Ideas for cool gifts for the dads in your life this fathers day: a scavenger hunt, a bike ride in a vineyard, a cocktail class
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Best Gifts for Dad on Fathers Day: Cool Experiences

Coming up with gift ideas for the dads in our lives is really hard, isn’t it? My husband in particular seems to know how to read my mind and sometime …

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Opus 40 is a artful and bucolic stop on any hudson valley or catskills weekend
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10 Awesome Weekend Getaways from NYC

Where can we go for an easy, quick, cheap, active, romantic, family, summer, winter or fall weekend getaway from New York City?  This is the question I get asked more than …

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A girl checks out her pixelated image that moves with her at landmark near fenway park, boston
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Things To See, Eat & Do On A Boston Weekend With Kids

It’s easy to like Boston, especially with kids along.  The city’s neighborhoods are compact and easy explore. There are a lot of things to do outside in both summer and …

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Our familiesgo! Father and daughter petting a horse at the farmers' museum in cooperstown.
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Easy Family Getaway To Cooperstown

Cooperstown, New York, is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame. But the museum brings enough people to town every year to support hotels, restaurants, breweries and a fair number of …

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Chocolate world is essential to any visit to hershey park
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Hershey PA: The Park & So Much More

Hershey, Pennsylvania is a no brainer for an easy summer weekend getaway with kids if you live anywhere between Washington, DC and Connecticut. What you might not realize is that …

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St. Louis's city museum is a top childrens museum because of its whimsical play spaces made from reused materials.
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Time To Play: 11 Amazing Children’s Museums

Nearly every city has a children’s museum. They can save parents’ sanity when it’s too cold, too hot or too rainy to take your energy-filled kids outside. The Brooklyn Children’s …

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Devon is a sunny uk destination
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5 Top U.K. Seaside Towns For Family Fun

Despite its reputation for chilly air and gloomy weather, Great Britain is an island. It has a lot of coastline and a plethora of towns for seaside weekend getaways. Some …

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The field museum captures kids as soon as they walk in.
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A Guide To Chicago’s Bucket List For Families

Chicago is a popular weekend destination for families, but the city has more than enough things to do to fill a four-to-six day trip. And most of the city’s most …

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National harbor has great views and lots of family activities
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A Fun Family Weekend At National Harbor

It’s a challenge for a city or region to develop a new tourist zone from the ground up. It’s even more unusual to develop one that is interesting enough to …

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Woodloch pines has a beautiful outdoor pool and lake
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How Is A Weekend at Woodloch Pines?

The Hotel: Woodloch Pines Resort Where: Hawley, Eastern Pennsylvania The Location: *Woodloch Pines is an all-inclusive resort that sits on the rural edge of the Poconos.  Rather than one large hotel, the …

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The montreal in lumiere light festival runs for a month and is a fun winter activity for families
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An Easy, Fun Montreal Winter Weekend With Kids

Montreal is not a pretty city in the winter — what city is? But look beyond its grey building exteriors and slushy streets and it’s a really fun city. It’s …

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The sonoma balloon festival is ver family friendly
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How To Take Kids To Sonoma Wine Country

Californians take Sonoma Valley’s wine country for granted for romantic sojourns and girlfriend getaways. But it’s also one of my favorite family destinations. It’s one of those places where it’s …

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A boat ride can lead to a hidden cave in jamaica
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An Easy Jamaica Day Trip With Kids

Portland Parish is easily my favorite part of Jamaica. Away from the busy tourist areas of the North coast, Portie, as it’s affectionately known to Jamaicans, is always lush and …

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Old town san diego
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Fall Fun in San Diego With Kids

Updated August 2020 Autumn is a perfect time for a family weekend getaway to San Diego. The weather is fine, attractions are less crowded, the beaches are still open, and …

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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 2020 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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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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The vanderbilt mansion in dutchess county
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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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A view of pittsburgh and its steel bridges at point state park
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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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Spring flowers in washington, dc
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The Top Destinations For Spring Flowers Shows

Been to a flower show lately? Nothing heralds Spring like seeing lots of your favorite favorite spring flowers. Daffodils, tulips, lilacs, cherry blossoms, magnolias or even late spring  roses help us …

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The umie and harborland district of kobe, japan
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5 Family Day Trips To Japan’s Small Cities

My family has been living in Japan since 2008, and in that time we have returned many times over to a region called Kansai because of the many family friendly …

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The pool at the legoland hotel, california
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A Surprising Night At The Legoland Hotel

We visited Legoland outside of San Diego in the fall, satisfying my long-held curiosity about it. The park was about what I expected: Enjoyable but made for bigger Lego fans …

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Chicago's the 606 trail
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Discover Hidden Chicago For Families

Updated August 2020 At least once a year I book a hotel room in Downtown Chicago—just a few minutes from home—and my husband, kids and I enjoy a staycation. Seeing …

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Historic places: fort castillo in st. Augustine
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10 Top Historical Places To Visit In The U.S.

Read about side trips from U.S. national parks. Who says kids can’t spend some time learning new things over the summer?  Weekend visits to these historical places can make history more …

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Dallas skyline with the reunion tower
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Do These 5 Dallas Things With Kids

Updated Janaury 2020 Howdy, partner! Dallas is so much more than the Texas you’re probably thinking of! Yes, we have great BBQ, cowboys and tall hair, but a Dallas family …

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Creating light at the franklin institute
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48 Hours In Philadelphia With Kids

Updated June 2020 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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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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