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Take a vacation to the tropics at Tiki Beach in Rye’s Playland Park

News 12's Nikita Ramos takes you on a Road Trip: Close to Home to a place that has it all.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2023, 12:20 PM

Updated 346 days ago


Planning a trip to the tropics? How about turning that vacation into a staycation - in the Hudson Valley!
News 12's Nikita Ramos takes you on a Road Trip: Close to Home to a place that has it all.
Underneath the palm trees on a hot summer day, there's no better way to cool off than with a tropical drink and views of the waves and water. But this paradise isn't in the tropics - it's in Westchester! Rye offers the perfect getaway and is a favorite among kids because it's home to the iconic Playland Park.
Since 1928, Playland has been the go-to place for summer fun and smiles. With over 40 rides and attractions, there's something for everyone at this local landmark. The little ones can enjoy merry-go-rounds and mini rides at Kiddie Land, while thrill-seekers can satisfy their craving for excitement with drops on the historic Dragon Coaster, the Double Shot, and more. And on a hot summer day, nothing beats a water ride!
For a whole new adventure, check out the brand-new immersive experience called "Play!Verse" at Playland. Separate from the park itself, this interactive installation offers eye-popping photo ops, optical illusions, surreal nature scenes, and much more.
After a fun-filled day, treat yourself at Tiki Beach, where you can enjoy the views, vibes, and everything in between. It's the ultimate recipe for a staycation on this road trip close to home in Rye.
For all the information you need to book your next road trip, click here.

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