Billing itself as “The Best Free Show on Broadway,” n’s Stardust Dineras been open since the 80’s, but it’s décor, memorabilia and food will take you back to the 50’s. However, what are you really going to see at this popular tourist destination in the heart of Times Square? [ ... ]
Relax at the Qua Bath and Spa, play the slots and dress to the nines to party at the Pool After Dark. This is just part of a Caesers Atlantic City girlfriend getaway. Located on the Boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean, Caesers offers entertainment and fabulous dining.
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A staycation doesn’t have to be a punishment. Staying close to home can be a great time to discover hidden gems in your neighborhood, take a vacation from your normal routine and to bond as a family. Here are a few tips to make the most of your next family staycation.
Don’t over schedule
There is a tendency to try to do and see as much as possible while on vacation, so make a conscious effort not to over schedule our staycation. Instead, balance a few outings with a couple of days when you stay in your pajamas watching movies and playing games all day.
Keep outings close to home
Anything further than a 45-minute drive or 30-minute train ride is too far and unnecessary. There are undoubtedly an infinite number of things to do and see that you haven’t done before within this 25-mile radius.
Get out of a rut
Pass by the place you’ve gone to for brunch every Sunday for the past 15 years and try something different. You are on staycation after all.
Be a tourist
Go to the places people come to your town to see. Discover what’s good in your hood and get a new appreciation for where you live.