Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

Macy’s Santaland, Lessons Learned – Skip the Line with App
This is a re-post of our visit to see Santa at  Macy’slast year. It started out as a tradition after doing it three years in a row, although it may be replaced by visiting Santa at Six Flags, Holiday in the Park now. Macy’s is such a NYC classic,... Read more
New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
It’s that time of year again! Dates this year are: November 19, 2016–January 16, 2017 Here’s our experience of this fantastic show from last year: After hearing about this train show for years, I finally made it. It was so far beyond my expectations I am smiling as I... 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
Target Wonderland, Chelsea
We visited Target Wonderland yesterday in Chelsea, NYC. It’s a pop up store at 15th street and 10th avenue, but it’s not like any store I’ve experienced. It’s more like Willy Wonka’s version of Target. It’s smartly designed, clean and impressive with lots of different stations for kids as... Read more
Holiday in the Park, Six Flags
Last night we drove 1.5 hrs from NYC to Jackson, NJ to check out Six Flag’s version of Christmas, Holiday in the Park. They did a stellar job. It was a gorgeous 55 degree night, the park was filled with millions of twinkling lights as well as what felt... Read more
Best Christmas Lights in NYC
One of my favorite holiday traditions since having a family is driving around looking at Christmas lights. We’ve done this the last three years and have seen some outrageous, wacky and flat out bizarre displays. Dyker Heights – Brooklyn Last night we visited Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, and this is... Read more
Ice Skating in Bryant Park (Winter Village), Grand Central
My four year old is such an early riser we managed to pack in Ice Skating, holiday shopping, a walk through Grand Central and a ride on a carousel all by 1:00 on Saturday. It was a fun morning. I’m glad we got the exercise in early because it... Read more
GingerBread Lane, New York Hall of Science
We visited one of our favorite children’s museums yesterday, New York Hall of Science. And as an added bonus their annual GingerBread Lane exhibit is already up. While my 4 year old’s holiday spirit is already in full bloom, seeing these charming edible houses helped get me there a... Read more