When planning a family vacation, it may be tempting to head to a beach resort or theme park where inclusive activities lure the little ones. But big cities can also offer fun alternatives.

Family Vacation Critic, an online family travel planning guide, recently released its list of top 10 urban destinations based on a survey of its readers, with New York City leading the pack. The Big Apple was closely followed by Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Honolulu, San Antonio, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Boston.

“New York City topped the list,” said Lissa Poirot, executive editor of Family Vacation Critic. “With so many attractions, hotel choices and restaurants, a family can visit again and again and never see it all.”

In addition to fun attractions, other city criteria included a range of family-friendly accommodations and easy-to-navigate public transportation. Affordability was also a key consideration, as 40 percent of parents polled found the toughest part of a city vacation was “finding a family-friendly hotel that fits the budget.”

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