Local Getaways

Fall Fest & Monster Mountain at Camelback Resort

  It’s Fall ya’ll. When it comes to local travel, you’ll catch us heading to the Poconos at least once each season- and Fall is no different. If you’re looking for some family fun this October, you might want to consider Camelback’s Fall Fest and Monster Mountain- now through the end of October.     We were recently invited out to Camelback Resort to experience the additional activities and attractions

Day Trip to Benmarl Winery

  Looking for a fun day trip idea in the Hudson Valley? Last weekend we ventured to Benmarl Winery for their annual grape stomping event for a fun afternoon of wine tasting, live music, and amazing views. While the grape stomping is just one weekend a year, Benmarl is still the perfect place to visit for a couple’s day date or a Sunday Funday with friends.   The ticket to

Splish Splash Promo Code for Bronxmama Readers

  If you’re looking for a waterpark day trip to take the family, head East to Long Island’s Splish Splash for a day of slides, wave pools, and more summer fun. Around 2 hours from the Bronx, Splish Splash is a 96 acre waterpark in Calverton. The park features 20 waterslides and rides, 2 large wave pools, some awesome kid areas, a lazy river, and more.     Depending on

Summertime at Pocono Manor & Bushkill Falls

  If you recall, back in December we traveled to Pocono Manor to take part in their Fireside Christmas, which we loved. Fast forward to July and we decided to experience this resort and spa in the summertime. Located around 2 hours from the Bronx, it’s a great place to visit with family to unplug, relax, and explore. Follow along our stay to get a first hand look at what

Visiting Wild West City in New Jersey

  You don’t have to go far to end up in the wild west! Located a little over an hour from the Bronx, Wild West City is celebrating it’s 61st year of bringing western heritage and fun to generations of families. So on a beautiful Sunday morning, we jumped in the car and headed to the wild wild west to see what it was all about.     Wild West City

Rent a Lake House in the Poconos

  For July 4th, we packed our bags and headed 2 hours to Lake Harmony in the Poconos to meet up with family for a fun lake trip. Having family 2 hours away in New Jersey, the Pocono Mountains is a great midway point to meet throughout the year. Being summer, we wanted to find a place to stay on one of the many lakes located in the Pocono area.

Island Glamping at The Shawnee Inn in the Poconos

Glamping [glam-ping]  noun 1. Informal. the activity of camping with some of the comforts and luxuries of home: Imagine glamping in a carpeted tent with a comfy queen-size bed By now you’ve probably scrolled past images on Instagram of glamping- making experienced campers laugh and wilderness-challenged folks actually open to the idea. Being a rather novice camper myself, I jumped on the opportunity to head the hour and a half to the Poconos and try a night of island glamping at The Shawnee Inn. Located right on the Delaware River, this golf resort decided to give

Stay in a Tiny House on the Beach in NYC

View from the Lenore   If you remember, back in September we spent a night in a tiny house upstate to celebrate my 30th birthday. Thanks to Getaway House, city dwellers have the opportunity to unplug in the woods in a collection of their tiny houses- think glamping but in a tiny house. Well, fast forward to summer, and we were so excited to learn that they were bringing the tiny

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

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