New York

New York State is a diverse destination. New York City is a top family destination with infinite possibilities, but you don’t need to drive far from the big city to find charming towns, stunning scenery and outdoor adventure. Here are our favorite destinations in New York State for families.

We have a lot of New York posts. You can scroll through the posts on this page or use one of these links to jump to the destination you want.


New York City

6 SMART tips for visiting the Statue of Liberty in New York City | | national parks | spring break | summer vacation | family vacation

Statue of Liberty

A first-timer's guide to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City | | family travel | summer vacation

American Museum of Natural History

Tips for visiting Top of the Rock in New York City with kids | | Rockefeller Center | Manhattan | Empire State Building | family vacation ideas | travel

Top of the Rock

The ULTIMATE Guide to the New York City Subway for Families. Top family travel bloggers share their best tips | | public transportation | MTA | getting around NYC

The ULTIMATE Guide to the NYC Subway

Review of New York CityPASS

10 FUN things to do in Queens, New York with kids. Queens is just 10-15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by subway, but hotels are half the price. We found that Queens is a diverse destination on its own! Find world class museums, parks and museums. If you love international cuisine, you may never leave. | | travel | family vacation | budget travel | spring break | summer vacation | New York City

Things to do in Queens

The Louis Armstrong House Museum for Families | | Queens | New York City | jazz

Louis Armstrong House Museum

Tips for visiting the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York with kids. This was my 7-year-old's favorite museum in New York City | | Astoria | movie museum | family vacation ideas | travel

Museum of the Moving Image

Review of Holiday Inn Manhattan View in Long Island City, Queens for families. This new hotel is just 10-15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by subway and is half the price of comparable hotels in Manhattan. We had a skyline view from our room! | | New York City hotels | New York City vacation | things to do in New York City | travel | NYC on a budget

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Manhattan View

9/11 Memorial Museum – Manhattan

Metropolitan Museum of Art – Manhattan

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Manhattan

Kids’ Guide to the Times Square Candy Shops – Manhattan

Hotel Review: Wellington Hotel – Manhattan

Noguchi Museum – Queens

Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens

Hotel Review: Courtyard Marriott LaGuardia Airport – Queens

Hotel Review: Wyndham Garden Long Island City – Queens
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Upstate New York

Step back in time at Fort Ticonderoga in the Adirondacks, New York, USA. This fort was held by three countries through many battles - including the first American victory of the Revolutionary War. Each year, Fort Ticonderoga features a different year of the fort's exciting history. | | summer vacation | New England | road trip | educational | outdoor

Fort Ticonderoga – Ticonderoga

7 reasons we loved Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, New York | family vacation | summer vacation | ski vacation | family travel | New England | Adirondacks | Whiteface

Resort Review: Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort – Lake Placid

Lake Placid Olympic Sites – Lake Placid

Wild Center – Tupper Lake

Dining Guide: Lake Placid

FDR Presidential Library – Hyde Park
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Western New York

5 GREAT state parks in the Finger Lakes for families | | New York | Ithaca | New York State Parks | Waterfalls | Hiking | Camping | Summer Vacation Ideas | Fall Foliage | Waterfalls | Family Travel

State Parks in the Finger Lakes

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