Are you planning a trip to New York City soon? I’ve been lucky enough to visit NYC many times over the last 15 years with and without my kids. My parents live in New York, so occasionally we make to NYC during our visits.
I am certainly not an expert on NYC, but I do have various recommendations on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while you are in New York City. I’ve included all of them into this New York City Travel Guide.
New York City Activities
All year long, visitors can enjoy the major landmarks and attractions here, like seeing the Statue of Liberty or visiting Times Square and Ground Zero.
A plus on any trip to New York City is the abundance of free things to do around the area. For example, during the summer kids can play free games like Kubb at Bryant Park while parents enjoy a drink at the cozy park bar and During the winter season, everyone can ice skate at Bryant for free.
Museum of Natural History – DINOSAURS
Ripley’s Believe it or not! in Times Square – 30% off
New York City Hotels
Soliders, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard and Airmen Club (Military Hotel)
New York City Restaurants
When you visit New York City indulge in some over the top dessert experiences here, like ice cream creations at the famous Serendipity, crazy milkshakes at Buns Bar, and more massive milkshakes at Black Tap.
Black Tap – crazy milkshakes
Calle Dao a Cuban/Chinese fusion restaurant
Malthouse – Near the 9/11 memorial. They have the best brunch with bottomless brunch cocktails on Sundays.
Tir Na Nog – Best Irish food in NYC
New York City Holiday Sights
If at all possible, visit during the holiday season to see the Rockettes, Macy’s Christmas windows, Dyker Holiday Lights and the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. While you’re there, take a spin around the ice skating rink.
Dyker Heights Holiday Lights in Brooklyn