It’s summer and the last thing you want to hear from the kids is that they’re bored. Have you tried to google ‘things to do in the summer’ and been overwhelmed by the options? We’ve been there! We have compiled a list for you of the top 6 places to take easily pack up your kids in the car and go this summer!

You can’t beat going to Philadelphia even if you live here! Being it is our country’s original capital there is so much to see and do. This city literally has something for everyone. There’s Old City with Independence National Historic Park that will entertain any history buff as well give kids a hands on experience of what the founding our country was like in 1776. It includes notoriously famous landmarks like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell as well as many other building with stories to explore. Another classic spot is the Philadelphia Zoo! Get up close and personal with the wildlife that you can’t get anywhere else. Want to get out of the heat for a day? A museum tour is a great way to cool off and catch some knowledge. The Franklin Institute and Please Touch Me Museum are specifically kid oriented. The great thing there is always something new going on in the city and you can make up your itinerary to fit what you like. These are just a few of the many things you can come to Philadelphia to experience. 

New Jersey Beaches
Nothing is more essential to summer than going to the beach. What is great about New Jersey beaches is they are easily accessible from the tri-state area. With 141 miles of coastline you have a plethora of choices! Whether you want to go to the classics like Wildwood or Ocean City for their family friendly beaches and boardwalks. Or if you just need a quick day trip getaway to the closest beach from your house, New Jersey has exactly what you want. Pack your beach essentials and go!

Sesame Place
It’s always sunny days keeping the clouds away at Sesame Place! Another great trip with the kids is Sesame Place, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, has a variety of entertainment and shows for kids. Even adults can share their love of the same the characters they grew up with like Elmo and Cookie Monster. You can eat with your favorite characters, see them up close and personal on the street during the parades and interact with them with personal photo shoots. There are also a variety of rides and water attractions suitable for young children as well as parents to enjoy and cool off!

Adventure Aquarium 
Looking for some water fun but not looking to get wet? Then the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ is the spot for you! You and the kids can experience wild water life up close! They have brought back African Penguins especially for summer and their exhibit on Amazon piranhas is not to be missed!

New York City
‘NYC! Just got here this morning!’ That’s what you’ll be thinking when you arrive. New York has so much to offer the list goes on and on. A great favorite is to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to get a nice history lesson in about how our ‘melting pot’ nation came to be. Another great spot is Central Park as it runs straight through the heart of Manhattan. In the park, you can partake in The Mall and Literary Walk, experience the Pond and even stop at the Central Park Zoo.There are also several museums in the city so if art is what you desire MoMa has it. Another great history spot is the Museum of Natural History and the National 9/11 Museum which are amazing to experience. If you want to see the most touristy spot of New York, Times Square is it. The lights, the signs, the people it's an essential New York experience! Looking for some theater culture? Catch a hit Broadway show! Best of all, you can round out the day with a solid slice of authentic New York pizza

Tired of the city life? Bored in the suburbs? Taking the family hiking is a wonderful way to get the kids outside to explore and experience nature. The great thing is no matter where you live, if it is Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York or Delaware, there are amazing hiking trails in every state. There is everything kind of trail for everyone from the novice to the experienced. Just remember to dress properly, add a hat, grab a water and some bug spray and you are set to go. Most trail spots will have hiking guides if you need one. The best part is once you get to the top of the hike trail you can’t beat the view