, make a stop here for endless fun and intrigue.

6. The Brooklyn Bridge
Take your family to this hotspot to admire the city of New York. It is a wonderful place to snap pictures and spend time. Instead of taking a bus over this bridge, visitors must walk or ride a bicycle. This can be a relaxing stroll with the family, or a fast-paced ride.

7. Chinese Scholar Garden
This botanical garden takes you to ancient China with inspiration drawn from the paintings and poetry of Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist monks and scholars. The eight pavilions are open for exploration, as well as forest paths, waterfalls, Koi ponds, and more. The garden was authentically crafted and is a wonderful spot to take your family.

8. Dylan’s Candy Bar
This iconic candy shop has three floors packed with delicious candy and treats that each member of your family will love. Hours could be spent exploring this shop and kids are sure to enjoy.

9. Liberty Cruise
Get the family onto the cruise boat for an afternoon of beautiful, iconic NYC views. This cruise will provide incredible views of the city, as well as a great opportunity to see the Statue of Liberty. The whole family is sure to enjoy the time on the water and the great sightseeing along the way.

10. Rockefeller Center
There are many tours hosted in this area that will give you a full rundown but spend some time here with the family and explore the endless amount of hotspots. NBC studios offers a tour for visitors, and for a view, visitors can travel to the top of the Rock Observation Deck.

11. DiMenna Children’s History Museum
This museum connects visitors with America’s past, present, and future. The museum focuses on the real life stories of a variety of young people living in New York City from the late 17th century through the 20th century. Getting to know these historical figures can give children a better understanding of America and NYC.

12. Children’s Museum of Manhattan
This museum features several interactive exhibits that are sure to get kids moving and enjoying themselves. At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, kids will have the chance to play with other kids and learn simultaneously. Located near Central Park, there is not a better spot to take your young children while on spring break.

Check travel sites for deals on the attractions in this list while enjoying Spring Break in Manhattan. There are plenty of restaurant dining options, from classy to family-friendly,  so be sure to correspond local meals with these awesome activities. The city is bumping with excitement and fun for you and your family to enjoy. You will never run out of places to see and things to do; start your planning with this list. Spend your break in the best city in America and head to New York City’s Manhattan.

Written by Jeremy Alderman