Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

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Best Petting Zoo and Kid Activities – White Post Farms – Melville, NY
White Post Farms is a real working farm family operated since 1886. The family dedicated a large area for families to enjoy the animals and unique playgrounds they’ve designed in a lovely park-like setting. It’s also been voted #1 of things to do with kids by New York Magazine.... Read more
Stamford Museum & Nature Center, A Billion Bricks 3 Lego Exhibit
After an afternoon at this nature center, a 40 minute drive from Northern Manhattan, we felt like we spent the day in Vermont…or Connecticut 🙂 This not-so-little estate has a crazy range of offerings! Set on 118 acres, Stamford Museum & Nature Center has a pond, a working farm,... Read more
NY Aquarium, Coney Island
I’m a huge fan of the Wildlife Conservation Society. They  save wildlife and protect environments worldwide through science, conservation, education and by inspiring people to value nature. They’re also the organization that manages NY Aquarium as well as the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens... Read more
Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular
Last night we visited Turtle Back Zoo for their annual holiday lights spectacular. We enjoyed it so much it’s definitely one my family’s top picks for holiday fun with young kids this year. When we arrived we were greeted by costumed Frosty, Rudolph and a Turtle. As we entered... Read more
Bronx Zoo in the Winter

The Bronx Zoo is truly remarkable, it’s one of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world. And it’s huge, more than 265 acres. The winding sidewalks, naturalistic habitats and Bronx River served as my daughter’s backdrop as she ran wild without hearing me yell ‘watch out’ or ‘slow down.’ She roamed and ran and explored at her own free will – it was great seeing her take such delight in the wide open space.

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Van Saun Park, Bergen Zoo
Brooklyn and I typically head to NJ to run errands after her gymnastics class on Tuesdays. But yesterday our errand run turned into much more. We decided to visit Van Saun County Park. Van Saun is a sweet little park in Bergen, NJ, just 20  minutes from NYC. We’ve... Read more
New York Hall of Science, Queens Zoo, Fantasy Forest
It’s officially fall, NYC’s finest season. After morning pre-k yesterday we decided to venture out for our last car outing for a couple days. The Pope comes to town today, and traffic is going to be madness. We picked Queens, New York Hall of Science. You can get there... Read more
Central Park

Central Park

NYC with kids September 2, 2015 0

Today I realized summer is almost over. And it’s my last full week with my daughter before her morning pre-school and organized activities start up. We tackled today like we had a bucket list and we conquered Central Park. After living in NYC 18 years I can finally say... Read more