Family Road Traveled

mostly NYC adventures with kids

Six Flags Great Adventure – Holiday in the Park – Meet Santa and Enjoy the Lights
We’ve been fans of Six Flags for years. This is our second year visiting during their annual Holiday in the Park. Many Six Flags’ across American transform their amusement parks into wonderlands over the holidays – making is a fun destination to get in the holiday spirit, meet Santa,... Read more
Six Flags Fright Fest!
It’s that time of year again when Fright Fest takes over Six Flags Great Adventure – September 16 through October 31! We made our annual visit, this time with an experienced vampire spotter at the ripe age of 5! We made spotting the ghouls, goblins and vampires a game... Read more
Six flags – is it worth it for little kids?
Short answer, YES, Six Flags may be one of the best places on earth to take kids. Many people think of Six Flags as a place to drop your teenagers and pick them up when it’s dark. It’s filled with long lines topping two hours sometimes for the big... Read more
Six Flags Safari – Off Road Adventure
Fortunately you don’t have to get vaccinated and travel to Africa for your family to experience an animal safari. A 90 minute drive from NYC, Jackson, NJ has a 350 acre preserve located in adjoining grounds to Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park. This is even accessible via public... 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
Six Flags with preschoolers, Fright Fest
My family has been season pass holders to Six Flags every year since Brooklyn turned two. I’m always surprised how many people ask if there are things to do for little kids. She’s four now so clearly what she can enjoy has changed, but there’s been tons of fun... Read more