The beginning of the year is a great time to plan a family getaway. Enjoy the calm of the off-season and beat the spring break rush by planning a winter visit to New York. Families will love exploring and taking advantage of all that New York has to offer for kids and adults alike. When you get into town, rent a car, van, or SUV from your friends at Empire Rent A Car, and then check out these 3 family-friendly attractions.

New York Indoor Family Activies

1. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

If you have children ages 10 and under, the Children’s Museum is an absolute “must visit”. Bring your kids to this super fun environment to learn about science, culture, art, music, and history. The museum houses both permanent and rotating exhibits, so there is always something new to see. The museum also features themed play areas, workshops, classes, and interactive performances, all designed around the latest child development research. You could easily spend an entire day here with your kids and still not see it all.

2. Jane’s Carousel

This carousel, at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge (on the Brooklyn side), is housed in a giant, glass pavilion with doors that can open when the weather is nice (or stay closed when it’s not). Rides are $2; kids 3 and under ride free with a paying adult. While it’s not exactly an all-day activity, it’s a fun and memorable stop while exploring the city with your kids.

3. New York Transit Museum

The New York Transit Museum captures the evolution of mass transportation in New York City. The museum is underground in an actual subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, and features a rotating collection of 20 vintage subway cars for the entire family to board, explore, and imagine a city life of the past. Your kids will love pretending to be train conductors and bus drivers for a day. The museum also offers indoor activities that can easily entertain kids for a couple of hours, including a collection of antique turnstiles, subway cars from the late 1800s to the 1960s, and NYC trolleys and buses.

Plan Your Getaway Now

If you’re looking for family fun and bonding time, don’t wait! Book your winter family getaway to New York City right away. While you’re here, let Empire Rent A Car take care of your transportation needs. We’ll find the right rental vehicle that comfortably fits your family, and is safe and reliable. Contact us today at (718) 353-6848 for more information or make a reservation online anytime.