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Things to Do With Kids NYC

When deciding what to do with kids in New York City, consider staying at The Sherry-Netherland. Discover family-friendly packages, amenities and attractions for an unforgettable vacation.

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The Sherry-Netherland - A Fantastic Family Hotel New York City

The Sherry-Netherland is a wonderful family hotel New York City has to offer. Located across the street from Central Park and in close proximity to many things to do with kids, The Sherry is the perfect boutique hotel for your entire family – even the pets. Upon arrival, welcome gift baskets and teddy bears will ensure little ones feel as comfortable as they would be at home. And don’t forget to take advantage of The Sherry’s The Great Family Escape Package. Stay in a suite for two nights and receive an extra room free for each night.

Our prime Fifth Avenue location means The Sherry is close to all the wonderful attractions in Manhattan. Recommended from our hotel concierge, here are a few family-friendly things to see and do:

Central Park Zoo

Just a five-minute walk from The Sherry’s front doors, Central Park Zoo is perfect for young children and teenagers. With a 4-D theater that engages the senses, families can enjoy an immersive adventure during their visit. Of course, there are also a variety of animal exhibits from poison dart frogs to grizzly bears that are both entertaining and educational. Daily penguin and sea lion feedings are open to the public, so be sure to visit their website for more information, show times and ticket prices.

Gazillion Bubble Show

The Gazillion Bubble Show, now in its 12th year in New York City, is a unique show created by Fan Yang and his family. Featuring mind-blowing bubble magic, laser lighting effects, and soapy masterpieces, the entire family will be amused by this enchanting show. Visit their website for more information, show times, and ticket prices.

American Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1869, The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s most famous institutions – known for its dinosaur fossils and animal exhibits. The museum also features special exhibitions each year like the exhilarating space show dark matter and energy, Dark Universe, and The Butterfly Conservatory. Visit their website for ticket information and hours of operation.

Serendipity 3

Just a 10-minute walk from The Sherry, enter Serendipity 3, an enchanting restaurant known around the world for its ice cream sundaes and delicious desserts. Serendipity 3 has been featured in three major Hollywood movies, One Fine Day (1996), Serendipity (2001), and Trust the Man (2005).

Special Offers

Memorable Weekend

Memorable Weekend

Stay at The Sherry-Netherland for a very Memorable Weekend! Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, birthday or just a visit to the Big Apple, our Memorable Weekend package is sure to leave you with long-lasting memories.

The New York Experience

The New York Experience

Stay in New York a minimum of 4 nights, and you will pay almost half price for one of our luxurious suites, plus applicable taxes. Each suite is approximately 750 square feet and includes a small kitchenette, all in the center of New York City.

The ABC's of Luxury Shopping

The ABC's of Luxury Shopping

Stay at The Sherry and experience the joys of shopping in our mid-town location. We will give you three $50 gift certificates, one for use at the Apple Store, one for Barneys New York, and one for Coach, to help get you started.

Picnic Package

Picnic Package

Stay at The Sherry, in a room or a suite, and we will provide you with a luxurious picnic basket, filled with delicious cheeses, fruit, charcuterie, and cookies, accompanied by a bottle of wine, to enjoy in your room or suite, or in Central Park. This package is available only with a two night minimum, and may not be combined with any other package