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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!
Central Park
Central Park

14 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022   Directions

(212) 310-6600

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Central Park is one of New York City's best known landmarks, so visiting here with your family should be a shoe-in on your list of attractions to see. The park is home to several man-made lakes and ponds, walking and recreation trails, two ice-skating rinks, a wildlife sanctuary and many other natural amenities. Other must-see sights you can experience as a family include The Belvedere Castle, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, and the Central Park Zoo.

Central Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo

64th St & 5th Ave
New York, NY 10065   Directions

(212) 439-6500

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Get a look at some of nature's most wild creatures in the middle of the Concrete Jungle and explore the attractions at the Central Park Zoo. The zoo provides habitats for animals like lemurs, snow leopards, peacocks, and polar bears. While visiting with the kids, be sure to explore the special area of the zoo made just for them, the Tisch Children's Zoo.

Children's Museum of the Arts
Children's Museum of the Arts

103 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014   Directions

(212) 941-9198

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Take a look at some art that the kids will appreciate at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Over 2,000 paintings and drawings have been amassed from all over the globe to complete the museum's collection. The museum is also home to 19 rare pieces created by children during the 1938 Works Progress Administration Children's Art Project under President Roosevelt. These pieces showcase New York City's style, architecture and landmarks of the 1930's as only a child would see them.

Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Ave
Manhattan, NY 10174   Directions

(212) 504-4115

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You may have seen the famous Chrysler Building in some of its small-screen and silver-screen appearances like the Saturday Night Live Coneheads skit, the Futurama cartoon, and movies like Deep Impact, Godzilla, Armageddon, Fantastic Four, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and Spiderman, among others. But these cameos don't show this building true justice, and nothing compares to seeing the historic Chrysler Building up-close. The building, completed in 1930, is considered to be one of the finest buildings in New York City and was recently ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

City Treehouse
City Treehouse

129A W 20th St
New York, NY 10011   Directions

(212) 255-2050

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Let the kids have fun exploring and playing at the City Treehouse. Interactive play areas aim to engage and educate small visitors through fun activities that stimulate the mind and inspire the imagination. These activities also encourage social interaction and creativity. This is the ultimate destination for busy little kids who love to learn!

Classic Harbor Line
Classic Harbor Line

62 Chelsea Piers
New York, NY 10011   Directions

(212) 627-1825

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Take in the sights of New York City on a harbor cruise with the Classic Harbor Line, where you can choose from cruising on a classic Schooner or the more elegant Luxury Yacht. The company offers a variety of tours that will showcase views of the Lower Manhattan Skyline, Ellis Island, Governor's Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more.

Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle

848 Columbus Cir
New York City, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 639-9675

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Be sure to get a glimpse of a true New York City landmark and see the famous Columbus Circle. Located at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park West, Central Park South and Eighth Avenue, the monument at the center is the point where distances to and from the city are officially measured. The famous sculpture attraction is a marble statue of Christopher Columbus perched on top of a 70-foot granite column, decorated with bronze accents representing Columbus' ships: the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.

Coney Island
Coney Island

1208 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224   Directions

(718) 372-5159

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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.

Dylan's Candy Bar
Dylan's Candy Bar

1011 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10065   Directions

(646) 735-0078

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"Like a kid in a candy shop" takes on a whole new meaning when you visit Dylan's Candy Bar. From licorice to lollipops, toffee to jelly beans and everything in between, you're sure to find an old favorite or a new obsession here. Plus, the kids will love the sugar rush!

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

2640 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10458   Directions

(718) 881-8900

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The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is located in the Bronx, NYC and is the former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of Poe Park. Edgar Allan Poe is responsible for works like The Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and the Pendulum. Fans of literature will appreciate this attraction.

Ellis Island Museum
Ellis Island Museum

17 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004   Directions

(212) 344-0996

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Visit the Ellis Island Museum to see if any of your ancestors can be found on the "Wall of Honor," a partial list of the immigrants who entered the country through the island. Other exhibits include: Hearing Room, Peak Immigration Years, the Peopling of America, Restoring a Landmark, Silent Voices, Treasures from Home and Ellis Island Chronicles.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

350 5th Ave
New York, NY 10118   Directions

(212) 736-3100

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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.

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