NYCityMama's Passport


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About Me & My Family

I am a work-from-home-mom married to a work-outside-home-dad. We have 3 boys: 3, 4, and 12. We live in NYC and love it. I love to travel, and I write about our findings and adventures on my travel and lifestyle blog. And because of our kids we find that our travels aren't always to exotic places, but in this adventurous family we believe that "it's not always about the destination, but about the journey". And man, are our journeys fun..and the destinations so far...not too shabby either : )
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, rowdy, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
Niagara Falls, before that a road trip cross country.
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Disney, Europe
Favorite Vacation Memory
Recent trip cross country...from NYC to Missoula, MT and back.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Oh man...any time they have a tantrum is pretty awful...and my kids have a few.
Websites I Like:

Must see attractions in New York!

We love them, and we think you will too!


2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York

reviewed on: September 13 2009

"Bronz Zoo on a cold day"
Often times when you think about going to the zoo, you think of warmer weather.  But the Bronx Zoo is a favorite of my little ones (3, 4) and oldest (11) even on colder days.  As a matter of fact, the Bronx Zoo has plenty in going on for kids and their families during the Fall and Winter seasons.  From Halloween to Christmas celebrations, there is a lot going on there.  

We love it.  And because it is such a huge, fun place, there is always more than enough reason to return over and over.  For this, and because there is only so much one can see especially with little ones in tow, I recommend that families get a membership, which not only offers free park for about 4 visits, but also pays for itself in no time.

So even if it's cold outside, don't let the cold weather hold you back, and go out and see all the great things going on at the zoo.


Fifth Ave and 64th St
New York (Manhattan), New York

reviewed on: September 14 2009

"Endless Fun at The Park"
Central Park Zoo located on the East side of the park.  It is small (though not as small as the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn), but perfect for smaller kids especially.  The surroundings are beautiful, and the main clock clock located right outside is great entertainment for them as well.  

There aren't any lions or tigers at this zoo.  But don't that deter you.  My little ones have always enjoyed it, and unlike that Bronx Zoo, it is the perfect enough size to see everything before the little ones get too tired.


212 West 83rd Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

reviewed on: September 13 2009

"Free Nights at The Childrens Museum of Manhattan"
We tried going to the CMoM on a Tuesday night, which was a free night offered to families every week.  This museum is perfect for younger kids, any older than 5 or 6, I think would find it a bit too young.  Because it was a free night it was awfully crowded and though my little ones had a good time, I found it a bit hard to keep track of them and most of the activities were crowded.'

The museum itself is lovely, and they have new exhibits every once in awhile that are worth checking out.  It's also a bit pricey without a membership.  So, if you have more than 1 child like me, it might be worth getting one.  Otherwise, if you want to take advantage of the free nights, do so knowing that, though fun, it is also very crowded.


1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York (Manhattan), New York

reviewed on: September 14 2009

"The Angels' House"
This is what my little ones call the St. John the Divine Cathedral.  Once you walk in it demands respect.  Walking through is enough to bring forth a long string of questions from my 4 year old, and they love participating in the ongoing events for families with kids of all ages.

The also have events, such as choir and instrumental concerts every so often.  It is an amazing place to go visit and expose your children to some beautiful architecture.