We love to dish on family-friendly New York city for visitors from out of town, as well as suggesting destinations for New Yorkers to travel to. If you live in New York, you might consider family-friendly local destinations in Upstate New York or the Hamptons. These locations are within easy driving distance of the city. In Upstate New York, you can head to the Catskills, the Hudson Valley or the Poconos. You can also take the Amtrak down to Washington DC or up to Boston for cultural experiences.
Want to head out of state? From New York the whole East Coast is open to you, and you can enjoy a road trip with kids to Maine, Connecticut or Vermont.
Are you a sun-seeker? If so, Florida is a great family-friendly destination with plenty of resorts that kids will love. You can also fly to the Caribbean or Mexico from one of NYC’s airports: JFK, LaGuardia or Newark.
Want to stay closer to home? Consider a staycation! Family-friendly New York city for visitors and New Yorkers.