There are many great travel destinations throughout the USA, but New York City has to be at the top of the list. There is just so much to do and see and there is a reason that millions and millions of people travel there each and every year.
While it may seem like the city is just full of nightclubs and famous restaurants, that’s not the case. There are many different things that you and your family can do for a day of fun. With that in mind, here we will look at a couple great family-friendly things to do in the Big Apple.
Go For a Family Skate
Being that it’s right in the middle of winter right now, there is no better time to strap on some ice skates and head out the rink with your family. As long as the weather is cooperating, going out for a skate can be a fun way to not only spend time with your family, but also be active at the same time.
New York City is home to many different skating rinks, each with their own unique charm and features. Some will be very busy, while others will be quiet. Many of these rinks also have numerous stores, restaurants and other events nearby, so why not make a day of it? Don’t worry if you don’t own skates or helmets, most of these rinks will rent them out, so you’re covered.
Take a Tour
With so many different sights and places to see in New York City, it can be a bit overwhelming to know what to check out and in what order. Sure, there is nothing wrong with going at your own pace sometimes, and taking a tour is the way to go if that’s what you’re looking for.
Whether you want to see the Empire State Building or book a tour through Central Park, there are many options at your disposal. There are tours of all kinds and most are relatively inexpensive in addition to being a great way to learn some new and interesting things, while also seeing all of the great sights NYC has to offer.
Check Out an Art Museum
The culture and history of New York is one of the biggest selling points of the entire city. There are so many historical things to see and places to visit. If you and your family are into that sort of thing, we highly recommend you check out at least one museum during your stay in New York.
New York is home to dozens of different museums, each with their own specific theme and concepts. Two of the best you should definitely make time to check out are The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art.
Visit the Bronx Zoo
Yes, even though winter is here, you can still visit a zoo in New York city, and not just any zoo. The Bronx zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the entire country and one of the single biggest on the planet. The zoo houses hundreds of different species of animals and welcomes more than two million guests each and every year.
The zoo is incredibly diverse and features animals of all different kinds. No matter what kind of animals your children (or you) want to see, there is a very good chance they will be present at the zoo!