The Big Apple, New York, New York! The city that never sleeps …
There are many ways to describe New York, with many labels over the years. Perfect for a visit regardless of who you’re travelling with, be it friends, a significant other, a honeymoon visit, an anniversary, or even family, New York has plenty to keep everyone occupied.
So, picture the scene, you’re travelling with a teenager – what is there to keep a smile on their teenage face?
Get on your bike!
Hiring a bike and heading off on a guided tour of Central Park, across Brooklyn Bridge, across the Hudson River, and around specific parts of the city is the best way to see all the major sights, whilst keeping fit too! The activity part of the whole thing will also keep your teenagers not only amused but add a competitive and sporting edge.
Yes, you heard me right! New York has its own trapeze school, where you and your teens can learn all the tricks of the trade.
This bright and vibrant part of the city is great for letting out some of that teenage aggression, with a carousel, skate park, and plenty of gardens. For the skating enthusiasts, head to the Skate Plaza at Flushing Meadows.
Gotham Comedy Club has the name and the fun to keep your teens laughing, which let’s face it, isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. There are plentiful programmes for wannabe comedians too, so if your teen is into this, then maybe do a Google search before you go. If it’s general arts and music they have a specific interest in, then there are clubs dedicated to simply this too. Indulging in an interest or budding skill will call to their creative side and keep things on a more even keel.
Head to the clouds
A view is a stunning thing regardless of your age, but when you throw in a New York skyline, a teenager with a camera, and a famous landmark, then you can’t fail. The Empire State Building Observatory or Top of the Rock Observation Desk overlook the city and beyond.
Food, shopping and Broadway shows are also on the menu, which can’t be avoided. This is New York baby!
The most difficult thing with a break to New York is knowing where to start, because there literally is so much to see and do. With a teenager in tow, planning your activities can be even harder, with a very difficult personality to entertain; but if there’s anywhere in the world that can do it, this place can.