Calling all animal-loving families — it’s time for a visit to New York State! Although you can travel just about anywhere or even stay in your own home state to visit a zoo or aquarium, New York offers unique encounters with animals.
Almost everyone has probably taken a dog on a walk at least once, but have you ever walked an alpaca? In Roscoe, you can take a walk with an alpaca, learn the basics of harnessing and showing, then explore the Catskills on a guided walk around the farm.
Travel around the world without ever leaving New York City — the Bronx Zoo is a national treasure with more than 6,000 animals from 700 different species on 264 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Explore the Wild Asia exhibit, reopening in May, and go on a safari via monorail to catch a glimpse of elephants, rhinos, red pandas and more.
Via Aquarium in Schenectady allows travelers to go back in time thanks to the arrival of Via Dino Discovery in the adjoining Via Port Mall. The animatronic replicas of the dinosaurs are interactive and lifelike. Visitors can see Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex. The aquarium is home to 37 exhibits with more than 2,000 creatures — you can also watch sharks swim over your head and feed stingrays.
Although it’s called Long Island Aquarium, the Riverhead structure is home to birds, butterflies, otters and marmosets, along with sharks, jellyfish, eels, piranhas and more. This is one of the few places you can see so many ecosystems in one location.
Located in the Adirondacks, the Wild Center is a one-of-a-kind nature museum. Take a walk along The Wild Walk, a boardwalk over the treetops that lets you feel what it’s like to be an animal in the woods. You will get a chance to meet some of the animal ambassadors up close, like a turtle, porcupine or an owl!
The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, and its first-floor bar and restaurant Thorn Restaurant & Lounge, are celebrating moms this year with an exclusive Mother’s Day High Tea May 9. Available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the tea is $60 a person or $30 for children 12 and under. The price includes complimentary parking, live music from Dina Bach and a curated menu.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway will be back and better than ever in May 2021. The iconic Pikes Peak Cog Railway, one of only two cog railways in the United States, and its view from the summit is where “America the Beautiful” was penned. Experience this with your family when it reopens.
Many women in the United States don’t think twice about going to the store to purchase feminine products. With many options in brands, sizes, colors and even fragrance, we forget others around the world do not have such a luxury. Cora changes the way women receive products, providing a healthier, more sustainable way that is good for the environment and body.