Is there anything better than hitting the road with the family? If you want to go on vacation but want to stay close to home, there are several excellent road trip ideas from Buffalo, NY.
Whether you wish to hit Hersheypark or the Strong Museum in Rochester, you’re going to love these fun road trips.
Hersheypark in Hershey, PA
Hersheypark is one of the most amazing parks in the country. Not only are there amazing rides, great dining, and fun attractions, but the park is all about chocolate. How could you go wrong? There are rides for all age ranges and so much to do. While in Hershey, PA you can also enjoy the gardens, a great spa, and the chocolate tour. Read more tips about visiting Hershey PA here.
Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA
If you have small kids, you can’t go wrong with a road trip to Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. Your kids will love experiencing Sesame Street in person. There are rides, shows, chances to meet the characters, and lots of other family activities. Read my travel tips on visiting Sesame Place here.
Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA
Another great amusement park for smaller kids is Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA. The 48-acre park features rides, shows, and attractions. The park is designed for younger kids; however, there are rides that the entire family can enjoy.
Waldameer Park and Water World in Erie, PA
If you’re looking for a great way to beat the heat, you need to make the road trip to Waldameer Park and Water World in Erie, PA. The park is the tenth oldest amusement park in the country featuring amusement park rides and amazing waterslides. Everyone in your family will have an excellent time riding the rides and cooling off on the slides.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp in Java, NY
If your family loves to camp, a road trip to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone camp in Java, New York, is a must. There’s so much to do. Whether it’s fishing, watching movies, playing mini-golf, or visiting the pet park, this park is loaded with great fun. And, yes, it has an ultimate camping experience, or you can choose to stay in a luxury cabin.
The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY
If you’re looking for an educational road trip, a trip to The Strong National Museum of Play will meet your need to teach your kids something, but keep them happy. The museum is over 100,000 square feet, and feature exhibits the entire family will love. Your family will enjoy everything from a butterfly garden to a hall of fame featuring some amazing toys.
Great Wolf Lodge of Sandusky, OH
Water parks are always a ton of fun, but unfortunately, many of them rely on good weather. Not Great Wolf Lodge! This indoor water park offers thrill rides, water slides, a playground, and so much more for the entire family to enjoy. There are many other fun things to do from the Northern Lights Arcade to MagiQuest, a live action-adventure game that transforms the resort into an enchanted wonderland! There is even an ice cream-themed spa for the kids!
You don’t have to head to Orlando to have a great vacation. There are so many great attractions, a short drive away. If you live in the area, these are a great selection of family road trip ideas from Buffalo.