March 9, 2016
We’re loving this warm weather and are ready for more. So we asked our Hulafrog publishers to share their family’s favorite drivable destinations in the Northeast. Whether you’re looking to getaway now or planning for summer, we have great picks for a long weekend or an entire week. All are kid-friendly and parent approved!
Cape May, NJ | caperesorts.com
Love Congress Hall! Each Easter, we go to the Egg Hunt and ride the Kids Train. This beachfront hotel has sitter service, family karaoke and Monday night carnivals. Tip: The Cape May Lighthouse has gorgeous views of the shore.
Jennifer Fedorchak, Hulafrog Cape May County, NJ, & mom of one
High Gate, VT | tylerplace.com
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Best summer vacation. Ever. Tyler Place is one of the top all-inclusive resorts in the country for families. Located on gorgeous Lake Champlain, this is your chance to unplug and unwind with cozy cottages, gourmet meals, onsite sitters and endless activities for everyone from babies to teens.
Alyson Denzler, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
The Berkshires, MA yankeeinn.com
Raft, zipline, bike and climb in the Berkshires or take it slow and head to Tanglewood for music and craft activities. Lawn tickets are free to kids under 17. The Yankee Inn is a great family friendly resort with both indoor and outdoor pools for kids to enjoy.
Linda Escobar, Hulafrog Bergen County South, NJ, & mom of three
Smuggler’s Notch, VT | smuggs.com
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The place to enjoy Vermont in the spring and summer. There is just enough to do to make your days here a ton of fun, yet relaxing too. Hiking, zip lining, crafts, geocaching, a pool, just to name a few. Looking for mom and dad time? Check out the Kids’ Club. They guarantee fun!
Jessica Ludwig, Hulafrog National, & mom of three
Philadelphia, PA | starwoodhotels.com/sheraton
Limitless fun for all ages! There’s the Zoo, Liberty Bell, the famed “Rocky Steps” and of course, Philly Cheesesteaks! We stayed at the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia and it was very affordable and close to attractions.
Colleen Seldin, Hulafrog Red Bank, NJ, & mom of two
Hawley, PA | woodloch.com
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We count the days to Woodloch! Activities galore and a phenomenal spa keeps everyone happy at this all-inclusive lake-front Poconos resort. Swimming, paddle boats, water slides, archery, go carts and bumper boats keep my kids smiling. At night? Good old fashioned fun—games, shows, movies & more!
Kerry Bowbliss, Hulafrog Cofounder, & mom of two
Ocean City, MD | marigotbeachsuites.com
We love staying at Marigot Beach Condos! Each suite has an oceanfront balcony! The kids love that they have two pools (1 indoor and 1 outdoor) so if the weather isn’t great or they want a break from the beach they can still be in the water.
Holly Duarte, Hulafrog Doylestown-Horsham, PA, & mom of twins
New York City, NY | theplazany.com
Eloise is the perfect party host for your little lady during your next NYC getaway. Put on your finest and head to the Plaza Hotel to be pampered and entertained Eloise style. Spend the night at this NYC landmark and enjoy all the Big Apple has to offer in the warm weather! There’s even an Eloise Suite!
Rosalia Ferrera, Hulafrog Westfield-Clark, NJ, & mom of two
Cooperstown, NY | otesaga.com
With 2 young boys, nothing’s better than a few days at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and strolling the historic village of Cooperstown. Check out the Otesaga Resort for some great R&R and a dip in their pool at the end of your day.
Amy Haggard, Hulafrog Ridgewood-Paramus, NJ, & mom of two
Deep Creek Lake, MD | innatdeepcreek.com
Our family loves it here! Activities galore like paddleboarding, kayaking, and ziplining or simply relaxing on the beach at Deep Creek Lake. The nearby state parks boast gorgeous scenery and stunning waterfalls. The cozy and low key Inn at Deep Creek is just steps from the water.
Jennifer Earney, Hulafrog Cherry Hill, NJ, & mom of three
Hershey, PA | hersheypark.com
We love the Chocolate Factory Tour and Hershey Gardens! Kids had a blast taking photos with the characters at the super family-friendly Hershey Lodge. Tip: Walk among hundreds of butterflies at the Butterfly House! (opens 3/25).
Cristin Krokosz, Hulafrog Southern Monmouth, NJ, & mom of four
Mystic, CT | marriott.com
Great weekend getaway with plenty to do at the historic Mystic Seaport. Build a toy boat, board an old sea craft and head to the Aquarium for an afternoon. The Marriott Mystic Hotel is right in the middle of it all and a great place to crash at the end of the day.
Alana Moran, Hulafrog West Chester, PA, & mom of two
New Paltz, NY | mohonk.com
A fabulous place to stay year-round, this breathtaking mountaintop all-inclusive resort has delicious food, endless activities and a peaceful spa. Truly delightful and idyllic.
Karen Curtiss, Hulafrog Sparta-Mt. Olive, NJ, & mom of two
Stowe, VT | trappfamily.com
This is an authentic Austrian family lodge on Stowe Mountain. Your kids will have a blast at the Mountain Kids’ Club and mom and dad will enjoy the outdoor heated pool and the Trapp brewery. Check out neighboring Stowe Village and all the spring and summer festivals.
Melissa Doran, Hulafrog National, & mom of three
Washington, DC | marriott.com
The JW Marriott on Penn Ave is a short walk to both the White House and the Mall. Love the education kids get at the museums and monuments, without them realizing! Bonus: they’re free! One of my faves? Walking the monuments at night and The W Hotel’s rooftop bar for views galore.
Laurie Malen, Hulafrog National, & aunt of 4
Elysburg, PA | knoebels.com
Knoebels is a true old-fashioned amusement park with free admission and parking. Live entertainment and onsite campgrounds make for a unique and memorable trip, but If you don't want to “rough it” there are cottages, B&Bs, and hotels nearby!
Tracy Kawash, Hulafrog Lower Bucks County, PA, & mom of four
Lake George, NY | thesagamore.com/sagamore-kids-club
You can’t go wrong with this amazing and beautiful resort on Lake George. A Kids’ Club that offers everything from sports to crafts, babysitting services for some mom and dad alone time, fantastic views—so much to do at one location. I could stay here for a long time!
Liz Coscia, Hulafrog National, & mom of two
York Beach, ME | unionbluff.com
Chatham, MA | chathambarsinn.com
This resort is a little slice of heaven on Cape Cod. From their amazing pool and private beach to local seal cruises and whale watching, your family will continually be amazed at the beauty all around. Camp CBI offers tons of activities for kids and be sure to catch one of their authenic New England clam bakes.
Nicole Sheridan, Hulafrog Westchester North, NY, & mom of two