We live in NWIndiana. Planning to leave mid July for New Jersey to visit family.
Places we'd like to see are:
Longaberger near Dresden, OH
We can leave and head to Longaberger. I have been before, so we do not need a lot of time here, but my friend is leaving on a trip to South Carolina the same day, and we have always wanted to go here together, and never have. Since we are leaving the same day, same time, we thought we'd go. I mostly want my daughter to make a basket, she has wanted to for a long time, and is now old enough. Plan not to spend more than 3 or 4 hours there, and when I started to map it all out, it was not a big difference in going this direction vs. heading on I80.
Then from there, do we head to Niagara Falls or head towards Hershey? We'd drive and stay the night, outside the Falls or Hershey, hoping not more than an hour out, as I am finding hotels at a reasonable price that will still allow the 5 of us (kids 9,6, and 20 mos) and my lil' one has food allergies so I am looking towards a hotel with microwave and fridge so I can bring some stuff for him.
Once we leave either destination we will head to relatives in NJ, from there visit Sesame Place, which is about an hour and 15 min. if I recall right from her.
Doable? Crazy? Suggestions? The Niagara Falls thing came into play after my mom said when I was little they took a trip to Hershey and Niagara Falls in the same trip. I think it would be good for my children to experience something not character related for once! (too many Disney trips!)
Just wondering your thoughts as what else to see or do, should we cut something out, order of destinations? We would not do a lot of attractions at the Falls, plus I see kids are pretty much allowed on most tours, but I may have to have advice from those that did it with little ones or see it up close before I decide (which may not be wise, depending how purchasing tickets/wait times, etc are).