With its central Manhattan location, quiet streets, international population and great schools, Murray Hill scores well as a great family neighborhood, but it may not be on your radar as a destination for a day of fun. With major city landmarks like the Empire State Building and Grand Central Station along with unique playspaces, there’s plenty to keep you busy for a day or more. Check out the following guide to Murray Hill to discover great activities, shopping, food and more that the whole family will enjoy.

Stop for a Sweet at Pip's Place: The Gluten-Free Cakery

The famed uptown gluten-free bakery has come to Murray Hill in the form of this hip sweet shop. Cookies, bars, tarts and more are all made without allergens and all so good that you would never know they're any different than a traditional treat. Enjoy a latte or cup of cider along with a cupcake of the day as you sit amongst nannies and toddlers, gangs of children enjoying an after-school gluten-free treat, or dads ducking in to get a birthday cake or muffins for Sunday brunch.

Pip's Place
127 East 39 St.
Mon. - Sun., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Where is your favorite family-friendly spot in Murray Hill?

–Stephanie Pedersen