Local Getaways

The Bronx to DC: A Weekend Visit

  With Washington D.C. being just 4 hours away from the Bronx, it might not exactly fall under our local getaway category- but it’s certainly on our suggested list of places to explore. It’s the perfect place for a last minute weekend trip to fit in some sightseeing- and it doesn’t all have to be done in one visit. Being that I spent a big part of my life in

Exploring Southampton in the Winter

  Travel is such an amazing gift to give to your children. Exploring new places, spending quality time together- simply taking a break from the everyday hustle. This is especially true for families who live in big cities like NYC. It is almost as if you can feel the stress drip off- even if it’s just a day or two to escape. But a travel budget is often the last

Family Friendly Winter Fun in the Pocono Mountains

While this winter might be a little less snow covered than usual here in the Bronx, just two hours away in the Poconos you’ll find plenty of snow covered mountains perfect for some winter fun. You’ve probably seen many of our travel posts highlighting different parts of the Poconos, so we’re excited to share even more ideas for families looking for fun in the colder months. Earlier this week, we

Local Getaway: Olde Time Christmas in Jim Thorpe

  Nestled in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania sits a small town called Jim Thorpe. Often referred to as the Switzerland of America or the Gateway to the Poconos, the town is most historically known for burying the body of Native American sports legend Jim Thorpe. Before it was named after the famous Olympian, it was known as Mauch Chunk- which is Native American for sleeping bear. The town came to

Holidays in the Poconos: Fireside Christmas at The Inn at Pocono Manor

  If you’ve been keeping up with our Local Getaways section here on Bronxmama, then you know we recommend the Poconos often. With something to do year round in every season, it’s one of our favorite places to visit to unplug and enjoy the outdoors. Winter of course, is when folks hit the slopes and take advantage of the snow covered mountains. But the Poconos also offers plenty of other

From the Bronx to Montreal: Couples Weekend Getaway Idea

By: Martha Katechis Exploring a new country only a short drive away….   “Oh Canada, Oh Canada…” everyone knows that one right? We think of hockey, cold mountain tops and now Poutine. For this year’s wedding anniversary my hubby and I wanted to travel, but with just a few days available and no plane tickets we knew a road trip was our best option. So to Canada we went, specifically

4 Friends and a Tiny House: Our Getaway House Experience

By now you’ve watched at least one show on HGTV about a tiny house. A couple who would rather spend their money on travel than a mortgage, a young college grad who has room to park their tiny house in their parent’s backyard… but what about a weekend getaway in a tiny house? A camping experience with a twist? This past weekend we packed up the car and headed upstate

Making Memories at Silver Birches on Lake Wallenpaupack

Located just a little over two hours from the Bronx is the man-made Lake Wallenpaupack. Made in 1925 by the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, it measures 13 miles in length and around 5,700 acres of surface water. Homes, resorts, a beach, and even a high school are situated along the lake, but the view from the water feels as though you’ve just discovered a hidden gem- since homeowners aren’t allowed to cut down

Visiting Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Campsite Resort

By: Charlene Toro Arias Our family has enjoyed camping for many years. We have tried tents, cabins and RVs but I guess you can say our experience has always been considered “glamping” instead of camping. This is the new term used to describe those who prefer to watch a movie on a flatscreen tv  after a day of grilling and swimming, versus sitting in a dark tent wondering if a

Day Trip: Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark in the Poconos

  With so much to do within driving distance of the Bronx, we don’t often get to visit the same place twice. But when it comes to one place, the kids love it so much that we’ve made it part of our annual summer fun. That place is Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. Situated at the bottom of a beautiful mountainside in the Poconos, Camelbeach is actually the biggest waterpark in Pennsylvania. No

Local Travel: Pleasure Beach Island & the Port Jefferson Ferry

While there’s so much to cross off the Bronx Summer bucket lists, it’s also fun to explore the world outside of our city. Being the only borough connected to the mainland, the Bronx has access to so many destinations simply by jumping in the car- or even the train. Sometimes my bucket list items are things that people do all of the time, and others are finding places that I’ve

Family Getaway: Exploring Mystic Connecticut

Mystic Connecticut is a little over a two hour drive from the Bronx. Located in New London County, Mystic is a beautiful seaside town perfect for a weekend family getaway this summer. With an aquarium, seaport filled with history, and other fun attractions nearby, there’s plenty of options to fill your itinerary with. We recently had the chance to visit this historic seaside town and couldn’t wait to share our trip.

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