Visiting NYC for Spring Break and seeking suggestion for activities for 13 year old son and mother to enjoy. We will be visiting in April of this year. Thanks in advance.
When our sons were 13 and 14, we spent one night in NYC and they were not pleased with anything we did . We walked, took the subway, ate their favorite foods, visited stores they were interested in. We waited in line at TKTS and were able to get same day tickets for the original cast of Rent. Today at 27 and 28 they remember the trip with great fondness - go figure. When our oldest was 16, he was invited to visit Pace University for a 4-day pre-college program so he and I arrived a day early. We stayed in Time Square, rode the subway, spent time sightseeing downtown and around PACE. He absolutely loved every minute.
If I could do either trip again, I would have them decide what they would like to do instead of J and I doing all of the planning. Ask your son to figure out how to get to your hotel from the airport. Or research the best restaurant for his favorite food. Or develop a list of evening events he'd like to attend. Or determine where to get the best black and white cookie.
We have stayed in hotels all over Manhattan and with the public transportation system, you can get anywhere from anywhere. An adventure.
A few of our favorite Manhattan things: The Lexington Autograph Collection, Rice to Riches, Parisi Bakery (sub sandwiches), Washington Square, Central, Rupert and Battery Parks, Statue of Liberty Cruise, The High Line and Goldstar for discount tickets (Tickets for Theater, Concerts, Sports and Comedy - New York | Goldstar). C
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