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New York Metro Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

The late summer and early fall is pick your own apples time, and a day at a New York Metro U-Pick farm is the perfect staycation or basis for a cheap weekend getaway for many area families. Follow my family to the countryside in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for the best P-Y-O apple and pumpkin picking farms in the tristate metropolitan area. If...

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Mystic – Connecticut’s Playground

Mystic, Connecticut has all the ingredients for a great family weekend:  schooners and whalers, clippers and dinghies at Mystic Seaport; dancing dolphins and dashing sea lions at Mystic Aquarium; a children's museum in Niantic; hiking, biking fishing, and other activities galore plus a whole spectrum of kid-friendly places to stay and kid-favorite places to eat. Family...

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Short Breaks And New England Weekend Getaways From Boston

The dense population of families in and around Boston, Massachusetts draws on beautiful New England for weekend getaway ideas. Whether your family is looking for a rural holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last-minute excursion to break up a road trip, or a weekend getaway along the Atlantic coast, you will find dozens of great options within a 200-mile radius of the Boston metropolitan...

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Lake Compounce – Fun Family Activities In Northwest Connecticut

The northwestern corner of Connecticut, the area around Waterbury and Bristol, has many fun attractions for the family. Whether you're going for a day or a weekend away, here are suggestions for popular and lesser-known attractions.  Lake Compounce, A Classic Amusement Park Bristol, Connecticut is home to Lake Compounce, the oldest amusement...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities and a magnet for any family interested in American history, Philadelphia is one of our favorite all-time destinations for weekend getaways, short school breaks, or even a month-long vacation -- there's...

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Baby’s First Vacation At Madison Beach Hotel, Connecticut

The town of Madison, Connecticut, midway between the New York City and Boston shorelines, is blessed with pastoral seascapes and some of the cleanest and least utilized beaches on the Long Island Sound. There is a seasonal resort flavor here but, in truth, it is a destination with year-round getaway potential.Just minutes off the busy I-95, you will find the

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Connecticut Family Attractions

The surprising state of Connecticut provides the entire Northeast with weekends full of New England charm, waterside restaurants, parks, mountain trails, museums and crafts shopping. But families can plan a week-long excursion or a road trip to see even more.  An easy drive from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and eastern Pennsylvania, Connecticut is separated into five...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From The New York Tri-State Region

Surrounded by ocean, farmland, mountains and great cities, the New York - New Jersey - Connecticut tri-state region and Pennsylvania have unlimited potential for family weekend getaways.Although New York City is often the top U.S. destination for international tourists, the families who live and work in this bustling metropolitan region are always looking to vacation elsewhere. And since...

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Have A Whale Of A Time With Mystic Aquarium’s Family Titanic Hotel Package

This summer, discover your inner sailor at the charming seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut, and explore the deep with Mystic Aquarium’s new family “Titanic Hotel Package”.   Nestled in the heart of Mystic Country just a few hours’ drive from...

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New Haven Connecticut With Students In Tow

It is said that at the turn of the century, Frank Pepe emigrated from Naples, Italy to New Haven, Connecticut and started the country's first pizzeria. Thus began the local tradition of apizza, a Neapolitan variety with grated cheeses, garlic, chopped tomotoes, lot of oregano and other secret touches gracing thin crust pizza pies.  When you get to new Haven,...

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