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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!
Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Hall National Memorial

26 Wall St
New York, NY 10005   Directions

(212) 825-6990

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Another of New York City's many famous landmarks, the Federal Hall National Memorial resides on the also-famous Wall Street. The hall operates as a museum and features exhibits like George Washington's Inauguration Gallery that displays the Bible used to swear him into office, Freedom of the Press illuminates the imprisonment of John Peter Zenger, Journey to Federal Hall is an eight minute video noting the history of the Federal Hall and more. Visit this attraction to see its well-known bronze statue of George Washington perched on the front steps. The statue was erected in 1882 and commemorates the site where he was inaugurated as the first US President.

Fort Tryon Park
Fort Tryon Park

New York City, NY

(212) 795-1388

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Spend some time absorbing the sights of the city at Fort Tryon Park. This park has been a part of New York City for 75 years and showcases beautiful views of city attractions and landmarks like the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Palisades and the Harlem River.

Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal

87 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017   Directions

(212) 340-2583

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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

777 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036   Directions

(212) 445-0848

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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

420 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014   Directions

(212) 920-4264

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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

441 Clarke Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306   Directions

(718) 351-1611

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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

353 W St
New York, NY 10014   Directions

(212) 627-2020

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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

600 5th Ave
New York, NY 10020   Directions

(212) 332-7654

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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.

Indoor Extreme Sports
Indoor Extreme Sports

47-11 Van Dam St
Long Island City, NY 11101   Directions

(718) 361-9152

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Take family fighting to a whole new level at Indoor Extreme Sports. Seize the opportunity to blast your mom, dad, brother or sister with a hailstorm of paintballs. If you're not wanting to get messy, try participating in a laser tag war!

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester

39 Fitzgerald St
Yonkers, NY 10710   Directions

(866) 243-0770

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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

New York City, NY

(212) 639-9675

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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

234 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036   Directions

(212) 512-9600

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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

52 White St
Manhattan, NY 10013   Directions

(212) 226-4085

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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 Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53 St
New York, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 708-9400

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See renown works like The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso, and Water Lilies by Claude Monet as you explore the galleries of the famed Museum of Modern Art. Along with these masterpieces, the permanent collection includes pieces from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from many of the European masters and a vast collection of American and modern art, among many other items.

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

1220 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029   Directions

(212) 534-1672

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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.

NBC Studio Tour
NBC Studio Tour

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112   Directions

(212) 664-3700

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Get an inside look at one of the world's most influential and important television networks. The NBC Studio Tour has been offered by the network television giant since 1933. The tour gives you the chance to explore the halls of NBC's New York operations. Stops around the studio include the NBC Sharp Globe Theater, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Football Night in America and Saturday Night Live.

New York Aquarium
New York Aquarium

602 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224   Directions

(718) 265-3474

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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

3 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 257-2330

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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 Hall of Science
New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St
Queens, NY 11368   Directions

(718) 699-0005

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There are over 450 exhibits at the New York Hall of Science, and your family will love exploring the attractions here together. From Marvelous Molecules to Hidden Kingdoms and the Realm of the Atom, the exhibits here aim to provoke thought, and explain some of the wonders of science.

New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange

11 Wall St
New York, NY 10005   Directions

(646) 525-3000

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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.

Prospect Park
Prospect Park

95 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn, NY 11215   Directions

(718) 965-8951

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When you're checking out the sights of Brooklyn, be sure to spend some time at Prospect Park. The beautiful park occupies 585 acres and boasts a sprawling 90-acre meadow, aptly named Long Meadow, man-made waterways and lakes, the Prospect Park Zoo, a boathouse for Brooklyn's only lake, facilities for a variety of sports and the Prospect Park Bandshell concert venue. Musicians like Modest Mouse, Emmylou Harris and Bob Dylan have played at the venue, so keep an eye on the park's calendar because you never know when your favorite singer may take the stage.

Puppetworks, Inc
Puppetworks, Inc

338 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215   Directions

(718) 965-3391

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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

43-50 Main St
Flushing, NY 11355   Directions

(718) 886-3800

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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

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

(718) 271-1500

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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.

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