With Spring Break just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan a getaway with your family. While many families travel to warmer spots like Florida or come to see NYC for the first time, there are plenty of New York gems to check out that aren’t in the heart of the hustle and bustle or a warm sandy beach.
Check out some of the top picks of family-friendly places to visit in New York during Spring Break this year.
Some families are too busy to plan a week-long vacation, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get away for the weekend. There’s something for everyone to make the short trip from NYC a worthy one. If you like to shop, check out Roosevelt Field, which has over 200 stores including a Build A Bear Workshop and a Disney Store.
You can’t go to Garden City with your kids without checking out Museum Row. The Long Island Children’s Museum has 14 exhibits and is a great option if your kids love doing hands-on STEAM activities. The Cradle of Aviation Museum and the Nassau County Firefighters Museum are nearby and a popular choice for family visits. Don’t forget to ride Nunley’s Carousel.
Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid
If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort vacation, consider booking a family suite at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid. Whiteface Lodge has a stunning view of the Whiteface Mountains and plenty of things to do from swimming in the heated outdoor pool which leads right into an indoor pool or watch kid-friendly movies in the lodge’s movie theater.
The suites are roomy enough to spread out and relax after a day of skiing on the mountains or spending time hiking around Lake Placid.
Niagara Falls is a “must” for many families on their vacation bucket lists. Niagara Falls is open year-round but when spring arrives many of the attractions that are closed in the winter reopen. The oldest state park in the U.S. has plenty of family-friendly activities to do, but dress appropriately and don’t forget to wear your rain poncho because you will get wet (but it’s all part of the experience).
While you’re visiting the area, check out historic Old Falls Street for family fun and restaurants.
Remembering Safety Before Heading Out
Always ensure safety is of utmost importance. There are several things to add to your safety checklist before heading out with your family during your spring break in New York.
Make Your Car Road and Weather Ready
Before you pack up the car and head to your Spring Break destination, don’t forget to get a quick tune-up or inspection from your trusted mechanic. Even as the temps get warmer, always check the weather forecast and have a weather-appropriate emergency kit in your vehicle.
Whether you visit a Children’s Museum or go on a hike, dress for the weather and wear good shoes with tread. Following all rules and guidelines will reduce your chances of getting injured on your family vacation.
There are plenty of vacation destinations in New York worth checking out as a family. Proper planning and preparation can make your travels successful and memorable.’
A Note on Safety
Nothing spoils and cuts a trip short than a personal injury or preventable accident. Consider some of the safety tips mentioned above, or visit https://www.dsslaw.com/new-york/ for more information.