Staying in New York City this spring break? These activities were a huge hit with our kids:
1. Watch the kids from the School of Rock cast stick it to the man. Visit our Facebook page to enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to the Broadway musical, plus dinner on us!
2. Regretting not being at the beach for spring break? Go underwater in Times Square—at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey—instead.
4. Check out the Graffiti Hall of Fame and the best street art in the city.
5. Watch Labyrinth and then take your music-loving tween or teen to the new David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.
6. Make your own glass bowls at a private family glassblowing lesson.
8. Bring your favorite muggle to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a two-hour wizard scavenger hunt.
9. Be brave: Uncover the supernatural history of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens on a ghost tour.
11. Have high tea at Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Box Cafe.
12. Make your teens watch You’ve Got Mail (they’ll laugh at the idea of a dial-up Internet connection) and then follow along on our Mail-inspired cinematic tour of the UWS. Or get in touch with us to re-create a day from any of your favorite NYC-based movies.
13. Zoom to the top of One World Observatory.
14. Treat your kid to a Broadway matinee and lunch. We’ve got three great show-restaurant combos.
15. Hang out with Kermit and Elmo at “The Jim Henson Exhibition” at the Museum of the Moving Image.
16. Read your way through the city’s seven best indie bookstores.
17. Try trapeze, parkour, putt-putt, and BMX biking with dream days curated by five 10-year-olds. Or let us plan your child’s spring break dream day.
18. Stroll the Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island.
19. Bake a cake together at Milk Bar.
20. Eat dim sum at a 98-year-old tea parlor and check out samurai swords during a walking tour of Manhattan’s Chinatown.
21. Visit the Living Torah Museum and Torah Animal World, which is more of a speakeasy–meets–the lost ark than it is museum. Trust us, your kids will be fascinated.
22. Pet cats and eat macarons at the Meow Parlour.
23. Explore NYC’s history, slice by slice, at the oldest pizzerias in every borough.