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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 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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Autumn in New York: 10 Fall Family Fun Activities to Enjoy in the Big Apple

Autumn in new york | central park

It’s autumn in New York and seasonal family fun is ripe for the picking!

Here are 10 of our favorite fall activities for kids and parents, from Halloween parades to fabulous foliage viewing, all right in New York City.

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Great November Getaways for NJ Teachers’ Convention School Break

Getaways for NJ Teachers' Convention | mid-hudson valley family travel

Guess what New Jersey parents? Your kids are about to have a 4-day weekend! November 9 – 12 is the NJEA Convention, aka the NJ Teachers’ Convention, when all public schools are closed while teachers attend a professional development conference in Atlantic City. Why not take advantage of the break and plan a getaway with the family?

The good news is that the crowds are usually thin, and prices low, for this long weekend in many destinations since only New Jersey public schools have off. (Which is not to say there are no crowds. At Disney World these November dates are called “New Jersey Week,” and the theme parks — and flights to Orlando, and actually Florida in general — are packed! And if you ask your kids, they’d probably like to avoid seeing their teachers in Atlantic City….)

Ready to take a break? Here are some great getaway options for NJ Teachers’ Convention School Break:

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Day Trip: Governors Island, NYC

Governors Island

Looking for a summer Day Trip with gorgeous views, history, and lots of family fun? Get on a ferry and head to  New York City’s Governors Island!

This 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor is real gem. My family visited on a recent Sunday and we’re already planning when we will go back.

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Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways To Take Over Memorial Day Weekend

memorial weekend family travel

Monday, May 29, is Memorial Day — the unofficial start of summer!  Whether you have a 3-day or 4-day weekend, it’s plenty of 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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Kids Week 2017 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Kids Week The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Looking for a great family Day Trip during Presidents Day/ Winter Break? Between February 20 – 25, Kids Week takes over at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Families with kids of all ages will love this museum located aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark in New York City.

Kids Week is chock full of immersive activities, live performances, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and special guests. Plus, all of it is free with museum admission!

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Day Trip: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

Ripley's Believe It or Not - Times Square

Shrunken heads, secret passageways, taxidermy rodents, and a John Lennon portrait created with dog hair —  these oddities are just a sampling of the collection on view at  Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square in NYC. Combine these with bizarre facts and fun interactive exhibits, and you’ve got a great Day Trip with your tweens and teens.

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