New York For . . . .
There are so many famous sights in New York that it is hard to know where to start. The Empire State Building is a must, the views from the top are incredible and even though it isn’t the tallest building in the world anymore, it is still the most famous. The Statue of Liberty is another such sight, which you can get to in a number of ways and you don’t have to pay the earth – there is a ferry that sails past it for just a couple of dollars and you can get excellent pictures. Go to Grand Central Station to get a look at the amazing windows and interior of the world’s most famous train station.
There are untold amounts of shops in Manhattan. From the millions of souvenir shops which sell all manner of NYC adorned stuff to the huge department stores; the city really is a shopper’s paradise. I absolutely loved Bloomingdales and Macys, but it easy to get lost in them and you could quite happily spend a whole day in either one.
Central Park is the city’s green space and it is a lovely place to enjoy nature whatever the season. When we went it was snowing and it really was beautiful (if a little cold) but I’d imagine that it is also a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the summer sun too. There are lots of areas to wander around and enjoy the scenery and the peace from the city that surrounds it.
We went to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum which I think would be great for kids. It is a very interactive museum that has lots to keep children entertained. There are actual spy planes and even Concorde on the decks of the ship that is the home of the museum.
You could take them to see a show as well – there are plenty to choose from that would suit a younger audience and I can particularly recommend the Addams Family, which is hilarious and very engaging for all, and even has some adult only jokes that will pass over children’s heads and keep parents entertained.
There are, as you would imagine, literally thousands of places to eat in the city. You should definitely grab a hot dog or a pretzel from one of the street vendors for a cheap bite on the go. Head to Times Square for some all American grub in one of the big name restaurant chains like TGI Fridays or Planet Hollywood. There are lots of nice cafes in The Village area of town where you can sit on the street and watch the world go by.
Whatever you want, New York has it by the bucket-load, so enjoy it!