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Top Things to do in New York City with Teens


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Start With: Big Apple Greeters
Broadway; NYC; Times Square
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New York is exciting for any age but there's an extra thrill in visiting with a teen old enough to know they're in one of the world's great cities. Below are highlights from two trips to New York City with teens. Many of these activities are low-cost or even free.

1. Big Apple Greeters
Make this the first item in your trip-planning! Friendly New Yorkers volunteer to show tourists around their favorite town. A terrific introduction to NYC -- and free.

"Greets" vary with each visitor: visitors are asked about their interests when they sign up (usually online.) One common denominator is that all Greets teach visitors how to use the New York subway system: call it empowerment! Now you can get around town cheaply and conveniently. Read more about a Big Apple Greet.


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