New York City is, hands down, my favorite city in the world. Living in NE Ohio, it’s always been easy to hop on a quick, cheap flight to The Big Apple. Since it is such a short flight, it makes for a great little weekend getaway. Before our daughter was born, the mister and I did this quite often.
Last fall, my husband had a business meeting in Queens and at the last minute, he sent me a text and asked if we’d like to join him and spend a few extra days in Manhattan. Umm…yes, please!
So I booked our tickets, packed our bags and we headed to the airport with him.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to introduce our daughter to The Big Apple.
We started out with her very first cab ride from the airport into Manhattan.
John’s Pizzeria on 44th Street. The pizzas are huge and delish!
Toys R Us.
We rarely take cabs in the city, mostly because my husband loves the subway system. Over the years he's become quite an expert and can get us where we want to go almost without looking at the map. Don't knock the subway, he'll tell you, because it's the fastest way around town.
Just make sure you carry some instant hand sanitizer in your bag, mmmkay?
Since my daughter was just shy of 3 when we took her to NYC, a stroller was a must.
The only problem? Getting down into the subway stations.
The solution? My husband carried her, stroller and all.
Empire State Building. Here we are on our way down 34th Street…
The weather was perfect one of the days we were there, so we spent some time in Central Park, specifically the southeast section which is known as “the children’s section." There is so, so much to do here – The Carousel, The Central Park Zoo and the boat pond, where you can rent remote controlled boats and race them around.
Our final day in the Big Apple was cold and rainy, so we headed to the American Museum of Natural History, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, where we spent a significant amount of time looking at the dinosaurs.
"What was your favorite part about our trip to New York City?"
"Jumping on the bed at the hotel!"
Of course. Jumping on the bed at the hotel.
As you can see, our spontaneous weekend trip was a complete success.
And I'm happy to report that this little girl loves the Big Apple as much as her parents do.
What a wonderful recap of a fun weekend trip to NYC with your toddler, Tina!! Thanks!
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