Arts & Culture, Day Trips, Museums, Weekend Away

The Ultimate Summer of Family Fun in Philadelphia

Independence Hall | Philadelphia family travel

Just in time for summer family travel, we’ve got the skinny from our friends in Philadelphia on every, single, thing there is do with kids in the City of Brotherly Love. Whether you want a dose of history in Center City, an interactive cultural immersion in the Museum District, or wide open spaces of Fairmount Park (not to mention THE most delicious spots for cheese steaks, ice cream, pizza, and other kid pleasing treats) there’s a fit for every family who wants to spend some time in Philly this summer, or really anytime of year.

Read on for all the details:

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Day Trips, Hot Fun in the Summertime

Make a Splash at These Cool Water Playgrounds in New Jersey

Spraygrounds and Splash Pads in New Jersey

Hello summer heat! If you’re looking for a place to take little kids to cool off on hot summer days, you don’t have to travel very far. Just grab a towel and head to one of these cool, watery, and inexpensive Spraygrounds and Splash Pads in New Jersey:

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Jump Around, Jump Around, Jump Up, Jump Up, and Get Down at a Trampoline Park in NJ!

Trampoline Parks in NJ

Looking for a Day Trip that’s so fun it will make the kids flip? Head to one of these trampoline parks in NJ — Huge grids of bouncy trampolines, foam pits to jump into, Dodgeball and Basketball courts, and so much more!

Before you go jumping, there are a few things to know:

  • Many Trampoline Parks require Jumping Time Reservations.
  • You’ll have to sign a waiver for each jumper. Save time and do it online before you get ot the park.
  • No shoes allowed. Most parks require you to purchase their specialty, reusable socks (usually a few dollars), but some will let you wear your own socks. Be sure to check before going.

Let’s bounce!

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Day Trips, Down the Shore Everything's All Right, Hot Fun in the Summertime

Down the Shore for Less! Jenkinson’s Annual 2-for-1 Easter Sale Starts Soon!

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk 2-for-1 easter sale

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, New Jersey is a Jersey Shore must with kids. It offers a classic beach Boardwalk experience with indulgent food, games, a wonderful aquarium, and thrill rides aplenty!

Every year Jenkinson’s holds a 2-for-1 Easter SaleYou get double the amusement ride passes for the price of one! If you plan to take the kids to Point Pleasant this summer, and you should, this deal is not to be missed.

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Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways for Spring Break

family travel

Not taking a destination family vacation over Spring Break? Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy cool new experiences and family fun with your kids. There are plenty of great Day Trips or Mini Getaways close to home, but a world away from your usual work-school grind for you to enjoy.

We have lots of fantastic ideas for fun close to home. So grab your keys, pack the kids into the car, and happy travels!

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Celebrate Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day at These Great Destinations

Women's History Month | best places to visit in the U.S. for Women's History Month
(Photo: New-York Historical Society)

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day today, March 8, our friends at Tripping.com have compiled a list of fantastic spots for celebrating the accomplishments of women.

From Seneca Falls to Richmond, California, destinations around the U.S. are celebrating women with special events and exhibits!

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Day Trip: New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands

New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands

True, winter is still here and the northeast is getting hit with a foot of snow, but spring will be warming us up before you know it (we promise). Spring is a fantastic time to take the family on a Day Trip and guest blogger Eileen Lundberg shares a lovely option —  New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, the garden of the Garden State!  Continue reading “Day Trip: New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands”

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Day Trip: Flat Rock Brook in Englewood, NJ

flat rock brook

Everyone knows that walking is great exercise and a fun way to get the family out in the fresh air together. But what do you do when you’re tired of walking around the neighborhood or your kids have declared the local stroll boring? Guest Blogger Michelle Longo took her family to Flat Rock Brook Nature Center and shares a great alternative.

Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Flat Rock Brook is a nature oasis in the midst of suburbia. The 150-acre nature preserve is the remains of the Palisades Forest, situated on the western slope of the Palisades. The lush greenery shields you from the brunt of the sun and the beautiful sounds of the birds and animals who live there create a symphony in their own right.

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