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Family Vacation Fun

Day

1

MORNING
  • CROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.

    Explore the breathtaking DUMBO waterfront and take a nostalgic ride on the 100-year-old Jane's Carousel. There’s adventure afoot at the Cliffs at DUMBO, which offers rock-climbing (for all ages/skill levels) with the downtown skyline as your backdrop. 

MIDDAY
  • A FEAST FOR FOODIES.

    Sit down for lunch at Cecconi's in Brooklyn Bridge Park or explore the bustling food hall at Time Out Market, where you can take your palate on a world tour. The food hall also has a rooftop with incredible views facing Downtown Manhattan. 

  • HEAD TO THE SEAPORT.

    After indulging at the market’s food outposts, walk the historic Brooklyn Bridge. It is a one-mile jaunt, where you can take in views of the Hudson River, One World Trade and South Street Seaport.

AFTERNOON
  • DISCOVER MORE IN FIDI.

    Spend some time exploring all there is do in this financial center, an attraction for visitors and business travelers alike. Take a selfie with the Fearless Girl and Charging Bull statues, and then head to the One World Observatory above the Freedom Tower, which has unparalleled views of the city from 100 stories above. Experience the history of Federal Hall, Stone Street, Fraunces Tavern and the South Street Seaport, or pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

EVENING
  • PICK A SHOWTIME.

    With an abundance of adult and family-friendly shows (The Lion King, Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin, Wicked, The Phantom of The Opera, Chicago and more) Broadway is not to be missed. Friday and Saturday evenings are the best time of the week to visit. 

Day

2

MORNING
  • POSE FOR THE CAMERA.

    Explore Madison Square Park and snap a picture in front of the Flatiron Building, one of the most photographed buildings in the city.

  • BUILD SOMETHING FUN.

    Stop by the ultimate LEGO Store. This two-story, 7,000-square-foot flagship location offers several immersive activities, interactive exhibits and exclusive toy sets.

MIDDAY
  • VIEWS, FUN AND FOOD.

    Head down to the Meatpacking District and grab lunch at Chelsea Market. Chelsea Market’s standouts include Los Tacos No. 1, Los Mariscos, Seed + Mill and Very Fresh Noodles. Then stop at the Starbucks Reserve, one of the largest locations in the world.

  • A PIECE OF THE CITY.

    Set your sights on Little Island, an artificial park designed to resemble a leaf floating on water and then visit The High Line – a public park located on an elevated rail line. You can walk through the gardens, grab a bite to eat or check out the public art.

AFTERNOON
  • A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD.

    Head to Hudson Yards to shop and stop in for a snack at José Andrés' Mercado Little Spain. Afterwards, take in the mind-bending centerpiece of the Yards, called the Vessel. Then head 100 stories up to the Edge, the highest open-air observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, complete with a see-through glass floor.

EVENING
  • DELIGHTFUL CULTURAL IMMERSIONS.

    Carnegie Hall is a historic institution that celebrates extraordinary musicians and performers. They also support and debut the work of young and aspiring artists.

  • GAME ON, PAL.

    Attend a sporting event at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, The Yankee Stadium or Met Life Stadium and cheer on one of the city’s many professional sports teams (the Knicks, Nets, Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Giants, Jets and NYC Football Club). 

Day

3

MORNING
  • FOSSILS AND THE MOON.

    Visit the American Museum of Natural History to see a life-sized T-rex fossil, a woolly Mammoth, and the famous blue whale, all familiar to youngsters from The Night at the Museum movies. Also in the museum is The Hayden Planetarium, one of the most popular destinations for space enthusiasts.

  • TAKE A BREAK AT THE PARK.

    Enjoy brunch at the legendary Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Afterwards, rent a rowboat and take it out on the lake for a quintessential New York experience.

MIDDAY
  • WILDLIFE IN THE CITY.

    Pay a visit to the penguins, sea lions, leopards and red pandas at Central Park Zoo or go ice skating at Wollman Rink with the incomparable Billionaires’ Row skyline as your backdrop.

AFTERNOON
  • SHOP LUXURIOUS BOUTIQUES.

    Enjoy some shopping on Fifth Avenue as you approach Rockefeller Center. Come winter, you can take a spin on the rink and see the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. All year long you’ll find events in the skating rink and public art installations, as well as tours to the Top of the Rock for breathtaking views.

EVENING
  • AUTHENTIC LOCAL EATS.

    Take a five-minute walk to Koreatown for authentic Korean barbecue or hit the 2nd Avenue Deli, a staple in NYC since 1964. Be sure to order one of their locally renowned pastrami sandwiches.

  • NEW HEIGHTS.

    End the night on a high note by visiting the Empire State Building after dark. Open late, the Empire State Building offers 360-degree views from an open-air observation deck with sights stretching up to 80 miles on a clear day.