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Family Getaways and Family Resort Vacations

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - January 15, 2015


Pack up the family - what better way to recharge, reconnect and make some family memories than to head off for a weekend (or longer!) family getaway.  And luckily, there are some great family resorts just a short drive away.

Woodloch Pines Resort - Family Vacation Resort in Pennsylvania

A four-season family resort – winter fun includes snow tubing, ice-skating, skiing (off property) wagon rides…and that’s just the beginning.  Endless indoor fun for the entire family, as well.  Great for an weekend or longer vacation!

Woodloch Pines Resort, 731 Welcome Lake RdLackawaxen Twp., PA, 800-966-3562

Crystal Springs and Mountain Creek - Family Vacation Resort in in New Jersey

A perfect family getaway – and close by!  Snow tubing, skiing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing – and more!  Enjoy all the outdoor winter adventures, plus an amazing indoor biosphere pool.

Crystal Springs, 105 Wheatsworth Rd, Hamburg, 973-827-5996

Rocking Horse Ranch - Family Vacation Resort in New York

Yes, they have winter horseback riding, but they also have skiing, sledding, horse drawn wagon rides, tubing, an indoor water park…..too much fun to list.

Rocking Horse Ranch, 600 State Route 44/55, Highland, NY, 800-647-2624

Poconos Getaways - Family Friendly Ski Resorts in Pennsylvania

There are a variety of ski and winter resorts located nearby in the Poconos.  There are trails for all ages and abilities, plus lessons, tubing, and snowboarding, and much more! Some of our favorites include:

  • Shawnee Mountain, East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Resort, Blakeslee, PA
  • Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville, PA
  • Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton, PA

New York and Beyond

If you are ready to head a bit farther afoot, check out one of these fantastic family ski resorts in New York or Connecticut:

  1. Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY
  2. Bellayre Mountain Ski Center, Highmount, NY
  3. Windham Mountain Ski Resort, Windham, NY
  4. Mount Peter Ski and Snowboard, Warwick, NY
  5. Mohawk Mountain, Cornwall, CT
  6. Powder Ridge Mountain, Middlefield, CT


Statue Cruises, 201-604-2800
Frequent ferry departures from NY and NJ to visit
Visit Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island! Explore and learn about your family ancestors! Ellis Island is open! Or come up close to Liberty. 


Plenty of Indoor wonder at these Indoor Waterparks in NJ and PA!
• Sahara Sams: Indoor water park in West Berlin, NJ
• Rocking Horse Ranch, All inclusive family resort in Highland, NY.  Indoor water park.  Enjoy trail riding and horse drawn wagon & sleigh rides all year long!
• Coco Key Water Resort: Indoor water park family resort located in Mt. Laurel, NJ
• Great Wolf Lodge: Indoor water park family resort located PA

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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| January 15, 2015
Subcategories:  Vacations
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