Let Sesame Street and all of its characters come alive with a magical visit to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Live vicariously through the kids as they’re surrounded by exuberant colors, exciting rides and fun games. In a five-hour drive from Boston, enjoy plenty of playtime along the way to, and at, this amazing destination. By the time you get home, you’ll wonder who enjoyed the trip more, you or the kids.
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
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Take I-90 west to 84 west. Follow 84 to exit 20 to I-684 toward White Plains/Pawling, then stay left at the fork, staying on I-684 south. Drive on Hutchinson River Parkway to Cross Country Parkway/George Washington Bridge. Take exit 6 for Bronx Parkway south. Follow that to exit on East 177th Street. Keep right at the for to I-95 south/Cross Bronx Expressway, following it to I-95 Upper Level South (Trenton). Take exit 7b to U.S. 1 south/46 west, following 46 west to 95 south/I-80 west’s ramp. Follow the signs for the New Jersey Turnpike, taking exit 16w to New Jersey Turnpike south. Exit at 7a, keep left at the fork, and merge onto I-195 west. Continue onto NJ 29 north and exit onto U.S. 1 south. Exit at Oxford Valley, turning left onto Oxford Valley Road and right on North Bucks Town Drive. Sesame Place is on your left.
Neighborhood Street Party Parade
Enjoy all that is Sesame Street by attending the Neighborhood Street Party Parade and dance with Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Celebrate the Sesame Street vibe alongside the characters with floats and street performances, while learning about letters, numbers and friendship. Get into the groove of a magical mood as the lights from the night parade make the sky sparkle. This family fun community caper is not something to miss.
Finder’s Keepers Gift Shop
Let’s face it, it’s the small things that make a day go smoothly. Don’t worry if you forgot the sunscreen or left the diapers back at the hotel, Finder’s Keepers Gift Shop offers everything you need to quell your worries about the small stuff. The gift shop is located at the turnstiles as you enter and leave the park, for your convenience. Pick up a plush character on your way out of the park that your tired little one may snuggle and sleep with, taking home sweet dreams of a memorable vacation.
Make reservations to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner with the characters of Sesame Street. Start your day with a balanced breakfast and a sweet dose of Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby, or yum it up with Elmo and Friends for the most important meal of the day. Savor dessert with a true sweets master: Cookie Monster. Just don’t turn your back on your dessert or you-know-who may fill his tummy.
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1257 Buckley Highway
Union, CT 06076
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (except Thanksgiving and Christmas), the Traveler Restaurant may not be much to look at it but it offers a free book of your choice with each delicious meal. Located right off I-84, stop in on your way to Sesame Place to fuel up your body. While you wait for your meal of steak, fresh cooked turkey, salad or sandwiches such as clam strips or portabella, cruise the bookshelves for your next read. The book selection may not be up-to-date, but with a variety of travel, cooking, fiction, history, nonfiction or children’s books, you and your whole family are bound to find something.
111 W. Bridge St.
New Hope, PA 18938
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Enjoy baked goods and refreshments as soon as you arrive at Wedgwood Inn. Feel at home with breakfast served daily, whether you munch on it in bed or on one of the Inn’s beautiful porches. This bed and breakfast, built in 1870, sits on 2 acres of landscaped property, with views of flowers, gazebos and a hammock. Your family can enjoy access to a pool, tennis or health club. Only about 30 minutes from Sesame Place, Wedgwood Inn offers WiFi access to its rooms and has an available guest pantry open 24 hours.
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