Broadway shows, concerts, baseball games, kid-friendly museums, parks and city landmarks represent just a small part of the variety of sights, sounds and activities that New York City offers kids and their families. Among the Big Apple's diverse culinary options are several restaurants that specifically cater to the younger crowd.
The movie "The Lion King" has long been a hit with kids since it first came out, and young visitors to the city can experience the music on stage through Broadway's version of the story. Another musical option is Carnegie Hall, a world-renowned venue for some of the planet's greatest performers and orchestras. Carnegie Hall offers a series of concerts geared towards a younger audience through its Carnegie Kids program.
Outdoor adventures take place at Central Park or at Yankee Stadium. Lying just a bit outside of NYC is the Bronx Zoo, which features hundreds of species of animals from different parts of the world. Back indoors is the New York City Aquarium, the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Hall of Science.
The Empire State Building provides a bird's eye view of the city, and the upper level of the structure includes an outdoor observation deck with binoculars.