Getting around NYC with your entire family can be difficult. Let Ally Charter Bus help streamline all of your family’s travel through the city with personalized bus rentals! We’ll pair your group with a minibus for New York’s compact streets and make sure you arrive right on-time to every stop on your reunion itinerary.
Ally Bus makes it easy to keep your family organized as you travel through NYC. Take a look at the sample itinerary below, based on a trip we booked for a family who wanted to spend a weekend in the city. Each stop was suited for family members of any age, with one deviation on the first night for older members of the family.
Before you book your trip, plan an itinerary based on the one below or craft an entirely new one just for your family. When you’re ready, Ally Bus will help find the perfect minibus to transport family members through New York’s busy streets.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Address: 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone: (718) 623-7200
Home to 52 acres of gorgeous greenery, including cherry trees, the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, a rose garden, children’s garden, and countless other themed areas, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is perfect for a day spent strolling with the family. From March to November, the garden even offers free admission on Friday mornings (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.).
Address: 89 South Street, New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 732-8257
Lower Manhattan’s Southstreet Seaport offers beautiful views of Brooklyn alongside food, museums, and lots of shops, perfect for filling an afternoon and keeping all family members entertained.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Address: 212 W 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 721-1223
Open until 7 p.m. on Saturdays, the Children’s Museum is perfect for squeezing one last activity before the end of the day. Exhibits feature health, the arts, interactive play areas, and more across five floors of discovery opportunities.
Address: 190 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 918-1986
Get the older members of your family together for an evening at The Spaniard, a nautical-style bar with a full dinner menu, spacious round booths for large groups, and even a semi-private back room if you’re in the mood to plan a nice evening out with the family. Your minibus will act as your DD for the night so that you can enjoy drinks for as long as you’d like.
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum
Address: Pier 86, West 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 245-0072
The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum sits on a retired aircraft carrier and features exhibits on aircraft, seacraft, and space travel in their indoor activity zone-- perfect for small children who can’t help but to touch everything in a museum exhibit. Older patrons will love the museum’s various rotating exhibits on naval history, technology, and more.
Grand Central Station
Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 340-2583
This historic transportation hub doubles as a shopping mall, food destination, and market, all of which are surrounded by 48 acres of gorgeous architecture. Grand Central is perfect for spending an afternoon shopping, touring the building, or killing some time in between other stops, with plenty of things to look at and places to go to keep everyone entertained.
The Guggenheim Museum
Address: 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Phone: (212) 423-3500
This upscale Manhattan art museum offers plenty of activities for families and children of all ages, plus free admission for children under 12. Every Saturday evening is “Pay What You Wish” from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Suggested admission is $10, but patrons are able to pay whatever they wish to enter the museum-- just keep in mind that only cash is accepted on these evenings.
To satisfy even the pickiest eaters of your group, try one of the city’s many food halls, which will offer a variety of food types:
The Bowery Market
Address: 348 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Address: 230 Versey Street, New York, NY 10281
Phone: (212) 978-1673
Address: 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 652-2110
Whether you’re from the city or you’re coming in from Hartford, Boston, DC, Newark, or another New England location, let Ally Charter Bus be your provider of seamless family transportation. We’re available 24/7 to take your call and help you plan the perfect family reunion trip! Call us today at 718-233-4319 to get started with a free price quote!