With the weather warming up and a long weekend in store for most of us, Memorial Day weekend is a prime time to take a family vacation. Fortunately, unlike the beach towns that become overrun with tourists during this warm weather weekend, New York is the perfect place to take a trip with your family, with tons of sights you can see in no time. If you’re not convinced, check out these exciting activities the whole family will love:
Get out some energy at Chelsea Piers: Want to get out some of that pent-up energy after your plane ride? Head on over to Chelsea Piers and let your little ones go nuts playing on this exciting west side gym’s equipment. From bowling to tumbling to skating, there’s something every member of the family can enjoy here. When you’re done, you can also enjoy a peaceful walk down the West Side, enjoying gorgeous views of the Hudson River as you pass by some of Manhattan’s most exciting new architecture, like the Tribeca Homes at 70 Vestry.
Check out the Memorial Day Parade: Head over to Queens to check out one of the most impressive Memorial Day celebrations you’ll see anywhere in the country. The city’s biggest parade takes place in Queens, kicking off on Northern Boulevard at 2 PM on Memorial Day itself, while smaller parades also hit the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan—in Bay Ridge and the Upper West Side, respectively—at 10 AM the same day.
Grab some great barbecue at The Great Brooklyn Grill Out: Enjoy a feast with the whole family this Memorial Day weekend by heading over to The Great Brooklyn Grill Out. Kids and parents alike will love chowing down on snacks like grilled cheese, barbecue, tacos, ice cream, and plenty of vegetarian options, too.
Celebrate Fleet Week: If you find yourself in the city this Memorial day weekend, make sure to honor our service members who are docked in the city for Fleet Week. During this annual celebration, interested parties can meet members of the Navy and Marines, as well as getting to check out their boats at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Intrepid Air and Space Museum, and ports throughout the city.
Enjoy the Lexington Avenue Spring Festival: Celebrate the sights, sounds, and people who make New York such an exciting place to live with a trip to the Lexington Avenue Spring Festival this Memorial Day weekend. Taking place on May 27th from 10 AM to 6 PM, this massive street fair has exciting vendors, great live music, tons of food, and all the excitement New Yorkers know to expect from one of the city’s street fairs.
Make this Memorial Day weekend your family’s most memorable one yet with a trip to New York City. From amazing parades to incredible food your kids won’t stop talking about for weeks, this once-in-a-lifetime trip is one they won’t soon forget.