Day Trip to Sesame Place (& Giveaway)
Over the weekend, we were invited to head out to Pennsylvania to celebrate Sesame Place’s opening day. The weather was promising and it’s been way too long since we all escaped the city as family, so we booked a Zip Car ($130 for a full day-worth it) and headed out for the afternoon.
I know for city residents, the hour and a half drive to Sesame Place is really worth it. The park itself is clean and not overly crowded (at least when I’ve been there), and offers a range of activities for toddlers when many amusement parks do not. It’s low key enough, and a really great day trip. It’s still amazing to me how quickly the tunnels take you out of the concrete jungle and immediately into the suburbs… and nature. I can almost feel my entire body breathe a sigh of relief. It’s absolutely crucial to find a reprieve from the craziness that is New York City… at least it is for us. I can even sense the kids relaxing. It’s not always easy finding something that is children-friendly and easily accessible that is outside of the city, though, so we’ve really taken to Sesame Place. (I consider an hour and a half drive very accessible, while taking 3 subways to the Brooklyn Zoo not so much. I might be alone in this).
Last year when we went to Sesame Place in June, the weather was really warm and we were able to splash around in the water features. This year, the last day of April was still pretty chilly so we explored the dry attractions.
Being a part of the media always has it’s perks. We were able to meet the newest character at Sesame Place, Murray, along with the entire rest of the crew. On a regular basis, the characters are always easy to find around the park and ready for a photo op and squeeze with the children.
We played with friends, and in the end, Jack even rode his first roller coaster ever-the Vapor Trail-and he loved it.
Cori’s adorable little fashionista with my own mini.
We had to leave the park a little earlier than planned, as Jack’s seasonal allergies were really kicking up. On our way home, we made sure to stop at a big, fancy, coupon loving, dirt cheap grocery store and packed our little Prius to the brim with everything we could. All in all, it was a very successful day.
Tickets for YOU!
If you’re within traveling distance, I’m giving away one family four pack of tickets for a day to Sesame Place (located in Langhorne, PA).
To enter, simply leave a comment telling me about your favorite Sesame Street memories.
I’ll choose a winner randomly next Tuesday, May 10th at midnight. Good luck!
I was not compensated for this post. As a Sesame Place Ambassador, I was given season tickets in exchange for coverage on my blog including giveaways.
First of all, I just want to tell you how much I loved reading your favorite Sesame memories. They brought back many of my own, too! Thank you to everyone that entered-I wish I could give you all tickets…. The good news is I’ll be holding these giveaways a few times throughout the summer! Stay tuned!
Congratulations to Random.org‘s pick, #124 Letty M!
If I don’t hear back from the winner by Friday, I’ll pick a new winner. Thank you again!