Memorial Day Weekend sends an exodus of families bolting the city for Long Island beaches or Upstate retreats. But a change of scene and incredible outdoor recreation can be found right here in the five boroughs. If you’re staying in town, why not enjoy the warmer temperatures and head out for a day of hiking, biking, fishing or horseback riding? These jaunts are so convenient, you’ll be home ordering dinner with your brood by sunset.
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of family summer trips. After you have kids, the old adage about the journey being more important than the destination is immediately thrown out the window (along with the bathwater). Many trips are decided based on the question: is it worth being cooped up in a [travel vehicle] for [number of] hours? But it doesn’t have to be that way. These six travel tips will make your family trip a lot less stressful and a lot more fun.
Governor’s Island Park during the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. (GETTY)
The Intrepid for Fleet Week
Our military’s finest (or rowdiest) invade New York’s shores for Fleet Week (May 23-28). It’s not just about bars and people watching, there is fun for the family too! Climb aboard Intrepid’s Pier 86 for special performances, tall ship tours, movies and even the infamous military Tug of War. Expect added merriment this year since it’s the Intrepid’s 30th Anniversary.