I come from the sort of family that prefers to get together every 4-5 years for a really big and elaborate reunion gathering. Because there are clans spread across the Western and Eastern Coasts, as well as down South in Lousiana, we try to choose 'playgrounds' close to or in between at least 2 of our major factions to help cut down on travel time. If this is sounding more like a battle plan then a vacation, I wish I could more accurately paint a picture of the sheer mass of relatives and the pandemonium which ensues when we roll into town. We need a versatile venue with prime location, plenty of 5-star amenities, and entertainment options that roll out 24/7.
I still recall my first family 'reunion' (which we actually call a 'cousin's party' in our family. I was nearing the age of 6, and everyone on the East Coast had decided they would make the cross-country trek in the name of checking Las Vegas off their bucket list. I may have been young, but this is what I recall: there was plenty to do but nobody could ever agree on what they were doing because the sheer number of options, and people with preferences, made it near impossible to come to a consensus. Most of the family activities, at the time, were off the strip and we traveled over an hour in the heat just for one family attraction. There were so many people- seas of people. No matter where we went we felt like the service was lacking and the waits were incredible. And, according to my grandmother, who has perfected the art of vacation shopping, there was nothing but chachkies and overpriced tourist junk.
With a AAA 4-diamond award winning hotel on the premises, this property also boasts a full service spa, penny slot to high-stakes, and even stadium gaming and the on site Outlets at Sands Bethlehem. And, if that isn't enough- our family can even plan a day trip to Philadelphia (50 miles away) or a quick 90 minute drive into NYC! It's the perfect compromise for all of the aunts who want to catch a broadway show, without having to stay in and deal with all of the bustle of the city.
This springtime, families can check out:
- Easter Bunny Photos at The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem
- April 1 - 15, 2017: Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 7:00pm; Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm
- Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny, Sunday, April 9th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Kids Quest at The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem
- Grossology Science Weekends throughout April
- Visit Kids Quest every weekend for themed arts and crafts, special activities and more.
- The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem’s annual FREE community Easter event on Saturday, April 8 starting at 10:00 a.m.
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Located at Kids Quest
- Age Groups / Start Times:
- Infant to 4 yrs / 10:00am start
- 5 yrs to 7 yrs / 10:30am start
- 8 yrs to 10 yrs / 11:00am start
- Kids must be pre-registered the day of the event. Registration will begin a half hour before each hunt in front of Kids Quest.
- Easter Egg Hunt
Yes, Spring is here, and it's definitely time to get out and explore. In my world, explorations are best had alongside family, and I can already imagine the sort of adventures we'd find at Sands Bethleham. Does your family have any Spring adventures/travel planned?
What Daughter Says: Enjoy an adventure now that more sunny days are here for Spring!
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