Kitt’s 10 Tips for Visiting New York City Over the Holidays

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

  1. Restaurants: Keep the restaurant reservations close to the hotel on arrival night in case the flights are delayed. Make sure they are child friendly.  No matter how well behaved your children are, when they are tired and in a new place, having a staff that works with children is best for you and the other guests. The Discover New York Team can help you include the perfect choices in your custom itinerary.
  2. Interactive Activities: Choose activities that are interactive to keep the whole family engaged. Ice Skating in Central Park, Rockefeller Center or Bryant Park are fun ways to get into the winter season.
  3. The Holiday Windows: New York City: Selecting the best times to see the windows with the least amount of people makes it more fun for everyone.  Last year’s posting is still the best route.
  4. Breakfast with Santa: Children of all ages love the idea of Christmas Carols and Santa.  There are a variety of ways to experience Santa in New York City and the Discover New York Team of Destination Specialists are happy to design an itinerary that work for just for you!
  5. The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden: This is a fabulous way for children to take a real train from Grand Central Terminal to the Botanical Garden.  The gardens are very crowded and the display is inside the Conservatory which is humid.  Dress in layers and be patient.
  6. Museums:  With over 150 museums, The Discover New York Team knows how to make a visit to any museum more fun for the whole family.  Call us to chat about what you love best and we’ll help you select the perfect one to include in your itinerary.
  7. Special Exhibitions: The depth and breadth of special exhibitions is staggering at this time of the year.  Working with your Discover New York and Beyond Destination Specialist, all of us are happy to include as many possibilities in your itinerary so that it works correctly. The Art of the Brick is really wonderful for everyone and will end January 5, 2014.
  8. Broadway Theater and the Christmas Spectacular: Start with a review of Kitt’s Pick’s Theater Reviews and select the best show for your personal taste and budget.  Sitting in a sold out show is more expensive than seeing one that has been playing a long time and has availability.  The center orchestra is more expensive than the side or rear orchestra.
  9. Families and Family History: The Discover New York Team can create the perfect visit allowing your family to live their own heritage and create their own memories.
  10. Shopping: In addition to the wonderful department store options, take time to explore the Holiday Markets around the city: The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, Union Square Holiday Market, Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Brooklyn Flea Market, Grand Central Holiday Fair.

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