Start spreading the news…New York City’s official family ambassador is Where’s Waldo? The famous iconic world traveller is now the fifth official spokesperson for one of the world’s most famous cities! As part of a year long collaboration, Waldo aims to highlight the best ways for families to discover, experience and enjoy the many neighbourhoods, cultural institutions, parks, attractions and hotels across the five boroughs.
Waldo will guide visitors to family-friendly summer destinations including Hudson River Skatepark on Pier 62, the City’s 14 miles of beaches, the Friedsam Memorial Carousel in Central Park, Pesso’s Homemade Italian Ices in Queens, Best Pizza in Brooklyn the Audubon Centre in Prospect Park, The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and many more great spots! Not sure where to start? No worries! There are itinerary suggestions on the site as well.
Over 40 family-friendly and summer-themed hotel offers are also available. Such incentives include free picnics in the park, special gift bags, free breakfasts and more. Offers are available through to Labour Day on the nycgo.com/waldo website.
In addition, to help visitors navigate all of the City’s terrific offerings, NYC & Company, New York City’s official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, has teamed up with Smart Destinations to offer a limited-edition Where’s Waldo NYC Attraction Pass that provides savings of up to 45 per cent on admissions to top museums, tours and attractions across the city. The exclusive Where’s Waldo pass can be purchased online at nycgo.com/waldo or at the Official NYC Information Center in Midtown Manhattan.
Keep an eye out for Waldo and let me know if you find him!
There are so many fun things to see and do! What would you love to see in New York City with your kids?