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 for families.


New York City

Everybody ought to visit New York City at least once, and it’s especially fun to experience the energy and wonder of this iconic city as a family. There are plenty of well-known attractions that you won’t want to miss, but save time to explore some of the hidden gems and fascinating neighborhoods outside of Manhattan too.

The ULTIMATE guide to the New York City subway for families

Should you buy a New York CityPASS? – Manhattan

9/11 Memorial Museum – Manhattan

American Museum of Natural History – Manhattan

Metropolitan Museum of Art – Manhattan

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Manhattan

Statue of Liberty – Manhattan

Top of the Rock – Manhattan

Kids’ Guide to the Times Square Candy Shops – Manhattan

Hotel Review: Wellington Hotel – Manhattan

10 fun things to do in Queens

Louis Armstrong House Museum – Queens

Museum of the Moving Image – Queens

Noguchi Museum – Queens

Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens

Hotel Review: Courtyard Marriott LaGuardia Airport – Queens

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Manhattan View – Queens

Hotel Review: Wyndham Garden Long Island City – Queens



Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park is a beautiful state park that covers six million acres in the northern end of New York State. It’s a great destination for families who love hiking, biking, water sports, skiing and other outdoor adventures. We love the unique historical sites and museums too.

Fort Ticonderoga – Ticonderoga

Lake Placid Olympic Sites – Lake Placid

Wild Center – Tupper Lake

Lodging Review: Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort – Lake Placid

Dining Guide: Lake Placid

FDR Presidential Library – Hyde Park