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New York City Skyline

We visited New York City over a weekend in mid-October and were blessed with beautiful clear skies and crisp-cool weather. As this city is large, spread out and crazy crowded…we wanted to take a kid-friendly approach and ensure that we all enjoyed the trip. We did not want our memory to be that of utter exhaustion, but rather that of amazement.

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Photo credit: Lexi Barry Instagram: @nationalexplorers

On the recommendation of our good friends, we booked tickets with the Big Bus Tours New York. They have large double-decker buses with live tour guides and allw for riders to hop on and off at every stop. After reading other reviews on TripAdvisor, we knew this was the perfect fit for our trip. They offer a family four-pack price and then we added one child. We also upgraded it to two days of bus access. This upgrade only added about $35 to the cost, but with it came an extra day of transportation and free tickets for the Hornblower Cruise that took us out, and around, the Statue of Liberty. This little cruise was one of our highlights for sure!

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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New York

Although we did not have time to visit any of the museums, we did see most of the city landscape and the major sites.

Of course we managed to find some good food as well….

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Oldest Cheese Shop in America
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Paris Baguette
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Pastries from Ferrara’s in Little Italy

At the end of the weekend, we all agreed that our trip was a blast. We really enjoyed taking the train into the city and not dealing with navigating our truck through NYC. For those traveling via RV…we highly recommend staying at Croton Point Park, a 45 minute train ride north of the city. The park is especially affordable if you utilize their weekly rate. You can read my review on Campendium here.

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