Best “Kid-Friendly” Vacation Destination Is In New York

When you think of “kid-friendly vacation destinations,” do you think of New York? Because according to a recent study…you should.

This is the time of year when people start thinking about where they will use a little of their personal time and save for a big vacation later in the summer. As a parent, you may think about the places that you and your children love. They deserve to enjoy their time with you, too. So where do you choose a suitable vacation spot?

I don’t know about you, but when we think of kid-friendly vacation spots, they almost always include a beach or Orlando, Florida. Let’s be honest, it’s home to “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Even though I got some pictures of our kids they are clearly not having a happy time at Disney World.

But even if you are not a fan of Disney, they have Universal and many other parks. It is a tourist trap through and through. But it’s where many people choose to take their kids every summer.

Maybe they chose the wrong place. According to a recent study, New York City is actually the best place in the country for a “kid-friendly vacation.”

The study was conducted by Lawn Love. They looked at 200 cities in the United States and compared how many family-friendly attractions there were. There were 23 metrics they were looking at including family-friendly accommodations, attractions and restaurants. But they also considered transportation options, safety, and affordability.

The thing that surprised me is that New York actually has more theme parks and theme parks than Orlando. But Orlando had family-friendly accommodations. New York also ranked in the top three when it came to zoos and was #1 when it came to the availability of children’s hospitals (just in case).

If you’d like to see the entire study for yourself, click here. But you might want to reconsider those plans to head to the sunshine state this summer and keep it here in the Big Apple!

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