If you have plans to visit New York City with your kids, this comprehensive little guidebook updated in 2013 can help make your trip-planning a little easier. As many parents know, Fodor’s offers guides to various cities around the world.
Their terrific “With Kids” series covers destinations such as Wsahington DC, Paris and Disneyland.
Incredibly detailed maps — recently updated to reflect New York’s ever-changing skyline — guide you throughout the city, informing you about the best stops for your children, and providing the age ranges for various attractions. Kids themselves will have fun reading through it.
It’s written in a breezy style yet includes helfpul information on lodging and the latest kid-friendly dining options, as well as all area attractions.
In a center of world culture, you’d expect the best family-oriented performing arts venues to be covered, and they are. Tweens and teens will also appreciate the themed map that allows kids to find the film locations of some of their favorite movies or TV shows.
Fodor’s uses a well-organized array of sidebars and charts to keep information easy to find. Parents will find packing tips, how to use public transportation, the family amenities at area hotels and brief summaries of neighborhood highlights — great for families who like to walk the city.
This pocket-size guide even includes ideas on what to do if you experience bad weather on your trip.
Author Paul Eisenberg is himself a busy New Yorker and long time professional in the travel industry who we’ve enjoyed working with. Get the local scoop on planning tools for parents, family-focused listings, fun activities for all ages, and makes good use of Fodor’s personal ratings system to help you establish the family priorities. In the city that never sleeps, that’s a very valuable tool to have.
Purchase “Fodor’s Around New York City with Kids” at Amazon.com; best for ages 6+.
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