New York City Archives - My Family Travels
Classic train waiting to depart the Strasbourg Pennsylvania station.
7 Top Train Trips for Exploring the East

With more than 50 years of service experience, Amtrak presents seven top Eastern train trips -- all short ones ideal for family-friendly trips. We know families with little ones...

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New York City skyline views at night as seen from the Circle Line celebrate the holidays -- big time! Photo c. Circle Line
Christmas In New York City – The Best Holiday Attractions

Grab the kids to experience Christmas in New York City with our guide to the best holiday attractions. The good news is that most family activities are open...

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Bands of LED lights and reflective surfaces add life and ornamentation to the MSC Seascape, a clever energy- and cost-efficient design.
Sustainable Cruise Travel Now First Port Of Call

As the travel industry attempts to reduce its environmental impact, sustainable cruise travel has become a priority for cruise companies. An April 2022 survey...

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Snoopy, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
Where To Watch New York’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Putting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on this year's itinerary? Your family deserves a ringside seat. This amazing spectacle is outdoors, in person and even...

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Kids in costume walk the Spooky Pumpkin Garden Trail during Fall-o-Ween at the New York Botanical Garden. Photo c. NYBG
Halloween in New York City for Free And Cheap Fun

Starting in early September, carved pumpkins, spooky ghosts and candy treats mark Halloween in New York City. Best yet, ghostly elves spread the spirit of autumn across the five...

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girl holding pumpkin
Haunted Houses, Halloween Ideas and Weekend Breaks

Candy sales, haunted houses, character costumes and spooky weekend breaks make all Halloween ideas an estimated $10.14 billion holiday. According to the National Retail Federation,...

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Man with dog stands in hotel lobby while guests take a picture.
At Home At The Loews Regency New York

The Loews Regency New York Hotel boasts a newly renovated and family-friendly property in the heart of Manhattan. The imposing Park Avenue hotel has been famous since its...

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Lady Gaga wax statue in London Madame Tussaud's wears the famous Telephone Hat from designer Philip Treacy
Star Trekking: Lady Gaga Shrieks Viva Las Vegas

The Grammy's make us dream about the big year for Lady Gaga. When one of the world's most flamboyant and individual performers joined the A-list at Madame TussaudsĀ in...

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Statue of Liberty seen in the distance from the water.
Lady Liberty Carries A Torch For America

The weather report promised New Yorkers four consecutive 70+ degree sunny days to heal the hurt of nine months of pandemic purgatory and partisan political hostilities. I wondered,...

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