Summer in the City: The Best Things to Do in NYC With Kids

July 14, 2016 in NYC

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Summer is one of our favorite seasons in New York City. Since many people clear out of the city on the weekends, it’s the perfect time to take in the flavor without having to fight the crowds. The only problem is choosing where to go first. New York City has so many choices of fun summertime activities for kids, that it’s hard to make that choice. We honed in on the top five coolest things to do in NYC with kids this summer. Our summer in the city bucket list starts here:

Museum of Ice Cream | Appaman blog

1. Museum of Ice Cream
This summer, New York City gets its first museum devoted entirely to the yummy frozen dessert everyone screams for – ice cream! The Museum of Ice Cream pops up in the Meatpacking District on July 29 through August 31st. Expect a rainbow sprinkle pool for kids to “swim” in, an ice cream sandwich swing, a chocolate room and, of course, lots of ice cream to sample!

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2. Get lost in Central Park
There is an endless amount of fun kids activities in Central Park, but we love the idea of heading into the 843 acre park with no solid plan. From the animals in the Central Park Zoo to model boat sailing on the conservatory water to the awesome playgrounds, it’s easy to spend a day “getting lost” in the park.

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3. Play at the New York Hall of Science
While the Hall of Science is a blast all year round, their super-cool outdoor playground is only open in the summer months. Expect sand pits, water play, fog machines and awesome slides–all of which incorporate scientific principles.

Smorgasburg

4. Pig out at Smorgasburg
From artisan donuts to locally-sourced tacos, there’s a never ending array of yumminess at Brooklyn’s famed weekly summer food fest known as Smorgasburg. Teach your kids the meaning of homemade by exposing them to the hundreds of local food vendors that take great pride in their creations. You’ll feel good giving the kids french fries when they’re handmade in Brooklyn,  made with only premium ingredients, never frozen and dipped in gourmet sauce.

Governor's Island Slides

5. Slide on down on Governor’s Island
Summer in the city would not be complete without a trip to Governor’s Island! While old faves like laying in the hammocks, renting bikes and picnicking are all awesome activities on Governor’s Island, we can’t wait to try out the new Slide Hill, opening July 19th. Slide Hill is found in the new Hills section of the island will be four fun and twisty slides–including one that’s almost 60 feet long.

Summer shorts, graphic tees, rash guards and swimsuits are a must for summer fun in the city. Shop Appaman summer kids clothes now to make sure your brood is prepared for some non-stop action!