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Hayrides and Fall Farm Fun for Kids in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Hayrides are our favorite mode of transportation when it comes to fall fun. We've gathered up some of our favorite family farms and orchards in Westchester and the Hudson Valley with hayrides and other awesome autumn activities, including apple picking and corn mazes.

Many of these hayrides are free, or at least included with the admission price.

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Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the US and Caribbean for Families

An all-inclusive resort, or one with extra levels of service and amenities, is almost always a boon to parents traveling with their kids. All-inclusive hotels relieve some of the pressure to entertain little ones, feed them, and even make it easier to decide what to do next during a family vacation

We've rounded up some of our favorite all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, as well as here in the U.S. Of course, they don't always come cheap, so we've included a couple of more budget options, too. These soup-to-nuts getaways will please the most discerning pint-sized guests (and their paying adults).

Read on for family-friendly resorts that make vacations easy, so you can kick back, relax and just enjoy.

New Halloween Show "The Sleepy Hollow Experience" Rides Into the Rivertowns

Sleepy Hollow is the place to be during Halloween season, with a slew of large-scale holiday attractions throughout the surrounding area. From walk-through fright fests to cemetery tours and more, the village made famous by Washington Irving’s Headless Horseman piles on the spook. This year, a new attraction is coming to town: The Sleepy Hollow Experience, an immersive theatrical production presented by the producers of the renowned Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

Shows are selling out quickly, with limited tickets available. Read on for the skinny on The Sleepy Hollow Experience, and be sure to sign up for our FREE newsletters and follow us on Facebook to stay in the know about Halloween and other happenings throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley!

Interactive 'Dr. Seuss Experience' to Tour North America

Readers of all ages have probably longed to step inside the colorful and whimsical worlds that exist inside Dr. Seuss' beloved stories. Now fans can finally get their fantastical fix as "The Dr. Seuss Experience," a brand-new exhibit, tours North America. The immersive and interactive celebration of the imagination of author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel is billed as a "Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle" families won't want to miss. 

Things To Do in Westchester this Weekend: Riverfest, Fairy Walk, Larchmont Day

There are so many things to do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley on this second weekend of September—and a lot of our top picks are FREE!

Several neighborhoods are celebrating town pride: the Mount Kisco SeptemberFest will be happening all weekend long, and Saturday's celebrations include Larchmont Day, featuring big trucks, pony rides, a bouncy castle, and activity stations; and the annual Yonkers Riverfest, a waterfront street party with performers, kayaking, a kids' carnival area, and other attractions. Choose one of the fall festivals we've told you about, several of which are happening this weekend, or don your best wings and head out for a Fairy Walk.

Read on for details on these and other great events happening this weekend. Our Event Calendar offers many more fun happenings this weekend and beyond in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. If you haven't done so already, sign up for our newsletters!

Best Things To Do with Westchester Preschoolers and Toddlers this Fall

We’ve gathered up our favorite things to do with toddlers and preschoolers this fall in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Whether they ride your shoulders while apple picking or rock out at Peppa Pig Live, we’ve got the makings of memories to help fill up those photo albums. As an added perk, many of these fall events are FREE!

For more options, check out our Event Calendar and Fall Fun Guide for Westchester Kids—and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletters and follow us on Facebook. Stay tuned for our ultimate guide to Halloween fun for many more fall events for toddlers and preschoolers!

Quebec City with Kids: 25 Things To Do in Old Quebec and Beyond

Quebec City is often touted as a European vacation alternative—a picturesque city where you can walk cobblestone streets, sit in bistros, and order in French without a transatlantic plane ticket. Yes, Quebec’s old town streets are quaint and pedestrian-friendly, but families should visit Quebec City because it’s full of wonderful and unique attractions and culture in its own right. 

As the only walled city in North America and a Unesco World Heritage site, this Canadian city is full of history. Yet, the best things to do in Quebec City also include modern attractions, such as family-friendly museums, an indoor amusement park, and lots of great outdoor spaces, parks, and festivals that make it a fun place to visit.

Read on to discover the top things to do in Quebec City with kids. Then make sure to read about our top picks for Quebec City restaurants for families.

Best Corn Mazes for Kids in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Get ready to get lost in an amazing corn maze at family-friendly farms in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. In addition to corn mazes, the farms on this list offer other fall activities, including apple picking, hayrides, and more—so you can make it a day filled with fall fun.

For even more ideas, be sure to check out our Event Calendar and follow us on Facebook.

Weekend Fun: Playland Closing Day, Play2Learn Festival, Grange Fair

This weekend offers tons of fun things to do with kids in Westchester and the Hudson Valley!

All ages will love the return of the Yorktown Grange Fair, featuring family performances, fun contests, and lots more. The Play2Learn Festival celebrates the importance of childhood play with more than 40 options for fun (all FREE!), while short films from around the world will be shown at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. American history hits home with a local perspective and assorted colonial fun at the Revolutionary War & Burning of Bedford Re-enactment

More of our top picks for weekend fun are below, and many more events are on our Event Calendar and Fall Fun Guide. If you haven't done so already, sign up for our newsletters!

Fall Day Trips for Westchester Families: Foliage, Festivals, Charming Towns

While the transition from summer to fall has its share of sadness, we’re here to tell you not to pout just yet! With so much to do in fall and generally more comfortable temps, we encourage you to turn your weekend attention to the numerous destinations in our area that make for lovely fall day trips from Westchester.

Below we’ve listed more than a dozen worthy drives (or train rides) that will transport you to fall fun. Many of these follow along the Hudson River, as savoring the gorgeous fall foliage for which the area is well known creates a showcase backdrop. We’ve also paired these destinations with family events, like fall festivals, so you might time your visit to coincide. And stay tuned for all the Halloween fun that’s heading our way!

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