i am travelling with my wife and two girls aged 15 and 17 to new york this xmas for around 5 or 6 nights ( any view on the number of days ) from our home in london uk . its the kids first time there and i havent been for ages . does anyone have recommendations in particular for this time of year for us all from the shopping , art , culture and fun aspects . does anyone know whether the tourist things are shut as its xmas and can we see extra special things due to this time of the year ? anywhere mainly functional but not nasty where we can stay hotel or apartment wise that great for its location ?