When I realized that my 8-year old son and I were going to have a week together between the end of school and the start of school, I immediately sprung into action planning a quick getaway for the two of us. We headed to Mohonk Mountain House, a luxurious retreat for travel enthusiasts of all ages. It’s all-inclusive and incredibly child-friendly.
Rates include the room, three meals, afternoon tea, and most resort activities.
New York’s Hudson Valley remains under the radar as a family vacation destination, and I don’t get why. This verdant, 150-mile tract on both sides of the Hudson River offers affordable, wholesome fun when you want to whisk the kids away from the screens, and get back to basics.
This region is also an ideal addition to an itinerary which begins or ends in New York City, since it’s reachable in less than an hour by car or train.