Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

NYC Staycation for Memorial Day – Adventures Your Family Will Love
Coney Island It’s a little cold for the beach, but it’s perfect timing for the boardwalk entertainment! Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is a family-owned amusement park situated right along the boardwalk in Coney Island, next to Nathan’s. It features 16 kiddie rides, about a dozen family rides and... Read more
Central Park – Row Boat Rentals
I LOVE renting row boats in Central Park. It’s already my third time doing it this summer and it’s only June 3rd! This past weekend we rented a boat with guests in town. Since only 4 people can fit in a boat, I opted to stay out and video... Read more
Victorian Gardens – Central Park’s Carnival
Victorian Gardens in Central Park feels like a scene out of the movie Mary Poppins! This perfectly manicured miniature carnival is an annual pop up that takes over Wollman rink every summer. We visited this charming amusement park over Memorial Day weekend, and to our surprise it wasn’t very... Read more
10 NYC Carousels – and a little history behind each
My family loves thrilling roller coasters with steep drops, upside down turns and neon lights flashing, but we also love the beautiful simplicity of riding a carousel. NYC has no shortage of these, each one unique with it’s own personality, just like the neighborhoods in this kid friendly city.... Read more
Central Park Zoo & Tisch Children’s Zoo
One of my favorite spots in NYC, even before I became a mom is Central Park Zoo. I love watching the snow monkeys climb around on their rock island then looking up to enjoy the gorgeous NYC skyline. Around the corner are grizzly bears, snow leopards and penguins. This... Read more
Best Playgrounds in NYC – Our Favorites
Something is happening to NYC’s playgrounds, and it’s awesome. New York City has more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities across the five boroughs and it’s investing a TON of money into them.  The Parks and Recreation Department’s budget for 2016 is in excess of $440 million! I... Read more
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park
One of my favorite things about having guests visit from out of town is seeing NYC through their eyes.  The past few days I’ve had friends staying with us from down south. I often hear ‘How do you raise kids in NYC?’  I’ve happily been raising my daughter who... Read more
Central Park

Central Park

NYC with kids September 2, 2015 0

Today I realized summer is almost over. And it’s my last full week with my daughter before her morning pre-school and organized activities start up. We tackled today like we had a bucket list and we conquered Central Park. After living in NYC 18 years I can finally say... Read more