Best Long Island Camping and RV Sites for Families and Kids

Families have for generations bonded over camping. On Long Island, where campgrounds offer oceanside views, hiking trails, historic landmarks, and lighthouses, experienced camping families or first-timers can enjoy roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, making shadow animals on tent walls, chasing after fireflies, and otherwise celebrating nature.

We've compiled a list of the best camping destinations in Nassau and Suffolk counties just waiting to host you and your family. Some are located in state or county parks, where residency restrictions might apply. Others are private or corporately run and open to all. Regardless, camping is especially popular on Long Island from May to October, so call ahead for availability and other essential information.

For tips on other LI outdoor activities, see our guide to Long Island playgrounds and parks. For exciting day trip possibilities and other nature-related activities, see our Long Island getaway guide.

Inexpensive Birthday Party Room Rentals for NYC Kids

Few suburban comforts make me jealous, but the ability to host a home birthday party is one. Fear not: There are inexpensive party rooms available to rent in NYC; you just have to know where to look.

Keep in mind, buying an all-inclusive package can get pricey, especially if you want to invite your child's entire class. These spots all require DIY inventiveness, but you'll be rewarded with a special day that won't (totally) break the budget. If these prices still don't work for you, consider downsizing the guest list and doing at home with these 5 Party Ideas for Small Spaces, or this apartment party cheat sheet. Read on for inspiration and where to find a party spot near you, or check out our party directory for more local venues and entertainers.

13 Spring Break Camps for Westchester Kids

If you're not heading out of town for spring break, you may be wondering how to keep the kids busy during the break. Spring break camps offer a great way to keep them active, learning and engaged while they are off from school.  

Westchester offers many specialized programs, so there's sure to be a camp to please most interests. We've rounded up a baker's dozen of choices, including those with nature, arts and sports programs. Be sure to check out our Event Calendar for all of your break-planning needs

25 Spring Egg Hunts and Bunny Meet-ups for Easter Week in Los Angeles

Some of us have lovely gardens and the inclination to creatively hide eggs in them early on a Sunday morning. Others have an inclination to sleep late and find eggs hidden in someone else's garden. We find no shame in that and are more than happy to help guide you to lots of places where Peter Cottontail has evidently just been moments before. Most of the egg hunts below take place Easter weekend; keep an eye on our Event Calendar for last minute additions, and check out these other places to find the Easter Bunny for more photo ops!

25 Things We Can't WAIT to do This Spring

Hey. are you holding up? Over here things have been...y'know...kinda snowy. I don't know about your house but in mine, there were four snow days and a weekend in the space of seven days. Do the math. I'll wait. By the end, I was scraping the bottom of the barrel for something, anything to keep my kids from climbing the walls. But there's good news. The first day of spring is in view. Like, if we were on a road trip and spring was the destination, we'd be passing highway signs saying we had entered the Greater Metro Spring Area. Deep breath. We're almost there. And you know what, even though it might snow again, there's a little quote I like to remember that goes "no winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." The naturalist Hal Borland said that. And he lived right here in Connecticut so he knew what he was talking about. So with spring upon us, I thought it would be a good time to start getting excited about all the fun stuff we are gonna do when the snow melts and the jackets come off!

35 Things We Can't Wait To Do with Kids this Spring in NJ

Spring is on its way! (Or we hope it is.) It's almost time to trade in boots, mittens, and winter coats for fresh air, parks and playgroundsspring getaways, and even New Jersey farm fun. Get outside to take advantage of all of the seasonal fun the Garden State has to offer, including those outdoor Easter egg hunts and Easter Bunny train rides!

Read on for 35 fantastic spring activities to enjoy with your family. Looking for more? Check out our Spring Fun Guide, with new events added throughout the season.

25 Things to do in the North End with Kids

Boston has changed a lot in the last few decades, but one area of the city remains largely the same: the North End. Often called Boston’s Little Italy, its narrow streets are brimming with old world charm, historic sites, and delicious food. Whether you live in Boston or are just visiting, the neighborhood is a must-visit stop with kids.

40 Things To Do in the East Village with Kids

The East Village is the epitome of the luxury bohemian paradox. High-end condos, trendy eateries, chain stores, and shiny new NYU dorms sit kitty-corner from decrepit tenements, old-world restaurants, punk-rock shops, and community gardens blooming with flowers and sculptures. Although it's certainly not the gritty neighborhood of my youth, you can still find traces of the artsy, old-school East Village if you know where to look.

For the purposes of this post, our boundaries are Broadway to the East River between Houston and 14th Streets. Read on for all the top spots and experiences for kids in this eclectic Manhattan neighborhood, from play spots and excellent eats to funky, only-in-the-East Village destinations.


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