Hotel Beacon: An Affordable Gem (with Kitchens!) on New York’s Upper West Side

Hotel Beacon has been a CB! Hotel Collection favorite for years — readers rave about this kid-friendly standby in Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood. I had the chance to experience it firsthand on a recent New York City trip with my 10-year-old son, and quickly discovered the reason for the love. The Beacon checks all the “just right” boxes, from size to comfort to price…


New York Week: Tips from A Local

When visiting a city like New York, deciding what to do can be overwhelming. With almost 500 square miles of city, the Big Apple is intimidating, and it can be easy to stick to the tried and true favorite kid-friendly activities, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Children’s Museum and Zoo, etc.

Granted, those places must experienced—but NYC offers a plethora of kid-friendly activities in addition to these usual suspects.


Fall 2009 Family Activities in New York City

October is my favorite month of year in New York City. It’s still warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities with the kids and the trees in Central Park are always spectacular. This year, there are a few special events happening around the city that are great for kids.

The American Museum of Natural History has a new show at the Planetarium through December 31st called Journey to the Stars.


Five Favorite Kid-Friendly Excursions in New York City

In my opinion, this metropolis is the granddaddy of all kid-tastic cities. Besides having bundles of tot-friendly activities and destinations, the mere experience of gallivanting through streets bustling with taxis, pedestrians and action thrills kids of all ages. As soon as you plunk your toddler in his stroller or let your tween pop in her…