Day Trips

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!

Continue reading “Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways for Spring Break”

Day Trips

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.

Continue reading “Day Trip: Flat Rock Brook in Englewood, NJ”

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!

Continue reading “Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways To Take on Presidents Day and Over Winter Break”

Arts & Culture, Day Trips, Museums

Day Trip: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ

Liberty Science Center

With 12 exhibition halls, a “floating” Infinity Climberlive animals, a 3D theater, and the nation’s largest IMAX Dom (and much more!), Liberty Science Center (LSC) is one of my family’s favorite places to explore and spend the day.

Located in Jersey City, NJ, in Liberty State Park along the Hudson River with spectacular views of Manhattan, LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center with hands-on science exhibits for all ages.

Continue reading “Day Trip: Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ”