Kids will soon be able to get up close and personal with Spongebob, Dora and the rest of their Nickelodeon faves when Nickelodeon Universe—the largest indoor theme park on the continent—opens in New Jersey in 2018.
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SplashDown Beach, located in Fishkill, is an outdoor waterpark that is the perfect size for families.
Land of Make Believe in Hope Township, NJ, offers a water park and amusement park geared toward young children.
Thomas the Train fans will surely be excited to know that Thomas Land, the largest permanent Thomas & Friends attraction in North America, is set to reopen for its second season on May 28th.
Do you and your kids prefer hikes in the woods, or exotic meals? Outings to the art museum or the Empire State Building? Take this quiz to discover your ideal NYC-area family activities.
Hershey Park announced this week that it will open Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, an innovative indoor pool complex, next spring.
Tickets are now on sale to the first Thomas Land theme park in North America. Thomas & Friends and the Island of Sodor come to life at Edaville USA in South Carver, MA, this August.
Diggerland USA is a construction-themed adventure park geared toward all truck lovers. Kids—the biggest construction vehicle enthusiasts—can ride in and operate excavators, backhoes, and loaders.
From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.
UPDATED JUNE 2016: Consult our comprehensive guide to amusement parks, theme parks, and water parks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Our guide to amusement parks covers all the excitement your family needs this summer all within reach of the New York Metro area.
Sahara Sam's Oasis, a water park in West Berlin, NJ, debuted a $6.5 million outdoor expansion called The Beach Club at the start of its 2013 summer season.
Travel back a few eons in Earth's history with a visit to Field Station: Dinosaurs, a remarkable dino park nestled in the New Jersey Meadowlands just outside NYC.
A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration.
Boasting several thrill rides, hundreds of arcade games, two-story laser tag, and more year-round fun, the largest indoor amusement park in the New York metro area is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
If ever a theme park was attuned to cutting edge, family-friendly entertainment, it's the mind-blowing Mecca known as Universal Orlando Resort. Get a sneak peek here of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open June 18, plus tips on where to stay and how to get the most out of your Universal experience.
It's not a traditional New York City summer without a trip to the boardwalk and beach of Coney Island.
Some kids scream for ice cream; others scream for the thrill of an amusement park ride. Whether you are searching for looping rollercoasters, gentle water rides, or something in between, there is plenty to excite an entire family at these nearby amusement parks.
Taking a tour of your kids’ favorite amusement parks this summer? Kids are fearless, especially when rollercoasters and thrill rides are on the agenda. But with a little planning, a day at the amusement park can be a safe family outing without the stress