What's on offer in New York City for Kids?
New York is one of the most recognizable cities in the world. It is certainly one of those places almost all people would be happy to visit.
So if you're considering visiting New York City with your family you're probably starting to think about what you'll do when you are there.
Maybe you want to go to the theater and out for some great dining, but the question we all start to ask is how are we going to keep the kids amused?
There are lots of zoos and parks, an aquarium, and fantastic toy stores, just to get started.
There are also plenty of museums designed for children to choose from, in addition to these top attractions: Madam Tussauds Wax Museum and the American Museum of Natural History.
Of course don't forget to visit the Empire State Building, they have a fantastic observation deck.
And of course, the Statue of Liberty is a must-see.
Ellis Island is worth a visit, although it may not be the best choice for young children.
When going on vacation to New York, especially with a family in tow we are always looking for the most economical way to travel.
Check out the New York Card before you go, for great discounts on all the top tourist attractions.
When it comes to parks and gardens, check out the most famous: Central Park. On one of our visits to New York City, when we were there for one of the marathons, we happened upon a movie shoot. I'm not going to name the movie because that will tell my age, but it was being filmed at the famous Trump Towers building.
Maybe you can guess which movie?
Keep an eye out for unique things that are always happening in this amazing place.
We had such a fun time just walking around the city.
There is fantastic architecture, especially the churches and cathedrals. Wall Street is amazing, too. Trinity Church at Broadway and Wall Street is the oldest Anglican church on Manhattan.
I've been a few times, but still feel we have only scratched the surface since there is so much to see and do.
Just getting around the city is an adventure! Whether on foot, by taxi or by subway.
The Grand Central Terminal is a breathtaking place to see, especially for the train-lovers among us.
Don't forget the excitement of Times Square which is just as fabulous when it isn't New Year's Eve.
For kids, there is the Toys R Us store with the huge Ferris wheel inside, a huge T-Rex, and 2 floors of Barbie!
Further to the museums already mentioned, some other popular choices include:
On the west side of Manhattan, there is the Intrepid Air and Space Museum.
In downtown Manhattan you can also visit the New York City Fire Museum. Childrens Museum of Manhattan, and Brooklyn Children's Museum
And finally, if you are considering taking the kids to the zoo Central Park Zoo is rated amongst the most popular by locals and tourists alike.
New York means many different things to me. It certainly means cheesecake, more species of cheesecake than I ever knew existed: rum, orange, hazelnut, chocolate marble, Italian, Boston, and of course, New York. - David Frost