New York : you’ll fall in love the moment you arrive !
When people talk about skylines, we bet that midtown Manhattan—home to the cloud-piercing spires of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings—is what they’re imagining. And beside that, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (better known as MoMA), are more reason why you’ll find this an exciting experience.
New York State is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Spring in New York State – watch nature come to life. Summer in New York State opens a world of exploring and fun for the whole family. Relax at a charming resort and spa or maybe you prefer a quaint bed and breakfast, enjoy skiing or snowboarding this Winter in New York. Experience the beauty of mother nature’s spectacular display of autumn with brilliant colors during Fall in New York State. Whatever season you choose to visit New York State there are countless exploring activities and fun for everyone.
Visit New York City, Manhattan offers the finest in arts and history, museums and galleries, designer fashions, fine cuisine, Broadway shows, cultural attractions, boat cruises, double decker sightseeing tours, premier walking tours of New York’s historic districts and ethnic neighborhoods and much more.
Discover Long Island with its sparkling beaches, world class golf, cultural attractions, seaport towns, Long Island museums and scenic wine trails or visit…
Catch your breath in the beautiful Catskills where each season offers a variety of activities and family fun. Enjoy nature, sports and recreation from Skiing and snowmobiling to Catskills golf courses, festivals, fishing, camping, hiking and more. Then pamper yourself at one of the abundance of resorts and spas.
Enjoy outdoor and indoor recreation of all kinds in the beautiful Adirondacks. Kayak, canoe, whitewater rafting, swimming and fishing in miles of rivers and lakes. Enjoy top ranked resorts and spas, camping and other lodging. Visit Adirondack museums and French and Indian War–era forts.
Explore Central NY, rich in historical folklore, visit the Turning Stone Casino, Howe Caverns, the Baseball Hall of Fame, museums, enjoy antiquing, golfing and more. Stay at cozy bed and breakfasts and spas, outdoor sports of all kinds, Leatherstocking is right in the middle of it all.
Plane, train or automobile brings you to Buffalo, proud of its sports heroes and buffalo wings offers theatre, gourmet restaurants, theme parks, zoos, great shopping and so much more!
Experience Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. Visit the Erie Canal and the villages. Bring the family for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, arts and entertainment, parks, casinos, golfing, sport fishing and more.
Once a quiet farming town, Orlando now welcomes more visitors than any other place in the state. The reason, of course, is Walt Disney World, which, along with Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, and a host of other attractions, of varying degrees of quality, attracts millions of people a year to a previously featureless plot of scrubland.
It’s hard to believe that this area of central Florida was once quiet farmland. Starting with Walt Disney’s visionary theme park, Orlando is now dominated by fantasy resorts, thrill rides, water parks, and every other mind-bending amusement you can imagine.
If you dream of Walt Disney World Resort as a giant amusement park, think again. Disney World is a city in its own right, with four elaborate theme parks, two water parks, two nighttime entertainment districts, golf courses, hotels, over 100 restaurants, its own police force, and an average daily population of well over 100,000 people. This all-encompassing approach provides an all-in-one holiday, luring travelers back year after year. The “happiest place on earth” is also the most visited vacation destination on the planet.
The Magic Kingdom is Disney World’s oldest park and the one closest to Walt Disney’s original vision of a “timeless land of enchantment”. It’s perfectly calibrated to younger children, as it captivates with elaborate design and whimsical “imagineering” rather than fast-paced special effects.
Disney World’s second park, Epcot, is modeled on a World’s Fair. A huge silver golf-ball structure anchors Future World, the first of its two main areas. The second zone is the World Showcase, a whistle-stop tour through 11 pavilions themed for different countries, from Mexico to China.
The third park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, combines some of Disney’s best rides with a behind-the-scenes look at movie-making. A 12-story sorcerer’s hat towers above the park, ushering visitors into attractions based on popular live-action movies and TV shows.
Even after all the animated creatures and imaginary critters, you can still be wowed by real wildlife at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Staying at one of the Disney Resort hotels that pop up between these various parks and attractions accords visitors some special privileges in addition to the convenient location. Best of all is that hotel guests are eligible for the Extra Magic Hours – an extra hour, before or after the standard public entry times, or access to the parks.
Day 1 – Hello Big Apple! Welcome to the USA!
At your arrival to JFK Airport, after custom formalities, transfer to your hotel in Manhattan.
You will dedicate these next 7 days to New York City & around. New York is the world’s ultimate skyscraper city. Already at the end of the 19th century, the limited space on Manhattan caused developers to build ever taller towers. During the course of the 20th century, no less than 8 different skyscrapers in New York held the title of the world’s tallest building. Such a long domination resulted in large number of truly historical buildings, with a great variety in architectural styles. Overnight in New York.
Itinerary will be adjusted according to your flight schedule
Day 2 – Midtown Manhattan & Central Park
Today your newyorker truly experience starts early in the morning. Whatever you decide to discover the Big Apple by yourself, or in one guided tour, the experinece will be up to your expectations.
Midtown is the heart of Manhattan, packed with architectural landmarks, the city’s most popular retail shopping and several of its top museums great for children: Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). You will spot during this day many of New York’s top attractions. And after a busy day, all of you can relax in Central Park, Manhattan’s green getaway. Overnight in New York.
Optional: Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight
Day 3 – The Statue of Liberty!
Today you can continue exploring the Midtown Manhatan, or start the day with NYC Liberty Cruise, a 75-minute harbor cruise to the Statue of Liberty (optinal activity). Be aware of the Pigeons while you’re there. Due to the fact that evryone is feeding them, they are very friendly and more than that, they will eat your sandwiches. At return, the Children Museum of the Arts is a good choice for the rest of the afternoon. If the children are still up for some more activities, Hudson River Park at Pier 25 is right next to the corner. Overnight in New York.
