A tour of United Nations Headquarters in New York City is a great educational experience for school-aged kids.
On April 5th, 2011 the Harry Potter Exhibition opened at Discovery Times Square (www.discoverytsx.com) in New York City on its final North American stop (mere days AFTER we had visited NYC for spring break). Discovery Times Square which bills itself as "more than a museum" is New York's first large-scale exhibition center. It is a vast space which once housed the New York Times printing presses and is located on W. 44th between Broadway and 8th.
I have just published a page on New York City which our family has been to on three separate occasions in the last four years. New York is an incredible city and one that families should not hesitate to visit as it is actually one of the most child-friendly cities in the world. Kids love the energy of the city where it is exciting just to walk the streets and see familiar sights from movies and television. There is so much to do in the city that families can stay busy day and night and no one could ever claim to be bored.
The Hotel Beacon is a family-friendly accommodation option on the Upper West Side in New York City.
Highlights of visits to New York City with kids.
It was clear and sunny but COLD in NYC today – turns out that the only warm day of our holiday was spent sitting in the airport with our flight delayed. We had no plans for the day other than attending a matinee performance of Mamma Mia so we decided to walk downtown and do some shopping along the way. We made the obligatory stop at F.A.O. Schwartz to see what extravagant toys they were stocking. The girls were most impressed with the Barbie Foosball table available to be purchased for a modest $24,999!!! Obviously the gift for a 6 year old girl who already has everything!