In NYC, Halloween is more than just a holiday, it’s a month-long celebration! From pumpkin carving and costume parades to spooky stories and creepy critter demonstrations, there’s a great mix of fun to be had this month leading up to All Hallows’ Eve. NYC’s biggest Halloween extravaganza is surely the 43rd annual Village Halloween Parade on October 31st at 7pm, but don’t wait until then to start celebrating! Here are some other fantastic events around Manhattan that guarantee visitors a frighteningly good time:
At the Library Hotel Collection, we want each of our guests to have the best experience possible while staying with us! We are so fortunate to have four unique properties in New York City, all of which offer our Signature Style of Hospitality to travelers from around the world. We would love to assist you in finding the best hotel for your visit to ‘The Big Apple’, so please don’t hesitate to contact our skilled Guest Service Agents with any questions! You may not have to, though… because if you’re planning an NYC getaway that the entire family will love, look no further than our very own Hotel Giraffe. We’ve already shared how family-friendly this hidden gem is, but their new ‘Not Just 4 Kids’ program is so great we want to shout it from the rooftops. Family travel has never been cooler.
New York City is perfect for Family-Friendly activities, but what about Friend-Friendly activities? Sometimes it’s difficult to plan outings with large groups, whether it be due to differing tastes or that not everyone can fit into that small Jazz club. Escape the Room, NYC’s hottest new attraction, provides an exciting and fun atmosphere for small and large groups alike. Hotel Giraffe’s concierge, Chris Lastra, had the night of his life when he escaped the room last month and was happy to share his experience with TipsForTravelers:
When travelling with the family, you want to plan a trip that is fun and easy for everyone! And since you already know what do to when visiting NYC with your family, we want to help you decide where to stay. At Hotel Giraffe, you’ll find a multitude of features to make family travel a pleasure, which is why we won the Citysearch Best of New York ‘Best Family Friendly Hotel’ award!
Need some great ideas on what to do in New York City with your kids? Our concierges love kids and we are delighted to present you with a few fun activities that will fulfill the childhood wishes of travelers of any age.
1 ) Enjoy a little bit of nature right in the middle of the Concrete Jungle. The Central Park Zoo was originally opened in 1890 as a menagerie and was the first of its kind in NYC. It has since been renovated to accommodate the animals as much as possible. Whether you’d like to spend some time watching the penguins and puffers swim in the aquarium or petting the small animals in the Children’s Zoo, this is the spot for an afternoon in the park! Tickets start at $12 per person. The zoo is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. After exploring the zoo, you can rent a bike for you and your kids, using a kids seat, or even a tagalong attachment. Spend the day biking around Central Park exploring all it has to offer.
During your tour, you can thrill your little ones with stops by the Central Park Carousel and the Bethesda Fountain near the Loeb Central Park Boathouse. At the Conservatory Water be sure to sail model sailboats. Visit the Alice in Wonderland Statue or Balto Statue and of course, enjoy a picnic on the great lawn. If you are planning on visiting Central Park, be sure to also read our article on the top Five Spots You Must See in Central Park Before You Leave NYC!