Summer camps on Long Island usually offer arts, sports, and team-building fun, but sleepaway camps also provide extra independence that many kids relish. With many great options on Long Island and in surrounding areas, there are plenty of sleepaway camps to pick from for summer 2024.
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Looking for the best indoor party places on Long Island? Check out our picks spanning Suffolk and Nassau counties.
As the mom of a November baby, finding a great birthday party spot can be tricky because of the temps and forecast. We've found, though, that choosing indoor party places means you never have to worry about the weather ruining the special day.
Read on below for our list of the top Long Island indoor party spots for kids of all ages–from babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to grade schoolers and even hard-to-please tweens and teens.
Living on Long Island is expensive, but there are also tons of great free things to do with kids. From playgrounds and parks to museums and historic towns, there's plenty for a family to do and discover on a budget. Read on for our list of 100 awesome things to do with kids on Long Island that are absolutely free.
Be sure to also check out our Guide to Free Things To Do with Long Island Kids for even more no-cost activities.
The days are shorter and colder, and the winter blues are setting in. Why not cure them with a family vacation? While a trip to an all-inclusive resort or one of our warm and sunny winter vacation ideas would be nice, our wallets don't always agree. Luckily, there are plenty of fun and affordable vacation spots that won't break the bank.
Here are 17 low-cost winter vacation ideas for families in the US and abroad. Many of these affordable vacation spots have lower prices and thinner crowds in the winter months, making winter the perfect time to visit—even during February break. For more fun family vacation ideas any time of year, check out our Family Travel Guide.
These LI preschools offer awesome full-day programs.
American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is not just the tri-state area's largest mall, but it's the second-largest mall in the United States. It has top-notch attractions, including the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, the DreamWorks Water Park, and even an indoor ski resort at Big Snow, as well as plenty of options for shopping, dining, and enough attractions to entertain you for days. Here is our list of the top 20 things to do with kids at the American Dream Mall.
For more fun local escapes, check out our Guide to Day Trips and Weekend Getaways.
There's nothing like trick-or-treating on Long Island, with its many walkable downtowns and villages full of businesses in the Halloween spirit.
You can stay in your own neighborhood, where kids know how to navigate the houses. But Halloween is also a great time to explore new parts of Long Island. We’ve compiled a list of the best Long Island neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in 2023. We prefer those that have houses close together, are well-lit with minimal traffic, and have merchants participating. Read on for our list of favorite places to trick-or-treat on Long Island.
Many people ask why take a toddler or baby to Walt Disney World if they won't remember it? It's simple! Parents will always remember their child's first time riding Dumbo, or the smile/horror on their face seeing Mickey for the first time. Toddlers and babies at Disney World will have fun, experiencing new and exciting things. Bonus? Kids are free until they turn three! So for all our parents who dream of bringing their toddlers and babies to Disney World, we have your definitive guide for the best experience possible.
For more tips on a visit to Walt Disney World, like Visiting Every Park at Walt Disney World with Kids or the Best Disney Character Breakfasts for Kids, check out our Orlando Theme Parks & Amusement Parks Guide.