I don't think there's any better time to be in New York with family than the holidays. I recently enjoyed five days in the city with my sisters and my nine year old niece. We stayed in Times Square and enjoyed all the things I wanted to do in New York at Christmastime…the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, The Lion King, horse drawn carriage ride in Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a double decker bus ride, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Although I missed my normal NY stops (MOMA, the Whitney, the Guggenheim, the Jewish Museum of Art and Cooper Hewitt Design Center), it was great to see the city through the eyes of a child. And although I didn't get to make my usual NYC stops, there was inspiration and art everywhere I looked. And my niece now shares my love of the city. When we stepped off the train in Philadelphia at the end of our trip, she exclaimed, "I miss that city already!"
Lincoln Center Plaza.
Heading to the Statue of Liberty.