Top Family Attractions in New York

by NYJ Team

This post has been written by guest blogger, Discount Voucher

If you have given thought to visiting a city that has a lot of everything, New York is for you. The city of New York itself is bursting with entertainment, restaurants and shopping, on top of the numerous attractions, historical monuments and inner city parks. If you need more convincing, there are many other reasons to visit New York.

Why Visit New York?
There are loads of great aspects to the Big Apple and shopping is only one of them. Known for its world-renowned shopping, this city is a shopaholic’s paradise. You don’t have to be an admitted shopaholic to enjoy the city, but it won’t hurt. The main shopping central areas extend from 50th Avenue to 59th Avenue. It is here that shoppers can indulge in brand names such as Tiffany & Co, FAO Schwarz, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fortunoff and NikeTown.

Visitors to New York do not always factor in activities such as beaches, golf and skiing, but they should as New York is filled with these opportunities as well. Beach resort towns include Long Island, Fire Island, Northfork, The Hamptons and Greenport. Golf courses are plentiful from Adirondacks to Central-Leatherstocking and from Greater Niagara to Thousand Islands Seaway, while skiing is only a short drive away.

Family Entertainment
For a great family night out, what better way to see your favourite Broadway play than to experience it in the Big Apple? New York is home to many of the best live theatre and plays in the country, many of which can be pre-booked in the UK for your next New York visit. It may even be possible to save money on your New York visit with a discount voucher.

New York is filled with world-class art galleries and museums, which could make it difficult to find a starting place. A few of the more popular choices for visitors include the Metropolitan Museum of Art often referred to as Museum of Modern Art, as well as the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History. The city is filled with numerous other noteworthy museums and galleries, just simply too many to mention.

If you come from a food-loving family then you will want to take in the Foods of New York Tour. This tour is the ideal way to get the entire family out for a day of traditional New York experiences, as you are taken through the city’s most historic and delicious neighbourhoods for a taste of the best foods from local specialty food shops.

For a break out of the city, take the family on a Long Island Vineyard Tour. These tours are designed to give visitors a rare opportunity to taste and tour some of the best vineyards in the country. Located at the east end of Long Island, enjoy a city break as you tour some of the area’s most exclusive vineyards via limousines or buses.

Morris-Jumel Mansion | Edgar Allan Poe Cottage | Scandinavia House

by NYJ Team

We’ve just added more new reviews for some NYC museums and historical sites. Here are a few…

Morris-Jumel Mansion
The oldest house in Manhattan is a must-visit destination for American history buffs. Built by British Colonel Roger Morris in 1765 as a summer home, the Morris-Jumel Mansion was used by George Washington as headquarters in the American Revolutionary War. Today the mansion serves as a museum showcasing American life from the colonial era to the present… Read more

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
This humble cottage was the last home of Edgar Allan Poe. The poet and author lived here from 1846-49 with his ailing wife Virginia Clemm and her mother Maria. The master of the macabre penned some of his most noteworthy poetry here including “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells” and “Eureka.”… Read more

Scandinavia House
If you ever wondered if there is more to Scandinavian culture than IKEA, then it is worth paying a visit to Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America. Home to The American-Scandinavian Foundation, this modern building features two floors of galleries showcasing the art and culture of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland as well as a hall for films, music and drama performances… Read more