New York City has something to offer every family, as children and adults alike will find the sights, the sounds, the food, fun and excitement that simply can’t be found anywhere else. Whether you decide to take it easy or pack in as much of “the city that never sleeps” as possible, family fun is sure to find you. This day enjoys some of the city’s most popular attractions for a well rounded day you will all remember for years to come.
The type of vacation we typically choose is luxury. For our activities, we like luxury and often stay at the finest hotels, but we are also adventurous and love off the beaten path types of experiences and always seek them out. We aren’t bothered by very “local” experiences anywhere and think these are very important to our vacation. We love adventure. We also like a mixture of regular, touristic and organized places. We enjoy hiking and outdoorsy activities. We enjoy museums, markets and other activities geared towards children. We like to maximize each day by seeing as much as possible.
Our children at the time of this trip: 6 children- Boy age 16, Girl age 16, Girl age 16, Girl age 12, and Boy age 8.
Billed as “Part Tour, Part Ride” this unique attraction has dazzled countless NYC visitors with its exciting new brand of family experience. The 75 minute interactive tour of NYC features stadium seating and a panoramic view, all in a multi million dollar custom built vehicle that allows you to experience New York like never before. See midtown and Times Square along with street performances, trivia, karaoke and the fun of professional comedic hosts. This unforgettable overview of the area will set you up for the rest of the day, as you enjoy the most action packed part of the city.
Address: 234 W 42nd Street New York, NY, right in the heart of Times Square
Hours: Opening Times Vary 9 – 10 AM, Closing Time Between 3 PM and 10 PM. See schedule to plan your trip.
Admission: Adults from $29.60, Buy Tickets Online & Save up to 25%
Madame Tussauds is world famous and a NYC highlight since the year 2000, while the London outpost dates back 200 years and all locations can trace their roots back to 18th century France. The realistic wax figures of everyone from celebrities to fictional characters and world figures will amaze young and old alike. Download the app for a preview of your experience. Take memorable family photos with your favorite “stars” (or at least their wax doubles) and enjoy what millions of tourists each year know as one of New York’s greatest attractions.
Address: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th St., New York, NY
Phone: (866) 786-7513
Admission: Tickets start at $72, though discounts may be available.
Who is it for? As per our recommendations, the show is best for ages 8 and up.
Schedule: Opening night is April 15, 2015. At that point there are generally 8 performances per week, with evening shows every night except Monday, and matinees Wednesday and Saturday. Schedule varies, see official calendar for details.
One of Broadway’s newest shows, Finding Neverland is great for families. Children 8 and up, including teens and tweens, will be amazed by the performance, which parents are sure to enjoy as well. The show is “powerful” and “magical” according to first hand accounts.
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