Need a quick kid friendly getaway for the long weekend? We have you covered and all within a few hours from the city.
Where: Greenport, Long Island
Why: Long Island’s wine country; close to Sag Harbor and Shelter Island for quick day trips; mini-golf or biking for the family
Where to stay: Greenporter Inn offers a complimentary dinner at Cuvee, their bistro and deals with local merchants. Rates start at $199 per night
Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Why: Lots of family friendly activities: original boardwalk, AC Aquarium, which features ocean oddities, Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Where to stay: The Chelsea Hotel, a boutique hotel right on the boardwalk. The hotel features a restaurant and a bar. Rates start at $229 per night
Where: Mystic, Connecticut
Why: Explore Connecticut’s whaling past at the mystic seaport, Mystic Aquarium (right across from the hotel) where kids can pet a stingray, and Old Mistick Village provides you with a look back in time
Where to stay: The Hilton Mystic offers tons of family friendly packages that include tickets to nearby attractions. Rates begin at $225 per night
Where: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Why: To relax and explore nature; lots of sand and surf to keep the kids busy; the Flying Horses Carousel is the oldest operating platform carousel in the world; hay rides at Nip’n Tuck Farms; Mimi-golf; Martha’s Vineyard museum.
Where to stay: Harbor View Hotel & Resort located in Edgartown. Overlooks Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown Harbor and Chappaquiddick Island. Rates start at $265 per night.
Where: Hershey Pennsylvania
Why: Fun for Adults and kids at Hershey Park; Zoo America; a short trip for a bit of history at Gettysburg; Dutch Wonderland for the little ones
Where to stay: Hershey Lodge, which has family packages that offer entrance to the nearby parks. Rates begin at $309 per night.
by Simone Gobin