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4 Ways to Plan a Family Vacation in NYC

Published on August 15, 2017 by rae steinbach

For many people, a vacation might mean time off from a hectic daily routine. Or, it may mean taking a break from looking after the kids. But what if you learned how to plan a vacation that’s actually even more enjoyable with children?

If that sounds too good to be true, here are some ways you can plan a family vacation in NYC with children, and still get the full holiday experience.

Figure Out Your Dream Destinations in NYC

Vacations are normally very expensive and with kids on board, they get even pricier. Between travel expenses and the money spent while in the city, costs can really rack up. However, if you can’t afford to spend too much, you can always participate in the affordable activities in NYC.

NYC is brimming with vacation destinations and cheap attractions. You’ll want to communicate with your children about what activities they want to do, and how to combine that with what you’re interested in. Oh, and don’t forget to pre-book some extra-special activities that add an added level of excitement to the trip for the whole family. Attractions like Lion King on Broadway or an IMAX film in the Natural History Museum are both special activities you can book in advance.

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Deciding Where to Stay

When you’re searching for a place to stay in NYC for the duration of the vacation, you could opt for an average hotel. However, if you really want to make your trip memorable, why not go for a short-term vacation rental? These apartments offer all the amenities of a home with the convenience of being centrally located in New York City. They’re also often a more economical option if you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative to hotels.

Let Them Plan a Part of the Trip

If your kids are old enough to do research then it’s a good idea to let them plan one complete day of the vacation. This includes everything from what time and where you’re going to start the day to where you’re going to eat.

If they are not old enough to do the appropriate research, you can give them options of a few different activities then let them make a decision. This way everyone in the family can enjoy their family vacation in NYC to the fullest.

Make a Travel Journal

Making memories is an essential part of an NYC vacation. At the end of each day take a piece of paper and let everyone write down their favorite moment from the day. You can later make a booklet out of it, and this will become a great memoir you can revisit with the family later in life.

Category: Holiday Ideas