There’s no city that screams “holiday” like New York. And for those parents with kids in middle school or teens who can’t miss exams or sports practice, holiday break might be the only time you have a long enough break to make it worth the trip. Here’s our visual round up of the best sights, sounds, and sweets of The Big Apple.
Home of the famous frrrrozen chocolate, big spenders can knock back a $1000 sundae for bragging rights. (That’s some pricy brain freeze!)
Dylan’s Candy Bar
A lookalike to a sparklier version of Wonka’s paradise, anything your sweet tooth can crave can be found. Even mom and dad can score a cavity or two, with the Candy Bar dishing out shots packing a popping candy kick or served in a tiny chocolate-lined waffle cone. These treats have good taste, perhaps something Dylan picked up from dad, Ralph Lauren?
Where Visions of Sugarplums Danced in Our Heads
Renaissance New York Midtown
These luxe digs are perfectly placed in the land of all things jolly. Easy access to all the seasonal fun and a ton of great shopping. Catch the Haute Handbag and Hotel Package for an over the top retail therapy experience.
Where to Keep the Noggin sharp
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
This architectural gem offers numerous art exhibits and a wealth of art classes and activities geared toward kids. Celebrate the beauty with a snowy walk in Central Park across the street.
Liberty Science Center
So many interactive exhibits, so little time. Pull on a lab coat and jump into the fun in this massive ode to the Sciences with great rooftop views of the NYC skyline from across the river. A great sidetrip if you are touring nearby Lady Liberty.
American Museum of Natural History
Spend your own night at the museum at this iconic building packed with space, animal, dino, and primitive civilization exhibits ( say “Hi” to Dum-Dum!). A holiday highlight is the Christmas tree filled with delicate and intricate origami animals.
Big Fun Big Apple Experiences
VIP Igloo at The Rink at Rockefeller Plaza
Duck into the VIP Igloo to skip the lines and warm up with a complimentary cocoa or espresso and plate of warm cookies. New to the ice? Skating A+9mbassadors will help you on with your skates and give you some tips on having a great time.
Paramour by Cirque du Soleil
Another winner from the champions of spectacle, this time with a Broadway slant that makes it a perfect entre into live theatre for kids.
Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays
Want the fun of a getaway without the hassles of holiday travel? Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach is offering plenty of jolly amenities to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Here are a few of our favorite things.
Holiday Sand Sculpture
Hand-sculpted by a local artist, the festive masterpiece in the lobby takes weeks to complete.
After a long of day riding the waves come meet and greet with Santa in Surf City.
Peppermint Bark S’mores Roast with Santa
A fireside master will build the flames, chairs, blankets and hot beverages for a cozy night of gooey s’mores- a holiday twist on the classic.
Christmas Dinner at Watertable
Celebrate at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach’s signature restaurant with an innovative and contemporary Christmas feast menu featuring favorites such as Roasted Christmas Goose, Hazelnut Roasted Sweet Potato and Bourbon-Praline Crème Brulee.