Enjoy a weekend excursion with kids in beautiful Rockland County, New York. Without much travel time, a family can enjoy beautiful scenery as well as rich history in this area just outside of New York City. Travel along the hudson river and experience New York with children in a weekend day to remember
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the
children and teens interested and engaged.
NOTE: Be sure to double check availability dates as some of these activities are time sensitive and only available during certain dates.
Address: 20 Livingston Ave.Tappan, NY 10983
Hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily except Mondays
Admission: Free of charge
This historic location served as George Washington’s temporary headquarters in Tappan, New York on four separate occasions during the Revolutionary War. In the heart of the beautiful Hudson valley, this is the oldest remaining structure in all of Rockland County. Named the DeWint House after the family who owned it during Washington’s time there, this is the site of tremendous history as well as a stunning example of Dutch Colonial architecture. The main house, carriage house and surrounding grounds are all open to the public free of charge. Visitors are free to explore at their own pace, however specialty tours are available by special request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries. Also note that the house occasionally hosts special events. Check online for details.
Address: Palisades Parkway or Route 9W North. Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11AM-3PM. Friday-Sunday 11AM-5PM
Getting There: Approx 30 minutes from DeWitt House, via Palisades Interstate Parkway South
Admission: Free of Charge
It would almost be simpler to list the things you CAN’T do at Bear Mountain State Park. This public park located in the mountains on the west bank of the Hudson River. It features a large play field with plenty of room for children to run around, shaded picnic areas for family relaxation, basketball courts, baseball fields, areas for boating, swimming and fishing, trails for hiking and biking as well as a lodge/inn and trailside museum exhibits and a small zoo. There is something here to suit every family. Use the opportunity to relax, learn something, get some exercise or all of the above depending on time and preference. If visiting between April and Late November, be sure to take the ride all the way to the top and enjoy the view from Perkins Memorial Tower, an impressive 1,305 feet above the Hudson River. In the winter months the park features sledding, cross country skiing and an ice skating rink. To top it all off, the park has a gorgeous merry go round with hand painted scenes of the park and 42 uniquely carved animals from native species. The park allows dogs but only in certain areas and only on a leash.