Family Adventure: Exploring New York City and Bermuda with JetBlue

Experience an exciting twin destination journey with JetBlue from either London or Edinburgh to the iconic city of New York and the picturesque island of Bermuda. This family-friendly itinerary offers a perfect blend of urban exploration and beachside relaxation, ensuring a memorable vacation for all ages. 

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From the bustling streets of NYC to the pristine beaches of Bermuda, create lasting memories as you discover the diverse cultures, attractions, and experiences that will delight the whole family from start to finish.

Jet into NYC with JetBlue

New York City is home to countless activities and opportunities for families with children. No doubt the kids will love seeing the landmarks of the city, famous from so many movies and TV shows. From world-class museums and the playground of Central Park to the Broadway shows and ice-skating at Rockefeller Center, the city has everything you need to make your visit unforgettable for the whole family.


LUMA Hotel - Times Square is the perfect hub for your family adventure. Being in the thick of the action, you’ll be just walking distance from some top attractions ideal for family adventure.

Day 1


Wake up and start your day the right way with a hearty breakfast at Hard Rock Cafe. After breakfast, head to Central Park for a leisurely stroll, a boat ride or a horse and cart journey along the park's scenic trails. Stop by the Central Park Zoo to get involved with the feeding sessions and interactive exhibits. Head out the park on the west side and visit the American Museum of Natural History, where you can marvel at dinosaur skeletons, discover ancient artefacts, and explore the Butterfly Conservatory and the Hayden Planetarium.

Central park with boats.
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From there, take the subway down to the Rockefeller Center, where you can take a guided tour of the NBC Studios, visit the Top of the Rock or head out on the ice-rink.

Kids getting hungry? Eat like a New Yorker and grab a hot-dog off before your next adventure. During the afternoon, why not catch a family-friendly matinee performance at Broadway.

For dinner, indulge in classic New York pizza at John's Pizzeria in Times Square or grab a table at Junior's Restaurant for their famous cheesecake. Finally, if the jetlag hasn’t taken its toll on the little ones, take a stroll through Times Square to soak up the bustling atmosphere of the city that never sleeps.

Day 2


Now you’ve rested, it's time to make the most of your last day in the city. Refuel at another family friendly restaurant, Sarabeth's, known for its delicious pancakes and brunch options. With four different locations in NYC, you won’t have to travel far for to find one. Kids will love the LEGO Store, where the whole family can unleash their creativity and build their own lego creations.. From there, take the subway to Hudson Yards and head up to Edge, for an incredible view of the city and for those that dare; climb to the top of the observatory with City Climb!

Exterior view of The Edge in Hudson Yards.
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On departing Hudson Yards, take the walk across High Line - an old freight line elevated above the bustling streets of the city. A novel walk with plenty of areas to take a seat and enjoy the calmness above ground. Head down from the High Line next to Little Island - a public park just over the Hudson River, where kids can play with the interactive exhibits and enjoy the urban oasis away from the traffic of the city.

From there, check out the exhibitions at the nearby Whitney Museum of American Art, where you’re sure to find art installations and exhibits which get the little ones'minds ticking.

Next on the list, walk across to Chelsea Market for lunch, the giant food hall where there will be no disagreement over cuisine, as everyone is bound to find something to satisfy their cravings.

Walk four blocks and you’ll find yourself in Union Square. The young ones might want to take to the playground, whilst the adults explore the year-round farmers market with seasonal produce from fruit and veg stalls, fishmongers and bakers.

From there, head up to Midtown and treat the kids to Dylan's Candy Bar, a whimsical candy store where you can satisfy any sweet tooth with a wide selection of candies, chocolates, and treats. To top off the day, enjoy dinner at Carmine's, a family-style Italian restaurant offering hearty dishes that are perfect for sharing with your loved ones.

Find Yourself in Bermuda: 3-Day Itinerary

Experience the perfect blend of resort luxuries and adventures in nature, resulting in the perfect island getaway with the family. This three-day itinerary is exciting for children of all ages and some special treats for adults.


Embrace the allure of the all-inclusive Grotto Bay Beach Resort and Spa, which is well-known for being a family favourite. The children can enjoy a variety of swim spots, including a pool, beach, and a natural cave pool! The whole family can enjoy daily activities like feeding the fish or renting equipment from the water sports centre on the property.

