A trip to NYC is for everyone… And, some of the best New York trips are family trips. To make sure your family trip is one you’ll never forget, see our recommendations for a fantastic New York City outing. Taking advantage of our recommendations and top tips will lead to your family having the ultimate New York trip.
Dinner cruise on the Hudson River
A dinner cruise on the Hudson River is one of the most spectacular things to do in New York. Guests rave about the excellent views, food and sharing something special with loved ones. Boats board at 6:30 pm and start sailing at 7:00 pm. Your family will get to relax, eat, and drink while you cruise down the river. You’ll view the NYC skyline and pass in front of the Statue of Liberty at sunset, which is truly amazing. Following dinner, you’ll have the opportunity to dance to live music. We’ve seen hundreds of families fall in love with New York after their dinner cruise.
Bike tour in Central Park
Central Park is arguably the best park in the entire world. There’s no better way for your family to enjoy it than by taking a bike tour. One of the reasons why is because the park is so big, and being on a bike ensures you get to see it all. But if you don’t know where you’re going or what you’re looking at, your tour can get confusing and become misguided. We highly recommend a biking tour with an experienced company so that you’ll definitely experience important points of interests—both inside and outside of the park. You’ll really get to see New York from a local’s perspective. There are bikes made for small children or they can ride with a parent. Guides take families on fun and safe routes through the park.
New York pizza
Everyone wants to know where the best places to eat in New York are. But when it comes to pizza, even die-hard New Yorkers can’t agree. That’s because locals have their own take on what makes pizza great. Is it the crust or the sauce? You can have fun deciding which one to try and then enjoy a few slices of the best pizza you’ve ever eaten in your life. Or even do your own taste test, and have each family member vote on the winner. The experience is easy, fun, and certainly delicious.
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge
A quick walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn and back is an iconic New York experience. You get some great views of the City, and photo opportunities are endless. Be sure to visit the Brooklyn Promenade on the Brooklyn side of the bridge for some especially exceptional views of the City. And if you’re tired, you can stop there and have a rest. You may want to avoid rush hour during the week—and the mass exodus of New Yorkers that are Brooklyn-bound. Instead arrive for sunset, when the walk is absolutely beautiful.
Family scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunts are one of the most fun and most popular New York activities. So if you haven’t visited the City in a while, you surely haven’t experienced this fun new option. Companies offer scavenger hunts at all of the following top New York travel spots:
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Central Park
- Times Square
- Grand Central Station
Families love scavenger hunts because they’re exciting and entertaining—and never the same experience twice. Everyone will have a great time, young and old, and you’ll be creating priceless family memories.
With so many Broadway musicals to choose from, many families realize that they can’t decide on just one. The good thing is you don’t have to. With numerous matinees and nighttime performances every week, there’s a way to fit multiple shows into your itinerary without foregoing other great New York attractions. Family-friendly Broadway musicals are super fun, with some of the most talented actors, singers and performers in the world. We’ll help you select one that your entire family will love, and promise that iI will be something you talk about for a very long time.
Planning your trip
Your next family trip can be the best one yet when you choose New York as your destination. Our New York travel specialists are here to help you plan as little or as much of your trip as you would like. Give us a call or contact us here and we’ll help you right away. We’re always ready to show clients the best city in the world!