For families who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life, a vacation is definitely in order. But there are those who find planning for a trip, particularly abroad, a bit stressful because there are too many details or itineraries to consider. Moreover, the cost of cross-country or international travel, hotel booking, and food can be too high for their taste.
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As an alternative, staycations are earning the favor of families. The idea is to stay at their own home then visit local attractions, including amusement parks, tourist spots, and more. They could even choose to book a hotel nearby.
In New York, there are plenty locales offering fun-filled family staycations, such as the following:
Upper West Side or Upper East Side
Two of the most kid-friendly places in Manhattan, there are lots of activities families can enjoy in either side of Central Park – from visiting zoos, playgrounds, and museums to relishing tasty comfort food in restaurants, cafes, or food carts.
Long Island City
The Westernmost neighborhood of the Queens borough is a known haven for families. Not only is it home to great kid-friendly food choices, there is a handful of museums and parks that both adults and children would enjoy. There is also the City Ice Pavilion, a 33,000-square-foot skating surface.
Previously written as TriBeCa, this neighborhood is ideal for families who want to spend a quiet and relaxing weekend together. Families can either go to Washington Market Park or Hudson River Park, or experience inventive entertainment at Brooklyn Robot Foundry.
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