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Kara Franker is the Travel Editor for Miss A. Discover a city’s hidden gem. Tour wineries in the rolling countryside. Explore the warm waters and sandy beaches of a tropical island. Come along with Kara and her team of travel writers as they provide Miss A readers with insider knowledge and travel tips to luxury destinations around the world. An experienced journalist and video host, Kara generates content for magazines, websites and television. Residing in Miami, Florida, Kara received her law degree from the University of Denver and her journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

A Little Girl’s Dream Vacation To NYC

Looking for a special treat for that little princess in your life? How about a trip to Manhattan to experience the famed Fifth Avenue and the American Girl Place. There’s something magical about a shopping trip to New York, but it’s even more spectacular for a little girl who’s in love with the American Girl brand.

American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Photo Credit: Kara Franker.

American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

On a recent trip to NYC, a friend told me about this package that she bought for her daughter to celebrate her birthday. Turns out it was a big hit and the little girl can’t stop talking about it, so I thought it was too good not to share with you.

There are so many fab hotels in New York, but I found out that the Grand Hyatt New York has an American Girl Package, which is perfect! I stayed at this hotel on a recent trip to the city and enjoyed the location — it’s in the heart of everything and walking distance to Fifth Avenue and Times Square.

The Grand Hyatt’s American Girl Package package includes:

Photo Credit: Grand Hyatt New York

(Photo Credit: American Girl)

  • Overnight accommodations
  • American Girl Doll Bed
  • $25 American Girl Place gift card
  • Milk and cookies amenity and welcome letter
  • Free breakfast for kids under 5 in New York Central
  • 50% off breakfast price for kids ages 5-12

For pricing and to book the package, check out the Grand Hyatt’s website.

Oh, and here’s a tip, pick your little girl up from summer camp, school, grandma’s house or wherever she is this summer and tell her you’re going on a surprise vacation, just the two of you. Try to keep it a surprise until the very end. It makes it just that much more special.

If you really want to pull out all the stops, the American Girl Place offers a VIP experience. For $260 you get a full day package that includes:

  • A meal for two in the American Girl Cafe
  • A sitting at the Photo Studio and a souvenir issue of American Girl magazine with your girl’s picture on the cover
  • A session at the Doll Hair Salon
  • $130 spending money
  • Girl- and doll-sized souvenir T-shirts

Have you ever surprised your little girl with a vacation? How’d it go? Years later, does she still talk about it? I’d love to hear your story and what you planned. Send me a comment below or let’s connect on Twitter!

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