New York is everyone’s playground. The sample itinerary below will ensure three days of perfect playtime with the family.
Day One: Adventure
- On your first morning, rise early and order the lemon ricotta pancakes through In-Room Dining.
- Head out and purchase tickets for the Hop-on- Hop-off Gray Line Bus Tour, which makes the urban jungle much easier to navigate.
- Buy a two-day pass so you can continue your journey with ease tomorrow.
- Lines start to form by 10:00 am in this city – especially at the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center – so be sure the entire clan is ready to go bright and early.
- Once you’ve taken in the magnificent views, head to the tip of Manhattan and cruise to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
- By now it’ll be a bit past lunchtime, so walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and a set of stairs will guide you to Grimaldi’s – one of the city’s best pizzerias.
- Head back uptown to enjoy some downtime at the Hotel.
- Freshen up and ask our Concierge to recommend the latest and greatest family-friendly restaurants.
Day Two: A day at the museum
- Enjoy your first meal of the day at The Garden Restaurant, where the kids can sample the yummy children’s menu.
- When it comes to culture with kids, New York is full of interesting experiences. Hop on the Gray Line Bus and visit Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim or the Museum of Modern Art.
- If your family is more interested in science, the American Museum of National History and the Hayden Planetarium are absolute musts.
- Next, take the subway down to Grand Central Station and enjoy one of the New York Transit Museum’s daily tours.
- If that’s not really your thing, check out the Concorde at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
- Finish the afternoon down at the Chelsea Piers, where you can bowl, play basketball, skateboard, hit golf balls or stroll along the path by the Hudson River, weather permitting.
- What’s for dinner? Check out a fun, family-themed restaurant in Times Square.
- Or, enjoy an early dinner before taking in a show in the theater district.
- Finish the night back at the Hotel, where milk and cookies await the children.
Day Three: Central Park, shopping and sports – oh my!
- Make your last day count by renting bikes in Central Park and enjoying the beauty of this magnificent green space in the heart of the city.
- Bike to Victoria Gardens Amusement Park at Wollman Rink, rent a motorised sailboat or take a gondola ride at the Central Park Boathouse.
- For a special treat, go on a carriage ride through the park.
- Done with Central Park? Let the shopping begin!
- Visit American Girl, Dylan's Candy and the Ferris wheel at Toys "R" Us.
- Freshen up in your guest room and reserve a table at historic PJ Clarke’s Restaurant, just steps from the Hotel.
- After dinner, hop into a cab or take the subway to a baseball, football, basketball or hockey game. The city is home to eight different national teams, so buy your tickets well in advance.