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July 2019

New York City, Northeast, Road Trip Destinations, Travel Tips

Rockaway is the best baby and toddler friendly beach in New York City

New York City in the summertime is hot.  Between the humidity and the heat, it can get downright oppressive. Mingled into most plans for a week in NYC is a trip to Coney Island, which is totally worth it, but the beach there can be a bit suffocating with the crowd.  An alternative to Coney Island is Rockaway in Queens. Rockaway is a local favorite, and in my opinion the best baby and toddler friendly beach in NYC. Brittany and I bring our family to Rockaway at least two or three times every summer.  

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Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, Travel Tips

Toddler car camping essentials

There’s something magical about sleeping under the stars as a child. The unbounded imagination of a toddler runs wild while thinking about the galaxy. Engaging in pretend play with a pile of sticks or scavenger hunting for leaves or animal tracks is hard to top. This is of course except when considering the pure joy of smashing around inside a tent, hiding from mom and dad only to pop out the back entrance. The thought of arranging such an adventure may seem a bit overwhelming, but fortunately we’ve come up with an essential guide for car camping with toddlers.

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Family-Restaurant-Guide
New York City, Northeast, Road Trip Destinations

16 toddler-friendly restaurants in NYC that are local favorites

People come to New York City for a variety of reasons, but after having lived here for the better part of 9 years, I can attest to the fact that the food really is top-notch.  There are plenty of food guides for a proper foodie trip to New York, but when traveling with toddlers there has to be a balance of unique and different from home versus requirements of the kids.  Luckily for New York City tourists, we have a solid list of 16 toddler-friendly restaurants in NYC where we frequently eat and recommend.

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