By Teresa Mills

Our Family Vacation Travels took us to New York City in the summer of 2006. While there, we were able to visit many kid-friendly destinations. In this article, I will list our very favorite and the most kid friendly of the stops.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were one of our favorite stops on the entire trip. The ferry ride is easy to take children on, and the history park area around the statue and the Ellis Island Museum offer a lot of space for expending energy between tours. If you are interested in touring the interior of the statue, a limited number of time passes are available at no cost daily on a first-come first-served basis from the Ferry Company

While there, take advantage of the Park Service photography service to have your group’s photo taken in front of the Statue. They get the shot at a perfect angle to show you and the statue…. good family vacations souvenir.

NBC Studio Tour

This tour was especially kid friendly and fun. We toured several of the NBC studios including the Nightly News Studio, and the Saturday Night Live studio. The tour offered a few interactive activities for the group. The group got to go through the motions of creating a newscast including a weather report.

The tour starts in the Sweet Shop of the NBC Experience Store and ends back in the Studio Store.

The Brooklyn Bridge

The bridge is one of the completely free New York City Attractions. You can, of course, spend as much time as you want to on the bridge. There are plaques all along the bridge spelling out the history of the bridge. The views of New York City from the bridge are spectacular. The area around the base of the bridge is a beautiful area of downtown New York City. Chinatown is just a few blocks to the North of the bridge, and is another great place to walk through.

One of the best things about spending your family vacation time on the bridge is simply spending time together, walking and learning more about the country.

About the Author

Teresa Mills writes and maintains Kid-Friendly-Family-Vacations.com a chronicle of her family’s vacations. The web site’s main objective is to motivate families everywhere to shake up the vacation routine and take their families on great kid friendly family vacations. Additional Kid Friendly New York City Destinations can be found on Kid Friendly Family Vacations’ New York City with Children section