Day 4 – On the top of Empire State Building!
Kids love to see the views from the Empire State Building! This visit requiers at least 2 hours, due to the the security reasons and the line from the elevator and very few of the children love waiting in lines, so bring along some entertaiment. Grand Cental is a must, if your kids love watching trains pull into and out of the station and maybe they’ll want to test the acoustics of the Whispering Gallery. Also, since you’re in the neighborhood, Rockefeller Center, Sony Wonder Technology Lab and Central Park Zoo are also on the top activities for your children during your visit in Manhattan.
With its blinking marquees and Jumbotron screens, Times Square provides the quintessential New York setting. Even if It’s not typically associated with child-friendly attractions, there are many Times Square sites for children to enjoy, from hands-on museums to large candy and toy stores, like Toys R Us – where kids can ride on a Ferris wheel, see a life-size T-Rex model, walk through Barbie’s house and test out an assortment of the store’s products in addition to participating in periodic special events. Overnight in New York.
Day 5 – Bronx Zoo Wildlife
You could try for today a long visit at Bronx Zoo Wildlife. Aquariums and zoos are a wonderful place for kids to learn, and many provide educational opportunities for young visitors. Although learning is the aim, kids will also take away the memory of coming nose to nose with a toothy shark, a giant giraffe, or some fanciful creature that will delight and awe. It’s always good to bring a camera; you never know when a priceless moment of discovery may occur.
Back to Manhattan, in the middle of New York’s Broadway district, you can find some child-friendly theater productions such us: “The Lion King,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Gazillion Bubble Show.”
Or, you enjoy a full day trip: Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air (optional). Overnight in New York.
Day 6 – Queens & The Mets
If you’re looking for something diferent, then Queens is your next stop: a big place with a lot of options. Here are some great ways to to spend the day out with kids. Queens County Farm Museum, New York Hall of Science , or Museum of the Moving Image, are the best activities for children of all ages. Put on your baseball hat and be ready for major league baseball game, right here, in Queens, at Citi Field where you can see the Mets. But if you’re a Yankees fan, you can see them at Yankee Stadium in Bronx. We strongly recommend to purchase your ticket in advance.
Or, you can visit Washington DC, a Day Trip from New York (optional). Overnight in New York.
Day 7 – High Line Park & American Museum of Natural History
This New York walking tour of High Line Park will inform and excite you as you take in the rich history of the neighborhood, which dates back to 1847. You will learn about New York’s urban cowboys and High Line Park’s history, walk through the historic Meatpacking District and Chelsea Market, and even see where the Oreo Cookie was invented. This walking tour of New York City is truly a unique and educational addition to your itinerary.
In the afternoon you can visit American Museum of Natural History and relax in Central Park, right next to the museum.
New York City to the Hamptons Transfer (optional). Overnight in New York.
Day 8 – Say goodbye to NYC
Review the most attractive sights of Manhattan, that your kind felt in love during your vacation in New York and prepare for your trip to Florida. Transfer to JFK for your flight to Orlando.
At arrival, transfer to your Disney Resort and start your fun adventure : visitors both young and young at heart can immerse themselves in the world’s top theme parks right here in Orlando. From the classic Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort to The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM at Universal Orlando® Resort, there’s a world for everyone to escape into! Overnight in Orlando.
Itinerary will be adjusted according to your flight schedule.
Day 9 – Meet the Mickey Mouse’s World!
We sugest for today: Walt Disney World, the land of the Mouse that makes makes everyone’s list as the No. 1 attraction for kids in Orlando! The Magic Kingdom’s attractions are beloved by all ages, with rides for even the little ones. Parades, musicals, and fantastical fireworks nightly help entertain all of you. Overnight in Orlando.
Day 10 – Swimming With Dolphins
Spend a day at a private cove swimming with dolphins, hand-feeding exotic birds, and snorkeling a tropical reef surrounded by thousands of fish and rays at Discovery Cove. Children as young as 6 can swim with dolphins and the cove features a lazy river and quiet beaches without the drive to the coast. A Day Resort Package includes unlimited admission to SeaWorld, as well.
For the night be prepared for Cirque du Soleil. Permanently housed in Downtown Disney, performs nightly for visitors. Overnight in Orlando.
Day 11 – LEGOLAND
Today is for LEGOLAND® Florida. Central Florida’s newest theme park, is specifically aimed at families with children ages 2 to 12 . The park has more than 50 rides, attractions and shows, life-size LEGO® displays and interactive fun for the whole family to enjoy! For the night be prepared for Cirque du Soleil. Permanently housed in Downtown Disney, performs nightly for visitors. Overnight in Orlando.
Day 12 – Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Located at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure, this attraction is a top destination in itself – who doesn’t want to enter the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Kids and parents can explore Hogsmeade and Hogwarts and fly with Hippogriffs, or for families with smaller kids, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will reveal The Wonderful World of Disney crosses into film and television, and fans of the movies and shows especially don’t want to miss this theme park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Kids will find their favorite characters, from The Little Mermaid to the Toy Story ensemble to Belle and Beast to Lightening McQueen. Overnight in Orlando.
Day 13 – Flight back home!
Transfer from the hotel to airport, for your back home flight.
Or, extend your fun trip with a Disney Cruise. Disney Cruise Line cruises feature a plethora of onboard activities to inspire and delight everyone in your family, where Disney’s world-renowned service and quality is matched only by the magic you’re sure to find around every corner.