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(Editor’s Note: This things to do in New York City 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)
Recently my dad and I went to New York City for my birthday. I already talked about 4 of the New York City mistakes my dad made, but today I’ll tell you about some of the awesome things to do in New York City that we did.
First things to do in New York City: Rockefeller Center
The first of our things to do in New York City is that we went to the Rockefeller Center. One thing that makes it so cool, is that it shows you a little movie about the building on the top of the elevator. Inside there’s a really cool white sparkly chandelier. The last thing that makes the Rockefeller Center so cool is that it has a awesome view of New York. (PWaC: Unfortunately for us it was rainy so the view wasn’t as good as it could have been)
Second thing to do in Manhattan: Pizza Tour
After that we went to a pizza tour. Pizza is the greatest food of all time. But if you don’t agree, instead of telling you about how awesome pizza is, I guess I’ll tell you about our pizza tour. A pizza tour is where you walk to a bunch of pizza shops and learn about pizza culture, and eat pizza. We got to eat FIVE slices total. It was so much fun! All of the walking was worth it. Here’s a picture of me listening to our pizza tour guide tell us about pizza
[5 things you don’t hear about Scott’s Pizza Tour NYC – my dad’s pizza tour review]
Third thing to do in NYC: Statue of Liberty
Third we went to the Statue of Liberty. A few things that make the Statue of Liberty so cool is that it used to be a beautiful shade of copper but a lot of bad weather turned it green. Also the Statue of Liberty was a generous gift from France. The Statue of Liberty is located on Ellis Island, so it’s surrounded by water! Here’s a picture of our family mascot Mario and I with the Statue of Liberty. It’s kind of dark – maybe my Dad should take photography lessons!
You can also go inside the Statue of Liberty, but we just took a cruise around it. It was really rainy so I’m glad our boat had a roof! A bonus was that we got to see more than just the Statue of Liberty when we were cruising around on the boat. We saw lots of buildings and bridges too!
Fourth thing to do in New York City: Heckscher Playground in Central Park
Next we went to Central Park. Central Park has humongous rocks to climb on. It has a lot of big playgrounds but we mostly went to Heckscher Playground.
Heckscher Playground has two playgrounds, one for big kids and one for little kids. There’s also an area with swings in it, and another area with gigantic rock that gives you a great view of Heckscher Playground. I also made a friend named Maxine – she was visiting with her family from Wisconsin. Outside of Heckscher Playground there are a lot of elegant horse carriages.
Fifth thing to do in New York City: Empire State Building
Finally we went to the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building is so tall that it makes feel like a little ant surrounded by millions of ant colonies. The Empire State Building also has a breathtaking view of New York. It also has a clear elevator top so you can see all of the many many floors.
People travel from all over the world just to see the many beautiful and awesome things to do in New York. So if you have a chance to go see the best things to do in New York you should totally go!
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Cute post! I was 10 years old when I first visited NYC back in the 90s. My, how times have changed! It’ll be interesting for her to read this post when she’s in her 20s.
First off, Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island, not Ellis Island. A lot of tourists get this confused so it’s a common mistake. Secondly, I find it interesting how 10 year old kids view NYC nowadays. When I was 10 years old, I recall the places I found ‘awesome’ were FAO Schwartz (thanks to the movie BIG), Plaza Hotel (thanks to the movie Home Alone), Statue of Liberty (back then it was easier to go inside and go up to the crown), World Trade Center (it had a real rooftop too where tourists can go and take photos), Rockefeller Center, Broadway show (my family and I watched Secret Garden back in the day) and Grand Central.
Just thinking more about it, it’s a shame FAO Schwarz and the Times Square Toys R Us store closed. I always felt both stores have become iconic NYC for kids.
You paid Scott for his pizza tour? Oh dear.
You do know that for about $60, you can spend all day in Brooklyn with some close travel friends from Flyertalk, touring, and eating your way through Brooklyn? Pizza and bakery stops included, not to mention a stop in Coney Island at Nathan’s.
This annual event will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 10:00am – 10:00pm
This isn’t a plug as much as it is a reminder to ask local to put together a list of good pizza places. I happen to know a local. 😉
Google Di Fara’s and L & B Spumoni Gardens (both in Brooklyn). Anything in Brooklyn is light years ahead of Manhattan.
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Well that doesn’t do me so good if it’s September when I go! 🙂
Wow. I would never have guessed this was written by a ten year old. You’re a good Dad and your daughter’s clearly a good listener and with a little more training has it in her to be a good speaker one day. I can tell by the writing style. Just keep up with these assignments and I have a feeling her writing could be light years ahead of her peer group especially for this style of prose.
Thanks for the kind words! It made her day!