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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
Adventureland

(631) 694-6868

245 Broad Hollow Rd
Farmingdale, NY 11735   Directions

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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.

Coney Island
Coney Island

(718) 372-5159

1208 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224   Directions

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The family fun never ends when you're hanging out at Coney Island. The famous Brooklyn destination is home to a variety of attractions that everyone in the family can enjoy. A few places to experience while you and the family visit Coney Island include 12th Street Amusements, Kiddie Park, The Cyclone roller coaster, the New York Aquarium, Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, and the Boardwalk.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

(212) 736-3100

350 5th Ave
New York, NY 10118   Directions

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See the world-famous landmark and renown New York City icon that is the Empire State Building. You and the whole family will be in awe as you take in the view of NYC from the observation deck. Be sure to take a look at the Dare to Dream exhibit on the building's 80th floor.

Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal

(212) 340-2583

87 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017   Directions

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Grand Central Terminal was built by the New York Central Railroad in the prime time of American long-distance passenger trains. Since the decline in popularity of train travel, the terminal has become a booming attraction, home to five superior restaurants and cocktail lounges, including the world famous Oyster Bar and 20 casual eateries. The Grand Central Market is also housed in the terminal. Besides having specialty food stores, restaurants, accessory boutiques and more; the market is home to some big names in the shopping industry. Aveda, Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, L'Occitane, M.A.C Cosmetics, Origins and Swatch are all available here.

Gray Line New York
Gray Line New York

(212) 445-0848

777 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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See New York City and its famous attractions through the eyes of a local. Gray Line New York provides tours of New York City by double decker bus, boat cruises and helicopter. Some of the tours offered are: Long Island Wineries Tour, Night on the Town Tour, Manhattan Comprehensive, Downtown Loop, Uptown Loop, Brooklyn Loop, Harlem Gospel Tour, Freestyle New York, Wheels & Water, and Land & Sky, among others.

Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Ground Zero Museum Workshop

(212) 920-4264

420 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014   Directions

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When in New York City, it's important to remember to pay respects to those whose lives were altered forever by the devastating September 11th terrorist attacks. See the tragedy through the eyes of the city that lived it at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop founded by Marlon Suson, the Official Photographer at Ground Zero for the FDNY. He photographed the "recovery" process six days a week and approximately 17 hours per day from the date of the attacks, September 11, 2001 to the closing ceremony in May 2002. The non-profit museum showcases Suson's images from Ground Zero and donates to various charities associated with the disaster, particularly organizations that participate in Mesothelioma research like the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center.

Historic Richmond Town
Historic Richmond Town

(718) 351-1611

441 Clarke Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306   Directions

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Travel back in time when you tour the attractions at Historic Richmond Town. The open-air museum is located on Staten Island and is the former county seat and commercial center of Richmond County. The town is comprised of over 30 historic buildings that date back from the late 17th to the early 20th century. Exhibits include the Voorlezer's House, the Dutch Colonial Farmhouse, The Britton Cottage, The Christopher House, the Treasure House, the Meeting Center and many more. The village paints an accurate picture of what it was like living in the 19th century.

Hudson River Park
Hudson River Park

(212) 627-2020

353 W St
New York, NY 10014   Directions

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Let the kids run wild at Hudson River Park. The park is full of kid-friendly activities like tennis courts, soccer fields, batting cages, and a playground. Many New York City attractions are connected by the park, including Battery Park, the World Trade Center site, the World Financial Center, Chelsea Piers, Pier 57, Pier 63, Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum and Riverside Park.

Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center
Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center

(212) 332-7654

600 5th Ave
New York, NY 10020   Directions

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If you and the family are in New York City for the holidays, then skating at the Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center is a must. This is one of the nation's most magical places and family time here will be a memorable and special experience. After the family is done skating, explore the attractions that surround Rockefeller Center.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester

(866) 243-0770

39 Fitzgerald St
Yonkers, NY 10710   Directions

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Jump into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester. Home to over 3 million LEGO bricks, the indoor, family attraction offers visitors interactive rides, model-building workshops, 4D cinema experiences, creative LEGO® play and New York?s famous buildings made out of LEGO® in MINILAND.

Combining creativity, imagination and colour, kids (ideal age 3 ? 12 years) will love the opportunity to build, discover and learn at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

(212) 639-9675

New York City, NY

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When the holidays roll around and it's a family priority to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television every year, you should really consider heading to NYC to see it in person. This world-famous event has been a major production since 1924 and there's nothing like seeing it from the sidelines.

Madame Tussauds New York
Madame Tussauds New York

(212) 512-9600

234 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

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Explore the ultimate celebrity experience in Times Square! With over 220 wax figures and the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience, there is a star for every generation at Madame Tussauds New York. Who do you want to meet?

Manhattan Children's Theatre
Manhattan Children's Theatre

(212) 226-4085

52 White St
Manhattan, NY 10013   Directions

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Get tickets for the whole family to see a production at the Manhattan Children's Theatre. Kid-friendly stories come to life on the stage here. A Christmas Carol, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Treasure Island, and Rikki Tikki Tavi are just a few favorites that have delighted pint-sized audiences.

Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the City of New York

(212) 534-1672

1220 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029   Directions

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Tour the history of the city and explore the exhibits and attractions at the Museum of the City of New York. The museum was founded in 1923 to showcase the history of New York City, and is home to art in various medias like paintings, drawings, prints and photographs featuring the city and its residents. Other pieces of the collection include costumes, decorative objects and furniture, toys, rare books and manuscripts, marine and military artifacts, police and fire artifacts and items documenting the golden age of Broadway theater.

New York Aquarium
New York Aquarium

(718) 265-3474

602 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224   Directions

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Take an underwater adventure as a family as you explore the attractions at the New York Aquarium. The seaside aquarium is the oldest in the nation and is home to over 350 species, including animals like sharks, sea otters, penguins, sea turtles, sea lions, and octopuses. Some of the exhibitions you'll see are Explore the Shore, Sea Cliffs, Conservation Hall, and Alien Stingers.

New York City's Big Apple Circus
New York City's Big Apple Circus

(212) 257-2330

3 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019   Directions

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Experience the city version of the circus at New York City's Big Apple Circus. Trapeze acts, acrobats, and animal performances are all a part of the show! Features of the show include a singing Ringmistress and The Big Apple Circus Band, all with bright costumes and colorful choreography. You and your family have never seen a circus like this before.

New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange

(646) 525-3000

11 Wall St
New York, NY 10005   Directions

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The New York Stock Exchange is located at 11 Wall Street in lower Manhattan and is one of the most famous fixtures of the city – making it yet another of New York City's must-see attractions. The NYSE is America's preeminent financial institution and the largest stock exchange in the world. Wall Street runs from Broadway to South Street on the East River. One of the most iconic symbols of Wall Street was the Charging Bull sculpture, but the sculpture has been relocated to Bowling Green. The sculpture represents the bull market economy and market prosperity.

Puppetworks, Inc
Puppetworks, Inc

(718) 965-3391

338 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215   Directions

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Be delighted by a presentation of a classic story, told by puppets at Puppetworks, Inc. The theater has featured stories like Puss in Boots, Peter and the Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, The Jungle Book, and Hansel & Gretel, all told by puppets on a string! Take a break from movies, cartoons and live actors and let your family experience a truly unique theater attraction.

Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Botanical Garden

(718) 886-3800

43-50 Main St
Flushing, NY 11355   Directions

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The Queens Botanical Garden refers to itself as "a living museum, a collection of gardens for the study, culture, exhibition, and display of plants." Explore this 39-acre botanical oasis of rose, bee, herb and perennial gardens. Among the floral attractions, you'll also see the Visitor & Administration Center, New York City's greenest building.

Queens Zoo
Queens Zoo

(718) 271-1500

53-51 111th Street Flushing
Flushing, NY 11368   Directions

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Wildlife makes its home at the Queens Zoo, and these exhibits are waiting to be explored by you and your family! See wild animals like alligators, bald eagles, cougars, lynx, spectacled bears, and California sea lions – all native to the Americas.

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall

(212) 247-4777

1260 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10020   Directions

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Another of New York City's world-famous entertainment venues, Radio City Music Hall has been a city landmark since the 1930s. The hall has hosted events like the Grammy Awards, Tony Awards and the MTV Music Awards, among many others. The venue has been the home of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for over 70 years and continues to be one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Talented musicians like Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan have graced the stage at the hall. No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to Radio City Music Hall.

Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park

(212) 639-9675

20 Battery Pl
New York, NY 10280   Directions

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The Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park is a combination of open lawns and gardens sprawled through paths and walkways. You'll find there's plenty to see here, as the park overlooks the Hudson River and offers stunning views of the iconic Statue of Liberty and other famous New York City attractions. While you revel in the city's beauty, take a stroll through the Hot and Cool Gardens among Graham Stuart roses, Autumn Prince daylilies, Trumpeter roses and Poinsettia daylilies. Don't go hungry while you're here either; enjoy a meal at Gigino's restaurant and check out the roof deck to see the city from a new perspective.

Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center

(212) 588-8601

45 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY 10111   Directions

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The Rockefeller Center is one of New York City's many must-see attractions. This famous landmark is a 22-acre complex that is home to 19 commercial buildings between 48th and 51st streets in Manhattan. Radio City Music Hall and the GE Building, or "30 Rock" are two famous buildings within the complex. For a complete Rockefeller Center experience, head to the Top of the Rock, the observation deck of the GE Building. The deck occupies the 67-70th floors and offers a 360-degree panoramic view of New York City.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

(212) 363-3200

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004   Directions

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Pay a visit to the one and only Lady Liberty. The Statue of Liberty serves as a global symbol of freedom and is a must-see New York City attraction. Take the kids to see a true piece of American history up close.

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