More often than not we concern ourselves with flying to tropical places or amusement park adventures with the kids. Well, it doesn’t always have to be SO EXPENSIVE. A fun day out might mean taking a quick ride over to your local mall. There’s plenty to do and you kids will be entertained for hours. Today’s travel tip is to think local!

Take Newport, Jersey City. Newport is a small community overlooking the beautiful Manhattan skyline situated directly on the Hudson River. Whether you are looking to grab a bite, ice skate, or spend a day at the spa with your hubby while your kids are out playing, there is something for every member of the family!


· Wild @ Play

o Indoor children’s play facility that focuses on releasing a child’s imagination and letting them explore and learn new things. Through a membership, Wild @ Play can be enjoyed by just your kids or it could also be a fun “mommy and me” place. Wild @ Play is constantly offering movie nights, and special events to be enjoyed by the whole family

· 13 Restaurants at Newport

o The Restaurants at Newport range from upscale eateries to be enjoyed by you and your significant other to kid friendly restaurants such as the well-known pizza chain Bertucci’s!

· Experience Spa

o Experience Spa offers a variety of treatments so while mommy gets a massage, your daughter can be treated to a manicure or pedicure

Newport Skates

· Newport Skates

o Newport Skates is a fun skating rink that is open from mid-December to mid-March. A variety of events take place here throughout the season however it makes a great addition to a Saturday or Sunday ‘family day’

Does your mall have fun things to do for the kids? Do you try to get there on rainy days?

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