Still toying with New York in December but getting a lot of resistance. The eldest refuses to go anywhere but Florida and the youngest won't get on a plane. I can't think of anywhere to go that makes everyone happy, so I've decided that since I'm the one planning it, booking it and pretty much paying for it - New York it may be. So I have to sell this trip to the family quick before prices go up and I divorce hubby and disown the kids. So I have two annoyances - one 13, one 10, both girls. I think I'm picking a funky hotel for them, so they should like that. The eldest gave me a ton of grief the other day about me just dragging them through museums, which is pretty much what I'll be doing, but there must be some things in New York museums and art galleries that interest kids as well? The eldest likes to eat, so I'm pushing the fun restaurants. Ellen's diner - where they sing and there's some American girl restaurant, isn't there, where they loan you dolls to join for dinner? She also likes dessert - isn't NY cheesecake really good? The youngest is a bit harder to read - but toy stores, children's museums or hands-on type of things are good for her. I'm also thinking she'd like the street hotdog experience. I was thinking about pushing the ferry ride, but I'm thinking it might not be that pleasurable in December. If the experts could just suggest a few things that kids of that age really like in New York, I'll start leaving some guide books around with carefully placed post it notes. Not that they would read them, but I would feel like I at least tried before I booked it.