Local Getaways

Weekend Getaway: Camelback Mountain Resort

While the snow might not be fun to deal with on your everyday commute, it can be an awesome time when you’re specifically there to play in it! While looking for ideas to feature on Bronxmama for some fun winter weekend getaways, we decided to try out Camelback Mountain Resort which is less than 2 hours away from the Bronx.  We had the great opportunity to be a media guest

Our Favorite Pick-Your-Own Farms Near the Bronx

  The Bronx may be a part of the 5 boroughs, but we’re also the only borough connected to the mainland. This means when fall comes around and it’s time to find a fun farm to visit- we’ve got an abundance to choose from that are just an easy ride north. We’re sharing our personal favorites for apple and pumpkin picking. Note: We’ve updated this list and took off some places

Local Getaway: Allegria Hotel

As summer winds down and everyone tries to cross items off their bucket lists, it’s a great time for a nice weekend or day staycation. We just checked out the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, Long Island and it was a great choice for wrapping up the summer getaways. Great for a nice relaxing weekend alone without the kids, the Allegria hotels offers chic modern rooms with views of the

Day Getaway: Bear Mountain Circle Line Cruise

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is celebrating fall with its annual Bear Mountain Cruises, inviting NY locals and visitors to set sail for a ‘hike’ up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain State Park. Perfect for those looking to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and an array of countless activities and amenities, this full-day excursionprovides an opportunity to explore Bear Mountain State Park’s 50 different hiking trails, nature walks, a Bird Conservation site, magnificent fall

Visiting Fieldstation Dinosaur

If the Flintstones had a zoo, Fieldstation Dinosaurs would be it. Or at least that’s what we pretended on our trip last week. If you have a little one who is dinosaur obsessed, or you just want a different kind of experience, then you don’t have to go too far over the G-Dub bridge to find it. First things first, kids are given a passport that they have stamped as

Family Getaway: Ocean City NJ

Two weeks ago my husband and I along with our 5 year old son and my 14 year old niece enjoyed a great trip down in Ocean City, New Jersey. I know what your thinking, “she means Ocean City, Maryland”. Nope! Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes away down the Garden State Parkway is a wonderful family beach town that has earned the nickname, “America’s Greatest Family Resort”. We planned

Family Getaway: The Boulders Resort in Lake George

Do you have a family getaway tradition? In NYC, Lake George is a popular one for family vacation memories. We checked out The Boulders Resort, a family friendly resort that has become a tradition for many families. Whether you’re staying in a cottage, townhouse, or lodge- all guests access to the beach, boat dockage, picnic areas with grills, pools, hot tub, playgrounds, and gamerooms. Boulders also offers guests free use of

Family time in the Poconos: Camelbeach Waterpark

Planning a weekend getaway outside of the Bronx? We recently had the chance to check out some family fun in the Pocono Mountains- staying at The Chateau Resort and spending the day at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark and Camelback Mountain Adventures. Less than 2 hours away from the Bronx, Camelbeach was the perfect local getaway for our family of four. The Hotel The Chateau Resort is located at the base of

Ziplining at Mountain Creek

Zoom Ziplines at Mountain Creek is the closest zip line to NYC (only an hour drive from Manhattan) and the only guided zip line tour in New Jersey! Located in Vernon, this fun-filled activity is suitable for kids and adventure seekers alike. An awesome day trip or weekend vacation is only an hour away from the Bronx: Mountain Creek! Enjoy a day of ziplining- whether it’s with the waterpark combo

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

On Memorial Day we had a chance to take the 20 minute ride from our place in the Bronx to Legoland Discovery Center in Westchester. With my 8 and 2 year old in tow, we were excited to see what the place had to offer for both age ranges. While I love the age difference between my girls and they have an amazing relationship- it can be a challenge to