There’s a reason New York City is known as the city that never sleeps. With so much to do, see, and eat in the city, you could spend a lifetime exploring everything it has to offer. Visiting NYC as a family is great since so many attractions and museums are perfect for kids both young and old. A lot of couples without kids might feel at a loss for how to plan a great trip without taking their children into account. Conversely, parents taking a solo trip might find themselves in a similar predicament. Luckily, there are so many things to do in the city that appeal to adults only! Here’s how to enjoy the Big Apple without kids!
Visit the museums and look for adult-only nights
There’s a reason NYC is known as one of the best museum cities in the country. With the top art and history museums, there is something for every interest. Many of the city’s museums appeal to children, as do hands-on exhibits and educational features. If you’ve never visited your favorite museums without kids, you’re in for a treat! Explore the lesser-seen areas of these museums and take as much time as you wish strolling from exhibit to exhibit. Look at the calendar to see if there are any late-night events at the museum. The Modern Museum of Art frequently hosts wine and art nights, for instance.
Relive your youth with these kid games
It might seem contradictory to look for kid-type fun while on a kids-free trip, but everyone likes to feel young again. New York City has a lot of opportunities for adults to play games just like the kids. Visit an arcade bar for some old fashioned retro arcade games like Pac-Man and Tetris! Stop into a board game cafe for all your childhood favorites like Battleship and Uno along with some great coffee! There’s something to spark the child in everyone.
Taste the city with an in-depth food tour
NYC is a foodie wonderland. With such an international presence in the city, it’s no wonder you can try the best of every cuisine imaginable all in this one city! One of the best things to do in New York City are the many food tours. Sign up for your favorite online before your trip or adventure out on your own with the help of NYC guides. It’s hard to ignore the great food when you’re walking around the different boroughs of the city. From pizza to tacos to fine dining, there’s so much tasty food to choose from!
Explore the outer boroughs of the city
If you’re visiting the big city as a family, you might want to stay in Manhattan, so you don’t have to worry about traveling to and from your favorite attractions. When you’re visiting without the kids, you have the freedom to explore the entire city as you please! There’s a lot to see and do in the outer boroughs, from great hidden eateries to less crowded museums. Explore the big city like a local by staying at a rental in your favorite outer borough! Nothing is better than just walking the many streets in these unique neighborhoods.
Visit NYC on your own terms
There’s no denying that it’s great to visit the big city with your entire family! There’s something to be said for visiting on your own terms as well, and that means having the freedom to travel without thinking about kid-friendly activities. New York City is a big adult playground, with exciting attractions that bring out the kid in everyone. Enjoy the best of the Big Apple with these attractions and ideas for enjoying your time in the city without kids!
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