There is perhaps no place on earth that offers more opportunities for fun and adventure than New York. The city sparkles with energy—from the lights on Broadway to the fireflies in Central Park—and there’s always another museum, park, or tasty treat around the corner.
A former New Yorker, I thought I had the city dialed in. But returning with my kid has given me a new appreciation for the city. The city is almost shockingly family friendly, and there’s never a shortage of things to see. There’s no way to do it all, but there’s really no bad way to spend your time, either—even the process of riding the subway delights kids. Here are my suggestions for a 3-day visit.
In winter, buildings are overheated; in summer, expect extreme air conditioning.
If you only have time for one thing, make it a museum visit and wander through Central Park.