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A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area

A Family's Guide to Fishing in the NYC Area

Make fishing a family affair this summer: Check out the best spots to fish throughout the New York City area - including in the city, on Long Island, and in the suburbs - and brush up on the local fishing rules and regulations.

Summer Events in Socrates Sculpture Park

Summer Events in Socrates Sculpture Park

Head to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City this June for some great family events, including the Long Island City Bike Parade, Summer Solstice Celebration and Silent Disco, a Makers Market, and a GrowNYC Greenmarket.

Urban Fishing in NYC

Urban Fishing in NYC

Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and...fishing? When people think about the Big Apple, planning a fishing excursion is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, however, NYC boasts plenty of fine watering holes across the five boroughs. Not convinced? Check out the following videos from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation about catching Blue Fish in the East River and the I Fish NY program.

Family Fishing in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Family Fishing in Fairfield County, Connecticut

If past family fishing trips have yielded little more than stolen bait, empty hooks, and a whole lot of idle sitting on the water, consider planning your next fishing excursions in an area bursting with trout. The nine maps here detail various brooks, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water in Fairfield County, CT, where the fish are stocked. Simply pick a spot using one of the maps, cast a line, and get ready to reel in the trout.

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport.

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, is tropical, picturesque, and loaded with family-friendly options.

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water on Long Island

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water on Long Island

Check out our roundup of parks and outdoor activities for families in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water in New York City

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water in New York City

Check out our roundup of parks and outdoor activities for families in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield Counties

Summer Fun in the Parks and on the Water in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield Counties

Check out our roundup of parks and outdoor activities for families in Rockland and Westchester Counties, NY, and Fairfield, CT.

Family Outing: Brooklyn's Prospect Park

Family Outing: Brooklyn's Prospect Park

Families looking for some outdoor activity in Brooklyn are sure to find something that interests them in Prospect Park. Spanning 585 acres, the park is situated between many popular neighborhoods and attractions and has something to offer everyone, from picnics to carousel rides to sea lion shows.

The Family Side of New Orleans

The Family Side of New Orleans

Famous for its wild Mardi Gras parties, vibrant multiethnic culture, and jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, might not seem to be the spot for a great family vacation. But dubbed “The Big Easy,” this city is a charming Southern belle boasting a culture that is unique, music that is truly inspiring, cuisine to die for, fun-for-all entertainment, and an intriguing history.

The Hacienda Tres Rios: Where the Mayan Heavens Kiss the Sands

The Hacienda Tres Rios: Where the Mayan Heavens Kiss the Sands

Read about the sustainable Caribbean resort Hacienda Tres Rios, a "green" luxury hotel full of opportunities for family fun.

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Curacao's balmy temperatures and white sand beaches may be enough to satisfy many families all day, but this Dutch island can provide lots of other fun activities as well.

Summer in the City: Parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx & Queens

Summer in the City: Parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx & Queens

Don’t let your kids spend the summer sweltering on tar beach, or stuck indoors. Citywide, parks offer great alternatives. Here are a few of our favorites...

Parks in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield County & Long Island

Parks in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield County & Long Island

Here are some of the best local parks in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield, Nassau, & Suffolk Counties!

Day Trips: Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Day Trips: Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park

From two World Fairs, to the New York Mets’ games, to the U.S. Open, the largest park in Queens is renowned for hosting many historic and exciting events. You’ll need a whole day to explore everything Flushing Meadows Corona Park has to offer within its 1,255 acres...

20 FREE Things to Do in New York City

20 FREE Things to Do in New York City

We’ve scoured the city to find all the freebies available for families, from ice cream to concerts, magic to movies.

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

Camping is a wonderful family affair. Children and parents work together to set up tents, start campfires, and swat away mosquitoes. Despite our careful planning of every article of clothing to bring, what type of sandwiches to make, and which adult beverages we need, we usually forget something.

Great  Area Beaches!

Great Area Beaches!

Ah, the beach. Sun, sand surf and a long, hot drive. Well, not necessarily. Here’s a round up of nearby beaches, some accessible from subway, bus or the Long Island Railroad.

Tales of the Fish God

Tales of the Fish God

We've had many wonderful family vacations, but one destination gets our recurring #1 vote: Hawaii.

St. Kitts with Kids: Sun, fun, and now — a direct flight

St. Kitts with Kids: Sun, fun, and now — a direct flight

Traveling off the beaten path with kids can involve multiple flights and multiple headaches — like language barriers and lack of kid-friendly amenities. But St. Kitts is uniquely in a sweet spot — American Airlines just started non-stop flights to the eastern Caribbean island, which still has no traffic lights.




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