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New York, New York. It needs no introduction. This iconic city – hailed as the centre of the universe by many New Yorkers - might not be the first destination that comes to mind for families, but foodies, culture vultures and shopaholics alike will be in their element here, including even the grumpiest of teens.

The beating heart of the arts world with museums, galleries and festivals galore; and a shopping and dining haven with numerous international influences, from hearty street food to the seriously gourmet (heads up that a hefty part of your day will likely be taken up by deciding what to eat, but we can recommend our favourites), this city is almost unbeatable for a glamorous getaway.

Almost all of the sights in the Big Apple are walkable in you're in Manhattan, but the Subway system is so easy to use that venturing further afield is never a problem. The best way to experience the city on foot is on a guided walking tour. Explore the historic streets of Harlem; the exotic flavours of Chinatown; the bustling and glittering Financial District; and the streets of Little Italy before you head to the upmarket neighbourhood of Chelsea to walk the High Line.

When it comes to family-friendly things to see and do in the 'city that never sleeps', you can't get more iconic than Lady Liberty herself. A boat ride to Liberty Island is a must, and gives incredible views of the city from the water as you get closer and closer to one of the world's largest statues. Rising 151ft into the air and standing as a beacon for opportunity and freedom, be sure to stop off here for a stroll around and some amazing photos, before jumping back on the boat to head to Ellis Island to learn about the city's migrant history that made it the international hub that it is today.

Once you're done seeing the sights of the concrete jungle - from the famous department stores to the sobering 9/11 Memorial - head for the leafy paths of Central Park; a green oasis in the heart of the hustle and bustle. The park is home to Central Park Zoo; Belvedere Castle; John Lennon's Strawberry Fields; and the 20 acre lake where you can boat in the summer and skate in the winter.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From knowing the most family-friendly hotels to holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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Will, Ollie and Kate B are our 'Family New York' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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