Thanks to facebook we were able to poll our friends who had taken their children to NYC. We received numerous excellent tips. Top of the Rock was a hands down favorite for us all! Thanks Joy!
|Disco room on Top of the Rock|
The Natural History Museum was a hit, not for the expected reasons, but for the "Night at the Museum" movie recognition and embarrassingly the scantily clad historical figures may have been responsible for boy drool on the glass.
Restaurants were a big hit, espically Il Vagabondo with its Bocce court and a charming French restaurant in the Meat Packing District called Pardou where we were fortunate to celebrate a dear cousins' 21st birthday. So fun to hang out with these sweet, handsome young men!
Catching the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty was a treat, a free one at that with the added bonus of a boat ride.
And you can't go wrong with visits to FAO Schwartz, Lego, and the American Girl Doll stores. Just set a limit before you grace the doors.
The train ride into the city (my husband's meeting was 45 minutes outside of the city) proved to be a nice breather and much needed rest time.
I was a bit apprehensive about exploring the city while my honey was in meetings but my plan to limit our sidewalk time and not lose anyone actually led to many side adventures.
Overall it was unforgettable to "be a part of it, New York, New York"