Midtown West Kids Neighborhood Guide

Times Square is just one small part of Midtown West. Beyond the Disney Store, Toys R Us, Broadway theaters and assorted tourist traps you'll find the mellower pleasures of Hell's Kitchen, a family-friendly neighborhood featuring playgrounds, cozy restaurants and access to the waterfront. Midtown West is also bursting with culture spots, like the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Museum of Modern Art, which offers awesome free programming for families. Plus there's the lovely Bryant Park, which boasts a quaint carousel and lots of special seasonal attractions. Our guide to Midtown West includes the best places to eat, play and experience with kids so you can leave the tourists (and the crowds) in the dust.