Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Queens

Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels in Queens

UPDATED October 2018: To us, there is nothing better than spending time with our kids. And what better place to have fun with the family in Queens? From amusement parks and carousels for the thrill seekers, to zoos and aquariums for the animal-love...

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Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels on Long Island

Family-Friendly Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, Planetariums, Play Spaces, Amusement Parks, and Carousels on Long Island

UPDATED October 2018: Looking for something fun to do with your kids on Long Island? We here at NYMetroParents pride ourselves on making sure you’re in the know about family activities in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Want to spend the day with your...

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Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in the NYC Area

The leaves are changing color and the crisp autumn air is finally here, reminding us of all the fall festive activities there are for the entire family! Whether it be fall festivals, apple picking, or pumpkin picking, we want you to have the best f...

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6 Reasons to Take a Teen to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

6 Reasons to Take a Teen to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If you’re looking for a family vacation to take with your teens, consider Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Located on the western side of the country, it’s a bit of a longer flight than Cancun, but totally worth it, as this mother-daughter duo found out....

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Tyler Place Resort, Vermont: Why Kids and Adults Equally Love it

Tyler Place Resort, Vermont: Why Kids and Adults Equally Love it

I don’t know anyone who has been to Tyler Place Resort just once. This Vermont vacation destination has a cult-like following—try it once and you’re hooked. So much so that it has one of the highest repeat visitor rates among all-inclusives. Why? B...

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Fun Family Events for Kids in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Family Events for Kids in Westchester County this Weekend

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts acti...

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Fun Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Fun Weekend Activities for Families in Suffolk County

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts acti...

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9 Reasons to Take a Teen (or Two) to Williamsburg, VA

9 Reasons to Take a Teen (or Two) to Williamsburg, VA

If your kids have reached their teenage years and you’re looking for a new family vacation destination that will please everyone in your brood, why not plan a trip to Williamsburg, VA? If you think the only things to do there are history-related, y...

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Chicago for Families

Chicago for Families

The Windy City has long been a top destination for New Yorkers. It’s a quick flight, it offers plenty of amazing restaurants, unique attractions, and great hospitality, plus—this is key to New Yorkers—walkability. Here what you need to know to have...

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Hidden Gems of Orange County

Hidden Gems of Orange County

Orange County, New York, an area of the Empire State a mere 60 miles north of New York City, is known for historic sites, farm-to-table restaurants, and gorgeous landscapes. But some of the most majestic sites and attractions are off the beaten path.

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How to Plan a Family Vacation on a Budget

How to Plan a Family Vacation on a Budget

Vacations are something we look forward to the whole year. They provide a rare chance to wind down, go on fun adventures, and spend quality time with the ones we love. Unfortunately, vacation expenses add up, and planning a trip in the most cost-ef...

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10 Things to Do to Protect Your Home When Your Family Is on Vacation

10 Things to Do to Protect Your Home When Your Family Is on Vacation

You've planned your family vacation for this summer, which is finally here! But while you're out of town, are you concerned about your home? We usually are, and we triple-check everything to ensure nothing goes wrong. Experts shared the top 10 thin...

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Club Med Cancún Yucatán: A Family Vacation Fit for All Ages

Club Med Cancún Yucatán: A Family Vacation Fit for All Ages

Sun, beaches, culture, amazing food, and fun activities aplenty. Sounds like paradise, right? That’s exactly what you’ll find at Club Med in Cancún Yucatán, Mexico. Don’t fall for the old stereotype of Club Med being only for adults; the resort bra...

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7 Reasons to Visit Philadelphia with Your Kids, Even In Cold Weather

7 Reasons to Visit Philadelphia with Your Kids, Even In Cold Weather

Philadelphia, only two hours from New York City, is a great place for families, especially those traveling with young kids and grandparents. Multi-generational travel has seen big hikes in the last several years and Philly serves that market well. ...

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Cheap Spring Break Ideas for New York City Families

Cheap Spring Break Ideas for New York City Families

Spring break sure has changed since having kids. Forget the days of body shots and bikinis and say hello to pack and plays, diapers, cover-ups, and sunscreen, lots and lots of sunscreen. But just because you have kids doesn't mean you can't have so...

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Toy Story Land Opens This Summer at Disney World

Toy Story Land Opens This Summer at Disney World

The 11-acre site will feature exciting new rides.

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Visiting Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa With Kids

Visiting Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa With Kids

Here's everything you need to know about visiting Disney's Aulani Resort as a family.

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Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Announces New Location in Riviera Maya

Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Announces New Location in Riviera Maya

Karisma Hotels and Resorts, along with Viacom, recently announced the opening of the second Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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Seven Must-Do's for Families in Paris

Seven Must-Do's for Families in Paris

Don't miss these fun, family-friendly activities when visiting Paris.

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San Antonio, Texas: An Accessible, Family-Friendly Destination

San Antonio, Texas: An Accessible, Family-Friendly Destination

San Antonio’s array of attractions and historic sites, partnered with its dedication to accessibility, is making the destination one of the leading options for vacationers of all abilities.

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Mother-Son Fun in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mother-Son Fun in Riviera Maya, Mexico

As a travel writer, I’m on the road with my kids quite a bit, but one of the things I always try and do each year is take each one of my boys on a solo trip with mom. Our trip to the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya did not disappoint.

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Best Places to Eat and Drink Aboard the Carnival Conquest

Best Places to Eat and Drink Aboard the Carnival Conquest

Carnival Conquest boasts amazing food and drink options for kids and adults alike. These are the standout places to dine onboard.

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A Family Vacation at Mohonk Mountain House

A Family Vacation at Mohonk Mountain House

Enjoy a getaway—and family fun galore—with a trip to the famed Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz.

