Best Family Summer Vacations in New York Ideas 2020


New York is the “Big Apple” which many people dream of coming to. Although the city has a reputation for being all about business and finance, it makes a good destination for vacation spots. This is highlighted in this piece we have written to show you some of the spots you should definitely visit with your family when on vacation in New York.

The Encyclopedia of Human Civilization.

Humans have come a long way over the years developing and growing their culture and planning their futures. The Encyclopedia of Human Civilization encapsulates these struggles of ups and downs by showcasing so many pieces from different cultures and people’s. In this wonderful museum, you can easily catch a glimpse of Egyptian mummies and an Egyptian temple in the Egyptian wing. There is also the gold treasures of the ancient Mayan civilization and a rebuilt house of Frank Lloyd Wright. There is also a renaissance library and so many other exciting displays which will keep your family more than entertained and educated. 

The Statue of Liberty

A gift from the French with love, the Statue of Liberty is without a doubt the single most thoughtful gift ever given by one country to another. The statue was crafted by Frederic Barthold who is one of the lost remarkable sculptors who ever lived. In recent times the statue has been given a new and improved outlook which makes it much more appealing for visits. The new 26,000 square loot museums will definitely give you value for your money.

The museum has so many attractions including an immersive theater that takes you back in a blast to the past. There is also an engagement gallery where you can snap photos and compare yourself with a life-size replica of Lady Liberty’s foot. This is definitely one attraction your kids will love and don’t forget to get souvenirs to cement the memory forever.

Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society

Do your children love animals? Then you’re in luck. The Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society has a lot in store for the whole family. It is said to be one of the greatest zoos in the world. It has a massive 265-acre campus that houses around 4000 different animals and species. You will have the opportunity to meet the Fossa, Snow Leopard, Gorilla, and so many more delightful animals. These exotic creatures are kept in as natural habitats as possible to allow them to grow and develop as if they were out in the wild. 

If your kids love fun rides, there is the Big Carousel (which has 64 insects look-alike), the Wild Asia monorail and sightsee the beautiful exhibits. Other animals you can see on this wonderful trip include sea lions, penguins, rhinos and pandas. They also have seasonal activities that you might be lucky to meet and enjoy.

Empire State Building

The Empire State building is one of the most iconic buildings in New York and it will be almost criminal for your family not to visit the building. As at the time of its completion in 1931 it was the tallest building in the world standing at 1,454 feet. One fun fact about this building is the fact that it took less than a year to complete from start to finish. From the top of the building, you can see the city in all its glory. Take your family up this building on a ride they will never forget and ensure you take those candid photos to immortalize the moment. The observatory deck and the lobby have undergone some changes which are meant to improve your experience, ensure you take advantage of this. 

American Museum of Natural History

If your children love nature and history then this is the perfect combo for them. The Natural History Museum is a natural magnet for inquisitive minds who wish to broaden their horizons. There is so much your kids would learn from being in this building of knowledge. From learning about dinosaurs to learning about the planets and the stars, there is literally a ton of engaging exhibits at the museum and you could end up having a full day of fun and excitement. One good thing you should note is that the museum regularly gets updated with new attractions, therefore, you can be sure to always have something for your family.

New York for international visitors

When visiting New York from outside the US you will need the right documents so you do not have any problems with immigration authorities during your stay. You can fill your ESTA form online and then pay a small fee to get an approval for a stay in the US. If you have already pre-enrolled, you can perform an ESTA application check online to see the results of your application. 

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