Last Minute Getaways from NYC – Labor Day Edition

Can you believe it’s almost Labor Day already? If the last long weekend of summer snuck up on you and you’re scrambling to find something for you and your family to do, here are five suggestions for some last minute getaways that aren’t too far from NYC at all.

Rocking Horse Ranch

Head up to the ranch for some family fun. In addition to the variety of activities that the ranch has to offer on a regular basis, they will also have a spectacular fireworks display, as well as a delicious new BBQ menu, over Labor Day weekend. Room rates include three daily meals, plus all activities. Call 800-647-2624 to make reservations, and ask them how you can save up to 30% on the room rates.

Mystic Aquarium

Have you ever seen the movie Mystic Pizza? Well, that’s actually a real place, and it’s in Connecticut. But there is so much more to this historical town. One of the biggest attractions is the Mystic Aquarium. Home to Beluga whales, sharks, penguins, and more, the aquarium is a great place to visit during your stay in Mystic. To find out more about all there is to do in Mystic, visit Mystic Country. Here you’ll find places to eat, places to visit, and places to stay.

Crayola Factory

Located in Easton, Pennsylvania, not far from the Poconos, is the Crayola Factory. Three levels of Crayola fun, you and your family can definitely spend the day exploring here. There are tons of places to stay, including the Fernwood Hotel and Resort. For more information, click here.

Sesame Place

If you ever wanted to take a stroll through the world of Sesame Street, head down to Langhorne, Pennsylvania to Sesame Place. This amusement park has both dry and water rides. Plus, they have a Labor Day BBQ and fireworks display. The BBQ requires advance registration. Click here for more info. The website also has recommendations for local places to stay.

Hershey Park

Satisfy both the chocolate lovers and thrill seekers in your family by visiting Hershey Park in, where else, Hershey Pennsylvania. With over 60 rides, some of those being water rides, you’re bound to hear shrieks and squeals of excitement from even the hardest to please members of your family. Then, take a tour of Hershey’s Chocolate World to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Hershey Park website also has recommended accommodations.


Jesseca Stenson