New York Botanical Garden
It was between chilly and freezing for most of our trip, so many of the activities needed to be inside. That was really for the adults, though because the kids kinda liked how different the weather here is from what we live with in the Saudi desert.
|Ice skating at Rockefeller Center|
Macy's Santa Land
Of course, we had to see the window displays at Macy's before seeing Santa. We braved a snowstorm to see it the last time we visited NYC, so this time felt a little more like Christmas and a little less like the dead of winter.
|Ready to watch the Rockettes|
Statue of Liberty
The next day, Kacey's parents took our younger daughter and her cousin (the boy you've seen in many of the pictures) back to his house in Virginia. We then spent the day with just our older daughter, and as it happens, a friend of Kacey's from college that was in town for a meeting this morning.
After visiting the Statue of Liberty, we headed to Broadway to see Roald Dahl's Matilda with our older daughter (FWIW: the minimum age for entry was 6, so our little one didn't make the cut off, which is why we sent her back with her grandparents). She'd received the book at a birthday party earlier in the year and thoroughly enjoyed it, so why not see it on stage? We arrived a few minutes early, popped in to Starbucks to stay warm and caffeinate, then came back to a line down Shubert Alley. No pics allowed, but they did a great job with Ms Trunchbull and the song "when I grow up" with swinging choreography. I also liked how they painted the box seats with blackboard paint and decorated it with colorful chalk doodles. Some of my favorite numbers:
So, yeah, there's a lot to do in the city that never sleeps if you know what you want to do. To help out with that, you can also check out this other travel blog's list of things to do in New York with kids.
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