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Have a Beary Fun Summer in NYC

by Angelique Platas

Jun 19, 2018

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Family summer travel can come in all shapes and sizes. Some families hit the beach, take a cruise or travel abroad, while others head to the city. Whether enjoying the Big Apple with fewer crowds while locals head off to the Hamptons for the summer or turning a business trip into a family weekend, New York City caters to even the youngest travelers.

Located right in the center of all the touristy action, Millennium Broadway New York Times Square offers a “Beary” Fun Summer Scavenger Hunt package just for kids. With the help of Ask Alfred, Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ resident children’s concierge, families embark on an iconic New York City landmark scavenger hunt.

© Millennium Hotels and Resorts

© Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Families staying at the Millennium Broadway can head out on their journey through the city discovering Manhattan’s most famous landmarks, historic sites and iconic heritage — all while enjoying the summer weather with a kid-friendly tour through the city.

Head out on your six-location journey to the Empire State Building, M&Ms World, Statue of Liberty, Belvedere Castle in Central Park and The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum before concluding at the Hudson Theater Broadway, connected to the hotel through the lobby. The 112-year-old theater brings guests back to the starting point and is the perfect culmination of the city’s architectural history and iconic charm.

First time in the city? No problem. The hunt is designed for little ones and traveling families and breaks down the tour for guests to explore on their own with ease. Important historical facts and helpful hints guide children and families from one stop to the next while helping kids learn more about the city. If you get stumped, just check the cheat sheet included in the scavenger hunt kit.

© Millennium Hotels and Resorts

© Millennium Hotels and Resorts

The Beary Fun Summer package continues even after the hunt with a slew of gifts. Reward the kids for a job well done with hotel keepsakes, including the New York, New York!: The Big Apple from A to Z book, a perfect read for the trip back home. In order to win the keepsake, the kids have to take a photo with Ask Alfred in each scavenger hunt destination and post to Facebook while tagging #AskAlfred and @MillenniumHotelsNorthAmerica.

Even if you don’t post to Facebook, the kids also get to keep the Ask Alfred Teddy Bear they carried around town, along with an Ask Alfred bag, coloring book and crayons, organic gummy bears, collectable postcards and stickers. The package begins at $259 a night and is available through Sep. 3.


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