Family holiday in New York

New York has become so much more than the gateway to opportunity – it’s a city of triumph, a capital of exploration and experimentation; it’s a place where one is truly free to be themselves. So come as you are, shed your apprehensions, let it all hang out and join the fray.

New York City with kids is a great destination, not only because there’s so many fun things to do, but it’s different in every season. Central Park is a shady green oasis in summer, with boating lakes, water play areas in playgrounds, and soft grass for picnics and relaxing. In winter, the park is a winter wonderland, including a large outdoor skating rink. Year round, kids can ride to the Top of the Rock and Empire State Building, visit museums in all shapes and sizes, go for horse-drawn carriage rides, enjoy fun food and shows.


New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world—the New York metropolitan area.

On one of the world’s largest natural harbors New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a county of New York State. The five boroughs—the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were consolidated into a single city in 1898.

Manhattan – Manhattan is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is coterminous with New York County, an original county of the U.S. state of New York. The borough mostly consists of Manhattan Island, bounded by the East, Hudson and Harlem Rivers, but also includes several small adjacent islands and a small area on the mainland. Manhattan has been described as the economic and cultural center of the United States.

Bronx – The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. Located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County, the Bronx is the only borough that is located primarily on the mainland.

Queens – Queens is the easternmost of the five boroughs of New York City, the largest in area, and the second-largest in population. The borough of Queens has been coterminous with Queens County since 1899. The county is now the second most populous county in New York State (behind neighboring Kings County (the borough of Brooklyn)), as well as the fourth-most densely populated county in the United States. Queens (and Brooklyn) sit on the west end of geographic Long Island.

Brooklyn – Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs, with about 2.6 million people, and the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is the most populous county in New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan). Today, if it were an independent city, Brooklyn would rank as the fourth most populous city in the U.S., behind only the other boroughs of New York combined, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Staten Island – is one of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York, located in the southwest part of the city. Staten Island is separated from New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull, and from the rest of New York by New York Bay.

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