Fun Ideas for Your Visit to NYC When Traveling with Loved Ones or Pets

Fun Ideas for Your Visit to NYC When Traveling with Loved Ones or Pets

The holidays are a busy time for families because there are gifts to buy and often times travel is involved. For those visiting NYC with family or local couples who are in need of some alone time during the holiday season, Family Care Options can provide private childcare, eldercare and pet caregivers to give you the night off.

Since 2002, Family Care Options offers 24/7 service, matching an experienced, qualified caregiver to your needs. A certified sitter can watch your kids when you want to have a grown-up night out on the town. For those with an elderly relative, a staff member can provide assistance or companionship to your loved one while you explore the city. If it’s a fur-baby that needs caring for while you go out to eat or shopping for a few hours, pet care is available as well. Family Care Options caregivers provide their services at your place of residence and hotel rooms, as this company is affiliated with the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges.

Here’s some fun ideas for how you and your loved ones can enjoy your time in NYC this holiday season:

 

Holiday M&M's® (Courtesy M&M's® World)


Families Traveling with Kids: NYC has tons of family-friendly attractions that are fun for all ages! Spend a day checking out all the cool exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural Historymy favorite part is Fossil Halls because I love seeing the dinosaur skeletons). Visit the M&M’s® World store in Times Square where you can customize your own Holiday Mix with personalized messages and even your own photo printed right on the M&M’s® in jut minutes! 

Once you get the kids settled in with their sitter, treat yourself to a show at Carolines on Broadway. Carolines offers live entertainment every day of the year, featuring routines from some of the biggest names in comedy, as well as rising stars.

 

Cast of "Holiday Inn" (©Joan Marcus)


If You’re Traveling with an Elderly Loved One: Snag yourselves some tickets to a matinee of the biggest hits on Broadway this season! Enjoy “Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical” with its show-stopping musical numbers that celebrate every major holiday. Catch the powerful revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” before it plays its final performance on Dec. 31.

A Family Care Options aide will stay with your loved one while you enjoy a romantic dinner with your significant other. Reserve a table at Le Bernardin, the upscale French seafood restaurants with three Michelin stars and several carefully curated prix fixe and tasting menus. For exceptional Japanese dining, try Nobu Fifty Seven.If You’re Traveling with an Elderly Loved One: Snag yourselves some tickets to a matinee of the biggest hits on Broadway this season! Enjoy “Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical” with its show-stopping musical numbers that celebrate every major holiday. Catch the powerful revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” before it plays its final performance on Dec. 31.

 

Happy pup at Dog & Co. (Courtesy Turn-Style)


For Those Traveling with a Four-Legged Family Member: Take your beloved pooch for a leisurely stroll around town! In addition to great exercise, you’ll get to see some of NYC’s most iconic sites and bump into other friendly pups—Manhattan and its boroughs have dozens upon dozens of dog-friendly areas.

Leaving your pup in capable hands for an evening doesn’t mean you should forget about them! Pop underground to Turn-Style and pick up a new accessory for you fur-baby at Dog & Co. While you’re in the neighborhood, head to The Shops at Columbus Circle for some additional luxury shopping for yourselves, as well as some cocktails at Center Bar or a steak at Porter House Bar and Grill.

Family time is wonderful in the city, but it’s okay to take some time just for you, too! When you need a reliable, professionally trained caregiver to look after your loved one, contact Family Care Options online or call 212.748.8377

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