"You know, in Italy, they consider wine food."
The last time I was in NYC was in 6th grade (45 years ago). Went up to the crown of the Statue of Liberty. Took forever to climb the winding stairs and it was hot.
Map idea: have the kids throw a dart at it and wherever it lands you have to go there.
Grew up in NY. Spent years avoiding the Empire State Building. Came back from college and it was one of the first things I did. A truly amazing structure.
Nice post and love the map idea! My parents took us to NYC (from a small Midwestern town) when my brother and I were both in high school. Such a memorable trip.
That map is a fantastic idea for visualizing not just where they’ve been but where they might go next. You look at a relic like that and, sure, you look at the pins some of the time. But so often I’d bet the mind goes to all that other space that still can be explored and experienced. You look forward to putting the pin in afterward, but only because it gets to stand for all the intangible memories that happened there.
Another winner, Will (until the pic of The Ozzie Smith homer 😉)!!
We've been to NYC probably 7 times (as recently as last year) with our now 26 year old daughter, and loved it every time. Did all the touristy stuff, and for a while we couldn't get enough of it! Even got off the beaten path last year to hunt some ghosts of the Brooklyn Dodgers (Ebbets Field Apartments, Jackie Robinson's gravesite). There are still more places I want to visit in NYC!
Keep traveling with your boys! There is so much to experience in this world!
This was amazing. Our granddaughter lives in Brooklyn. She is trying to experience all the things that make New York City great. Thank you for sharing .
I've spent all but 4 years of my life 60-90 minutes outside of Philly, would regularly visit for sporting events and concerts, and did not see the liberty bell until the weekend of my bachelor party when I was 32.
I have yet to up to the top of the Empire State Building.
I strongly identified with this, living in DC for 15 years before realizing the monuments are pretty great. In the spirit of the map, I highly recommend the National Parks passport for the kids! Each park will stamp it for them, and the parks in this country are amazing. There really isn’t a park not worth visiting. Caves and sand dunes and Everglades and mountains and beaches, it’s just incredible.
"Fine, maybe five-to-18 is a more dramatic evolution" - that's me, a longgggggg time ago; my DENTIST was in the Empire State Building & yes, I went to the top. It was great. And you and/or either/both of the boys are welcome HERE any time. Good luck.
For me, the worst part about visiting NYC is always leaving.