I can’t think of many more family friendly metropolises than New York City. Whether snow or shine, there are plenty of interesting and fun activities to melt away any winter blues (and little town blues according to ol blue eyes…)
While most of these are captivating places to visit during this current storm, you can also check them out during upcoming spring break. And even though a couple of these classic suggestions may seem obvious, there’s more to them behind the doors that you may need to explore. Go ahead. Let your vagabond shoes stray.
New York Skyride
This visual stimulation takes you off the top of the Empire State Building and on a flight over Manhattan. Located on the second floor of the Empire State Building, this attraction is $29 for adults and $19 for children.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tour through centuries worth of art. Ranging from Egyptian art to present day, kids can learn all about ancient cultures. There are all kinds of special programs and talks for children, and even special ones for teens. The museum is open all week, with tickets at $25 for adults, while kids 12 and under are free. However, if you get a New York Pass, your admission is free!
Also – if traveling to exotic locations exploring art and culture with an educated guide is your idea of a great trip, look into Travel with the Met – The next organized tour goes to Copehnagen in the spring.
Museum of Modern Art
Though it may seem like an obvious attraction, the MoMA also has film screenings every Friday, which are free for children under 16. Check out www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films for film schedules.
TV show tapings
For a unique- and free- travel experience, attend a taping of a popular TV show. But beware! The wait for tickets is often a long one, so write to the studio in advance. Check out www.nycgo.com/tv-show-tapings/ for schedules.
Take the most unique tour in New York! A city wide theatrical scavenger hunt, part theater, part game…you can take your family through the most famous landmarks, all while searching for clues. Participants are looking for actors, who give them clues to find the next actor. Though there is no prize, the fun and unique experience is rewarding enough. This is more pricy, however, at $65 a ticket.
Beware of the traffic! New York is famous for crazy driving. Keep a close eye on your young ones to keep them safe.