Top 5 Family Friendly Activities in New York City Rated by

 Top 5 Family Friendly Activities in New York City Rated by

The hustle and bustle of New York City can be intimidating when it comes to toting around the entire family. However, there are some great family friendly activities in New York City that everyone can enjoy. NYCTourist has rated The American Museum of Natural History, Broadway shows, NY Skyride, Statue and Skyline Cruise by Classic Harbor Lines, and NYC Food Tasting and Cultural walking tour as the top 5 Family friendly activities in New York City.

The American Museum of Natural History - One of the most famous museums in the world. New York City visitors of all ages will find something that they are fascinated by in the many exhibits available at the American Museum of Natural History. Whether visitors are interested in space, or marine life, dinosaurs, or human organs, they can find it here. has selected The American Museum of Natural History as a top choice for its entertainment and educational value.

Broadway shows - There are many family friendly Broadway shows which are extremely popular for all ages. Newsies is one of the favored family friendly Broadway shows, telling the story of the paperboy strike of 1899. Other shows including Lion King and Wicked are also great choices for the entire family. All of these shows are a great option for children who don't do well walking around, as the audience can simply sit down and enjoy the show.

NY Skyride- This family friendly virtual tour simulator is located at the top of the world-famous Empire State Building, and is the only one of its kind. On this 30 minute tour, passengers will move in sync with the 18 foot high definition screen, soaring above New York City and over three dozen famous landmarks. This is a great way for visitors and their families to see New York City without worrying about orchestrating travel through the busy streets.

Statue & Skyline Cruise by Classic Harbor Lines- See the sights in style on this hour and a half narrated cruise aboard an 80 foot 1920's style yacht. Along the journey, passengers will see Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty, New York City skylines, famous New York bridges, and many other famous places in New York City.

NYC Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tours- What's not to love about food? Explore some of the Big Apples most historic neighborhoods and taste some of the finest foods. This New York City tour veers away from touristy areas and gives you a true local experience. This is also a great way to see the city by navigating through the different areas of New York. Along the tour participants will visit Greenwich Village, Chelsea Market, Meatpacking district, Chinatown, and Central Village. Participants can taste a variety of different foods, so don't worry if the kids are picky, there will be something for everyone to enjoy, though this tour may be a better option for families with older children. is one of NYC's busiest and oldest travel & tourism sites for everything New York City. The author of this article, Erica James loves all things NYC and especially the nightlife!