Down the Shore Everything's All Right, Hot Fun in the Summertime, Weekend Away

Family Fun and Retro Charm Down the Shore at Morey’s Piers Wildwood


For summer fun and a real Jersey Shore experience — one full of Boardwalk games and treats, amusement park rides, a beach so wide you can take a taxi to the water, and a charming retro vibe — take the family to The Wildwoods in New Jersey.

Despite being a born and bred Jersey girl, I had only been to northern Jersey beaches, and had never gone as far south as Exit 4 when heading down the Shore. That all changed last weekend when my family was invited on a trip hosted by Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks. (Thanks Morey family!)

Family owned and operated since 1969 by the Morey Brothers, the amusement park and resorts have managed to keep their retro charm despite the additions of looping suspended roller coasters, major waterparks with 6 foot drops, and a few too many tacky T-shirt shops on the Boardwalk.

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Arts & Culture, Museums, Weekend Away

5 Amazing Spots for a Hamilton-Inspired Weekend in Historic Philadelphia

Historic Philadelphia
Alexander Hamilton and The Gilmore Girls.

Do you have a family obsessed with Hamilton? You want a revolution? We have a revelation! Historic Philadelphia is where you can go beyond Broadway and follow Hamilton’s footsteps.

Thanks to Visit Philly, my A.Ham obsessed family stepped back in time to enjoy a weekend of historic adventures in the City of Brotherly Love.

Here are 5 don’t-miss spots for a Hamilton-inspired weekend of family fun:

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Day Trips, Weekend Away

Explore Nature and History For Free During National Park Week

national park week
Glenmont at Thomas Edison Historical National Park

Mark your calendars! The National Park Service invites families to explore nature and history for free during the 2017 National Park Week on April 15 – 16 and April 22 – 23. The annual event is America’s largest celebration of national heritage.

(Fun Fact: On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service)

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TBT: Travel Scrapbook, Weekend Away

#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Family Ski Trip in Breckenridge, Colorado

Family Ski Trip in Breckenridge, Colorado

#TBT: Playground reader Mia Riker-Norrie shares this adorable photo of her family on a ski trip in Breckenridge, Colorado, 2004. 

Want to see your family on Playground? Send your travel photos here.

Happy travels!



6 in the City, Weekend Away

6 in the City: Family Fun in Boston’s Back Bay

Boston's Back Bay | family travel

Introducing a new series on Playground, where we feature our personally curated city travel picks with one equation: 1 amazing hotel + 2 great places to eat + 3 can’t miss things to see and do = 6 in the City!

Consider these your handy go-to-guides for the quickest route for travel fun!

First up — Boston’s Back Bay:

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Day Trips, Weekend Away

Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways To Take on Presidents Day and Over Winter Break

Family Day Trips

Monday is Presidents Day and the start of Winter Break for some school districts — just enough time to take some Day Trips or  a mini getaway with the family.

We have lots of awesome ideas. So grab your keys, pack the kids into the car, and happy travels!

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Grown-up Getaways, TravelTuesday Q&A, Week Long Getaways, Weekend Away

#TravelTuesday Q&A: Grown-up Getaway in South Florida

Florida Keys | family travel

Q: Hey Playgound! Vacationing with kids is great but do you have any recommendations for a winter weekend couples getaway to Miami/Florida Keys? Just a quiet spot with good food, good beach, good room. Nothing wild, loud, fancy or with kids! Thanks — Sarah D.

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