Family Travel with Children in New York Now Easier with City-Discovery.com

Paris, France (PRWEB) August 24, 2011

This summer, City-Discovery.com recommends child-friendly activities for families vacationing with children. The company highlights bike tours, all-in-one City Pass tickets, pizza and movie tours and other things to do in New York City that offer savings and convenience for adults and fun and excitement for children.

City-Discovery’s Marketing Director Xavier Hallauer says that the options in New York can overwhelm even the most travel-savvy parent. “New York City has everything, landmarks, culture, food, shopping and entertainment. There’s always something to do in the Big Apple. The challenge for parents is children get bored and tired easily so we focused on experiences that will be fun for all ages.”

One such experience is a bike ride in the park. Hudson River Park Greenway and Central Park have bike routes where children can safely navigate the lanes without the danger of incoming traffic. Families on the guided tour can visit the Strawberry Fields International Peace Garden, Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, and more. Travelers can also choose to rent a bike for the day and plan their own itinerary. Trailer carriages, trailer tandems and child seats are available.

Children are notoriously impatient and even the most well-behaved kids can only take standing in line for so long. City-Discovery’s City Pass and Skip the Line tours are the answer to that dilemma. The Explorer Pass provides discounts and free admission to many city attractions like the Harry Potter Experience at Discovery Times Square, the SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, the New York Botanical Garden, Radio City Music Hall Tour, Ripleys Believe It or Not! and selected restaurants and shops.

The Tyrannosaurus Rex at the American Museum of Natural History is an easy favorite for children. Other exhibits include 600 dinosaur fossils and a 94-foot long blue whale model among others. Budding astronauts can visit the planetarium of the Rose Center for Earth and Space and learn about the history of the universe. Access to these areas is included in the General Admission ticket. The Super Saver ticket grants access to the Space show, special exhibits and an IMAX movie. An early access tour of the museum can be taken with the VIP ticket.

The Brooklyn Pizza tour will surely be a hit for the whole family. Enjoy authentic slices from famous New York pizzerias like the Grimaldi, specializing in brick oven Neapolitan style pizza, and the LB Spumoni Gardens, specializing in Sicilian style pizza. The blend of food and sightseeing to Brooklyn sites and movie locations make the Brooklyn Pizza tour stand out as a fun tour for all ages.

Parents can also save with the New York Meal Ticket that gives them a great value on food. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a selection of popular New York restaurants are included. Enjoy meals at famous New York restaurants like Planet Hollywood, Jack Dempseys, Mars 2112, the Heartland Brewery, Ellen’s Stardust Diner and more. Parents with children who are picky eaters can even visit the same restaurant for all three meals in one day. The Meal Ticket can be booked for one to five-days validity.

Take in 360-degree panoramic views of the city and beyond from the Empire State Building’s 86th floor is the quintessential New York experience. It is a great itinerary starter or a memorable way to end a family trip. A glass enclosed pavilion and a spacious open-air promenade lets the kids roam around safely while the whole family takes turns pointing out the sights on their itinerary. Families can also take the tour with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where children can sketch in the galleries, and see the Statue of Liberty in a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise with the Big Three Combo Ticket.

Visit City-Discovery.com for more. Read the City Discovery Travel Blog for featured travel experiences and photos from customers and find City-Discovery.com on Facebook and Twitter.

About City Discovery

City Discovery is a leading provider of sightseeing tours, travel experiences and ground transportation worldwide. With more than 5,000 carefully selected travel activities in 400 destinations and user-friendly features such as traveler reviews, wishbox, suggested itineraries and gift certificates, City Discovery sells directly to consumers and a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and affiliates. City Discovery is available in 15 languages and has offices in USA, France, Greece, Italy, Brazil, and the Philippines.

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