Welcome to the show notes for the eighth episode of the Just Go Places Podcast. Episode Eight is a look at all the cool family-friendly activities there are in the Rockefeller Center area of Manhattan.

A list of family-friendly activities in Rockefeller Center manhattan

Summary

Rockefeller Center is located in quite a compact area but contains many things to do – entertainment, culture, art, shops and food. In winter, of course, it’s got the famous Christmas Tree which makes the whole area magical.  Any time of the year, Rockefeller Center is great fun to visit.

Family Friendly activities at Rockefeller Center

The famous statue of Atlas which has been associated with both fascism and libertarianism.

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As Mentioned in the Podcast

The official website for Rockefeller Center is very informative.

Family Friendly activities at Rockefeller Center

Public art to edify the masses

The Radio City Music Hall website allows you to buy tickets to shows as well as arrange for tours of the building.

Family Friendly activities at Rockefeller Center

The famous Radio City sign

Family Friendly activities at Rockefeller Center

My kids first celebrity selfie with Derek Hough

By the way, the Top of the Rock admission is included in the New York CityPass.  You have to choose between the Top of the Rock or the Guggenheim Museum.  If you want to do the Guggenheim Museum, you still get the Manhattan skyline view from the Empire State Building.

FDNY Fire Zone makes it fun to learn about fire safety.

Sadly Kenneth from 30 Rock won’t give you a tour but I’m sure the NBC Studios tour will be fun nonetheless.

It’s self-proclaimed gaming paradise at Nintendo World and a world made out of little bricks at Lego World.

Family Friendly activities at Rockefeller Center

Entranced at Nintendo World

Family Friendly activities at Rockefeller Center

The cool Lego replica of Rockefeller Center inside the Lego Store.

After all this sightseeing, you deserve a treat from Magnolia Bakery.

For a swanky dinner with a view to die for, it’s got to be the Rainbow Room.

After all that overindulgence, take a moment for quiet reflection at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Saks Fifth Avenue has gorgeous store windows that reflect the beautiful items for sale inside.

American Girl Place shows that Disney isn’t the only place where dreams can come true.

Family Friendly activities at Rockefeller Center

You know the American Girl Place stylist is thinking “I went to beauty school for this??!”

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