New York City, New York Professional Review and Guide
"If your family loves the energy and excitement of a big-city vacation, there’s no place like New York. Along with a 41 percent drop in crime in recent years, New York is in the midst of a major facelift. Times Square, once the haven of “adult” entertainment, is now a family mecca of new and renovated theaters, trendy restaurants, hotels, megastores, and entertainment centers. The city has also begun a five-year $17.2- billion plan to expand Metropolitan Transportation Authority services with new subway lines (including a link to LaGuardia Airport), buses, and trains. If possible, visit in spring, fall, or at Christmas, when the city is at its finest. But even sizzling summer comes with merits: Many New Yorkers head for the hills on the weekends, leaving behind a less crowded city. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions."