tourist attractions in New york city for families

tourist attractions in New york city for families

tourist attractions in New york city for families Of residents

I have booked the airline for our November flight on our first trip to New York City Any suggestion of places that we must see, places to eat any suggestions at all would be appreciated!

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That depends on your budget NYC has everything from 5 stars to 1 star hotels, & motels same goes for restaurants and things to do in NYC

Unless you are there a long time I would view the Statue by way of the free Staten Island Ferry The view is great Get on and goes straight to the top left for the view going over

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I love NYC as I’m sure

That depends on what your interests are but you should get a subway map, a weekly transit pass and weather permitting, a citibike membership It will make your new York experience a new Yorker experience

FYI keep a subway map It’s not easy if you don’t understand it Phone apps give good and up to date directions Buy an unlimited metro card for a week You will save money in the end You can also use it for the bus which is above ground, and slower but you can see a lot

I’m sure you will have a great time whatever you do I love NYC as I’m sure you will, so see as many things as you can or you will be like me coming back for more and I’m from London

I too am from London, I have been to New York 23 times and can never get enough of it, should have been coming for 16 nights in November but I am sad to say my dad is terminally ill so I don’t want to leave him I will be back next year though

 

Highline and Staten Island Ferry 2

There are so many things to do I suggest the Highline and Staten Island Ferry 2 things that are free and you will get a different perspective of the city Write a list separate by good and bad weather New York is windy and standing in a cold rain stinks Places like Statue of Liberty you will be standing outside in the elements before you get in

Unfortunately I am not a New Yorker but what I always love to do is just walk Walk this way and that way, looks up, look down! There is just so much to take in

Central Park, museums, Brooklyn bridge, Statue of Liberty and Ellis island, 5th avenue, World Trade Center memorial,

Ride the Staten Island Ferry It’s free and the views are fabulous Top of the Rock by day

and night St Patrick’s Cathedral

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it is directly behind the New York Library so you can walk in there too then if you walk out of the library turn left and walk up Fifth Avenue to see all the high dollar shopping There are other shops as well.

You can walk all the way up to Central Park too which isn’t that far of a walk Across from the entrance to the south end Central Park is The Plaza Hotel It’s worth walking in the lobby However a small Diet Coke in there is $7

We love Juniors Bakery it’s a great Diner in TS and the original is in Brooklyn

Lombardi’s pizza!! Best pizza
Make sure to take circle line tour boat ride Amazing views of NYC

Nov will be nice some store windows may be decorated for Christmas If it’s not to chilly Circle Line Cruise is nice all 5 borough it hits a lot of monuments Broadway show, or see whose playing in NY that week.

I travel A favorite for me is St Patrick’s

Any local place for food don’t do a chain restaurant can do that at home Central Park, plenty of shops, you will have fun I always carry a backpack so it’s easier keep your money credit cards Id in front pocket.

I do this where ever I travel A favorite for me is St Patrick’s Cathedral Rockefeller Center is right around corner 9 11 memorial if you can, I have not been able to do it yet to emotional still God Bless have fun

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

have pizza and ice cream in the park on the other side and take the ferry back to Manhattan Fabulous!

I agree but I recommend you ride the subway over to Brooklyn and walk toward Manhattan The view is spectacular By the way wear comfortable shoes and start preparing now for all the walking you will do We are not super fit people and when we went for a month my husband and I both lost 10 lbs and we ate everything

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A word of advise, plan your trip ahead of time I’m a NYC addict and I plan well so I get the most for my time I use Former’s book to help me You can buy it at a local bookstore like Barnes and Noble in the travel section.

He gives great tips and provides addresses Make sure you download an app on your phone to give you directions for any kind of transportation including walking We went once for a month

I made documents for every neighborhood with places to shop, eat, see, etc Frommers gives good cheaper options for great local restaurants Be careful where you go to eat Food is expensive if you don’t know where to go Never go to chain restaurants There is too many other wonderful options

I got a New York pass and that saved me loads of money Hudson River cruise is amazing xx

 

street to Dylan’s Candy Bar

A really neat thing is to go to the upper east side and ride the Roosevelt Island Tram You can use your subway metro card It’s a four minute ride over and a four minutes back It’s residential on the island but the view is amazing When you finish walk down the street to Dylan’s Candy Bar, owned by Ralph Lauren’s daughter They have every candy dating back to your childhood It’s fun!

If you really want the NY experience my very favorite thing was riding the number 7 train all the way from Manhattan through Queens to Flushing Get off at all the stops for the true ethnic experience like Little India It’s referred to as the International Express Google it and read about it Flushing is a Kroger China Town than what’s in Manhattan and no hassling you to buy purses

I also love Astoria Queens It’s very Greek and they have the best bakeries with Italian cookies which are so delicious

Since you are coming here first time, of course you need to go above mentioned places

but as a person who lives in NY, also I would like to add to your list to go see

 

Williamsburg Bedford ave , Dumbo, Brooklyn promenade

, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Greenwich Village, Washington square Park, East Village, Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, Tribeca shore, Astoria And also don’t forget Metropolitan Museum,

Moma Museum, Guggenheim Museum, StPatrick’s Church, Morgan Library Museum, House of Louis Armstrong, Cathedral St John Divine, Intrepid Museum, etc For the museums, check their websites for the free days and also for the “pay what you wish” hours This means you can pay whatever you want for admission, you don’t have to pay suggested admission There is a live music show at Cafe

