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in New York City, NY (showing 1 - 12 out of 79)

The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!

Adventureland

245 Broad Hollow Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735   Directions

(631) 694-6868

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Thrills and attractions await the whole family at Adventureland. This amusement park features rides like the Hurricane Coaster, bumper cars, Pirate Ship, bungee jumping, a ferris wheel, and a multitude of children's rides. While you're here, you can also participate in carnival game favorites and an arcade.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park W at 79th St
New York, NY 10024   Directions

(212) 769-5100

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Explore the exhibits and attractions at one of the world's largest museums, the American Museum of Natural History. The museum is home to over 32 million artifacts, and the various exhibitions are encompassed within 25 buildings, including 46 permanent exhibit halls. The kids will love learning about the secret lives of dinosaurs, the mysteries of space, the wonders of the human body and much more.

Astoria Park

19th St
Queens, NY 11102   Directions

(212) 639-9675

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Enjoy outdoor activities as a family at Astoria Park. Spending a day outdoors in the city will prove to be tons of fun as you play tennis, let loose on running trails, relax in the pool, play bocce ball, and watch the kids take over the playground. You and your family are sure to have fun enjoying the attractions at one of New York City's oldest parks.

Battery Park

New York City, NY

(212) 639-9675

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Battery Park faces the beautiful New York Harbor from the southern tip of Manhattan. Visit this park to see various monuments and attractions like The Sphere. The Sphere was located at the center plaza of the World Trade Center at the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The sculpture was damaged but not destroyed and now serves as a memorial along with an eternal flame that burns to honor those lost. The Sphere is located at the northern end of the park but will be moved to its original location upon the completion of the National September 11 Memorial.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

29-19 24th Ave
Astoria, NY 11105   Directions

(718) 274-4925

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Enjoy a beer at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. Opened in 1910, the Bohemian Hall is now the last original beer garden in all of NYC. The garden offers beers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain and the United State of America. While you're fueling up on delicious brews, try something from the menu; the hall serves Czech and Slovakian cuisine and some American favorites.

Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460   Directions

(718) 220-5100

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Take a walk on the wild side as a family at the Bronx Zoo. Around 4,000 animals live here in what is considered to be the nation's largest metropolitan zoo. The 265-acre park is home to a variety of exhibits and attractions that house animals like lions, zebras, tigers, elephants, giraffes and many others.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1000 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225   Directions

(718) 623-7200

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Stroll through the gardens of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see over 10,000 species of plant life thriving in the city. The BBG sprawls over 52 acres near the Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Park Slope neighborhoods. The garden is occupied by the Steinhardt Conservatory where the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum is located. The conservatory features three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron and glass aquatic plant house and an art gallery. Fans of flora and fauna will appreciate the attractions in bloom here.

Brooklyn Bridge

New York City, NY

(212) 504-4115

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When you're in NYC, you can't miss the world-famous attraction that is the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge was completed in 1883, making it one of the oldest suspension bridges in the nation and an essential piece of the city's skyline. The bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, extending 1,595.5 feet over the East River. It is equipped with six lanes to accommodate vehicles and a walkway along the centerline for pedestrians and bicycles.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201   Directions

(718) 802-0603

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Get an up-close look at the Brooklyn Bridge while you hang out at the 85-acre, waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. The park stretches across the waterfront in the vicinity of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges on land that was overlooked and inaccessible for decades. Although the park is still under construction, the Pier 1 and Pier 6 sections are open to the public – meaning you can enjoy beautiful views of the city right next to the bridge. The park is set to be 66% completed by 2013.

Brooklyn Children's Museum

145 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213   Directions

(718) 735-4400

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The kids will love exploring the interactive exhibits and attractions at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. There are over 30,000 artifacts housed in the museum, including interesting natural science items such as minerals, fossils, and preserved creatures like mammals and birds. There's much to learn at this fascinating and engaging museum.

Bryant Park

1065 Ave of the Americas
Manhattan, NY 10018   Directions

(212) 768-4242

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Spend some time as a family, hanging out in Manhattan's Bryant Park. There's lots to do here, like strolling through the various gardens, observing the number of sculptures located in the park, letting the kids take a ride on Le Carrousel, ice skating on Citi Pond during the winter, playing chess, checkers and backgammon near the Fountain Terrace, or dining at one of the many on-site eateries. A day of family fun at Bryant Park is one of the best ways to unwind together in NYC.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St
New York, NY 10025   Directions

(212) 316-7540

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The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The church and must-see attraction is located in Manhattan's Morningside Heights on Amsterdam Avenue, and is the fourth largest Christian church in the world. The cathedral is nicknamed St. John the Unfinished due to it's on-again, off-again construction processes throughout the years from laying down the cornerstone in 1892 until renovations after a 2001 fire were completed in 2008. Former Mayor Ed Koch once said jokingly, "I am told that some of the great cathedrals took over five hundred years to build. But I would like to remind you that we are only in our first hundred years."

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