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Children's Rides in New York (train, Tram, Boat & More)

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:43 PM EST with 7 listings
Children's train rides, carousels, ferris wheels and other children's attractions make for great childhood memories and some beautiful photographs.
Children's Rides in New York (train, Tram, Boat & More)

Carriage Rides

For about $38 you can have a 20 minute ride through Central Park.
Fifth Ave., Greenwich Village NY at 59th St.,

Central Park Carousel

Ride 90 cents. Open till 7pm in summer. 1908 merry-go-round is a classic. There is even a vintage calliope. For the younger set, there are horses that don't go up and down and swan cars.
Central Park,

New York Skyride

Located within the Empire State Building. A zany fast-paced (but you never leave your seat) virtual tour of NYC.
350 Fifth Ave., Midtown South NY 10118 33rd St., Fax 212-947-0185
Tel: 212-279-9777; E-mail: swiley@skylinenyc.com
Website: skyride.com

New York Waterway Cruises

Sparkling boats leave here for a 90 minute tour of the major sights of the city. Less crowded than the ferry and more comfortable.
Pier 78 (W.S. at 37th), Tel 800-533-3779
Website: nywaterway.com

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

NYC's own funicular (cable car) from 59th Street and 1st Ave up over the East River down to Roosevelt Island. Fun.
Tel 212-832-4540
Fax: 212-832-4582; E-mail: info@roosevelt-island.ny.us
Website: rioc.com

Staten Island Ferry

Take a free, 25-minute tour of New York Harbor onboard the Staten Island Ferry. No cars permitted --open to pedestrians and bicyclists only--the ferry departs at Whitehall Terminal in lower Manhattan and passes the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and other harbor sights on its way to Staten Island's St. George Ferry Terminal. Click Here for a schedule.
Battery Pk., Battery Park NY Tel 718-390-5253
Tel: 718-815-2628; Website: www.siferry.com

The Beast

And you thought cab rides were thrilling. This speedboat will thrill you up New York Harbor at 45 mph every hours on the quarter (11:15 am-7:15 pm, June - October)
Pier 16 (E.S. at Fulton), South St. Seaport NY South St, Seaport, Tel 212-563-3200