Local Getaways

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.

Family Getaway: Woodloch Pines in the Poconos

My Wonderful Stay at Woodloch Pines Resort Everyone should visit at least twice….       By: Nicole Beauchamp Jackson Since having our new baby Seth, my husband and I have been searching for a getaway that will give us a break from the daily grind and the normal stresses from having a new baby. We were looking not only for things we can enjoy but also a place that

Weekend Escape at Mount Airy Casino Resort

  If you’ve been keeping up with our local getaway series, then you’ve probably noticed we’ve returned to the Poconos quite a few times. With so many activities for both families and couples no matter the season- it’s no wonder we haven’t run out of places to go and things to do. Our most recent trip was to Mount Airy Resort Casino. Located just under two hours from the Bronx,

Local Getaway: Split Rock Resort + Jack Frost Mountain

Split Rock Resort, located off of Lake Harmony in the Poconos, is less than a two hour ride from the Bronx. We recently returned from a press trip there, where we were invited to bring our family and see the resort for ourselves. Living in NYC, we have access to so many great local getaways that are less than 2 or 3 hours away. Whether you drive north, across the

Fall Family Trip: UnPlugging at Rocking Horse Ranch

As the temperature drops and the holidays approach us, quality family time is something many of us seek. Whether it’s cozy game nights inside or a fall or winter family trip- this time of year does a great job of reminding us to unplug and enjoy our time together. As part of our Local Getaways series, we had the chance to visit Rocking Horse Ranch with our own little family

Finishing Out the Summer at Aquatopia

By Martha Katechis Is Summer Really Over…? Not when you are a short drive from Camelback Lodge, Aquatopia! My family and I recently had the pleasure of a one night stay at Aquatopia, and our three year old still tells us she wants to play on a the water slides each and every night before tucking her into bed. She must be having underwater sweet-dreams. We really hope she’s a

Local Getaway: Kid Friendly Atlantic City

When most people think of Atlantic City, they envision an adult only trip spent mostly at the slots with a drink in hand. While some alone time is always nice, we wanted to explore just how much there is to do in Atlantic City with the family. This is also the perfect place to bring grandma: lots of family time during the day and then a nice date night while the

Local: Weekend Escape at Foxwoods

So far we’ve covered a lot of fun family getaway ideas on Bronxmama. But we know how important it is for parents to have some me time as well- whether it’s a date night, girls night out, or just grabbing a close friend and hitting the road. While the Real Housewives might have the money and childcare options to plan week long trips to exotic islands, for many of us

Local Getaway: Unplugged Weekend at Madison Beach Hotel

In the midst of all of this technology, the word unplugged comes up often. Families now have planned game nights with no phones or devices allowed. Friends turn dinner into a challenge where the person who picks up their phone first has to pick up the check. We are surrounded by amazing technology but now have to be reminded or find ways to enjoy life without it. Sometimes families just

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