HalloweenFest at Lincoln Hill Farms in Canandaigua NY is a family friendly event held throughout the month of October. We visited over the weekend and had a great time enjoying this special event.
We spent a weekend discovering all the fun things to do in Utica NY and I was really surprised! From outdoor fun to good eats for families, I learned there are so many things to do around Utica, NY to plan a weekend getaway.
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY is a great mix of indoor and outdoor family fun in the Adirondacks. The Wild Center and Wild Walk are a must do for things to do in Tupper Lake and I highly recommend adding them to your Adirondack weekend.
Apple picking in Rochester, NY may be one of my all time favorite fall activities. It is a perfect fall activity in Western New York. These are our picks for the best Rochester, NY apple picking destinations.
Some of the best museums I have ever visited are the museums around Rochester. The Rochester museums have something for everyone to love from arts to outdoor living museums, you will find something to explore anytime of the year.
We are always looking for a fun weekend away to reconnect as a family and were pleasantly surprised with our recent visit to Jamestown, New York. There are so many things to do in Jamestown, NY making it a great, and often overlooked, family fun destination.
With beautiful scenery and fun family attractions, there are many things to do in Ithaca, New York for a family day trip. We planned a Rochester to Ithaca, NY day trip, and it was a great day exploring a fun part of New York State.
With stunning waterfalls and an incredible uphill climb, the Watkins Glen Gorge trail is a perfect place to explore for families. Below we are sharing what you need to know about visiting Watkins Glen State Park with kids and how to plan an awesome family day out.
We love all the things to do in Canandaigua for a family day trip. There are great outdoor activities, things to see, and places to eat for families.
If you are planning a Rochester vacation or live in Rochester and are looking for family fun things to in the city this list is for you. We are sharing our family favorite things to do in Rochester, NY and hope this inspires you to explore this amazing and unique city.
Visiting New York in 2 days can be done! We planned 2 days in NYC with our family of five and had an amazing first time visit to NYC. With Broadway, unique shopping, some of the United States biggest landmarks, …
A visit to Niagara Falls USA in winter is a perfect trip for families who want low crowds and amazing activities. These are our picks for the best things to do in winter in Niagara Falls USA.
Are you looking for Lake George family lodging that has space for a family and offers on-site amenities? Then you should check out The Lodges at Cresthaven. It is a great family resort in Lake George, NY that is perfect to visit anytime of year.
Are you looking for things to do in the Finger Lakes in winter? This list will help you find winter activities in the Finger Lakes that are great for families.
Are you planning a family vacation in New York state? Lake George is a great destination year round! These are our picks for planning a weekend in Lake George with kids.
Corning, New York is a great place to visit and today we are sharing our best things to do in Corning, NY with kids for a family weekend getaway from Rochester, NY.
Rochester fall is the best time of year! The weather is perfect, the leaves are changing colors, and there is so much to do for families. We’ve rounded up the best fall activities in Rochester, NY to enjoy some quality family time during the autumn season.
The last few months we have made a point to get outside and reconnect with nature as a family. We are not by any means extreme hikers but we appreciate the time spent in the outdoors together. These are our picks for favorite family hiking near Rochester NY.
Are you looking to get away for a family weekend in New York? We spent the weekend at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel and are sharing our best things to do in Watkins Glen for a family weekend getaway.
Are you looking for day trips from Rochester, NY? We’re sharing some of the best Rochester day trips to plan an awesome day out.
Chimney Bluffs State Park is a unique and beautiful state park in New York. It sits along Lake Ontario and has been on our list of places to visit in Rochester for a few years now. Recently we spent the morning exploring the trails and taking in the views of Chimney Bluffs State Park.
Looking for fun activities with kids in Rochester this week? We have been out driving around the last few days and came up with this fun Rochester scavenger hunt that you can do from your car with kids.
A highlight of our weekend in Cooperstown, NY was learning more about the history of baseball in America. Here are seven things to do at the Baseball Hall of Fame for families.
Are you looking to escape the Rochester winters? Today we are sharing our best spring break family vacation ideas to enjoy quality time together and getaway.
There are so many fun things to do in Buffalo NY with your family. From outstanding museums and attractions, to outdoor entertainment, the family attractions in Buffalo NY are endless. Read more to see how we spent a family weekend in Buffalo.
This post is sponsored by Motel 6, but all opinions are my own.
Spring break in New York is a mix of unpredictable weather and often snow. Despite the weather, we wanted a budget friendly spring break getaway to enjoy some undistracted family time. We planned an overnight in Buffalo to visit a few of the family friendly attractions and check out the renovated rooms at the Motel 6. Read on for our Motel 6 review and tips to plan your budget friendly Spring Break getaway.
Have you ever thought about visiting the Corning Museum of Glass with Kids? I’ve always wanted to but I wasn’t sure if it was kid friendly. We decided to give it a try and planned a last minute weekend getaway to Corning, NY that included a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass.
