Northeast Family Vacations

Some great northeast family vacation ideas for quality time away with kids. While Lobster Ice Cream may well taste great, here are a little more in depth ideas to keep your family entertained on your trips up to the northeast states of Connecticut, Maine,  Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,  Pennsylvania,  Rhode Island , New York,  and Vermont.

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New England Family Vacations

New England has hundreds of miles of Coastline, the Appalachian mountains and the legacy of the Pilgrim culture which informs such a large part of United States history. 

New England is full of family friendly vacation Ideas. If you are travelling from Boston or into Boston you may like to check out what's available there and perhaps the Freedom trail on our Boston Family vacation ideas first.  

Weather wise, keep in mind if you are looking to do any whale watching that will begin in June. Summer brings ocean temperatures which are warm enough to swim in, while the fall brings out all the beautiful foliage. 


Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

Looking for some travel tips and island information for both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. 

Credit to the Smithsonian Channel for providing this video on Vacationing on Martha's Vineyard.  This video guides you through beaches and seaside cottages of Martha's Vineyard.


Boston Family Vacations

Boston is home of the Freedom trail, and fantastic kid friendly parks and wharf precinct. See all the family Friendly Boston ideas here.


Poconos Mountain Resorts

The Pocono Mountains are abundant with family vacation attractions and things to do.  There are the Ski mountains, seven state parks, hiking and fishing and over  Over 150 lakes to explore. See some of the best Pocono Mountain Resorts.


Winter in the Northeast

Day and night skiing, tubing and snowboarding are only some of the main attractions.

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As far as family entertainment in the winter the great northeast Ski resorts have it covered. There are lots of perfect slopes for kids and lots and lots of cool things for kids around the resorts.


White MOUNTAINS New Hampshire

Credit to to VisitNewHampshire for bring us this video where they discover a world of lakes, woods and the wonders of family friendly New Hampshire. Lots of New Hampshire Family Adventures Here.

New Hampshire on TripAdvisor click the family friendly reviews button for kid friendly accommodation.


Down East MAine Northeast Family Vacations

America's most Easterly National Park abounds with lighthouses, forests and cool clear lakes. 

See DownEast and Acadia Maine vacation ideas and accommodation reviews  on TripAdvisor


Rhode ISLAND Family Vacation Ideas

Rhode Island has hundreds of miles of coastline upon which sit the Magnificent old Mansions of time past

Thanks to Julia Leinhauser for posting this video of their  family road trip to Maine and Newport, Rhode Island. Thanks for also visiting  Acadia National Park and Camden for us. 



New York City With Kids

Thanks to Nick Gambis for taking us through this tour of New York. Some of the favoured places are union Square Farmer's Market, the Billy Johnson Playground in Central Park, Pommes Frites in the East Village, The Transit Museum in Brooklyn, the Staten Island Ferry, and the Roosevelt Island tram.

See all our New York City vacation Ideas here.


Family Vacation Deals

 The video below will help you see how to find the top family friendly accommodation options anywhere.

We recommend always to check reviews on TripAdvisor (use this link) before booking any travel deals. 

  • Accorhotels -  50% off the second room for kids.
  • All Inclusive-  The top family all inclusive discounts
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas -  Save up to 40%
  • Beaches Luxury Family Resorts-  65% off, free scuba and more.
  • CheapAir.com -  Cheap Airfares 
  • Cheap Caribbean - Great family packaged deals by this network are available all over the Caribbean. Including up to 65% off.
  • Cruisedirect - Up to 80% OFF. .
  • Expedia - Discounted Family Vacation packages and last minute deals.
  • First Choice - Amazing all inclusive family holiday specialist in Europe.
  • FlipKey - Family Vacation Rentals in  1200 locations
  • Intrepid Family Adventure - Find Family adventures with 1600 itineraries.
  • G Family Adventures -Big clearance on last minute family itineraries worldwide.
  • Holiday Inn  - Kids Stay and Eat for Free
  • HomeExchange - We are into the sharing economy in a big way and this site makes it easy.
  • HomeForExchange - Another great family home exchange with 13,000 listings in 80+ countries
  • Motel 6 - Pet-Friendly and budget offers. With kids stay free and rooms from $39 road trips are now affordable.
  • Priceline - Save with bidding and Package Offers of up to $500 off
  • TripAdvisor - Allows you to search by family friendly option. Go to place to read reviews. Also one of the best places to find vacation rentals.