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Welcome to the Empire State: Tips for Your Family Trip to New York City


There is no better big city vacation destination than New York City. This bustling metropolitan area has something for everyone. While many travelers may feel intimidated by its huge size and grandeur, the right planning can help you to safely navigate the city. Here are three tips to keep in mind for your family trip to the Big Apple:

Getting Around One of the biggest challenges of a trip to New York City is figuring out how to get around. Fortunately, travelers enjoy a host of transportation options to help them to get where they need to be. The city's extensive subway system makes travel within the city easy and affordable. You can also choose to utilize various rideshare or taxi services. Rush hour is the most dangerous time to drive in the city, so try to find another mode of transportation or an activity to do during that time.

Famous Attractions There is no shortage of amazing attractions to experience while in this vibrant city. Start your tour in Lower Manhattan with a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The moving National September 11 Memorial & Museum is also located in this part of the city and is worth a visit. In Midtown, you will find the famous Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and much more. Be sure to carve out some time for shopping along 5th Avenue and to take in a Broadway show.

Chow Down This melting pot of cultures boasts an incredible array of cuisines, making it easy to find something to satiate any appetite. For a unique experience, be sure to head to Little Italy to indulge in the country's best Italian food. Adjacent to this neighborhood, you will find Chinatown with its wide variety of Asian offerings. You cannot visit New York City without enjoying a meal at one of the famous classic steakhouses. Good choices include Peter Luger's, Gallagher's Steakhouse, and Smith & Wollensky. For a delicious brunch in a spectacular setting, you will want to visit Tavern on the Green, located in idyllic Central Park. It is easy to grab a quick meal on the go from the many food carts that dot the landscape of New York City's streets.

You will be entertained for hours on end with a trip to dazzling New York City. There are so many places to see and explore that you can’t experience anywhere else. There is nothing quite like a visit to this fascinating place.

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