New York is a fun city to visit with teens but there is so much to see and do in the Big Apple that the thought of planning a trip may overwhelm you. No need to worry, I have suggestions from trips I’ve taken with my own teens.
I first ventured to NYC with my oldest son when he turned 18. Can I admit that I was scared. Yep. This smalltown girl was terrified of traveling to New York City with my son because I’d bought into all the stories about the city being unsafe, full of rude people and difficult to navigate. What I found surprised me.
I found New Yorkers’ to be nice. One gentleman even offered to give up his seat on the bus, so I could sit with my son. That’s not what I’d expected. I also found the subway system easy to navigate. Of course, it didn’t hurt that my aunt accompanied us on our first visit and showed me the ropes. The hardest part about that very first visit was the soaring nearly 100-degree temperatures!
When my daughter chose to go to NYC on her 16th birthday, I was not only ready, I was excited.
I’ve returned several times since that first scary visit and I have grown to love all that the city offers. Plus, I’ve learned how to save money with CityPASS NYC. Not only does it give me discounted admission to the top New York City attractions, in most cases, it allows me to skip the line which saves valuable time when you’re in the Big Apple.
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I’ve gathered the articles I’ve written about my experiences in New York City and shared them below, so they’d be easy to find. If you’re looking for things to do in New York with teens, these posts will give you some ideas.
If you’re looking for general travel information for New York City, that can be applied to a visit with teens, or anyone else you’d be traveling with, read these posts:
Looking for information on tours in New York City? Here is a couple that we’ve enjoyed and wholeheartedly suggest.
I even include a hotel that my teen loved but make sure you read my review before you book a room. It won’t be comfortable for all family configurations. Read my post. You’ll see what I mean.
You can check prices and read hotel reviews here to help you plan your visit.
Finally, maybe it’s not traveling to New York City that scares you, maybe it’s traveling with your teen. I wrote a post just for you.
Have you been to New York with teens? What tips do you have to share?