ROC Holiday Village opened over the weekend, and we were impressed. The event features free ice skating, Santa’s Workshop, a craft room, shopping, and food. ROC Holiday Village will be a holiday family tradition for us for years to come.
Weekend getaways are one of my favorite ways to reconnect as a family without planning a big vacation. We made last minute plans to spend the night at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada, and it was just what we needed for a quick Niagara Falls weekend getaway.
The air is getting crisper, pumpkins are popping up on everyone’s porch and it can only mean one thing-fall is here in Rochester, New York. Fall is an amazing time of year to live in the Northeast because there are so many family things to do in Rochester. We take full advantage of each fall weekend to explore, and recently enjoyed a Halloween inspired family day out!
We visited Cooperstown NY in early fall and learned there are so many things to do in Cooperstown NY for families. Today we are sharing how we spent a family weekend in Cooperstown NY.
To say my kids were excited to see Kidz Bop Live and spend the weekend at the Darien Lake Hotel, the Lodge on the Lake, would be an understatement. They were so excited and I have to admit, we were too! Even though it is a short drive from our home to the park, we knew we wanted to make a weekend getaway to enjoy Kidz Bop Live and some time spent at the Darien Lake Hotel.
Planning a family weekend getaway is a great way to reconnect as a family and take a break from the distractions at home. I started researching things to do in Syracuse, NY for families and found lots of great activities to choose from. We spent a weekend exploring Syracuse and enjoying a weekend getaway for our family.
Be brave. You hear this all the time and it can mean different things in different situations. I decided it was time to be brave and face my fear of heights. I was not jumping off bridges or doing anything extreme but I was stepping out of my comfort zone by doing the Sky High Adventure Park at the Holiday Valley Resort.
Planning a girls’ trip weekend is a fun way to reconnect with your family and create lasting memories. We found a great location in the Inn at Holiday Valley. The Inn at Holiday Valley offers relaxation, swimming, and adventure that will make everyone happy on your next weekend getaway from Rochester.
Earlier this year I shared that I want to be more intentional with our family time. What better way to enjoy family then visiting Kettle Ridge Farm. Kettle Ridge Farm is all about family. From the people behind the tasting counter to the people that help you tap your maple tree, they are all about working together and being a family. I love this about Kettle Ridge Farm and I couldn’t wait to bring my family back for our pancake breakfast and our tree tapping.
Thanksgiving has come and gone and the frenzy of the holidays has kicked into high gear. I love the holidays. I love the lights and the decorating and creating memories with my family that connects us. From the family traditions, to the family get-together the holidays are an amazing time to focus on what is really important. This year we are starting a new family holiday tradition with the Adopt-A-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm program.
You know it is a great family friendly destination when your kids say “we want to go again”…before your day is done. On our visit to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure that is exactly what happened. The kids loved it!
On my recent visit to the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY I was able to spend some one-on-one time with my son. Seneca Park Zoo is a great place for a few hours of quality time. I cherish the moments that I get to spend with my kids, especially as they get older. Time is going so fast and the one-on-one play dates are a great way to connect.
When you see Niagara Falls for the first time it is breathtaking but nothing is as amazing as seeing it up close while aboard the Maid of the Mist. The Maid of the Mist is located in New York State along the USA/Canadian border. It is about a 20 minute drive from Buffalo, New York. The Maid of the Mist is a family favorite that should be on everyone’s family travel bucket list.
We love celebrating the holidays and with so many Christmas activities in Rochester NY it is easy to find family fun activities to enjoy. From light displays, to fun activities for the kids, to teaching children the giving spirit there are plenty of ways to spend time together as a family this holiday season.
Fall is the best time of the year to get out there and explore the festivals and farms in your neighborhood. I love creating fall family traditions and fall traditions for us means visiting farms and fall festivals in and around Rochester, New York. New York is the best place to be for fall because it is gorgeous this time of year!
The Strong Museum of Play is an amazing Children’s museum in Rochester, New York that offers interactive exhibits, a butterfly garden, and the Toy Hall of Fame. It boast the largest collection of toys in the world. This is our picks for the best things to see at the Strong Museum of Play museum.
A little outside of the city of Rochester, New York there is a magical fairy trail that is great for families. Tinker Nature Park has family friendly hiking trails in Rochester, NY that wind through green scenery and woods. As you near the end you enter a magical path that is lined with fairy houses. It is a hidden gem in the Rochester area and is a must visit for anyone visiting the area. Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the magical fairy trails at Tinker Nature Park.
This Darien Lake hotel review will tell you what to expect when staying at Darien Lake Lodge on the Lake hotel. It is a great Darien Lake lodging choice for families visiting the amusement park or attending a concert at the park.
Looking for a day trip from Rochester, NY? This Rochester to Niagara Falls day trip includes stops in Buffalo for a great day trip to Niagara Falls.