7 Family Friendly Tours in New York City
Are you planning a family vacation to New York City?
The city that never sleeps is an exciting place for families to explore. You and your family could be there a lifetime and never see everything it offers. Try these seven must do tours that have something for every member of the family.
See New York at Night
The bright lights of the big city will enchant the whole family when they see them lit up.
This nighttime tour takes you and your family to see the Brooklyn and George Washington bridges, the magnificent view of Manhattan from New Jersey, and many other areas in New York on a three-hour private tour.
A Foodie Tour
New York is well-known for being one of the best places in the world for dining at five-star restaurants, but its street food is pretty good too.
Take a guided walking food and cultural tour of the Lower East Side to sample foods like knishes, dumplings, and mozzarella, plus learn about some of the Big Apple’s history.
The Museum Kids Will Love
The American Museum of Natural History is a must-see for any family visiting New York. It includes 96 permanent exhibits that will capture your children’s imaginations.
Visit the dinosaur wing, space show, their 94-foot blue whale, and the IMAX theater. Join a tour inside the museum or explore it on your own.
Instead of fighting New York traffic in a car, tour the city via a double-decker bus. Purchase one, two, three, or five-day passes that allow your family to hop off or on the bus whenever you wish.
See the sights of Manhattan from inside the bus or the top deck, and get off the bus at any place on the route.
Feast on the Pizza Tour
Most kids and adults love pizza, so everyone should love this tour. The guided walking tour allows you and the family to eat your way through Little Italy, Lower Manhattan, and Greenwich Village by trying a variety of pizzas.
Eat Sicilian, Neapolitan, and New York pizza from some of the area’s best pizzerias.
Soulful Gospel Tour
If you’re going to be in New York on a Sunday, then the whole family should take a gospel choir tour of Harlem. You will visit the area via coach, and then walk through Harlem and visit a local church to hear soulful renditions of familiar hymns.
Visit the Apollo, the Cotton Club, and eat soul food for brunch too while you’re in the area.
Sail the New York Bay
If your family likes to sail, or conversely, has never been, you can surprise them with a sailing tour of Manhattan. You and your family will be aboard a classic boat built in 1964, and sail past sites like the Statue of Liberty and get a skyline view of Lower Manhattan.
These seven tours are only a handful of what is on offer in the New York City area. However, you will see many of the city’s sights by day and night when you book them.
Be sure to book well in advance if your vacation is scheduled during the spring or summer months as many of these tours will quickly sell out.