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Nick Buys GoCityKids

Nickelodeon said Thursday that it has acquired online city directory and resource GoCityKids (

The site allows parents to search for activities by their kids’ ages and activity preferences and informs them about of local events and attractions.

The five-year-old site offers information on top destinations for family travel including San Francisco; New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Los Angeles; and Philadelphia, and Nick said it will expand from 14 to 20 cities by the end of the first quarter of 2006.

“GoCityKids is a passionate company created by parents for parents who tapped into the power of the Internet to create a wonderfully useful and time-saving service,” ( vice president and general manager Kyra Reppen said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to growing GoCityKids’ services by adding more cities and new features.”