Frommer's New York City with Kids

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Overview

  • The lowdown on kid-friendly attractions in the Big Apple
  • Our guide is now updated to cover post-9/11 developments
  • The author, a New Yorker with three children, guides families to memorable experiences for every budget and age level
  • The book includes detailed neighborhood maps and sight-seeing itineraries designed to minimize fatigue
  • Family travel is the fastest growing New York travel category, up 28 percent from 1995 to 10.2 million visitors with children
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470042106
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/23/2007
  • Series: Frommer's With Kids Series , #17
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 8.11 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Holly Hughes is a freelance writer and editor who lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband and three children. She has been the editor of Pocket Books' Nancy Drew Mysteries, a contributing editor to Scholastic's Literary Cavalcade magazine, and an executive editor of Fodor's Travel Guides. For Frommer's, she has been series editor for Frommer's Irreverent Guides and Frommer's By Night guides. Meredith Horton assisted Holly in fact-checking this edition. Mercer Warriner is an editor and writer living in SoHo with her husband and two sons. She has been editor and writer on various Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series; as a senior editor at Berkley Books, she acquired and edited romances and mysteries. She has also worked at William Morrow and Pocket Books.
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Table of Contents


List of Maps     vi
What's New in New York City     1
How to Feel Like a New York City Family     3
Frommer's Favorite New York City Family Experiences     5
New York City Dateline     6
The Best Hotel Bets     8
The Best Dining Bets     9
Planning a Family Trip to New York City     12
Visitor Information     12
Entry Requirements & Customs     12
Money     14
When to Go     15
Kids' Favorite New York City Events     16
What Things Cost in New York City     16
What to Pack     19
Travel Insurance     20
Health & Safety     21
Words of Wisdom & Helpful Resources     22
Three Invaluable Tips     23
Planning Your Trip Online     25
Frommers.com: The Complete Travel Resource     26
The 21st-Century Traveler     26
Online Traveler's Toolbox     27
Getting There     28
Getting Through the Airport     31
Show Tell: Getting the Kids Interested in New York City     35
Top Kids' Books Set in New York City     36
Getting to Know New York City     38
Orientation     38
A Street by Any Other Name     40
Manhattan Neighborhoods in Brief     41
The Outer Boroughs in Brief     43
Manhattan's Bridges & Tunnels     43
Getting Around     44
Art Down Under     46
Planning Your Outings     48
Fast Facts: New York City     49
Family-Friendly Accommodations     57
The Upper West Side     64
Cool Pools     67
The Upper East Side     69
Midtown West     72
Midtown East     77
The Flatiron District & Greenwich Village     82
Lower Manhattan     83
Brooklyn     86
Family-Friendly Dining     87
Restaurants by Cuisine     89
The Upper West Side     98
The Best of the Bagels     100
The Upper East Side     107
Midtown     112
The Cupcake Craze     113
Pizza Etiquette     118
Chelsea, the Flatiron District & Gramercy Park     122
Greenwich Village     125
The East Village     129
Hot Dog!     130
Kosher Restaurants     131
SoHo and Little Italy     132
Chinatown     135
TriBeCa, Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn     136
Exploring New York City with Your Kids     139
Sightseeing Suggestions     139
What's in a Name?     140
Kids' Top 10 Attractions     142
Natural History Museum Treasure Hunt     150
The While-Waiting-in-Line-at-Lady-Liberty Quiz     158
Best Views     160
More Manhattan Museums     161
Rainy Days & Mondays     163
What Goes Around Comes Around: New York's Carousels     164
Museums in the Outer Boroughs     169
Best Rides     173
Historic Houses     174
Zoos & Aquariums     176
Gardens     177
Nature Centers     179
Kid-Friendly Tours     180
Neighborhood Strolls     184
Midtown     184
Downtown     186
Uptown     190
New York Top 10 Movie & TV Sites     192
Brooklyn     192
For the Active Family     193
Green New York: The Top Parks     193
Stalking the Animal Statues in Central Park      196
The Playground Lowdown     200
Sports & Games     209
Classes & Workshops     217
New York Kids' Top Five Cheap Thrills     219
Shopping with Your Kids     221
The Shopping Scene     221
Shopping A to Z     223
Prowling the Pet Stores     237
The Best Shops That Just Happen to Be in Museums     242
Entertainment for the Whole Family     250
The Big Venues     251
Seasonal Events     252
Street Performers     253
Weekend Shows     254
Theater     254
Concerts     258
Films     260
Dance     261
Magic Shows     262
Puppet Shows     263
Spectator Sports     263
Milestones in New York Sports History     264
Story Hours     267
Arcades     269
Side Trips from New York City     270
Edison National Historic Site     270
Garden City, Long Island     271
Playland     273
Philipsburg Manor     274
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk     275
For International Visitors     277
Preparing for Your Trip     277
Getting to the U.S     283
Getting Around the U.S     284
Fast Facts: For the International Traveler     286
Useful Toll-Free Numbers & Websites     291
Index     294
General Index     294
Accommodations Index     304
Restaurant Index     305
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