by Christina Parrella , 11/06/2012
Photo: Jen Davis
767 Fifth Ave., 212-644-9400, Midtown East, Manhattan
Keep the kids close, because they might ask for everything in sight. Oversize teddy bears, a line of collectible dolls, a giant floor piano that lights up when stepped on—FAO Schwarz specializes in exclusive toys to turn your child's room into a fantasyland. Founded in 1862, this Fifth Avenue flagship is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a special collection of plush teddy bears, board games and ornaments. Kids will enjoy cuddling with the massive famed character Patrick the Pup or playing with a Victorian set of toys. Adults will undoubtedly become wide-eyed kids again dancing on the supersize piano. You can even bring a miniature model home, for more practice.