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Celebrate Family Day with a Trip to Upstate New York


What better way to spend Family Day than with a family trip? Only a short drive away, Upstate New York is full of family-friendly and one-of-a-kind attractions.

Pro travel tip: Canadian Family Day on February 20th coincides with school break for most of New York State, so there are extra fun activities to be found!

Get ready for days full of fun in Rochester! The extremely popular Animal Week is coming back to the Rochester Museum & Science Center starting February 18th through the 25th. Your children will get a chance to learn all about some of the creatures that share our Earth—from insects to mammals. This is a favorite activity in my household, especially because the museum brings in different live animals every day for a memorable, hands-on learning experience.

Your next stop in Rochester is just around the corner at The Strong Museum where your family can explore the Hands-on Harley-Davidson exhibit that’s happening now!

And you can’t forget to make a stop at one of the most thrilling spots in Rochester: Pole Position Raceway! Get your fill of speedy adventure with a few rounds on the indoor go-kart track.

Head a little south for winter break fun at the Corning Museum of Glass. There are family-friendly tours of the museum, glassmaking demos and hands-on glassmaking activities, a gallery hunt and more.

Are your kids now feeling ready for some outdoor adventure? Upstate NY has several mountains ripe for downhill thrills, as well as many places for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

There’s still time to celebrate family day with a mini vacation to New York State. Plan your trip with Cross Border Showcase today!