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15 Things To Do For Kids in New York

New York is more than just skyscrapers and bustling big-city life. In fact, the beautiful state offers a wide variety of family-friendly fun throughout its scenic regions.

Here are 15 kid-friendly destinations that are perfect for the whole family.


1. Open since 1909, the Albany Institute of History and Art has a vast collection of exhibits, workshops, events and more.

2. While exploring the history at New York State Museum in the capital city of Albany, be sure to let the kids ride the carousel built over 100 years ago.

3. Located in northern New York, the Ausable Chasm is any outdoors person's dream. Rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and even disc golf – you name it, they got it!

4. Visit the Brooklyn Museum in the New York metro area and let the kids get their hands dirty with a hands-on workshop.

5. Of course, any family vacation to New York would be incomplete without a stop at historic Coney Island in Brooklyn.

6. Visit western New York and make a pit stop at the Buffalo Zoo – a 23-acre home to a wide variety of animals – including endangered and exotic creatures.

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7. Smack dab in the heart of New York City you'll find the Metropolitan Museum of Art – humbly known as the largest art museum in the United States.

8. Experience the mighty roar and majestic imagery of Niagara Falls while on a legendary Maid of the Mist tour.

9. What could possibly provide better family fun than a day at the beach? At Plattsburgh City Beach you'll have plenty of water-related activities to choose from along the sandy shores of Lake Champlain.

10. Experience the variety of educational entertainment that the Rochester Museum & Science Center offers visitors of New York's Finger Lakes region.

11. Outdoor enthusiasts won't be disappointed by the Lake Saratoga's 4.5 miles of pristine waters. Take in the water recreation or catch an annual rowing event in central New York.

12. Of course, the Great New York State Fair, held in Syracuse, features a variety of events and entertainment every summer. Visit the annual 12-day event this summer!

13. While visiting Saratoga Springs in the Hudson Valley region, be sure to stop by the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Check out the hands-on displays exhibitions that whole family will surely enjoy.

14. Take on the miles of hiking, picnicking, canoeing, and more at the Beaver Lake Nature Center northwest of Syracuse.

15. Visit the Catskills region and be sure to stop by the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts – focusing on children's performing arts held every summer.

Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

1

Best Western Albany Airport Inn

200 Wolf Road, Albany NY 12205-1197
Phone: (518) 458-1000  |  Fax: (518) 458-2807  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

2

Best Western Sovereign Hotel - Albany

1228 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203-3326
Phone: (518) 489-2981  |  Fax: (518) 489-8967  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

3

Best Western Gregory Hotel

8315 4th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11209-4412
Phone: (718) 238-3737  |  Fax: (718) 680-0827  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

4

Best Western Plus Brooklyn Bay Hotel

3003 Emmons Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11235-2212
Phone: (718) 769-5000  |  Fax: (718) 769-5005  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Arena Hotel

1324 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11216
Phone: (718) 604-7300  |  Fax: (718) 604-7400  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

6

Best Western On The Avenue

510 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202-1304
Phone: (716) 886-8333  |  Fax: (716) 884-3070  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Adirondack Inn

2625 Main Street, Lake Placid NY 12946-3308
Phone: (518) 523-2424  |  Fax: (518) 523-2425  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Monticello

16 Raceway Road, Monticello NY 12701-1109
Phone: (845) 796-4000  |  Fax: (845) 796-4072  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Hospitality House

145 E 49th Street, New York NY 10017-1210
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Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel

231 Grand Street, New York NY 10013-4246
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Best Western Premier Herald Square

50 W 36th Street, New York NY 10018-8029
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Best Western Plus Plattsburgh

446 Route 3, Plattsburgh NY 12901-6519
Phone: (518) 561-7750  |  Fax: (518) 561-9431  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn

940 Jefferson Road, Rochester NY 14623-3214
Phone: (585) 427-2700  |  Fax: (585) 427-8504  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

14

Best Western The Inn at Rochester Airport

395 Buell Road, Rochester NY 14624-3123
Phone: (585) 436-4400  |  Fax: (585) 436-6496  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

15

Best Western Plus Saratoga Springs

3291 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY 12866-6203
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16

Best Western The Inn at the Fairgrounds

670 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse NY 13209-1308
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