Hi, we are an Irish family travelling to New York from March 10-17. We have 4 children aged 9, 12, 14 and 16. My husband will be marching in the St Patricks Day Parade on March 15 th. This is a once in a life time holiday for us, flights and accommodation booked ( Bed Stu) and now the research about where to go and what to do starts. Both my husband and I have been to New York before and visited the main attractions but look forward to sharing it with the children. As there are 6 of us we have to mind our budget so planning is key. A few questions:
We are a sporty family so would love to go to a game ( any type of sport) I checked out MSG and the ticket prices are expensive, I think it will cost us $500 at least. Any suggestions?
Tickets for a show also seem to be the same price range, I have read about TKTS but what is the average price when you buy here?
I have read up about the New York Pass it looks good, but for 6 including hop on/ off bus it is about $1100, again is there a better option.
Have looked at some of the group on/ living social deals but that seems to be random.
Plan to go to Jersey gardens as it has all the shops they like under one roof.
Bottom line is I know with my 4 children the legs will get tired and they won't be hugely interested in museums but the tenement, intrepid and national history look good, so its trying to plan the best week for us all.
We haven't told the children yet, will leave as a Xmas surprise, I will then get them to do their own research and identify their own "must sees"
I appreciate any comment.