Top Activities for Kids in May in the New York City Area

Top Activities for Kids in May in the New York City Area

Happy May!

With summer in our reach, there’s no better way to get your kids to get their first tastes of summer vacation than to bring them to one of these exciting activities in the New York City area. Find zoos, nature centers, and botanical gardens, mini golf courses, horseback riding stables, Mother’s Day events, carousels, beer gardens, and nearby vacation ideas. As we prepare to celebrate mom on Mother's Day and enjoy a long Memorial Day weekend later in the month, here are 10 things to do with kids in our area that will help make May a memorable month for your family.

1. See animals at the zoos and nature centers near you—or consider visiting one a bit further away that you’ve never been to before!

2. Visit the new Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

3. Treat Mom like a queen this Mother's Day at one of these area events.

4. Bring the family to Governors Island for a fun day out.

5. Go horseback riding at a stable near you.

6. Get your putt on with a family round of mini-golf.

7. Ride a family-friendly carousel in your neighborhood.

8. Eat and drink al fresco at a beer garden—and yes, even the kids can come.

9. Plan your next family vacation close to home at one of these nearby spots.

10. Enter our 2018 Kids’ Cover Contest for a chance to see your child on our magazine cover—and to win great prizes!

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