MEMORIES > gifts 8.0 (New York City)

Eight years ago, we decided to skip Christmas gifts and do a family TRIP instead. Little did we know, this would become our FAVORITE FAMILY TRADITION!

With Ross getting older, it was such a treat to take him to the place he’s always wanted to see- New York City!

I’ve had a few people ask, so here’s my take-aways:

We didn’t, but SHOULD have:

  • …walked the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • …visited museums.
  • …taken advantage of the FREE museum days! (Tickets must be reserved in advance. It’s only available on certain days.)
  • …had more time to explore Central Park.
  • …checked out Little Island and The High Line.

I’m GLAD we:

  • …used the SUBWAY! It was easy AND cheap!
  • …stayed at an AirBNB! We weren’t super close to the main attractions (to save money), but just a few minutes from the subway. It was really neat to experience a super-small apartment for 5 days.
  • …splurged to see The Music Man on Broadway with Hugh Jackman (or any Broadway play)!
  • …utilized the Roosevelt Island Tramway (subway fare) and Staten Island Ferry (free).
  • …ate at family-owned (no chain) restaurants.
  • …packed light! (We each only brought one backpack. It was very helpful with navigating subways and streets.)

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