A pony express reenactment in California, zoo and museum fun in Philadelphia, the high life in Toronto, and more

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By Paula Conway
Originally printed on NYDailyNews.com

This summer will be the perfect time to experience the historic wagon train and pony express reenactments at the Camino Hotel in California — especially for Daily News readers.
Steal: Through Aug. 31, book two nights and get $50 off the second night — when you mention “NY Daily News.” Rooms start at $75 a night and the steal includes a daily homemade hot breakfast.
Experience: This restored 1888 loggers barracks is in Camino, Calif., in the heart of Apple Hill — between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. Home to more than 50 vineyards and wineries, this is the region to enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, crafts and entertainment year-round.
The wagon train reenactments run June 1-9. The pony express runs June 17-27, during a 10-day, 24-hour a day, nonstop event with more than 600 riders and horses over the 1,966-mile route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail . That runs from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento.
Book it! Call (530) 644-1800 or go online to caminohotel.com; mention “NY Daily News” for this steal.

Be the ultimate explorer with the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing .
Steal: Through Dec. 30, sign on for a special explore package at the Hyatt Regency. Get two adult tickets to one of the following attractions: Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium, Please Touch Museum — plus two complimentary breakfast buffet vouchers per day and complimentary self-parking daily.
Experience: Visit Big Cat Falls and Bear Country at th e Philadelphia Zoo, or head to the Adventure Aquarium for the Shark Realm. The Please Touch Museum has six interactive zones across 38,000 square feet.
Book it! 1-888-233-1234, pennslanding.hyatt.com.

Families can enjoy Toronto with the CN Tower Family Pass .
Deal: The $99 pass includes four general admission tickets (two adults and two under the age of 18).
Experience: Access LookOut level, glass floor, outdoor sky terrace, CN Tower film and ride, informational displays and more.
Book it! Phone (416) 362-5411 or check online at www.cntower.ca/en-CA/What-s-Up/Now-at-the-CN-Tower/CN-Tower-Family-Pass.html.

Lake Naomi Club’s Mountaintop Lodge in the Poconos offers the intimacy of a bed-and-breakfast with the amenities of a luxurious country inn.
Deal: Book three nights, including a Tuesday, and save 25% on an entire stay, through Aug. 31. Rooms start at $160 per night.
Experience: Relax on the grand porch, read a book next to the huge stone fireplace in the Great Room, enjoy horseback riding through the mountains, speed down a zipline, or take in some whitewater rafting.
Book it! Call (570) 646-6636 or visit mountaintoplodge.com.