This summer, we have a couple of mini-trips planned – mini trips because I can’t really get on a plane these days with the very impending arrival of Baby #3, and I have developed awful cramping legs in the last couple of months with long car rides. Actually, any distance car rides (super fun!). So…we brainstormed and came up with a couple of places under 3 1/2 to 4 hours which we could go to this summer. The first was Cape Cod, where the kids had a blast. The second….our Sesame Place getaway! After I returned, I posted some pictures from our trip on my personal FB page. I received a ton of questions from friends about our trip and requesting tips, so I figured I would make it nice and easy, and share the info here
Our getaway was 2 nights, and included 2 days at the parks.
There are tons of hotels to stay at near Sesame Place…we chose to stay at the Courtyard Philadelphia Langhorne. Our criteria for hotel stay is pretty straightforward when we travel with our kids…1) we love to book a suite when we can, so that after the kids go to bed, we can watch a movie, play cards, etc. 2) We love to be close to our destination for minimal travel after the drive, and 3) our kids LOVE pools, so we always like to stay somewhere they can get some swim time.
The Courtyard had the suite we were looking for, a shuttle to and from Sesame Place, and a really nice indoor pool. A great bonus as well was that they had a little snack shop in the lobby which had a great adult and children friendly menu.
- We brought in a cooler with drinks for the kids, and some snacks for ourselves – it not only helped the cost, but we ensured that we had some healthy food throughout the day.
- The parade is great…but if you have seen it once, it is also a great time to go on some of the rides that have longer lines!
- Weekdays are great to visit the park – we saw such a difference even between Thursday and Friday! In the summer, you do have to keep a look out for camps though!
- Water shoes or water friendly shoes like crocs are great for wearing around the park, as there are many water rides, but the ground is HOT!!
I hope these help if you are considering a Sesame Place getaway this summer!
If you have been to Sesame Place, do you have any other recommendations?