 

 At Greenwich Village for the tourists

and also comedy show there which is great Also check spoiled nyc website for the recommended local restaurants It depends what you would like to eat Chinese, Spanish, Peruvian, Southern, Middle East, Italian, Greek, Turkish, fusion Because this is a city that you can find best versions of world food They say 600 languages are being spoken here, so go figure

how many couisines of food in NY Check newyorkled magazine online, there are tabs for Nyc street fairs, calendar of events, check local events because Nyc has a lot to offer when it comes to local street fair-festivals and events

Oh if you like coffee try Reggie’s Cafe in Greenwich It’s historic and the best iced cappuccino ever

I suggest going to the Empire State Building and if you can also top of the Rock Different views of the city but both worth it Top of the rock is gorgeous at night

Take her on a dinner boat ride at night she will see the city lights it’s very romantic

do not forget Battery Park(great place to take pictures) take the Roosevelt Island tram(breathtaking views)Washington Square Park(the Arch) Columbus Circle Wall Street District(NYSE/the Charging bull) Flatiron District and Madison Square Park Yankee Stadium Radio City NY Public Library

 West Villag, Harlem, South Street Seaport

Metropolitan Museum, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Harlem, South Street Seaport, World Trade Center Memorial, West Village, East Village, Lower East side, Chinatown, Little Italy I could go on and on! Enjoy every minute one of the tour buses would be nice to give you an idea of the neighborhoods that appeal to you

If you really want the NY experience my very favorite thing was riding the number 7 train all the way from Manhattan through Queens to Flushing Get off at all the stops for the true ethnic experience like Little India It’s referred to as the International Express Google it and read about it Flushing is a Kroger China Town than what’s in Manhattan and no hassling you to buy purses

 

breathtaking views Washington Square Park

do not forget Battery Park(great place to take pictures) take the Roosevelt Island tram(breathtaking views)Washington Square Park(the Arch)Columbus Circle Wall Street District(NYSE/the Charging bull)Flatiron District and Madison Square Park Yankee Stadium Radio City NY Public Library

Metropolitan Museum, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Harlem, South Street Seaport, World Trade Center Memorial, West Village, East Village, Lower East side, Chinatown, Little Italy I could go on and on! Enjoy every minute one of the tour buses would be nice to give you an idea of the neighborhoods that appeal to you

Admission to the American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York is SUGGESTED Give what you can to support these renowned museums, but don’t feel you must pay what is suggested unless you would like to see a Special Exhibition.

The MCNY is a gem – be sure to see “Tim escapes” when you are there Conservatory Garden is right across the street from the Museum in Central Park

Get the New York Pass It will give you many discounts too many things don’t know how long you’ll be there

Take the Water Taxi to various points in Manhattan and Brooklyn the Circle Line around Manhattan is wonderful Central Park the Highline

Oh my! So many things! The Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall Rockefeller Center

I could go on for days if you have enough time, think about spending a day in one of the “neighborhoods”

 

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Yes – Cat picked two great plaices I would also suggest – The Highline and Central Park Be sure to visit the north end of the park which is less trafficked and see the Conservatory Gardens From there walk down (south)

on Fifth Avenue to see the many museums and beautiful residences Many of the museums in NYC have free or Pay As You Wish days Some are always Pay As You Wish but do not advertise it M any of the museums are $20+ per person for admittance

 

 Walk all the way across bridge from Brooklyn

Walk all the way across and get ice cream right there! And you can get Pizza at Grimaldi’s, but I hear it’s not so good anymore if you plan enough time you can get the Q to DiFara’s, but be sure they are open!

If you walk the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan there is a food truck at the courthouse at the bridge called Waffles and Dinges Must have one they have savory and sweet ones

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Honestly, on my next trip I am planning the New York Botanical Garden for the Orchid Show, Arthur Avenue for the real Little Italy then on over to Sylvan Terrace,

the Morris-Junell Mansion and a walk across the High Bridge that’s one day A day trip to Dia Beacon and maybe to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, the Whitney and the High Line, then

Chelsea Galleries ,Queens for the New York Panorama , Noguchi Sculpture , Socrates Sculpture Park , MoMa PS 1 and Roosevelt Island for the Four Freedoms Park days full nights are for eating and plays we have Hamilton tickets! I’ve been planning all this for months there is more all the museums up to the Cloisters check out La Marina on and

onwe only have 5 days

 

 -Canal st (Chinatown – 74th St-Jackson Heights (Little India) 
-Central Park

(horse drawn carriage ride is $50 cash only just FYI) There is so much to do in & around central park
-Groms hot chocolate-they use REAL chocolate!! (very close to Central Park & Times Square)

Time Square of course

-34th st is pretty cool for high end shopping, most famous Macy’s store is there!
-Financial district to visit the bull

-Brooklyn Bridge Park is very nice

-if you get a chance to go during the week, the garment district is great!
-Natural History Museum

The list of things to do & see in NY is endless but I think those are the major draws & a few of my favs as well

I was born at NY Hospital and grew up in NYC and Queens NYC has my heart and, as an adult, I moved back to NYC a few times and lived in Brooklyn Heights as well I still consider it HOME even though I lived in Ct And have been in SC for 21years

I know NY will be all you hope for and more
On my next trip, I hope to visit the 911 Memorial I don’t want to miss it! That area is rich with history and beautiful architecture
Enjoy it

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