You couldn’t ask for a better location for this elegant but cozy boutique hotel, which is part of the family-friendly, high-end Kimpton chain. The Muse has mastered the uneasy balance of catering to adults and kids alike, offering an evening wine hour for parents and cute souvenir welcome packs for the little ones. Pets are also welcome.
Drive time: Two to three hours.
Rates: Rooms and suites $339-$819.
Where to eat: The in-house NIOS restaurant and wine bar offers small and large plates with seasonal ingredients and surprising regional American influences. And, of course, a dizzying array of options beckons right outside.
What to do: The Muse is just around the corner from Times Square, the Theater District, and all the sights, sounds, shows, eats and shopping of Manhattan’s high- energy Midtown core.
Rainy-day fun: How about a Broadway show? Annie, Newsies, The Lion King … Take your pick. Entertainment-link.com/broadway/family.
The Muse New York 130 W. 46th St., New York City, (877) 692-6873, themusehotel.com