Treat the kids to a family trip to New York. Stay at a highly rated hotel or apartment over the June bank holiday weekend, and take a bite out of the Big Apple!
A family trip to New York is not something you often see advertised, but if adults still feel wonder after countless visits, ask yourself what must a child think? Whether it’s feeling like Kevin Mc Allister in Home Alone 2, or Giselle in Enchanted – New York is a place that transports kids into a fantasy land.
They will recognise the skyscrapers that Spiderman swung from and the streets where Annie sang Tomorrow, even the yellow cabs will bring back movie flashbacks.
We brought the kids to New York for the first time a few years ago and they loved it. Most of the reasons that I fell in love with New York the first time I visited, were the same for my kids.
They loved the gruff New Yorker taxi drivers yelling at tourists in Times Square, going uptown or downtown on the subway, and the overall feeling that they were inside a movie, in a galaxy far far away from everyday life.
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Just being in New York with kids is an attraction in itself, but while you are there you have to take in the highlights! If you are planning on visiting a few attractions it might be worthwhile getting a New York City Pass, as it offers up to 40% off New York’s top attractions, including Top of the Rock, the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
There are so many things to do in New York with kids, you can read some of my favourites here:
Read: 12 things to do with kids in New York
Read: Top 30 things to do in New York
There are many places to stay in New York, but I highly recommend you opt for an apartment or hotel with a kitchenette for a family trip to New York. It will take you a few days to get used to the five-hour time difference, and early morning wake ups are a given – trust me, a kitchenette will be a Godsend!
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There are many options to choose from but I found a good value suite at the San Carlos Hotel. The Executive King Junior Suite has a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities, and the hotel has a restaurant, bar and fitness centre. I have lots more hotel options here:
Read: My ultimate guide on where to stay in New York
Fly direct from Dublin to New York with Aer Lingus on the 1st of June and enjoy a four night stay in the San Carlos Hotel for €3057 based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.
View flights here €375pp
View Hotel €1557
All prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Please note this family trip to New York contains affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made – but at no additional cost to you.