6 Fun and Unique Family NYC Adventures

Experiencing New York City with your family can be one of the most exciting and fun adventures together, we compiled a list of some of our family-friendly and unique experiences for you and your loved ones.
The High Bridge
New York City’s oldest standing bridge connects the neighborhoods of Washington Heights in Manhattan and Highbridge in the Bronx, and is accessible from both boroughs. The High Bridge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Explore this iconic landmark by foot or bicycle.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
At the Kids’ Discovery Stations, get your hands dirty at kids’ discovery stations throughout the Garden. Investigate and classify plants, touch a carnivorous plant and learn how it eats, or go on a monarch and milkweed exploration in the meadow! This is a drop-in program for schools and families with children of all ages. Free with Garden admission.
Battery Park’s SeaGlass Carousel
Aside from being the starting point of the Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park is being overhauled to be a totally family friendly space. Make sure to check out the SeaGlass Carousel while there, made by the same team who designed and built The Little Mermaid Broadway set.
Roosevelt Island
The Roosevelt Island Tram is an aerial ride that is great fun for kids and adults of all ages, and accessible to everyone. Once you get off the tram, make sure to explore over 2 miles of fantastic midtown Manhattan views. Make a pit stop at the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitor Center, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, and visit the Sportspark – all within walking distance, and all within a small fee.
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Helicopter Flight over NYC
A NYC helicopter tour is always a good choice. Fun for the whole family, and an adventure they’ll never forget. Our helicopter sightseeing tours provide you with a bird’s eye view of Manhattan and the surrounding area in comfort and style. Marvel at the splendid architecture of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and more as you travel down the Hudson River to the New York Harbor and the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.
Queens County Farm Museum
A little bit of country in the big city. The Queens County Farm Museum dates back to the 17th century and features 47 acres of old-fashioned farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, planting fields, an orchard, an herb garden and a vineyard.

Whether you’re a tourist, just visiting, or a local looking to explore your city a bit more, we encourage you get out there this season!