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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Visiting NYC with My 10 Year Old Daughter

I took a trip this past April with my daughter who recently turned 10. She's had a fascination with NYC for some time and when she asked for the trip as a birthday gift I decided to make it a special trip for just the two of us. I'd been to NYC before and visited all the major attractions, but with just 4 days and traveling with a 10 year old, I decided to tailor the trip to her tastes. Back in April I posted some of the photos from our visit to a live TV show taping (which she loved).  Below are some of the other places we visited.  It included a trip to the Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (I'd like to spend a week there all by myself), a couple of toy stores, a Broadway Show,'War Horse' which was wonderful, eating NY cheesecake, walking around Times Square,  Central Park, looking at lots of sky scrapers, riding the subway and in yellow cabs, eating amazing food, and a visit to the Library.  If we'd had an extra day or two, I would have taken her to one of the beautiful churches,to Ellis Island on the ferry and to China Town. We simply ran out of time. Visiting the museums was high on my list and it took up a lot of time, but was well worth it. 

Incredible Lego statues at ToysRUs
Barbie house inside ToysRUs
Finally, real NY cheesecake!

Egyptian exhibit at Met. Museum of Art

She was exhausted every night!

The beautiful Library (love this library)
sky scrapers galore

Amazing candelabra inside the Library

Delicious food at Naples Restaurant
Fantastic diorama at Nat'l History Mus.