Things to do in NEWPORT with kids

Don’t be fooled by the nickname The Garden State. New Jersey bursts with sandy beaches, bustling cities and quiet towns. Close to New York and Philadelphia, yet far from big city life - New Jersey has so many places to visit with kids - culture, history, nature and most importantly - FUN!

New Jersey has always been know for it’s beautiful seasides and shorelines, so take advantage and introduce kids to popular attractions like Abescon Lighthouse and Casino Beach Pier. 


But there are also surprises! Did you think New Jersey was the place for whale watching? Cape May Whale Watcher even spots dolphins too!  Battleships too? Yep! Battleship New Jersey lets kids even sleep in the bunks!

Dinosaurs come to life at Field Station Dinosaurs, and you can see the state from another angle with super fun Helicopter Rides!

Of course, nature in New Jersey is stunning - and there are a host of FREE state parks to explore! From Wharton to Kittatinny Valley, activities from hiking, kayaking to wildlife spotting are all waiting for YOU!

Don’t forget the camera…you will be creating a LOT of memories!

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  • Wild At Play

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    Jersey City

    Wild at Play is the first children's indoor playground on the Jersey City waterfront. Our goal is to share the joys of learning between you and your child. Not only will you have fun playing with ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Arts

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    (1 miles) New York City

    Kids can be inspired at this fascinating children's museum of the arts in New York City, with art exhibitions, workshops and camps.

  • Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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    (2 miles) Manhattan

    The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center serves as a year-round hub for many in and around the neighborhood. In addition to providing fitness facilities, it hosts youth and adult athletic leagues, ...

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

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    (2 miles) New York

    An eye opening and moving experience at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City - on the site of the WTC.

  • Bike Rental Central Park

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    (2 miles) New York

    Explore Central Park in style with this bike rental company, offering rentals AND tours!

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (2 miles) Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Chelsea Piers

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    (2 miles) New York City

    With more sporting options than hours in a day, Chelsea Piers is a great idea for the energetic family!

  • Bike and Roll NYC

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    (2 miles) New York City

    Tours and rentals to see New York City in style - and by bicycle! Great guided tours for those wanting to learn more about this great city!

  • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

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    (2 miles) New York City

    An art museum with a difference. Spend the day reading comics and looking at cartoons in this fun New York museum with a range of fascinating exhibits

  • Childrens Museum of Manhattan

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    (2 miles) Manhattan

    CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through the arts, literacy, media & communications, science & the environment and early childhood ...

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (2 miles) Manhattan

    The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's ...

  • City Treehouse

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    (2 miles) New York City

    An indoor children's play and learning center offering innumerable charming features ideal for kids under 8. Expect to stay all day!

  • South Street Seaport Museum

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    (2 miles) Manhattan

    Home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels: Stationary, Training, and Workhorses.

  • Circle Line Cruises

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    (2 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the grandeur of New York in style with these cruise tours, with magnificent views of the world's best skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty.

  • Liberty Helicopters

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    (2 miles) Manhattan

    Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight while flying past the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and many more of New York City's most captivating sights. Fun for the whole family and ...

  • Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

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    (2 miles) New York City

    A food-tastic tour through the streets of Brooklyn taking you to the city's best pizzerias! A food frenzie on your family day out in New York City!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (3 miles) Jersey City

    Home to an exhilarating indoor, electric go-karting multi-track experience for adults and children. Plus video and virtual games arcade.

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (3 miles) NYC

    That iconic attraction everyone must go and visit in New York City - the Statue of Liberty! Hold that flame high!

  • Empire State Building

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    (3 miles) New York City

    Get ready to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World! The 86th floor observation deck offers impressive 360 degree panoramic views of the AMAZING New York City!

  • NY Skyride

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    (3 miles) Manhattan

    Fun, thrilling and entertaining ride based in the iconic Empire State Building- kids will love flying over the city!

  • New York Talks and Walks

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    (3 miles) NYC

    Provides a uniquely entertaining and educational site-seeing perspective on the Big Apple. Dr. Schoenberg and his entourage of NYC experts offer over 100 different tours including 7 specifically for ...

  • On Location Tours

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    (3 miles) New York City

    Go behind the scenes of your favorite tv shows and movies! This is a bus tour with plenty of outdoor stops, and even includes some tasty treats along the way.

  • Madame Tussauds New York

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    (3 miles) New York City

    Fun for the whole family as you come face to face with your favorite stars of music, film, sport, and history! Be a celebrity in New York City!

  • NBC Experience Store and Studio Tour

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    (3 miles) Manhattan

    Offers walking tours behind the scenes of NBC's New York studios and of New York's most recognizable landmark, Rockefeller Center.

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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    (3 miles) New York

    Kids of all ages can experience the mysterious, the weird and the wonderful at this New York City museum of oddities from all over the world!

  • The Pond at Bryant Park

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    (3 miles) Manhattan

    The centerpiece of Bryant Park's winter season, the 170' x 100' rink features free admission ice skating, in addition to high quality rental skates, skating shows, special events and activities. Runs ...

  • Gazillion Bubble Show

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    (3 miles) New York City

    Will amaze your whole family with Step into an interactive bubble world and be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.

  • Field Station Dinosaurs

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    (3 miles) Secaucus

    Over 30 realistic, come to life dinosaurs, including the largest animatronic dinosaur ever made! Kids will be thrilled to explore the mysterious trails and mountain paths, waiting for that next roar ...

  • Radio City Music Hall Tour

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    (4 miles) Manhattan

    Go behind the scenes at the largest indoor theater in the world, right in New York City!

  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck

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    (4 miles) Manhattan

    Discover New York from 70 stories up! The high-speed shuttle sends you racing to the sky to enjoy dazzling multimedia history exhibits the city's only crystal-clear, 360 view point.

  • New York Transit Museum

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    (4 miles) Brooklyn

    The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier ...

  • FDNY Fire Zone

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    (4 miles) New York

    The FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center located in Rockefeller Center which offers classes and demonstrations in fire safety. Through a variety of hands-on exhibits and ...

  • Wollman Rink on Central Park

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    (4 miles) New York City

    When you think of New York in the winter time, you can't go past the iconic outdoor ice skating experience in Central Park. A great experience for the whole family.

  • United Nations

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    (4 miles) Manhattan

    Tour starts with a brief overview of the Organization and its structure, with the main part consisting of a visit to the primary council chambers. Multi media exhibits and photographic displays help ...

  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab

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    (4 miles) Manhattan

    The Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) is a FREE four-story, interactive technology and entertainment museum for all ages. Located in mid-town Manhattan, SWTL inspires creativity in a high-quality, ...