January 12, 2010

Big Fun in the Big Apple

One of my favorite movies of all time is “Big” starring Tom Hanks, about a boy who wishes to be grown-up, and then has that wish granted by a mysterious carnival game. Everyone remembers the scene where he dances with his boss on the big piano in the toy store.

So I got a kick out of a new program recently introduced by Kitt Garrett: a private dance lesson on the big piano at FAO Schwarz - before the store opens to the public!

Kitt is a New York City insider who knows just about everyone and everything in the Big Apple. She is my best resource for clients who want exclusive experiences, from a guided walk with a professor of art or architecture, to a shopping tour in the Garment District, to private cooking or dance classes.

"Dance on the Big Piano" is a part of a custom New York City vacation package which can include the following options:

- Roundtrip Airport Transportation
- Hotel Accommodations
- Broadway Theater Tickets and Backstage Access with a Cast Member
- Private Tour at the American Museum of Natural History with Preferred Space Show Seating

- Private Scavenger Hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Lunch at the River Café with Private Guided Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
- One Hour Harbor Tour
- Two Hour Private Bike or Pedi-Cab Tour of Central Park
- Visit to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with a Private Guide

I don't have a price as the program is completely customized, depending on the client's interest and budget. It’s safe to say it’s not the cheapest way to visit NYC. As we found on our trip this past summer, many of the tourist attractions are easy to see on your own (though advance planning is recommended to avoid long lines during peak times).

But Kitt's programs are perfect if looking for something "over the top" to celebrate a special occasion, or as a special reward for a corporate incentive trip. And working with Kitt ensures clients a seamless, hassle-free experience with full VIP treatment.

For more information about planning a memorable trip to New York City, contact Suzette Mack at suzette@family-treks.com.

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