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Old 08-30-2013, 07:44 AM
 
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Haven't gone anywhere since my wife gave birth last July. Want to do a weekend get away in Sept/Oct and bring our 14 month old along. Any suggestion?

I'm thinking a 2hr(3hr max) drive from central NJ, somewhere that's baby/stroller friendly, chill, basically a good place for a family weekend. Thanks all.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Cape May
Wildood
Much is still open but quiet compared to summer
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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The shore can be a nice relaxing place at that time. We liked going to the Wildwood / Cape May are when our kids were little, and there's the zoo down there too.

The inner harbor area in Baltimore is also a compact area that is easy to get around with a stroller and lots to do.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The shore can be a nice relaxing place at that time. We liked going to the Wildwood / Cape May are when our kids were little, and there's the zoo down there too.

The inner harbor area in Baltimore is also a compact area that is easy to get around with a stroller and lots to do.
The Inner Harbor is great. But don't leave that area at night. Baltimore is a riddled with crime.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:21 AM
 
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Doesn't sound like much of a getaway for your wife. She'll still be changing diapers & dealing with a bored 14 month old.

Sounds like you're trying to combine two different things that don't combine, i.e. a relaxing getaway for your wife & a trip with the baby.

Is there anyone that can handle taking care of baby for a night or two? Grandma, aunt ?

A night or two at even a relatively local hotel might be more relaxing. Maybe go to a show.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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When we has a 19 month old, we went to Mystic Ct. Just far enough away to say we went somewhere. Just do not push things and try to go to a nice restaurant.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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Baltimore Inner Harbor and of course the aquarium

Sesame Place

Hershey Park and Chocolate World

Ocean City Maryland
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Another vote for Mystic, CT! I went last year with a 1 year old and 2.5 year old. There are a lot of kid friendly activities in town, but it is a beautiful harbor town so it feels "adult" as well. There's the aquarium, the nautical museum (which has a bunch of historic boats to go on, horse and carriage rides, a small children's museum, and a boat themed playground, among other things), in the fall there's an apple cider mill, there's also wineries around for the adults, and in one of the nearby towns there's a cool Dinosaur park. It's at the top end of your driving radius (3 to 3.5 hours depending on where you're located) but its worth checking out!
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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How about Philadelphia? We were there when my son was about that age and we all had a lot of fun. There is the Please Touch Museum which has various fun exhibits for the younger toddler set, the Philadelphia Zoo which is a great size for kids that age, a nice walkable (stroller friendly) shopping district in Rittenhouse Square, a very nice aquarium right across the river in Camden, lots of family friendly restaurants. It was the perfect trip for us at that age.
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