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Things to Do Around Rockefeller Center with The Kids for a Few Hours

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Families are coming to New York City and would like to have a plan for half a day or just for a few hours. This is a mini-itinerary for families to explore the area around Rockefeller Center.

At the end of the post, you can find the map with all the destinations discussed in the post. Enjoy!


  • MLB Flagship Store (address: 1271 6th Ave, New York) - the MLB Flagship Store is your one-stop shop for official Major League Baseball gear for all 30 team

  • PIQ Rockefeller Center (address: 74 W 50th St, New York) PIQ offers unique gifts, toys and accessories the entire family is sure to enjoy!

  • FAO Schwarz (address: 74 W 50th St, New York): FAO Schwarz is an American toy brand and store. The company is known for its high-end toys, life-sized stuffed animals, interactive experiences, brand integrations, and games.

  • The Lego Store (address: 636 5th Ave, New York): the store at 5th avenue in NYC is amazing! Here are some of the things that you can do with your kids at the store:

    • The Minifigure Factory is your child's chance to create a custom LEGO Minifigure. There are endless combinations to mix and match!

    • The Mosaic Maker takes your child's photo and turns it into an incredible, one-of-a-kind LEGO mosaic. It’s a unique experience and makes a great gift!

    • The Lego Brick Lab - amazing and immersive new experience that combines LEGO building with digital play like never before!

  • Nike NYC (address: 650 5th Ave, New York): Nike's biggest, boldest, most immersive shopping experience. One of only three locations in the world, the House of Innovation offers a peek behind the curtain of Nike innovation.

  • American Girl (address: 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York): Upscale shop for specialty dolls & accessories (some with doll hair salons & cafes)


  • Top of the Rock (address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York): Top of the Rock’s three levels of indoor and outdoor observation decks deliver spectacular, unobstructed views of the city skyline. With terraces facing east, west, north, and south, Top of the Rock’s panoramic sights make it the ultimate observation deck in NYC.

  • St. Patrick Cathedral (address: 5th Ave between 50th/51st Streets, New York): St. Patrick Cathedral offers 50 minute, self-guided audio tour on your Apple iPads with headphones provided. The tour can also be enjoyed on your own smart phone or tablet.

Grab Yummy Snack

  • Sugerfina (address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York): Sugarfina is a luxury candy boutique offering the finest candies and gourmet gifts from artisans all over the world, packaged beautifully with love.

  • Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (address: 1250 6th Ave, New York): What could be happier than that magic combination of milk, cream, eggs, and cane sugar (or coconuts, cashews and oats for our vegan friends)?

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