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New York City in One Day

My son asked, “Why is it so busy when it’s so late?” We had arrived in the city that never sleeps, that’s why! In a busy city filled with so much to do, creating an itinerary for two nights and one day is daunting. I have visited New York numerous times, but this was my 7-year-old son’s very first […]

10 Best Free New York City Activities for Families

New York City has a reputation for being super expensive but did you know there are dozens of free family friendly activities throughout the city? As a New Yorker and a mom, I know the place to go to keep kids content on the cheap. Check out these ten best free New York City activities […]

Tips for a Mother-Daughter New York City Getaway

Taking your child to the city that never sleeps can be a daunting task. For years I’d fantasized about taking my daughter to the Big Apple, but for one reason or another the timing wasn’t right. A few months ago the stars aligned and we cashed in our air miles to embark on an awesome mother-daughter […]

Best Family-Friendly Attractions in the Adirondacks

The American tradition of family vacations traces its origins to the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Back in the early 1900s, summer heat and deadly fevers drove those who could afford it to “vacate” cites in favor of the fresh clean air of the Adirondacks. Somehow, the term “vacation” stuck, while our friends across […]

What do the seven points on the Statue of Liberty’s crown represent?

a) Freedom, Justice, Liberty, Faith, Valor, Charity, and Equality
b) The Seven Seas
c) The Seven Continents
d) The artist’s seven children
e) Nothing

New York City Holiday Travel Tips for Families

Here are some festive child-friendly activities for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve in New York. I interviewed Fodor’s author and New York aficianado, Meryl Pearlstein, to gather these tips for families traveling to the Big Apple during the holidays.