Fall Fun - Zoo!
The zoo is much more pleasant in the fall than the summer. Enjoy the nice cooler weather while you’re walking from one section to the next without the summer sun beating down on you.
Because Jamila is still young, the Central Park Zoo is PERFECT for the days we just need an easy activity that we can both enjoy. I enjoy the extra steps for my Fitbit while she visits with her favorite animals. We take the bus down (she’s bus obsessed lately) and there are not too many animal attractions to visit, so we never feel overwhelmed.
The best part about Central Park Zoo for Jamila is the Petting Zoo! Make sure to get there before 2pm or you won’t be able to feed the animals.
Her other favorites are the Penguin Aquarium and the Birds in the Aviary (be prepared it’s super hot hot and humid in there but worth it). Make sure to take a full pack of WIPES and snacks!
Just because you don't live in NYC doesn't mean you can't enjoy the Zoo in your local city. Just try to pick 3-5 sections at most based on how long your munchkin can handle - be sure to include timing for food and walking. This way you don't leave feeling so overwhelmed and overworked, and your little one can leave feeling satisfied. Break it up in several sections and then you have many days to fill when you are at a loss of what to do!