Expert Travel Advice to Mid-Atlantic

Top Answers To Mid-Atlantic Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Just returned from a great 7-day trip with three kids age 5-8 in that area. These are the things we did: New York: Times Square, Lunch in NY, Toys R Us(ferris wheel inside) Pennsylvania: Toured Historic Philadelphia, HersheyPark, Amish Tour Virginia: Mount Vernon, Monticello, Alexandria, Georgetown, took boat into DC for a day from Alexandria New Jersey: Statue of Liberty(not sure if that would be considered New York or New Jersey). Took the subway from New Jersey into New York. Have heard good things about Baltimore but did not stop there but went right past the city on our way from Virginia to New Jersey.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I recommend Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County, Md., take exit 100 (North East) and go through the town of North East (great places to eat and shop on the way through) and keep going down Route 272 (aka Turkey Point Road) to Elk Neck State Park. Rustic camping, tenting, cabins, etc. 410-287-5333 or reservations 800-432-2267, 10 miles of hiking trails, turkey point lighthouse, bath houses, etc.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Well, this might be a little bit more than 4-6 hours (but not too much more)- but have you considered Williamsburg Virginia? You've got Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and even Colonial Williamsburg- all right there. It is about a 4 hour drive from my house in Baltimore Maryland... so from Northern NJ maybe add on another 2-3 hours perhaps...is that all you are looking for is Theme Park? If not- maybe look into the ocean beach towns like Ocean City Maryland? There are amusement parks (not really theme parks though)- plus boardwalk, beach/swimming activities, etc... but I guess you could just go to Six Flags Great Adventure and then hit the NJ beaches too if that was what you wanted to do and stay closer to home.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I'm assuming you don't want to be in the car too long, so point the wheel toward the shorelines of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Atlantic City might be a little gaudy and "adult"-focused, but still has lots of activities for kids, not to mention loads of deals. Further south, both Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach are very family-friendly locales with nice beaches and plenty of activities for kids. Given that you're vying for the title of Cool Dad 2008, though, I'd recommend that you pull out the stops and float on over to Block Island, a ferry ride from New London in Rhode Island. On Block Island, you can learn to kiteboard with Diamondblue Kiteboarding, sea kayak the 700-acre Great Salt Pond, fish, surf, laze on 2.5-mile-long Crescent Beach (a free beach), or rent bikes to explore the island's 15 other miles of beach and publicly accessible shoreline.

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