Erin Peterson, 5 1/2, of Wisconsin is wowed by Elmo as she and her twin sister were allowed to greet the characters behind the scenes at Sesame Place Thursday, Aug.4, 2011 in Langhorne, PA. (Katherine Frey/THE WASHINGTON POST)
Getting There

Sesame Place is in Langhorne, Pa., about 160 miles from Washington. Take I-95 north to Route 1 north to the Oxford Valley exit. Turn right onto Oxford Valley Road, then right at the third traffic light.

Where to Stay

Sheraton Bucks County

400 Oxford Valley Rd., Langhorne


Hotel across the street from the park offers a Sesame Place package. For a family of four, the rate is from $165 a night and includes two nights’ lodging, breakfast and shuttle to the park; valid through Oct. 30. Standard rates start at $159.

Where to Eat

Sesame Place

Lots of dining options inside the park, such as Elmo’s Eatery, Captain Ernie’s Bistro, Sesame Cafe, snack vendors and character meals. Lunch with Elmo and Friends, for instance, costs $25 per adult, $17 per child ages 2-11. For reservations: 866-464-3566.

What to Do

Sesame Place

100 Sesame Rd.


The park features rides (wet and dry), parades, character meet-and-greets and more. Open daily through Labor Day, weekends only through Oct. 30 and then open only for special events. Admission: $56 per guest age 2 and older; parking is $15.