Month Visited: February
Our family enjoys adventure and excitement, and we also like to stay in luxury whenever possible. We are willing to rough it and go off the beaten path if needed though, in order to find unusual and interesting stops. We enjoy local experiences and cultures, and we try to mix up fun stops with educational activities. Hiking and outdoor activities are also very popular with our family and we are usually very active. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 6 children- Boy age 15, Girl age 15, Girl age 15, Girl age 11, Boy age 8, & Girl age 3.
Address: 830 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10065
Hours: Varies by day
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Trump Rink is a well known attraction in Manhattan, in Central Park, New York, and it has been features in the media including movies, commercials, and television shows. Skating is open to the public daily, and a skating school is located at the rink so that lessons can be taken from professionals. There are skating classes designed for any age. Trump Rink (also known as Wollman Rink) is a popular destination for residents of New York, as well as visitors who come from all around the globe and who want to see one of the most famous skating rinks in the world.
Our Experiences: We recommend the skate school at Trump Rink. The kids loved this place – it was a hit even with the 3 year old and the 7 year old. The older kids really enjoyed this stop, and the adults also had a lot of fun. This is an activity that can be great for families with kids of all ages. It is a favorite for our family and we have been here more than once and we keep coming back again.
Address: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
Phone: (212) 423-3500
Hours: 10am-5:45pm daily, except for Thursdays when closed and Friday when closing time is 7:45pm.
Admission: Ages 12 years and up $22, Children under 12 are free
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Description: The Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan is an art museum that is well known on an international scale. The building itself was designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and it is a work of art just as much as the treasures on display inside. This museum is a very important attraction in New York, and it is a cultural center and a place where art education is provided. There are a number of different galleries in the Guggenheim, and visitors can find a wide range of art works and a number of different time periods represented. A guided tour can be arranged or you can pay the admission and simply explore the various exhibits on your own.
Our Experiences: We paid for a family tour for an hour, and the kids were very engaged with the guide. Our guide was super patient with our kids, and they managed to get the kids to view the art and try to absorb it. The kids loved this stop. It was well worth the cost, and very educational while the kids had fun at the same time. We highly recommend that other families do this with a guide to get the most out of the experience. I think next time we would opt for a 90 minute tour if one is available as the kids seemed to have the patience for a few more pieces of art.