Discover New York with Kids

by Sandra Foyt on January 19, 2010

in Travel Ideas

In a state as big as New York, it could take a lifetime to explore it all. From the global capital of New York City to the tranquility of an Adirondack lake, families can find find a wide variety of adventure sto suit budgets, interests, and temperaments. Here we have collected some of our best ideas for enriching family travel in New York.

Angels in New York City - Rockefeller Center decorated for the holiday.

Tourism Regions in New York State

Capital District

Adirondack loj kayaks



Hudson Valley

New York City

Long Island

Finger Lakes


Niagara Frontier

Thousand Islands

Central Region


| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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