We've now entered the dog-days of summer, and keeping the kids busy and entertained may not be as easy as it was in June. The pool may have lost its appeal, and you may have already returned from your family vacation. So now what? Here are 5 great day-trips guaranteed to keep the kids happy!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
1. Crystal Cave Park
963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown, PA 19530 | 610-683-6765 | www.crystalcavepa.com
Visit PA’s greatest natural wonder. Discovered in 1871, Crystal Cave offers underground guided tours, panning for gemstones, nature trail, picnic facilities, gift shop and historical exhibit. The Mini golf, ice cream parlor and Crystal Cave Café are open seasonally. This underground natural wonder is both educational and fun for the whole family!
Crystal Cave is open daily March 1 - November 30th, 9 AM to 5 PM with extended summer hours. Closed December, January & February.
Exit 299 I-80, Tannersville, PA | 570-629-1661 | www.camelbeach.com
Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark is the biggest water park in Pennsylvania! With over 37 rides, slides and attractions Camelbeach is the biggest waterpark in PA. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark.
Camelbeach is open daily until September 4th, 10 AM - 6 PM.
3. Dutch Springs Aqua Park
4733 Hanoverville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020 | 610-759-2270 | www.dutchsprings.com
Dutch Springs is the perfect place for summer fun! Dutch Springs features a 50-acre lake in a natural setting with inflatables on the water! It is spring-fed from an underground aquifer that filters through limestone to provide excellent visibility. Everyone will share splashes and laughter in one of the best Aqua Parks in the area!
For adventure on land, try Sky Challenge, Dutch Spring's climbing wall and high ropes adventure course!
100 W. Hershey Park Dr, Hershey, PA 17033 | 717-534-3900 | www.hersheypark.com
Enjoy rides and coasters, splashing good times and more than 200 animals! Hersheypark is home to more than 65 rides and attractions, including eleven roller coasters. And let's not forget about the 9 amazing water attractions for those hot summer days! Also included in the price of admission is ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 200 North American animals!
Summer hours for Hersheypark are 10 AM to 10 PM
5. Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19401 | 800-652-4143 | www.elmwoodparkzoo.org
The Elmwood Park Zoo is a great little zoo located in Norristown, PA! Not only do you get the chance to see the animals in their exhibits, this is the only place in PA where you are allowed to Zipline over animal exhibits! The Treetop Adventures has become a very popular attraction at the zoo! The zoo also offers summer camps, school programs, scout and senior programs.
The Elmwood Park Zoo is open Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm (Admission closes at 4:30 pm)