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New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway · New York, New York 10036 USA

Family Attractions in NYC

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Explore New York during your next family vacation and create unforgettable memories in the heart of the city! Stay comfortable in one of the large suites at our family-friendly hotel near Times Square and explore our guide to the best events and attractions for you and your kids to experience in NYC.


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Family Hotel Accommodations

New York Marriott Marquis is your premier destination for a unique and memorable NYC hotel experience - one that manages to simultaneously relax and energize. Amid the hustle and bustle of NYC's famed Broadway, step into some of the largest guest rooms in NYC. Nestled in the heart of Times Square, you will enjoy easy access to the many family-friendly events and attractions our city has to offer.


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Family Broadway Shows

Just a short walk from our hotel, experience the excitement of Broadway with the entire family. From long-running classics to brand-new musicals, the Broadway Theater District has a stage performance for everyone to enjoy.


Aladdin

New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St.

Adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales, the story of Aladdin is brought to fresh theatrical life in this exuberant new musical comedy.


The Lion King

Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St.

Enjoy the stunning visual artistry, unforgettable music and exhilarating choreography of this worldwide musical theater phenomenon.


SpongeBob SquarePants

Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway at 47th St.

SpongeBob, Patrick and more hit the stage in this new musical based on the popular cartoon.


Visit our Broadway Theatre Guide for more details

Family Museums

Visitors of all ages will have fun learning about the world at some of New York City's most famed museums.


American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th St.

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.


Discovery Times Square

226 W. 44th St.

Featuring exhibits like Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and Body Worlds: Pulse, connect to stories like never before through the center's unique and immersive exhibits.


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86 W. 46th St. and 12th Ave.

At this museum, get up close and personal with a legendary aircraft carrier, the first space shuttle, the world's fastest jets and a Cold War-era submarine, among other sea, air and space innovations.

Family Shopping

No family vacation to NYC is complete without a stop at these amazing stores:


Disney Store Times Square

1540 Broadway

Disney retail chain featuring official character toys, clothes, collectibles & more.


Dylan's Candy Bar

1011 3rd Ave.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, this boutique candy shop transports guests to a modern day version of Willy Wonka's factory.


American Girl

75 Rockefeller Plaza

Upscale shop for specialty dolls & accessories.

Family Events & Entertainment

When planning your family vacation to New York City, keep in mind these exciting family-friendly events.


Fourth of July Fireworks

Various Locations (July)

Celebrate America's independence with the nation's most dazzling pyrotechnics display. Fireworks light up the skyline and can be viewed from a number of prime, waterfront viewing locations around the city.


Thanksgiving Day Parade

Along 5th Ave. (November)

Kick off the holiday season in New York City at the Thanksgiving Day Parade, a fantastic event for the whole family. Located directly on the parade route, our hotel offers awe-inspiring views of the floats.


Rockefeller Tree Lighting

Rockefeller Center (December)

Tens of thousands crowd the sidewalks for this brilliant event each year, and hundreds of millions will watch it live across the globe. The tree remains lit and can be viewed through January.

NYC Landmarks

Explore these must-see New York City landmarks on your next family vacation to NYC.


Empire State Building

350 5th Ave. (5th Ave./34th St.)

The entire family will be inspired at the Empire State Building Observatory, which offers unmatched panoramic views of up to 80 miles in every direction.


Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Ferry Service from Battery Park

No visit to the New York City area is complete without a trip to the historic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Reserve tickets in advance for a short boat ride to explore these landmarks.


Central Park

59th St. to 110th St.

Take the entire family on a delightful stroll through Central Park to see the Alice in Wonderland statue, Toy Boat Pond and historic Central Park Carousel, among other things. You can also take advantage of bike riding, boat rowing, the Central Park Zoo, picnicking on the Great Lawn and seasonal ice skating at Wollman Rink.

Directions

Getting here is easy! New York Marriott Marquis is in the center of Times Square, on Broadway between 45th and 46th streets. Walk here. Take a taxi. Or, via subway, take the N, Q, R to 49th Street or the 1, 2, 3 to 50th Street.


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