Meet our friends at Kid On the Town. If you don’t know about this website you should! What makes this site special is the personal touches and how carefully curated all the content is. They aim to target curious and active families that crave true NYC experiences. You can sign up for their emails and we promise that these aren’t the kind of emails that clog up your already exploding inboxes!
We were excited to partner and ask them what they thought were some of the best places on the Upper West Side right by our theater on 71st and Broadway. Here’s an awesome list of great ideas of things to pair when you come see The Amazing Max!
Dine on scones, sandwiches, salads and other treats at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The glazed pumpkins scones are as magical as the decor. Choose from hundreds of teas served in charming mismatching pots and cups and try on fairy wings. Reservations only available for groups 6+, call ahead or go early to beat the crowds.
More info on Alice’s Tea Cup
This fascinating museum has an entire floor of hands-on exhibits especially for kids and lots of magical experiences! Ride a train in the basement, make your own colorful Tiffany lamp on the fourth floor and meet great Americans of the past like George Washington and Harriet Tubman on weekends. More info on the New-York Historical Society
The “Recession Special” (two franks and a 14-ounce drink for $6.95) at this UWS institution has survived many a business cycle. Clever signs, a friendly vibe, tropical juices and tasty all-beef hot dogs. No seating inside but there are lots of benches in lovely Verdi plaza across Broadway. Or head to Shake Shack on 77th Street for more selection and seating. More info on Gray’s Papaya
Bundle up and travel back in time at a Wild West themed playground named after Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman (a one-time NYC resident). Ride on a pretend stage coach, run around buffalo sculptures and play on slides, swings, and jungle gyms. Also Western landscapes murals, basketball courts and bathrooms. More info on Tecumseh Playground
Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this cozy bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We also love the dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies and whole wheat walnut raisin rolls. Shorter lines and more indoor space at the new location a few blocks north at 352 Amsterdam at 77th Street. More info on Levain Bakery
See more great ideas for family culture, food and fun all over town at www.kidonthetown.com.