Friday, July 19, 2019

Castaway Island Water Park Addition at Canobie Lake Park

We love going to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH ever year. I have been going since I was a child and what I love about this park is that it is ever expanding. This year the largest expansion is in the water park. Castaway Island just opened on June 15th and is an awesome addition!
It is gorgeous.
The Tidal River was the highlight for us. Who doesn't love floating around in the water?
Lounge in your tube which is free and float around as you listen to tropical music.
I would suggest getting there close to park opening and going straight to Castaway Island first. When we left the line was insanely long to get in as they were at capacity. Here you can see a view of the Tidal River.
I love the Palm Trees.
It is so pretty.
I love this guy. Check him out when you turn around when floating down the Tidal River.
There are also three water slides that the kids enjoyed.
Here is Evan sliding down. You can either do a single tube or double tube with another person.
Here is a little video of Castaway Island.
There is also the original water area. In this area the water is much cooler.
We ate right in the water park. There is an Outrigger Grill with chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, burgers and more. The only issue is finding a seat to eat. Many people were using the tables there to put their towels. Luckily at one point some employees made them move their stuff as three tables just had towels on them and no people.
I was excited that they have Dole Whip. It is even in a cool pineapple shaped building.
There is pineapple, strawberry, or swirl of both.
There is also Castaway Island's Monkey Bar. We didn't get anything there but it looked like there were some yummy alcoholic beverages.
There is also a cute Lil Squirts Play Pad.
They also have Cabana rentals for an extra fee.
There are also lockers in Castaway Island and changing rooms.
Now we were ready to check out the rest of the park and headed to our favorite rides like the Yankee Cannonball.
Another favorite is Untamed. Be sure to use the Single Rider option around the corner from the entrance if you don't mind not sitting together.
Ice Jet was just added last year and is lots of fun. We especially like it at night when it is all lit up.
Evan loves to take a ride on the train and there are such lovely views.
Love the swings.
The Ferris Wheel is always a blast.
They also have Puzzle Rooms that are new for 2019. There is just a small extra fee.
There is so much to do! Check out some of my previous posts for more coverage around the park. It is such a blast!
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Disclosure:  I was provided four tickets to Canobie Lake Park for this review.  No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Lighthouse Inn A Lovely Place to Stay on the Beach

When I think of Cape Cod I think of beach, lighthouses and good seafood. That is exactly what we experienced at the Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis, Cape Cod. This Inn has so much to do for the whole family.
The beach area has been expanded since our last visit.
Here you can see the difference from two years ago.

What a gorgeous stretch of beach. 
 I love that you have beach chairs, umbrellas and towels provided.
No lugging tons of stuff with you. 
The kids liked walking out on the rocks.

We had a Deluxe Beachfront room so we looked right out onto the beach.
 I liked sitting in these chairs right outside. 
 Here is the inside. 
 There was plenty of space. 
There is the main building which has The Waterfront Restaurant.
The Waterfront Restaurant has wonderful food and options to sit outside or inside.  You can eat here even if you aren't staying on the property.  
 We also enjoyed the breakfast buffet complete with fresh fruit, cereal, pancakes, french toast, waffles, bacon, sausage, home fries, scrambled eggs and more!  This is $16 a person.
 Here is some of the outdoor dining spots.

There is also an outdoor heated pool.

Mini golf. 

 Corn hole which the kids love.


 Tennis court.
 Shuffle board
And playground.

Here is the basketball court too.
Here are some other beautiful pictures I took around the property. I liked the lighthouse at night.
A little lighter out.
Some shots of the beach.
A beautiful sunset.
It is such a lovely place to stay!  Definitely check them out if you are headed to Cape Cod.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a two night stay at the Lighthouse Inn including breakfast for promotional purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.