When you need to beat the summer heat and still have fun with the kids, these attractions offer super indoor summer fun in NJ – without the sweat!
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While waiting on the platform at the Strasburg Railroad, I noticed a man running alongside the Pint-Sized Pufferbelly – Strasburg’s 23-minute miniature steam train ride. He was dressed in traditional railroad garb – oiled-up jeans and a blue button-down shirt – and carried a red flag. I watched him, running along with the train, back and forth, again and again. I had to get the scoop.
Attention train enthusiasts! Lancaster County’s Strasburg Railroad and Choo Choo Barn are a must-see in Amish country. The Strasburg Railroad is a relaxing way to see the countryside and learn about the railroad. The Choo Choo Barn is a spectacular 1,700 square foot hand-crafted model train layout. Makes a great day trip or stop on your summer road trip.
I wanted to train for a half-marathon, and I love Disney World, so the runDisney races were my first choice. I absolutely loved Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival last time I went, so I was stoked to run a half marathon that ended at the Festival!
La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, Mass., is more than a holiday light display, it’s a winter carnival. With more than 300,000 lights, a hay ride, a carousel, and some seriously yummy hot chocolate, it’s a wonderful place to take the family and get into the holiday spirit.
While whitewater delivers the big splash at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC, it’s really just the centerpiece of a total outdoor adventure theme park. This is Disney World for a rugged, active outdoor enthusiast.
Much of the state of New Jersey is a rural playground full of parks, farms, rolling hills, rivers, lakes and living history. Here are 11 things to do in New Jersey that aren’t on the shore.
Ships, rocks, cranberries and cemeteries are just some of the sights we enjoyed on our day trip to Plymouth, Mass.
The Duquesne Incline is a cable car that transports you to the top of Mount Washington. Restored in 1963, the Incline features original hoisting gear and cable cars that date back to the late 1800’s. It’s a fun, inexpensive way to spend a couple hours in Pittsburgh.
I wholeheartedly recommend a trip to the Erie Canal and a ride through a working lock. There’s so much history in upstate New York!
Gravity Hill is a quirky pit stop for any road trip across southern Pennsylvania. Here, your car will appear to roll UP a hill! Great addition to any Pittsburgh or Hershey road trip.