When moving to the Big Apple, you’ll find that there are always plenty of New York homes for sale and many of these are perfect for raising a family in. Of course, if you don’t want to purchase property, renting in NYC is the most popular option. Whatever you prefer for your family, you’ll likely find that the city is great fun for young and old.
There’s a lot to do with the kids, so your weekends and school holidays can definitely be full of adventure.
The Empire State Building
This is a true icon of New York City, and you should definitely explore it. Make sure you go all the way up to the observatory on the 102nd floor so that you can take in the panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and take in the enormity of your new home.
There are always apartments for rent in New York City around Central Park – the type of place most New Yorkers love to visit again and again.
You can go for summer picnics, go running, cycling, or walking on the paths, visit the historic carousel and Belvedere Castle, or simply just hang out with your family in Central Park. It’s also a big spot for concerts and other major events.
New York Aquarium
There is a lot to do with your kids on Coney Island, including the fun theme park rides, games and the New York Aquarium. It’s an incredible space that will definitely catch the imaginations of children of all ages.
Keep an eye out for new exhibits while walking the boardwalk as they’re regularly curating new ones.
The Staten Island Ferry
After your Platinum Properties Agent helps you navigate all the New York City apartments for rent with great views, consider getting a new perspective to soak up the sights with your kids via the Staten Island Ferry..
The ride is 25 minutes long and your kids will see both the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty during the trip – amazing sights for those new to the Big Apple.
Visit The Harry Potter Shop
Many New York City apartments for rent are in prime locations and put you in easy reach of kid-friendly destinations.
Once you’re settled in, your first stop has to be the Harry Potter store. You’ll find it at 935 Broadway, right next to the Flatiron building – an icon of the city itself. This shop is the official flagship store in the USA for the popular book and film series. You can get all of the merchandise you could possibly want (and not just for the kids). It’s a magical place to visit.
Get Some Excitement At Legoland
Then there’s the exciting theme park Legoland for a fun day out of thrills and adventures. There are rides for all ages, from gentle options for the youngest kids to adrenaline-pumping rides for those who are old enough, tall enough and brave enough.
The park is situated just outside of the city and although it’s a little further from the houses for sale in New York that may suit you, it’s definitely worth a day trip out.
Get Tickets to A Sporting Event
New York has nearly two teams for every major sport.
- Two NBA teams – the Knicks and Nets
- Two MLB teams – the Yankees and Mets
- Two NFL teams – the Giants and Jets (and the Buffalo Bills if you want to travel upstate)
- Two NHL teams – the Rangers and Islanders
- Two MLS teams – the New York Red Bulls and NYC FC (who were the 2021 MLS Champions)
The New York Knicks and Rangers deserve extra consideration due to playing at Madison Square Garden – the world’s most famous arena. If basketball isn’t your thing, MSG hosts a variety of live events that may be more relevant for you and your kids.
It’s clear that wherever you’re looking for rentals or apartments for sale in New York City, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities all over the city that suits all ages (even big kids, like you)!
If you’re looking to rent or buy in New York City, Platinum Properties is here to help. We’ll connect you with a seasoned agent who knows all of the inventory and apartments for rent in New York City. Your agent will schedule showings and take you on property tours until you find the property of your dreams in New York City. Send us a message to be connected with a Platinum Properties agent.