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(Editor’s Note: This New York City mistakes post was written by my 10 year old daughter.  One of the joys of traveling with a homeschooler is that you get to “make them” write posts and call it “school”.  I’m sure that she would enjoy constructive feedback on the post)

A little while ago my dad took me to NYC for my birthday. I’ve written about the 5 awesome things to do in New York City that we did – but some things went wrong.

New York City mistake #1: Getting lost in Central Park

One of the places we visited was Central park. Central Park is a famous park in New York. Central park is really big so it’s easy to get lost. And that’s exactly what we did! We had to walk through the huge park until I thought my feet were going to fall off! (ED: We didn’t get THAT lost :-D)

Hanging out at Heckscher Playground in Central Park

Hanging out at Heckscher Playground in Central Park

NYC mistake #2 – Can’t find UN headquarters

Another place we went to was the United Nations Building. The United Nations Building is really tall and blue. While walking there we saw a lot of houses with country flags on them. One of our New York City mistakes is that we also got lost on the way there. (Turns out it’s on 42nd street, NOT 47th street.)

(SEE ALSO: How to visit United Nations headquarters in New York for free)

When we finally got there it was closed so we had to come back there the next day.


Inside the atrium at UN headquarters

NYC Mistakes #3 and 4 – no phone charger or umbrella!

My dad also lost his phone charger so the battery on his phone went dead. Then we couldn’t take any more pictures of all the beautiful sights in New York City. The worst part of that New York City mistake was that he still couldn’t find his phone charger for the rest of the trip.

Another problem we had was that it rained several times while we were in New York, and my dad only brought one umbrella. His umbrella was tiny, and probably only meant for one person! As a result to that we had to borrow an umbrella from the hotel.

(READ MORE: Watch the first time we encountered a Murphy bed at the Sheraton Times Square)

Even though my dad made some annoying mistakes, my time in New York was fantastic! So if you ever go to New York City, try not to make the many New York city mistakes that we did.

When I took my 10 year old to NYC, here were the 4 mistakes I made. Check out these tips and tricks so it doesn't happen when you travel


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