Why NYC Bus Tours Are Perfect For Families

I’ve been thinking about traveling a LOT recently. Maybe it’s because I just spent almost 4 weeks stuck in my house taking care of sick family members, I’m not sure…but it’s been a while since we traveled anywhere, and I’m starting to get the itch. Of course traveling these days is a horse of a different color for us – now it’s not just the hubby and I off an an adventure. US now includes two VERY active 18-month-olds. I’m not sure what travel looks like for us these days, but one thing I know is, for any kind of a group, I LOVE me some bus tours.

My husband and I did Washington D.C. a couple years ago in four days flat. It was AMAZING, and the only way we were able to do it in that short amount of time was by taking advantage of an awesome bus tour. It brought simplicity to the entire process, and we decided that the next time we tour a city, we would do another bus tour. 

Take New York City, for instance.

Seeing New York is a one of a kind experience that you understandably want to have while being together as a family. Your kids will remember it for years to come, and so will your spouse. It’s like nothing else. But it’s not easy to tour a big city as a family – or is it?

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Over 60 million people now visit New York in an average year, and that breaks down to some five million per month, 1.25 million per week, and well over 100,000 per day.

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Yes, NYC is crowded and overflowing with tourist – but when you take a bus tour around the city, you beat the crowds and avoid having to fight the traffic (on the street or on the sidewalk.) That’s the first reason to opt for a NYC double decker bus tour for your family vacation, but here are five more to take into account:

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The Modern Essentials of Inner City Living

Most any regular reader of this blog knows that I live in a rural suburb, on just over an acre of land, with chickens as neighbors on the right and cows as neighbors on the left. While our home is only about 10 years old (and is pretty durn modern as far as I’m concerned) someone who lives in the city may think that we’re just a family of rednecks! HA! However, as this blog is about all forms of domestication, and the roads that lead us there, I thought it might be neat to look at the opposite of me – those who live in cities! Our lists of essentials are sure to be different, right?

Living in the inner city is considered glamourous by many, and the proximity to shops and entertainment is definitely a huge bonus to inner city residents. Many people actually choose to move closer to the city for the nightlife, the opportunities for socialisation and the low travel costs associated with public transport and short taxi rides.

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There are essentials that come with a different set of scenery to the suburbs, and they aren’t always what you’d expect. With more people comes more security risks, and more chances for someone to break into your home or take things that are yours, so security concerns are definitely at the top of this list.

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