With spring in the air and NYC public school spring break on the horizon, many parents may be dreaming of a far-flung destination, but bank accounts or scheduling constraints may mean local family outings are more palatable.
Luckily for us, we asked readers to share things they’ve always wanted to do in the city and compiled them into this list of 40 ideas for a Big Apple staycation. We've pulled together a gold mine of activities for families looking to keep busy during spring break—or anytime. The only fare we'll be buying is from the MTA!
Looking for year-round fun things to do in NYC? Check out our 100 Things to Do with Kids in NYC, and of course, our always packed daily Event Calendar. Don't forget to peruse our NYC Museum Guide to learn about all the latest exhibits and children's museums and wrap up your day with our guide to family-friendly city restaurants.