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Top 5 Tourist Attractions for Kids

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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 14th 2011
Taking kids to New York City and finding things for them to do that are fun and different may be challenging. However, there are places and attractions that will stay in the minds of kids for years to come.

How does being able to lift off from the Empire State Building, fly through the Manhattan skyline, glide past the Statue of Liberty, dodge traffic in Times Square, tour Wall Street and ride the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster sound to you and your kids? You can do just that when you experience the New York Skyride located on the second floor of the Empire State Building. A seat on a special platform in front of an 18 foot screen allows you to do all this without all the hassle.

Do your kids love Peanut Butter? Then be sure to visit Peanut and Company located at 240 Sullivan Street. All things peanut butter can be found at this sandwich shop. Want a Fluttermutter? They have it. Ants on a Log get it here. There is also a Peanut Butter Sampler which features different types of their homemade peanut butter with carrots, apples and celery for dipping. This is a great place for lunch that your kids will love.

Older children and teens will enjoy going to the Federal Reserve Bank. Here they will see various kinds of bank function being transacted and be allowed to view the bank vault, which holds international gold, all five stories below ground. This may be a way for them to learn money management.

South Street Seaport features a museum, a ship that the kids can explore and the three story glass and steel Pavilion. This area is a twelve block landmark and requires a great deal of walking.

After all the walking and sightseeing the kids can enjoy the Hippo Playground located at 91st Street and Riverside Drive. There they will find swings, monkey bars, slides and climbing equipment. In the summer there is a water area with sprinklers and fountains. There are also restrooms, water fountains and benches for some much needed rest.
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Why? Because New York loves kids too
When: Whenever you visit
Where: All over New York City
Cost: Depends on activities, some are even free.
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