New York City is one of the few cities in the world that has reached truly iconic status and become part of world culture. Featuring in countless books, movies and television programs, it is the ultimate in glitz, glamour and urban cool.
Everyone thinks they know what New York looks like, from its yellow taxi cabs to the steam rising from its sidewalk vents and the hotdog stands on every street corner. New York is all that and then some; just what you expect and so much more. Visit it for the first time and you’ll be thrilled. Return for a second bite of the Big Apple and you’ll be surprised at how this city is constantly reinventing itself.
Your kids will love this place, and love you for taking them there. It’s the ultimate cool destination, and will give kids enough bragging rights to last them into the next decade. Who wouldn’t want to see all the sights that have been associated for so long with movies and television programmes? Who wouldn’t want to finally see the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building up close and personal? From Spiderman to King Kong, walking through New York is like walking through a giant movie set.
Teenagers especially will also love the shopping, which is first-class and far surpasses anything on offer in Australia. The museums are superb and often have special programs for kids; Central Park is an endless source of fun and relaxation; the hotdogs sizzle on every street corner; and there is enough entertainment, music, sporting activities, sights and sounds to keep any kid happy for weeks on end.