Travel Tips: NYC Hotspots {for Kids}

Thinking of venturing to The Big Apple with your family? There is so much to see and do! We’ve narrowed it down to 5 must see spots around the city.

1. Dylan’s Candy Bar off 3rd Ave.

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Most children have a major sweet tooth and if your child does then Dylan’s Candy Bar is a place you’ll want to visit. This store is the mega candy heaven {Wonka himself would be jealous}! Wall-to-wall goodies all around! When you’ve head your sugar fill, moms will delight in a little shopping at Bloomingdales {it’s right across the street!}.

2. Serendipity 3 on 6oth St., Upper East Side

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Known for its famous frozen hot chocolate, Serendipity 3 is another spot not to missed. Aside from their killer dessert, Serendipity also offers a great menu–burgers, chicken pot pie, an array of pasta dishes, and much more. As you can see form our photo, there was a wait and patrons were waiting outside for their reservation time. We suggest making reservations in advance. To make a reservation for lunch or dinner please call 212-838-3531 {also note that this eatery can not accommodate strollers and the like}.

3. FAO Schwarz off 5th Avenue

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You can not visit NYC and pass up a trip to the flagship FAO Schwarz store. From modern toys to Muppets and candy, this toy store has it ALL! Aside from the toys and trinkets, there’s also the very famous Big Piano. Your whole family will love jumping on those keys!

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4. The Rink at Rockafeller Plaza, 5th Ave. at 49th and 50th St.

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If you visit NYC during the holidays or winter months a stop at Rockafeller Plaza’s skating rink is another must do! If it’s a nice day another great thing to do is visit The Top of the Rock, also right on the plaza and offering a great view of the entire city. There is also some great shopping nearby, including an ever-popular American Girl Store.

5. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 83rd St, Upper West Side

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Take a break from sight seeing and window-shopping and venture over to this 5-story children’s museum. There’s fun for all ages here, but it is mostly geared for ages six and under. Some fun features are a Dora the Explorer play area, Play Mobil exhibit, City Splash water exhibit {spring/summer only}, and more!

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