Plan a fun-filled vacation the whole family can enjoy with a trip to Seabreeze Amusement Park. Located in Irondequoit, a Rochester, New York, suburb, Seabreeze is a historic park that’s been open since 1879. While Seabreeze started as a trolley park, the owners started adding rides in 1900. Operating from May through September, Seabreeze Amusement Park is now known as the “Coney Island of the West.” Book your Irondequoit vacation rental and start planning your trip to Seabreeze with these 10 family-friendly activities.
1. Relax on a Family Ride
Start your day with a few exciting rides that are suited for everyone in the family. Join the kids on the Carousel, where you can each select your own gorgeously painted, hand-carved horse to ride. Spin yourselves silly on the Twirlin’ Tea Cups, then catch some air on the Great Balloon Race. The Spring, a drop tower that fits adults, lets you accompany your little adventurers. Take a relaxing train ride for a scenic tour of the park, giving the kids time to decide which ride is next.
2. Try Your Luck at the Games
Take a break from riding and head to the Midway, where lots of games await to the delight of your little ones. Let the whole family battle it out at Water Race to see who wins the coveted prize. Go fishing for frogs, shoot some hoops, or throw darts at posters. Stuffed animal prizes give the kids something to snuggle back at your vacation rental.
3. Explore the Thrill Rides
Families with ‘tweens or teens can head straight to the thrill rides. Jack Rabbit is a must-ride attraction for roller coaster enthusiasts. The oldest continuously operating coaster in the United States, Jack Rabbit combines crazy curves and twisty turns with an exciting 75-foot drop and a dark tunnel into one wonderful wooden coaster. Ride the Log Flume to make a splash, or get on the Bumper Cars for some old-fashioned family fun. Be sure to take a spin on Whirlwind, a steel roller coaster that sends you forward, backward, and sideways as you race along the track.
4. See a Show
When you need to rest your weary feet, head to Center Stage to take in a captivating show. Cirque En Vol, directly inside the park’s main gate, is presented seven days a week at Seabreeze. Marvel over the trapeze and Parkour acts, and enjoy watching jugglers balance themselves on teeterboards. Check the stage as you enter the park to find out the day’s show times, and come early to make sure you get seats.
5. Hit the Water Park
The water park at Seabreeze is the ideal destination when you need to cool down and get some relief from the sun. Sit on the sandy shore and watch the kids splash in the wave pool. Perfect for little ones, Soak Zone has mini slides and water cannons. Share a raft with your spouse on The Inner Tube Slides, or watch the kids race side-by-side on the Hydro Racer. Lay back and take a break as you float through the 600-foot-long Lazy River.
6. Fill Your Belly
Grab a snack to refuel, or sit down to dinner with the family at one of the park’s many eateries. The Seabreeze Grill serves burgers, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, and more. Stop by the Waffle Stand for some delicious funnel cake fries, or try the empanadas from Walk-away Taco & Subs. Pick up a bag of cotton candy for the kids at Summertime Treats before you leave the park. If you prefer to bring your own food, pack a lunch at your vacation rental and bring it along. The park offers picnic tables for guest use.
7. Win Big in the Arcade
Delight the kids with a trip to the Seabreeze arcade. With tons of exciting games to offer, it’s the perfect place to escape the heat or rain. Play pinball, or challenge everyone to Skeeball to see who can get the highest score. Snap some family pics in the photo booth to add to your scrapbook or post to social media. Save up all your tickets and cash them in for fun prizes to take back to your vacation home.
8, Have Fun on the Kiddie Rides
If you have little ones, head straight to Kiddie City to explore the variety of rides available to their age group. Kids love driving the miniature 1955 Thunderbirds, or let them pretend to be pilots when they hop on the red Barnstormers. Kiddie Swings are a fun favorite among many, and Bear Trax is a kid-friendly junior steel coaster that’s ideal for your little adventure-seeker.
9. Visit the Carousel Museum
Learn all about the history of the park when you stop in at the Carousel Museum. Check out the timeline to find out when your favorite ride was added to the park, and view photographs from the park’s opening. Take notice to the photos of the original carousel, and read about the unfortunate fire that caused it to be destroyed.
10. Buy Souvenirs
As night falls over the park, make one last stop at the Midway gift shop before taking your exhausted family back to your vacation rental. Pick up Seabreeze T-shirts for everyone in the family, or let the kids choose some candy snacks. There are plenty of fun Seabreeze collectibles to choose from to remember your trip by when you get back home.