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Places to Visit in NYC

Manhattan skyline in the day

New York City is a true dream for all sorts of travelers. When I lived in NYC I was single, so I always thought of this city as non-kid-friendly. Now that I have two little men, I have returned numerous times to visit the city and am in complete awe how much there is to do for people of all ages.

Start with NYC street food. 

food truck in NYC Vegas Style

Grand Central Station – even if you’re not taking a train anywhere, just visiting it and walking around, getting some food is so much fun. Grand Central Station is undoubtedly the largest train station in the world.

Grand Central Station, NYC

Empire States Building – you have to visit this iconic landmark.

Empire State Building Observation Deck

The view alone from the Empire States Building will blow your mind.

View from the Empire State Building

Times Square Anyone?

Family fun at Times Square

Make sure you bring plenty of cash to pay the tons of characters that are now earning (a descent) living from photos such as these.

Spiderman, Elmo and the family having fun at times Square

The Met – museum lover or not, this place is great to either sit on their steps and even better to check it out on the inside.

The Met

The Intrepid – This is a great visit to the one time amazing ship.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Circle Line – This is a great orientation tour to find out about the city, get some sick skyline images. It is more of the ‘tourist’ but can be a cheesy, fun activity.

Circle Line Boats, NYC

Museum of Natural History – no visit to the City is complete without see a dinosaur.

Museum of Natural History NYC

Downtown NYC has really been done up since 2001, and it’s so much fun exploring. My recommendation, rent a bike and go.

Memorial at Battery Park, NYC

Wall Street!

Wall Street, NYC - Biking rental

Downtown is great for street performers

Street Performers at Downtown NYC

Rub the Bull for some financial luck

The Bull at Bowling Green in Wall Street

Central Park – If you don’t visit this amazing park, you haven’t really visited NYC.

Central Park Lake, NYCBrooklyn Bridge – If you can visit the bridge, it will be so worth it. You can walk along it, or ride your bike.

Brooklyn Bridge NYC

If you’re staying in NYC for a longer period than the average trip, and have rented an apartment to truly enjoy the city. I really recommend hiring a maid service to keep your place clean while exploring.

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