One visit to “the city that never sleeps” will never be enough, but with these exciting activities and attractions, your whole family will have the chance to get a taste of the diverse and exciting New York City, and have fun the entire time. With amusement parks nearby, interactive tours, and thrilling dining experiences, you and your kids will get a unique and action-packed New York vacation that will leave you wanting more. Check out some of the city’s most bizarre secrets, explore the area in a scavenger hunt, and travel back in time to the days of knights and jousting, as you eat a delicious medieval meal. All of these activities and more are packed with fun for both you and your kids.
Every vacation should be an adventure. A visit to New York City offers incredible opportunities to make this vacation the biggest adventure of them all. When you visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not Times Square, you can explore the wonders and oddities of the world. The museum is home to over five hundred extraordinarily unique and unusual occurrences, including a six-legged cow, a collection of shrunken heads, an albino giraffe, and more. Ripley’s is always guaranteed to entertain and astonish all guests, especially the kids. All of the bizarre collections make them shriek in surprise, laugh in delight, and wonder about what other eccentricities they may find in the world. One visit to this museum and the kids will have stories they’ll be talking about for weeks.
If you’re looking for more of an adventure, take the day to visit Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. This amusement park is only about an hour and a half drive from New York City, and includes some of the most thrilling rides, shows, and more. If you or someone you’re traveling with is an adrenaline junkie, then the collection of thrill rides marks the perfect destination. Learn to fly like your favorite superhero on Superman: Ultimate Flight, or ride down the tracks in the dark on Skull Mountain. Of course, the park has a large selection of rides meant just for the kids, including several Looney Tunes-themed rides. On Bugs Bunny Ranger Pilots, your little tyke can soar the skies on a miniature airplane ride, or they can explore the seas on Daffy’s Deep Diver submarine ride. The kids will love meeting their favorite Looney Tunes characters, who are always roaming the park for the chance to pose for photographs and entertain visitors with their dance moves. For a “Great Adventure,” Six Flags theme parks always provide you and your family with exciting opportunities.
A visit to New York City would not be complete without touring the area. However, kids are not always receptive to the idea of exploring museums, monuments, and galleries. Well, that’s about to change. On the New York: The Game tour, you can team up with your kids and hunt through some of the city’s most exciting attractions and neighborhoods for clues. Learn more about the great city, and have fun while doing it. This tour is perfect for families traveling with kids, with the opportunity to tour the city in an interactive way. Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Broadway and more. This is one learning opportunity even your kids won’t complain about, and you will all leave with New York trivia that will stay with you forever.
Continue with your adventurous vacation on an exhilarating helicopter tour. Don’t travel the city in a cramped tour bus or waste time walking from site to site. Board the ZIP Helicopter Tours and take to the sky, for an incomparable way to see the city. The kids will love the opportunity to take a helicopter ride, and you will love seeing the sights. See the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Liberty Harbor, Central Park and more, all in breathtaking views.
When hunger strikes, and it’s bound to after a day of riveting adventures, New York City has a variety of delicious restaurants, that only add more excitement to your vacation. Explore some of the best in motion picture memorabilia at Planet Hollywood Times Square and enjoy a delectable meal. A “Blockbuster Meal” includes a salad to start with, a sandwich or burger platter or pasta meal as the main course, and ice cream for dessert. This unique dining experience gives you the best in food and movies, all in one meal. Or, if you’re more of a music-lover, try the rock ‘n roll atmosphere at the Hard Rock Cafe. Movie memorabilia is replaced with artifacts from some of the best in rock legends, including the Beatles, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, and Elvis. Pay tribute to the greatest musicians, and enjoy a mouth-watering meal.
If you weren’t ready for the adventure to end with dinner, you don’t have to worry. The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is an unparalleled live-action dinner experience. Travel back in time and watch as knights compete in sword fighting and jousting tournaments. Six courageous knights suit up for the chance to be crowned victor. As you cheer on your favorite contender, dive into the food of the past, including roasted chicken, spare rib, herb-basted potato, tomato bisque soup, and more. Adding more adventure and excitement to a delicious meal, the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is always loved by both kids and adults alike.
A selection of hotels are in the area, providing you with convenience on your fast-paced, action-packed vacation. The Comfort Inn New York is known for its comfortable accommodations, the perfect destination to relax after a long day of sightseeing, roller coasters, and tournaments. Within two miles of some of the most popular New York City attractions, including Ripley’s Museum, Planet Hollywood, and the Hard Rock Cafe, Comfort Inn New York is designed for comfort and convenience. Also only mere miles from some of the hottest attractions is the Hilton Times Square. For a more luxurious stay, the Hilton boasts modern décor and some of the finest artworks throughout the hotel, complimented by spacious guest rooms and high-quality accommodations.
This spring, or any season, make your vacation one both you and the kids will remember forever. Family-fun activities that everyone will love fill New York City. Combine quality, comfort, convenience, and adventure into one vacation and create memories that will last a lifetime. New York City is always action-packed and fast-paced, making it “the city that never sleeps,” and your trip to the city will be no different. You and the kids will love all of the attractions. Bring your family closer together with a visit to one of the most exciting cities in the country.