Travel time: 2 hours and 45 minutes by car from NYC
There's no sweeter place to vacation this LDW than Hershey. The park is home to 70 amusement park rides, delicious chocolate and the irresistible Hershey Triple Tower, a “choose-your-thrill” ride that lets riders pick from three drops. Then hop on Laff Trakk, an indoor “glow-coaster” the takes passengers through a funhouse. The fun continues at Hershey Lodge where Hershey characters and animals from ZooAmerica will greet little ones. Hershey, PA (hersheylodge.com).