New York City. The city that never sleeps. NYC is the perfect location for a family vacation: parks, museums, tours, and Broadway. Not to mention the ability to experience diverse foods and cultures from around the globe... all in one big city.
Budget savvy travelers that we are, we found a great deal on accommodations at the Club Quarters Wall Street for two nights on our trip to NYC. The hotel is smack dab in the middle of the financial district and is the perfect place for business travelers. Our family of four was a bit cramped in a standard room, but the location made it worthwhile since our plans included sightseeing in lower Manhattan. The proximity to the subway meant that everything we wanted to see was within easy reach.
While our room was on the standard New York City small size, the bedding was plush and the shower hot and refreshing, both of which were appreciated after a long day of trekking around the city. We'd definitely stay there again, but most likely only if traveling without the kids, due to the room size.
Trying to figure out what to do with your kids in New York City on a budget? We bought the New York Pass so we wouldn't have to worry about paying admission to each place we wanted to go. It was a great way for us to stay within our budget, and ultimately got us access to so many more attractions than we would have otherwise been able to afford.
If attraction passes aren't in your budget, there are so many things to do in New York for next to nothing. Including visiting Central Park. Which we did every day we were there. There is something about that green oasis amongst all the concrete, traffic and noise. People watching, rocks to play on and climb, ponds to gaze at. We even rode bikes there one afternoon, which were included in our New York Pass rate.