We started in Battery Park because I wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. I am supposed to climb it for my 101 in 1001 list, but that isn’t happening with kids. I also realized I have no desire to climb 354 narrow stairs. So, I’m giving myself partial credit.
The most important thing, I think, when going to New York City is where to stay. It becomes even more important when you bring kids. First, you need a great location. We picked Marriott’s Renaissance New York Hotel 57. Located at 57th and Park Ave, it’s only a few blocks from the south entrance to Central Park, just under 1 mile to Times Square and has tons of shopping right around it. Its a swanky boutique hotel, but totally kid friendly. The staff was amazing and the price was reasonable for the City. There was a mini fridge in our room that came in handy when we brought our John’s pizza back. (Go there. Seriously, yum.)
After, of course, the little one got a little peek at where we were going to be while he slept.