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amother




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Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 8:43 am
Looking to help someone coming with teenagers from Israel for the first time for the kids.
Any ideas in the tri-state area that I can send them to do?
I was thinking snow tubing one day.
Maybe they would even drive out if there is enough to do in New Hampshire?
Please help me plan a 1 week itinerary
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amother




Daisy
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 8:45 am
amother OP wrote:
Looking to help someone coming with teenagers from Israel for the first time for the kids.
Any ideas in the tri-state area that I can send them to do?
I was thinking snow tubing one day.
Maybe they would even drive out if there is enough to do in New Hampshire?
Please help me plan a 1 week itinerary


Not worth the drive to New Hampshire it’s way too far. Snow tubing you can go to upstate ny or Pennsylvania both are more doable. They should go to Manhattan. Lots to do there with teens.
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amother




Lavender
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 8:49 am
Make sure to get them clothing and boots and outer gear for the COLD here!
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amother




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Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 9:07 am
Ideas of what to do in Manhattan?
I live in Brooklyn my whole life but I’m not a goer so I never do all these touring things.
Also has to be something that they won’t need to much English knowledge as the teens don’t really know the language.
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amother




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Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 9:10 am
amother Daisy wrote:
Not worth the drive to New Hampshire it’s way too far. Snow tubing you can go to upstate ny or Pennsylvania both are more doable. They should go to Manhattan. Lots to do there with teens.

Can you give me names of snowtubing places that are good?
I would like to check if they’re open yet.
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amother




Daisy
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 9:25 am
Snow tubing check camelback, or mountain creek.

Manhattan, walk around towns square, many stores to go into, Empire State Building, Rockefeller center has ice skating and top of the rock, Museum of natural history, Central Park, 9/11 memorial.

Staten Island ferry, Ellis island, Statue of Liberty.

Walk on the main avenues in boro park, flatbush, crown heights, or five towns.
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amother




Oak
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 9:26 am
amother OP wrote:
Can you give me names of snowtubing places that are good?
I would like to check if they’re open yet.

Hunter Mountain in NY is open-- https://www.huntermtn.com/expl......aspx

Another option in NY is Rocking Horse Ranch-- https://www.rockinghorseranch......park/

If you want to travel outside of NY then Camelback Resort in PA has snowtubing-- https://www.camelbackresort.co.....bing/
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amother




OP
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 9:44 am
Thanks for your help with snowtubing
One more thing they asked no shopping.
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amother




Brown
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 9:54 am
Don't send them to Museum of Natural History. They will pass out from sheer boredom.
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amother




Oak
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 10:00 am
amother OP wrote:
Thanks for your help with snowtubing
One more thing they asked no shopping.

If you go snowtubing at Hunter Mountain you might want to check to see if Melour Resort is open and available as that would make it easier if you travel with children since its a kosher hotel (and you can stay there for Shabbos if they have availability). They also have other attractions in the area listed on the website so you can check to see what else your family may be interested in-- https://www.hmkosher.com/local-attractions
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doctorima




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 10:45 am
They could certainly keep busy for an entire week in NYC, but if they want to venture elsewhere, I love NH in the winter. Google "Ice Castles NH" and you'll see that there's nothing like it. Once there, you can also do snowtubing, snowmobiling, ice skating on a frozen lake, and much more.

As for snowtubing closer to the city, if you're going to do other stuff near Hunter, by all means go there. But if you're only going there for snowtubing, we've found that Blue Mountain in PA offers much better snowtubing - longer, more exhilarating runs with smaller crowds, and depending on traffic, it is no farther than Hunter and can often be a shorter drive as well.
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amother




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Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 10:53 am
doctorima wrote:
They could certainly keep busy for an entire week in NYC, but if they want to venture elsewhere, I love NH in the winter. Google "Ice Castles NH" and you'll see that there's nothing like it. Once there, you can also do snowtubing, snowmobiling, ice skating on a frozen lake, and much more.

As for snowtubing closer to the city, if you're going to do other stuff near Hunter, by all means go there. But if you're only going there for snowtubing, we've found that Blue Mountain in PA offers much better snowtubing - longer, more exhilarating runs with smaller crowds, and depending on traffic, it is no farther than Hunter and can often be a shorter drive as well.

Ice castles look interesting but doesn’t look like they’ll be open when they are here in December.
Still looking for ideas.
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Lovable




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 10:54 am
Take them to the American Dream Mall
Even if they dont want shopping, it is a gorgeous place with many attractions
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amother




Oak
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 11:00 am
amother OP wrote:
Ice castles look interesting but doesn’t look like they’ll be open when they are here in December.
Still looking for ideas.

What are they into?

If they like Harry Potter then check out the Harry Potter store in NYC-- https://www.harrypotterstore.com/

Or the Harry Potter experience in Westchester-- https://hpforbiddenforestexper.....ster/

They may enjoy indoor skydiving-- https://www.iflyworld.com/west.....local

Governors Island winter village is open for ice skating (plus they can explore the island and the ferry is fun as well)-- https://www.govisland.com/thin.....llage
There is also ice skating in Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, Central Park, Prospect Park, etc

If you tell us if the teenagers are boys or girls (or both) and what their interests are then perhaps we can guide you better.
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amother




OP
 

Post Thu, Dec 01 2022, 2:43 pm
No characters….
But otherwise I don’t know so much what they are into.
I am forwarding ideas for the parents to decide.
More ideas are very welcome!
Also if possible places that are cheap/free. I know that is hard in the winter.
I didn’t realize that things like Statue of Liberty, and Empire State Building are so expensive.
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amother




OP
 

Post Mon, Dec 12 2022, 9:16 pm
Bump
Any more ideas that are open this week?
All the snowtubing places that are open are only for weekends and they are not here then.
Thanks
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amother




Lightblue
 

Post Mon, Dec 12 2022, 10:03 pm
The EDGE
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amother




Crystal
 

Post Mon, Dec 12 2022, 10:06 pm
The beast boat ride, honestly for Israelis coming, Costco, Home Depot big stores are a whole tourist attraction in and of themselves.

Going to visit and drive around Lakewood
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amother




Smokey
 

Post Mon, Dec 12 2022, 10:19 pm
https://mommypoppins.com/new-york-city
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amother




Smokey
 

Post Mon, Dec 12 2022, 10:20 pm
Federal reserve

Stock exchange
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