New York is a diverse destination with endless options for your next vacation with kids. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed vacation in a major city or a quiet retreat in nature, this East Coast state can offer both and then some! Of course, mentioning New York would be remiss without a nod to New York City. Families visiting here will have so much to choose from, even if you’re searching for things to do in New York City with young kids. Watch an entertaining show, enjoy a sweet treat at a local dessert shop or restaurant, or burn some energy in the park. New York City has plenty of outdoor activities when the weather is warm, like visiting Coney Island. Or, indoor activities when it’s rainy or cold, such as seeing a Broadway show. Whatever you’re looking for in a family vacation, you’ll find it in New York City! 

Visiting New York but want to see somewhere different on your vacation with kids? In the summer, visit the best beaches for families in New York or even the best lakes for families. Families visiting The Catskills can take advantage of kid-friendly watering holes or other summer activities. Or, take an autumn adventure to one of the best places to see the fall foliage near NYC, which includes The Catskills! Lake Placid, also located in New York, ranks as one of the best places to see the fall foliage in the US too. When you need a place to stay, consult this list of Best Family Hotels and Resorts in New York State.  If you’re more into winter sports, you’ll be happy to know there are also various ski resorts for families near NYC! Non-skiers can book these family resorts near NYC for a winter getaway, including Rocking Horse Ranch!


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8 Perfect Summer Activities in the Catskills with Kids

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