the list

disclaimer: I have not been to many of these places + I’ve never been to a water park. This list and all comments were gathered from the Mrs. Nipple Community. We are going on an easy winter family getaway (within 2 hour drive) next weekend to one of the places below and I’ll be sharing all of the details!


Jimmy Peak

Thunder Mountain 



Mount Snow 


Smugglers Notch


Mad River Valley VT

Manchester area VT (Equinox resort)

Sugarloaf Mt Maine

Ludlow Vermont

Camelback resort

Gore Mountain in Adirondacks

Lake Placid Saratoga NY

Camelback – Poconos PA

Mohonk Mountain

Loon Mountain

Burlington VT

Mount Washington

Scribners lodge 

Stratton VT

Lincoln NH


Omni Mount Washington Resort

Lake George close to Gore Mt

North Conway NH

Jay peak


Bronx Zoo + train show at the Botanical Gardens followed by a trip to Arthur Ave

Yale Peabody museum of Natural History in New Haven

Bass pro bowling in Bridgeport

Beacon day trip

Great wolf

LodgeStory land or Santas village in NH

Camelback resort

Newport RI

Crystal Spring resort NJ

Mohonk Mountain House

Crayola Experience 

Hershey Park

Kalahari resorts

mysticHotel with pool (any) 

Discovery Museum in Acton, MA (hidden gem) 

Portland ME

Bar Harbor ME

Portsmouth NH 

Extra comments from our community not from me:

Okemo + Jiminy are best for family-friendly ski getaways

Thunder Mountain has a bar set up where you can see the kids with their instructors

Kilington + Stowe are best for long ski weekends.

Mt. Snow + Bromley are also great

Smugglers notch if you want the family to learn to ski experience

Stowe! Plenty to do if you don’t ski or Charlie isn’t learning to ski

Both Stowe + Sugarbush have excellent Mt. care for babes and ski school for 3+

Camelback resort! Things for all ages. Skiing. tubing. water park + arcade + bars

weekend getaways driving distance from Connecticut

January 3, 2020