For city dwellers, Big Bear Lake is a welcome respite from urban hustle and bustle, but isn't so secluded that a visitor ... read more

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While California's big cities grab the most attention, the essence of the state's laid-back vibe can be found in its rel ... read more

Florida’s third largest city (after Jacksonville and Miami), Tampa is often overshadowed by Orlando, just 90 miles to ... read more

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in San Francisco, you’re in luck -- the City by the Bay features some of the wo ... read more

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When it comes to family fun at today's resorts, more and more resorts are catering to children with a variety of hotel k ... read more

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The Northwest’s largest theme and water park continues to attract families from all over. And as Silverwood’s popula ... read more

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Luxury resorts in Los Angeles are easy to find. From ample onsite family dining to city-center locations to in-room bath ... read more

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Orange County is no stranger to luxury, especially luxurious resorts. From deluxe spas to kids’ programming, these Ora ... read more

There are so many places to see in and around San Diego, from the San Diego Zoo at Balboa Park to Coronado Beach. There ... read more

Many families spend a short time in Miami pre- or post-cruise, but the city is worthy of an entire vacation, with cuttin ... read more

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Oahu (O-ah-who) is a popular vacation destination for families, and an important history lesson for kids. The beautiful ... read more

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A short drive south of Fort Myers (roughly 45 minutes) brings you to one of Florida’s most spectacular Gulf Coast isla ... read more

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We kneeled on a wooden platform, leaning into deep pools where a pair of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins swam. The dolphins ... read more

Looking for a fun, inexpensive way to get out of the house for a day? Visit a local botanical garden, where your kids wi ... read more

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There’s a wealth of things to do in New York for families in particular, including one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime e ... read more

What's easier and more fun than nagging your kids to get off the beach chair and go for a hike? Take them to the spa. As ... read more

You won’t find glitzy resorts on the quiet island of St. Croix. The allure of the destination -- part of the U.S. Virg ... read more

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Surely, Harry Potter can infuse some magic into your next trip. Throughout England (particularly London) and Scotland, H ... read more

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Florida boasts beaches stacked with high-rise hotels and huge themed resorts mimicking everything from Italy to Africa, ... read more

Whether you plan to visit Puerto Rico for a few days or an entire week, you’ll want to spend some time in San Juan. He ... read more

Few of us resist the urge to check messages or texts, so our work places and social obligations follow us everywhere -- ... read more

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Many families dream of a trip to Niagara Falls, so they go, see the famed attraction, and then leave shortly thereafter ... read more

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There are three all inclusive resorts in the USVI. Choose which one is best for your family vacation. ... read more

An easy 30 miles from Jacksonville, Florida, is a barrier island that’s a 13-mile slice of awesome: Amelia Island. If ... read more

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Find a family-friendly resort in Ocho Rios, home to the famous Dunn’s River Falls. ... read more

Many families travel to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic because it’s a hub for all-inclusive, beachfront resorts ... read more

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Dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway, but can’t ignore the screams of laughter coming from your wallet? If watching dolphins ... read more

A new all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean and several water park hotels are just a few of the family properties openin ... read more

Say “New Jersey,” and most people think of the “Jersey Shore” -- calling beaches and boardwalks to mind. What ma ... read more

Pirates are popular, especially since Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movie series came onto the scene. From games and ... read more

Consider one of these programs, destinations, or resorts for your family vacation with a special needs child. ... read more

Sure, rescuing rainforests in Costa Rica and building new schools in Africa are commendable efforts. But what should you ... read more

Islands, mountains, cities or complete seclusion -- a Georgia family getaway offers nearly anything you and the kids may ... read more

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The Las Vegas Strip is the Broadway of the West, with a number of resorts and casinos that offer productions, from Tony ... read more

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Pennsylvania weekend getaways naturally include lots of history lessons (particularly in Philadelphia, Gettysburg and La ... read more

Popular vacation destinations offer plenty of family-friendly accommodations, but often at a hefty price. You can easily ... read more

Want to watch your favorite team prepare for baseball season? Prepare with these tips and ideas for spring training vaca ... read more

With a nickname like “Sin City,” Las Vegas might not seem like a place for kids. The glitzy destination, which could ... read more

The only thing better than a theme park... is a water park! Cool off at one of these outdoor water parks, where slides, ... read more

Virginia offers a wide variety of options for family getaways, from national parks to amusement parks and everything in ... read more

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Which side is best? Plan your trip based on hotels and attractions offered in Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, ... read more

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