Planning activities, and lodging for a family reunion in New York City is really all about choices. With Broadway, Yankee Stadium, Downtown shopping, and the Bronx Zoo, there are just so many things to do that it is literally impossible to place all the activities in one list. No matter how you look at it, the “city” is great for any family reunion age groups. Between the theatres and strolls along central park, you will find activities for all budgets, and interests.
Additional resources for family reunion planning
- Family Reunion Lodging, Hotels in NYC
- Planning A Reunion? Here are some tips
- 10 Free Things To Do With Your Family Reunion In New York City (NYC)
Hotel rates in New York City tend to be on the high side so we would definitely plan ahead and make group hotel reservations as far in advance as possible. Lodging rates for family reunions can be pretty reasonable if you start a year out. This is when hotel sales managers are looking at filling up their rooms for the following year and the rates can be fairly reasonable. As a general rule, the shorter your time frame is from the event, the higher the rates may be.
We have tried to separate the activities into several categories so you can have an easier time organizing and searching through them. There are many tourist guides for New York City and we have tried particularly hard to include only those things that would be enjoyed by family reunions. From the traditional (Yankee Stadium) to off the beaten path (The Enthusiastic Gourmet), you should be able to get some pretty good family reunion ideas here. If you have any activities that you feel should be included, feel free to email us or enter into the comments section below.
Family Reunion Tours, Activities
Statue Of Liberty Escorted Tours
Take a guided tour with an experienced, licensed tour guide to the greatest symbol of freedom anywhere. The group tour includes a subway ride, a trip on the liberty ferry, and some great views from the Statue of Liberty observation deck. It truly is a magical experience that will leave your family reunion members breathless.
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New York Tour
Book a private group tour for your family reunion with this still small company. There are no fancy buses with big apple logos on this tour. You travel as you like, via subway, walking etc. Your personal guide will lead you through the streets of this magnificent city where you will hear little details and see unique sights that would have been missed otherwise. Your group can customize the trip to your liking by telling them what it is you want to see and they will create a personal experience unlike any other.
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New York: The Game
A wonderful activity for family reunions, “The Game” is a scavenger hunt that includes exploring different corners of New York City while getting new clues via text message. There are 10 different games to choose from, each one with its own corner of the city to explore. Well worth the effort as everyone in your family will enjoy the experience.
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Top of The Rock Observation Deck
This is a 3 tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and the 70th floors of Rockefeller Centre. Your family will enjoy some awesome views of NYC. Make sure to bring your cameras to this one as you’re going to want to take some group pictures against the city backdrop (including the empire state building. If you’re looking to decide between the Top of the rock observation deck and the Empire State building observation deck, we would suggest this one as it is often far less crowded and therefore, easier for large families to navigate around.
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Phone: 212.698.2000 x 7
Toll Free: 877.692.7625
Lion King At The Minskoff Theatre
Ideal for family reunions that involve kids of all ages, this musical has something for everyone. Gorgeous costumes, drama, and just being in the Minskoff theatre are enough to make us go. Make sure to book in advance to get tickets in the centre Mezzanine section for best viewing.
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National Comedy Theatre
Much like the improv “Whose line is it anyway”, this hysterical and highly interactive show will keep your reunion laughing through the entire evening. Critically acclaimed and family friendly (No minimum age, no drink minimums),this show is “A sure-fire crowd pleaser!” according to the NY Theatre guide.
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Photo Walk Abouts
Family reunions are about memories and what better way to make them than by going on a tour that includes taking better pictures in New York City. There are several tours to pick from including Central park, and Wall Street. Your guide will enlighten and delight your group with a mix of photography and the city’s history.
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Gotham Walking Tours
Take a tour with a guide whose been researching the city for over twenty years. If you’re looking for personal service at a reasonable cost, this is it. Lina Viviano will guide you on an unforgettable experience which your family reunion members will thoroughly enjoy. Her services come highly recommended on sites like TripAdvisor. There are many tours including a New York City “Ghost” Tour that might be quite appropriate around Halloween time.
For Group Travel Discounts
Call: (646) 645-5782
Scott’s Pizza Tours
Fast, fun, and energetic expedition on New York City’s pizza landscape. Your family reunion members will thank you for taking them on a pizza marathon filled with interesting facts, and history about the most famous food in NYC.
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Enjoy Foods form all over the world in this comprehensive globally represented walking tour of NYC.Tours include other areas of NY like Jamaica, Bronx, and Rego park.
For Group tour rates:
Call: (212) 222-2243
Food’s Of New York Tours
Authentic food served New York style in these three hour food marathons. There are many tours to select from including Chinatown, Greenwich Village and Chelsea Market. Comes highly recommended by Zerve.com
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The Enthusiastic Gourmet
Offers several food tours including Chinatown, Nosh Tours (learn the real meaning of Kosher), and the melting pot tour.
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