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Where to Have a New York Family Vacation

Where to Have a New York Family Vacation

The coronavirus pandemic has been a challenging time, but we now have a reason to smile as most places have started to open up within our states! Having a family vacation is one of the ways to refresh in preparation for going back to our daily life in the new normal way of living with the pandemic. Safety is a significant factor to consider when choosing the places to visit, and that is why you should choose New York. The reducing numbers of new cases in New York makes it one of the safest states in America, where you can have fun with less worries about getting infected.

Below are some of the best family getaways for families in New York that aren’t the big apple!

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Coney Island

Coney Island is well-known as a beloved seaside front for New Yorkers thanks to its beautiful beaches and amusement park that are full of fun activities all year round. Coney Island has been a classic staple for New York fun, and now it’s getting even better thanks to the new Coney Island projects. The new plan is to build 14,000 square meters of new, modern, leisure attractions to improve the quality of life, bring in new tourists, and preserve the historic culture!

Lake Placid

This New York famous lake is a perfect getaway for both summer and winter. Here you can have easy access to miles of hiking trails in the forest as well as water activities. The town is close to Mirror Lake where you can enjoy activities such as Canoeing, kayaking and swimming with less safety worries since the waters are shallow. If you’re going to be visiting in the winter then don’t let the weather put you off kayaking, just take a look at this winter kayaking guide on and you’ll know how to prepare and what to expect when you go out on the chilly water! Lake Placid Village is also full of dining and shopping options where you can meet and interact with both locals and other visitors.


Buffalo is a vacation destination with a lot of children fun activities and child-friendly places to visit. The Buffalo Museum of art has a lot of exciting collections for older children like the Egyptian mummies as well as interactive playtime. Other activities include kayaking, water biking along the Buffalo River and hanging out at Canalside for free Ping-Pong and foosball games. Visiting Buffalo also presents an opportunity to travel across the border and have fun in Canada.

Some of the nearby Canadian attractions include the Crystal Beach and Niagara Falls!

The Hamptons (Montauk)

Montauk is a perfect getaway for your family if you prefer beach fun. Here you will find beautiful white sand beaches perfect for picnics and sunbathing, or you can get into the sea for more activities such as surfing, fishing, and sailing. Head into town or go explore other parts of the Hamptons and enjoy some of the cutest and finest things New York has to offer! Children will have fun climbing the Montauk Lighthouse and collecting seashells, or you can go for a trail riding experience at the famous Deep Hollow Ranch.

If you are just itching to get out for a quick getaway, consider booking your transportation with and visiting New York!

This summer is the perfect opportunity to make American tourism thrive, as long as you do it safely.

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Owner & Senior Editor of Detroit Mommies, Shannon has 20 years of experience in the digital marketing space specializing in the subjects of fashion, beauty, travel & parenting. She obtained Detroit Mommies in 2017 and has been perfecting its digital footprint and sharing her reviews, parenting advice, and offering local Michigan event announcements ever since. Shannon is also the Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor of and is known for her original fashion, beauty & travel blog, Glamorous Moms now As a writer, Shannon is known for her service & product reviews, travel reviews, fashion & beauty trends, and styling advice for women and moms on the go. She is currently the President & Founder of the Glamorous Moms Foundation, the CEO of the beauty brand Glameselle, and has been awarded the Elite 40 under 40 award and featured on numerous print and television media outlets both locally and nationally.

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