Washington dc has a lot to offer families with kids, including attractions you might not consider for kids at first glance.
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Best Tips For Washington DC With Kids

You might also read  10 More Things To Do in Washington DC With Kids Wow, what a great #MOMtravelchat Twitter party we had with the Smithsonian, our first ever paid sponsor. Washington …

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NYC’s Best Christmas Shopping & Sugar Fixes

New York City means different things to different people. At Christmastime it often means shopping. Lots of shopping. If you happen to find yourself in NYC after Thanksgiving with a …

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14 NYC Christmas Dos & Don’ts With Kids

I’ve always just assumed the Christmas song “Silver Bells” was written about New York City. New York is a vibrant—if somewhat crowded—place to get into the holiday spirit, which is …

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A Family Christmas-Time Break In Atlanta

Updated November 2020 The Christmas season can get chaotic. Taking a time-out from all the planning, shopping, wrapping, cooking to visit a city full of holiday lights and sounds gives …

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Hershey park lights up at chrismas time.
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Don’t Miss Christmas Time In Hershey, PA

Hershey, Pennsylvania calls itself the “Sweetest Place on Earth.” Visiting at any time of year is a chocolate-filled, family centered experience. So you can imagine that this is a place …

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Fall foliage is a great reason to plan a fall family weekend getaway
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8 Top Places To See Fall Foliage With Kids

Updated August 2021 Fall is a great time of year to for quick weekend getaways. It’s cool, but not cold, places tend to be less crowded. In many parts of …

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What To See, Eat & Do With Kids In Mystic

Like Mystic? Read about nearby Newport, RI with kids, too. We’ve been to Mystic with Tiny Traveler three times now. It’s an easy weekend or overnight from New York City …

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10 Places To Explore Outer Banks History

Read about the outdoors and where to stay on the Outer Banks. We came to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the beach, no doubt about it. But every beach …

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Captain john crab house in baltimore
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Best Baltimore Dining For Parents & Kids

Baltimore is a small city with a lot of great food packed into it. Its Southern leanings show up in desserts like the multilayered Smith Island cake. There are also the …

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Cape may is known for its gingerbread homes
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5 Activities For an Easy Cape May, NJ Vacation

After a relaxing week at the beach in South Jersey I’m feeling very chilled out. We often “vacation” by returning home to Europe. It’s a flurry of jet lag, suitcases, …

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Newport has plenty of places to explore with kids
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An Easy Newport Weekend With Kids

Updated June 20210 On previous, childfree trips to Newport, Rhode Island, we grooved in the hot sun at the famous Folk Festival, kayaked Narragansett Bay, slurped raw clams and drank …

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The wee packet serves breakfast and seafood with a dose of irish humor
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Best Things To Eat On Cape Cod With Kids

My favorite way to honor July 4th is to spend time on Cape Cod, the place where our nation ostensibly began. As a food writer from Queens, NY with family roots on …

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Family Weekend Getaway To Dutchess County

Dutchess County is a no brainer for a family weekend getaway. It’s a quick two hour drive from New York City and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, so with …

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How To Explore The Florida Keys With Kids

The Florida Keys*, especially Key West, are known for eccentric, talented characters with a bit of a wild side (think Ernest Hemingway and Humphrey Bogart in Key Largo). For some people …

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Fallingwater, the classic shot
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Yes! You Can FallingWater With Kids

Updated May 2020 As soon as we heard we would be traveling to Pittsburgh for a family event, Rich and I knew we wanted to visit FallingWater, the spectacular Frank …

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An Easy, Fun Family Weekend In Pittsburgh

Updated May 2021 Is Pittsburgh worth a weekend visit with your kids? Easy answer is yes, absolutely! A family event sent us to Pittburgh, a city new to all of …

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Tiger tail beach on the paradise coast
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Paradise Coast: Florida’s Best Family Beach

My family has settled in to New York City from the UK. While we love the city, its winters feel eternal to us. To escape brutal February we jetted with …

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North Carolina Family Bucket List

North Carolina has a lot of fun family activities. The state is bigger and has far more different geography and attractions than I ever would have imagined. And almost any …

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5 Top things To Do, See, Eat With Little Kids in NYC

Updated September 2021 When venturing out with kids it’s important to know where you’re going and what you’re likely to do. But in New York City the more important questions …

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6 Outer Banks Outdoor Things To Do With Kids

The Outer Banks of North Carolina has a lot great things to do and ways to get outdoors beyond just going to the beach. We did out best to check …

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Governor's island is a 5-minute ferry ride and world away from manhattan
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6 Ways To See NYC Like a Local Family

For more on NYC see our At A Glance page. New York, like most major cities, has tourist attractions you really do have to the first time you come. But …

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Sampling Charleston With A Child Along

There are places that you visit with a long list of things to do and see. And then there are places you visit because you like the vibe and you’re …

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Philadelphia Foods You Have To Try

Updated August 2021 Philadelphia has quite a dining scene. Big-name chefs, restaurants the New York Times says you have try–if you can get a reservation—and a long list of beloved …

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48 Hours In Philadelphia With Kids

Updated August 2021 I like revisiting certain places periodically as Tiny Traveler grows. Seeing the evolution in her interests makes these trips more memorable. Nearby Philadelphia is one of these …

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The Top 5 Family Activities in Rochester, NY

I was doubtful about all the hype I’d heard about Rochester, NY. Then I visited* with my family for a long weekend! Rochester is very affordable, filled with cultural gems, …

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3 Central Florida Aquariums For Families

Visiting Florida? Read about Marco Island. Raising kids in Florida has been a blast for us. As huge animal lovers, we’ve really enjoyed having access to Florida aquariums, which number …

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5 Kiawah Island Essentials With Kids

Kiawah Island is an easy side trip from Charleston. The cozy beach communities just outside of Charleston are often overlooked for higher profile Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. But Kiawah …

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The chatham lighthouse is an iconic symbol of cape cod
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Your Complete Guide To Cape Cod Fun With Kids

Updated June 2020 To say I love Cape Cod is an understatement. My family has returned here more times than  I can count. I have my favorite haunts, the places …

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5 Can’t-Miss NYC Attractions With Teens

Updated June 2019 A few years ago, I decided it would be a brilliant idea to bring each of my husband’s three young nieces to New York City for a …

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26 Brooklyn Things To Do + Eat With Kids

Updated March 2020 Let me tell you why you need to come to Brooklyn for a day during your next New York City visit with your kids: It’s less crowded …

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