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INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to awesome and unique things to do in New York with kids.

We love New York, and with kids it’s even better.

You’ll be surprised how many New York attractions were created with kids in mind.

There are so many things to do in New York for kids, we’ve already written 40 stories!

There’s plenty more in the pipeline.

Do visit the famous New York sights at least once.

  • Empire State Building
  • Top of the Rock
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Central Park
  • Natural History Museum of New York
  • Central Park Children’s Zoo
  • Battery Park, with views to the Statue of Liberty

If you like meeting the locals when you travel, we highly recommend spending some time on the the Hudson Greenway walk.

There are some awesome New York playgrounds along the way and chances for the kids to play with other kids.

You can find ALL these stories and more in the link below, in our comprehensive guide to New York with kids.

Eating in New York City with Kids

Wondering where to go and what to do in New York when the hunger hits?

Shopping in New York City

The Biggest Toy Shop in New York City

Destination: New York with Kids

Getting around New York City

Empire State Building in America with Kids. Visit ROAM THE GNOME FAMILY TRAVEL WEBSITE. Hundreds of fun ideas & activities to help you plan & book your next family vacation or weekend adventure


This is our collection of the best UNIQUE things to do in NYC.

Unique things to do in NYC? play parkour at the heckscher playground in central park

UNIQUE Playgrounds in New York City

Visit New York playgrounds if you are looking for UNIQUE things to do in NYC. Most tourists and visitors to New York skip these, but there are some awesome playgrounds in New York if you know where to look.

Check them out!

MORE Central Park New York City

Here’s a few alternative things to do in New York if you are wandering Central Park

UNIQUE NYC Museums for Kids

Zoos in New York

Manhattan Walks

roam the gnome on live cam nyc times square

Times Square New York City

Here’s one of the most UNIQUE things to do in NYC with a Gnome!  Get him on the kiss cam in Times Square. We did it!

Unique things to do in NYC? check out the tom otterness statues

UNIQUE Art & Design in NYC

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