Aerial view of the pool at Grotto Bay Resort.

Another fantastic option is Cambridge Beaches, a stunning property offering a serene ambiance and plenty of ways for the children to have fun. With pools, private beaches, water activities, tennis courts, and more, your family will never be short of things to do at the hotel. As a bonus, it is located on a safe peninsula, so older children can even enjoy the freedom of roaming around the 23-acre property.

Day 1


Thanks to an early arrival, you have a full day ahead, wasting no time offloading your luggage upon check-in and exploring your new fresh-air environment at the resort. If staying at Grotto Bay, you are less than a 5-minute drive from the airport. Cambridge Beaches is located on the island's West End, and although a longer drive, it is scenic and a great chance to familiarise yourself with the island’s landscape.

For those at Grotto Bay, take a short walk to the famous Swizzle Inn, Bermuda’s oldest pub. Originators of the legendary Rum Swizzle (a most deserved signature cocktail for the parents), enjoy the interestingly decorated cottage-styled restaurant full of fun and flair.

A family is eating at the Swizzle In.

After lunch, feel free to hop on the “pink and blue” public bus that will whisk the family to the island's eastern end, St. George’s. It’s here you’ll be transported back in time and discover the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture through the Old Towne and stumble upon narrowly jaded brick roads, charming century-old buildings, The Unfinished Church, and Fort St. Catherine. Before heading back, cool off at Tobacco Bay or if you prefer a more secluded experience, grab a taxi that will take you to the refreshing waters and powdery sand surrounding Clearwater Beach
and Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve.

If you have made your way West to Cambridge Beaches, it is worth spending the afternoon exploring the resort restaurant options, walking the beach, and checking out the water sports activities available. You can also wander in Somerset Village or catch the bus to Dockyard, where you can find plenty of fun family activities like Fun Golf and the National Museum of Bermuda.

Day 2


Your early risers might appreciate “island time” as they start the day watching the sun pour over the horizon from their balcony. For adventure seekers, head to Walsingham Nature Reserve & Blue Hole Park, a 12-acre natural wonderland. Enjoy walking along the woodland trails under a dense canopy of trees, lush vegetation, and nearby deep, crystal-clear pools. You may feel you've left the “concrete jungle” and are exploring a real-life jungle paradise.

You can safely wander the grounds and trails without a guide and feel free to feel lost in the 12-acre wonderland truly. Bermuda does not have any dangerous animals to worry about, and during the weekdays, when the locals are at work, you will find that you have the trails to yourself.

After a good exploration, head to the Crystal Caves and watch your children’s eyes light up as they are filled with the mystical wonders of these underground natural wonders. These otherworldly caves were discovered in 1905 by young boys who lost their cricket ball. They continue to showcase breathtaking experiences for all who go to gaze over the spectacular limestone formations and surrounding stalactites. Rain or shine, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the largest and most famous cave system in Bermuda.

Crystal Caves of Bermuda – Crystal Caves

If that’s not enough to tire your busy bodies, the island is riddled with neighbouring Railway Trails for a brisk burst or leisurely walk.

Day 3


Set your sights on a day filled with water and marine life. Start with a quick breakfast from the Hibiscus Dining Room, then head off to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum,and Zoo in the picturesque Flatt’s Village. Marginally more diminutive than the Central Park Zoo, the size will not disappoint as you get up close and personal with reef sharks, tropical fish, pootling rays, seals, and flamingos. The kids will love the interactive displays and touch pools.

A family at the zoo in Bermuda

Now, if you prefer a more daring approach to the island’s marine life, Hartley’s Helmet Dive, located at the western end of the island, will give you a more in-depth look 2 miles offshore, where you will be submerged 8-10 feet near just one of the island’s many surrounding shipwrecks. The fantastic part about this experience is how close you get to marine life, even being able to hold some of the ‘celebrity fish.’ While not for the faint-hearted, this activity will make you think marine biology doesn’t sound like a wrong choice for a career change.

Spend the rest of the day in the Royal Naval Dockyard. With its rich maritime history, this lively port, home to visiting cruise ships, is filled with many local attractions, sightseeing, entertainment, and restaurants. Grab a bite on the patio at Bone Fish Bar & Grill and enjoy the jovial atmosphere as you soak up your final sights of scenic water views.



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