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New York with a Family
New York City may be the city of lights and that never sleeps but can also be extremely family friendly. Such a grand city can appeal to kids who love a variety of things to do in the most fun ways possible. The only problem you’ll have is trying to choose which fun things to do, which can only mean another family visit to New York City
Family Friendly Hotels in New York
Finding a family friendly hotel in New York can help parents who have children of all ages. With requests like kid menu’s, activities and extra beds, it’s nice to find a hotel that accommodates these needs. One popular hotel is Affinia Fifty which is located in Midtown Manhattan.
Though Affinia may look splendid in style, it accommodates the traveling family. They are notable for their "Jet-Set Kids" program, which is an offer for families traveling with kids under 12. Not only do they stay free, but an entire family of 4 can also enjoy breakfast. They will also receive kid friendly gifts as well. Other kid friendly amenities include an area in the club lounge, filled with children's activities and board games. Parents will enjoy the tranquil ambiance, spa, and complimentary wine reception.
Omni Berkshire Place
Walk into the Omni after a long day of sightseeing and shopping in New York and your family will instantly feel relaxed. Families will love the modern styles and comfort of this upscale hotel. Their large rooms cater to families who need the extra space. Kids under 12 will feel special when they received a suitcase filled with fun games and toys to play with during their stay. They will also receive a kids cup with unlimited refills around the premises. Children with a picky appetite will appreciate a fun kids meal which includes grilled cheese with no crust.
Dining with a Family in New York
New York City is a cultural melting pot with an array of restaurants to choose from. Finding a family friendly venue which will cater to children is just as easy to find with plenty of unique choices and venues to accompany the New York experience.
There's something fortunate about dining at Serendipity 3, a unique restaurant on the Upper East Side. Famous clientele like Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol would often praise their food and the lovely ambiance. Children and adults will love their classic dishes, like the foot long hot dog. Indulge in your sweet tooth by ordering the trademark "Frozen Hot Chocolate" which you must taste to believe.
Jekyll and Hyde
Children who are looking for a unique dining experience will love the themed restaurant: Jekyll and Hyde. This "haunted" restaurant tells the bizarre story with live entertainment of these two quirky characters. The fun doesn't stop there with the opportunity to make your own dishes, including burgers called The Mummy and Create your own Monster Burger. Meanwhile, adults will enjoy the wide variety of beer from around the world.
Activities with a Family in New York
There’s no need to worry about being bored in New York, when this lively city has so much to offer. Luckily, many activities can be enjoyed by every family member, whether you’re a child or an older teen. Spending the day together can truly make the experience even more worthwhile.
The Bronx Zoo
A trip to the world's largest metropolitan zoo is due when visiting The Bronx. This natural attraction is home to thousands of animals. Families will enjoy the Monorail that takes you through a recreated rainforest of Asia, or even Tiger Mountain which reveals the most impressive Siberian cats on this side of the Atlantic.
Coney Island and the New York Aquarium
If there are locals that are truly proud of their neighborhood it would be those who live in Coney Island. This getaway retreat from the city is best known for its amusement parks and beach boardwalk. Since it is easily accessible by the city subway, it is a fun place to catch some fun and sun without going too far. Famous rides at the amusement park include, The Wonder Wheel, and The Cyclone, one of America's oldest wooden roller coasters.
Meanwhile, right on the beach is the New York Aquarium, the oldest in the United States which dates back to the 19th century. On a warm sunny day, it is nice to see all of the sea creatures and aquatic wildlife, like the dolphins and coral reef. Combine a day at Coney Island and the Aquarium and you’ve got a perfect summer day in New York.