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Fun family vacation ideas & planning tips about New York, and 3 spots don't miss. If you are on a budget, stay in a cabin or a campground in a national park, or look for cheap vacation rentals online that will let you stay for under $100 per night. If you have access to the kitchen, you can prepare some of your own meals which will save you a lot of money. For best value, look for destinations where you will have access to many free activities, whether that’s hiking along a scenic trail, outdoor pool, games, or a kids’ club. Take a look at our family packages section for some of the best packages hand-picked by our editors.

Tips About New York

Pastai

Chelsea is home to many excellent restaurants serving a variety of different flavors, including amazing seafood, French, Italian, Korean and other cuisines from around the world. If you are interested in learning how pasta is made, be sure to stop by Pastai, a neighborhood restaurant and artisan pasta bar where you can watch handmade pasta prepared to order in an open kitchen.

Afterwards, enjoy a delicious Southern Italian meal before continuing your tour of Chelsea. Pastai sources seasonal, fresh, and local ingredients whenever possible. They offer handmade gluten free pasta as well.

Liddabit Sweets

Liddabit Sweets is a confectionary and sweet shop whose goods are all handmade in Brooklyn and sold at their store in Chelsea Market. The company was founded with a commitment to making delicious sweets that and fresh and seasonal and support the local growers and producers at the same time.

Liddabit specializes in handmade candy bars, caramels, honeycomb candy, lollipops, and more. Each and every one of their items is completely hand made at every step by a live person. They are committed to using the best quality of ingredients available. Liddabit never uses any artificial flavorings or preservatives, only real, quality ingredients. They buy local ingredients whenever possible.

Tips About New York

Atlantic Theater Company

Atlantic Theater Company is an Off-Broadway theater company that operates two theaters in the Chelsea Neighborhood. The first theater is the 199-seat Linda Gross Theater, and the second is a 99-seat black-box theater named Stage 2. Stage 2 houses Atlantic's new play development program, which includes readings, workshops, and stage productions.

Atlantic Theater Company has produced more than 120 plays. The company also runs the Atlantic Acting School, which has both a private component as well as an undergraduate university program as part of New York University.