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NYC for the Budget Conscious Family

Welcome to one of America's most exciting, sophisticated, and expensive destinations. But don't let that last point put you off a family trip. Here, the best low-cost hotels, restaurants and attractions around—on a budget that won't blow anyone's allowance.

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Hotels (3)

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    Hotel Excelsior

    Located in the Upper West Side between Central Park and Columbus Avenue, the 16-story Hotel Excelsior overlooks the verdant park, the Hayden Planet

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    Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

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    Holiday Inn Midtown

    Situated within a mile and a half of Central Park, Times Square, and the theatre district, this 17-story hotel is ideal for visitors seeking a conv

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Restaurants (5)

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    Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

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    Gabriela's

    You know what sort of food to expect when you pass through the Mexican Mission-style doors of Gabriela's in the upper West Side. Inside are bright

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    Chat n' Chew

    With fun, kitschy, Americana décor and a comfort-food-only menu, Chat n’ Chew is just the spot when you’ve got a craving for Mom’s mashed potatoes

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    Pommes Frites

    Sometimes it takes an extreme focus to bring about perfection. Such is the case for Pommes Frites in the East Village. True to its name, it only se

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    View

    Location, location, location: this is what the View certainly has. A glass elevator whisks diners up to the 48th floor to the only revolving roofto

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Activities (10)

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    Guggenheim, New York

    One of the world’s most acclaimed art museums, the Guggenheim in New York City is dedicated to modern and contemporary art from the 20th century to

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    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Founded in 1930, the Whitney Museum of American Art has earned the distinction of being the first museum focusing on living American artists. The m

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    Downtown Boathouse

    New York City’s downtown boathouse is a volunteer-run organization that aims to provide New Yorkers with additional recreational opportunities via

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    Sony Wonder Technology Lab

    The Sony Wonder Technology Lab, located in Manhattan, is a four-story interactive museum dedicated to encouraging visitors of all ages to learn and

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    New Victory Theater

    Housed inside a revitalized building constructed by Oscar Hammerstein in 1900, the New Victory Theater is New York City’s premier theater for young

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    American Museum of Natural History

    One of New York City’s most prestigious museums, the American Museum of Natural History encourages visitors to explore and understand the natural w

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    Chelsea Market

    Chelsea Market is an enclosed collection of retail shops and restaurants in the historic National Biscuit Company complex at 75 Ninth Avenue in the

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    Staten Island Ferry

    Runs 24 hours a day, with departures every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 to 60 minutes during off-peak hours.

     

    The historic ferry serv

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    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    One of the world's great museums, this Gothic Revival labyrinth tries to be all things to all art lovers—and with its expansion over the past two d

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    City Bakery

    With its towering ceiling, airy interior, and oversize baked goods, City Bakery cultivates an air of abundance. Known for its salad bar, prepared g

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