The NYC School Vacation Guide for 2018

Feb 22, 2018

The midwinter school break is almost upon us, and it’s time to get the heck out of dodge. This mini vacation falls at the end of February and is the perfect opportunity for a quick getaway for you and your kids. Can’t think of any reasonably priced destinations that are guaranteed to be fun for the whole family? Consider a short, hassle-free trip to New York City.

Our NYC bus service will drop you off at Port Authority in Midtown on 41st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues—right in the heart of the city. It’s brimming with culture, excitement, and constant entertainment for kids of all ages. For this first class service, children twelve and under are charged just one half of the adult fare, ensuring your excursion to NYC is an affordable one.

Once you arrive, you’ll be within walking distance of some of the best attractions NYC has to offer. Here are just a few examples of the late February events and activities that you can enjoy as a family in New York City.

1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

February 18th to February 24th is Kids Week at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 on West 46th Street & 12th Avenue. This year’s theme is “Science is Everywhere,” giving kids the opportunity to witness and explore the science that occurs in their day-to-day life. All Kids Week activities are free with museum admission.

2. Outdoor and Indoor Ice Skating

Looking to do something a little more active? Take advantage of the winter weather and hit the rinks! Whether you choose to go to Rockefeller Center or Bryant Park, you’re destined to have a great time zipping around the ice with your kids.

3. Rockefeller Center

You may take some ribbing from friends and family for being touristy, but Rockefeller Center is just a short walk away from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and remains a great place to spend a day. Explore the Channel Gardens, go underground for shops and restaurants, or take in the city from the observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center and get some unique photos to take home with you.

4. The 2018 Hot Chocolate Festival

The end of February can still be pretty chilly in New York. Warm up from your ice skating expedition with a cup of hot cocoa at the 2018 Hot Chocolate Festival held by City Bakery during the entire month of February. They introduce a new flavor every single day! Your kids won’t want to miss this.

5. Movie Night

The New York International Children’s Film Festival runs from February 23rd to March 18th this year and features films from all over the world. Plan ahead by checking out the program and festival opportunities, and make sure you’re there to catch your favorite films.

6. Eataly Flatiron

Hungry? You know your kids are. Take a trip to Eataly Flatiron and open your children’s eyes to the wonders of Italian cooking. Eataly has worked on their kids’ menu to redefine what a traditional kids’ menu serves. Eataly Flatiron also offers a hands-on fresh pasta class where you can drop your children off and have a couple of hours to do some solo exploring.

Why spend this year’s school vacation cooped up at home, when you can take in all that the Big Apple has to offer? Get your family out of the house and start exploring! Book your tickets with C&J today!