Spouse has to travel to NYC for work next August, and we could come with him. I would love to spend 5-7 days in the city but can't imagine spending the full 2 to 3 weeks* in the heat. The thought was to drive upstate and show my kids where I spent my childhood summers. However Albany is also not really what I connect with vacation, and where I grew up is still pretty rural -- i.e. no hotels/vacation homes.
Do you guys have any ideas? We would prefer to stick to one or two places, with outdoors stuff to do. Like, are there places where they have nice day camps for the kids while the parents hang out near a pool or something? Or really good hiking options?The kids like horses, if that adds ideas...
Was looking at heading towards the ocean instead but I haven't found anything so far that is remotely close to water that doesn't make Sylt seem like a fantastic bargain.
I put this in Boston/Northeast as it seems more likely to include Albany. (And also because I was starting to look at Vermont....)
* European paid vacation allowances = main reason I can't move back.