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5 Things We Love About Riverhead

5 Things We Love About Riverhead

Here are five things we love about visiting Riverhead with kids.

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How to Choose the Perfect Family Cruise for Your Crew

How to Choose the Perfect Family Cruise for Your Crew

Cruises are the fastest-growing category in the leisure travel market. But how do you decide which one is perfect for your family? We’ve gathered cruise tips to help you decide.

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Family-Friendly Cruise Lines Departing the New York Area

Family-Friendly Cruise Lines Departing the New York Area

We’ve gathered some of the best family-friendly cruise lines departing from the New York area, including Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean International.

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Vacation in Tahiti-Style Bungalows Right in the Caribbean

Vacation in Tahiti-Style Bungalows Right in the Caribbean

Sandals South Coast in Jamaica is the perfect romantic getaway, featuring over-water bungalows, floating water hammocks, a private patio, and more.

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Israel with Kids (and Grandparents, Too!)

Israel with Kids (and Grandparents, Too!)

A vacation in Israel can be fun and meaningful for families.

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Vacationing with Kids When Things Go Awry

Vacationing with Kids When Things Go Awry

I'd planned a Cancun trip filled with excitement but ended up in the hospital. Here's how we all coped.

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A Family Road Trip to Pennsylvania

A Family Road Trip to Pennsylvania

A vacation to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the City of Brotherly Love included amusement parks, museums, and plenty of sweets factories.

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Grand County: An Adventure-Filled Family Destination

Grand County: An Adventure-Filled Family Destination

Plan a family vacation to Grand County, Colorado, with activities such as horseback riding, whitewater rafting, alpine sliding, and hiking.

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Family Adventure in the Yukon

Family Adventure in the Yukon

From exploring glaciers to white water rafting to horseback riding, a vacation to Canada's Yukon Territory is a great trip for kids.

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A Family Adventure on California’s Southern Coast

A Family Adventure on California’s Southern Coast

A short getaway to Terranea Resort offered amazing views, memorable adventures, and plenty of relaxation and pool time.

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Atlantic City With Kids

Atlantic City With Kids

Atlantic City may not have the reputation of a family-friendly city, but there's plenty of things to do with kids there.

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I Took a 14-Year-Old YouTube Addict to Niagara Falls

I Took a 14-Year-Old YouTube Addict to Niagara Falls

Seven surprises from a rare but successful mother-daughter weekend trip to the iconic Niagara Falls.

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Tips to Spend A Weekend in Raleigh with Your Family

Tips to Spend A Weekend in Raleigh with Your Family

Consider visiting Raleigh, NC for a weekend getaway with your family, a southern city boasting festivals, museums, historic parks, and more.

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Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva, Florida: A Paradise of Sand Dollars, Dolphins, and Key Lime Pie

Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva, Florida: A Paradise of Sand Dollars, Dolphins, and Key Lime Pie

Tips for visiting Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, and Captiva Island in Florida.

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Disney Cruise Line Announces Bermuda and Quebec City Trips Out of NYC

Disney Cruise Line Announces Bermuda and Quebec City Trips Out of NYC

Good news Disney fans! Disney Cruise Line has announced that it will be sailing to both Bermuda and Quebec City for the first time in fall 2018, leaving from New York City aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship.

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A Guide to Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains with Young Kids

A Guide to Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains with Young Kids

Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains is less than two hours by car from NYC and is a great place for a family getaway.

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Washington, D.C., for Younger Kids

Washington, D.C., for Younger Kids

Washington, D.C., is often considered a great trip for teens, but it can be a fun and enriching vacation spot for young kids as well.

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Fort Lauderdale for Families

Fort Lauderdale for Families

Ft. Lauderdale offers plenty of fun activities for kids and adults alike.

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Kalahari Resort in the Poconos Now Has America's Largest Indoor Water Park

Kalahari Resort in the Poconos Now Has America's Largest Indoor Water Park

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions has expanded its amenities and more than doubled its rooms at its African-themed family resort in the Pocono Mountains.

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12 Reasons to Plan Your Next Family Cruise on the Carnival Vista

12 Reasons to Plan Your Next Family Cruise on the Carnival Vista

Why you should book your next family cruise aboard the Carnival Vista, the newest ship in the Carnival fleet.

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Atlantis Bahamas: A Marine Life Paradise

Atlantis Bahamas: A Marine Life Paradise

If you love marine animals, Atlantis at Paradise Island in the Bahamas is the place to go.

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Winter Fun in Nantucket

Winter Fun in Nantucket

Nantucket has plenty of great things to offer for the whole family, even in the off-season.

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A Punta Cana Family Getaway: The Nickelodeon Resort

A Punta Cana Family Getaway: The Nickelodeon Resort

A new luxury hotel and resort in the Dominican Republic offers memorable fun, on premises and via day trips.

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Recapturing the Joys of an ‘Old-Fashioned’ Ski Vacation

Recapturing the Joys of an ‘Old-Fashioned’ Ski Vacation

Skiing has changed a lot in recent years. Here's how to enjoy an old-time ski trip, despite the crowds and new developments.

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Sightseeing Cruises Around New York City

Sightseeing Cruises Around New York City

See the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, and more iconic New York City sights on one of these family cruises.

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Hershey for Teens

Hershey for Teens

The iconic Hersheypark amusement park has a reputation for being little-kid heaven (it still is), but if your teens haven’t been, here’s why you should take them.

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Camelback Resort: Tips for Visiting in the Summer and Fall

Camelback Resort: Tips for Visiting in the Summer and Fall

Camelback Resort may offer ski slopes and an indoor water park in the winter, but you can visit the outdoor water park, zip line, and rides during warm-weather months.

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