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Liftopia’s National Play Hooky and Ski Week Deals

February 23rd, 2015

Families can always buy lift tickets at discounted prices via Liftopia. But in honor of the site’s fourth annual National Play Hooky and Ski Week, families can save even more – up to 75 percent off advance purchase lift tickets, rentals and packages at more than 250 ski resorts across North America. National Play Hooky and Ski Week is from March 2 to 6, 2015, so purchase your lift tickets now to save on your next family ski vacation. Here are a few family-friendly ski resorts participating in this year’s offer:

Family on a ski lift

Colorado Ski Resorts
Up to 52 percent off lift tickets at Arapahoe Basin
Up to 50 percent off lift tickets at Sunlight Mountain
Up to 45 percent off lift tickets at Granby Ranch
Up to 45 percent off lift tickets at Copper Mountain
Up to 41 percent off lift tickets at Loveland
Up to 25 percent off lift tickets at Crested Butte
Up to 20 percent off lift tickets at Winter Park
Up to 20 percent off ski rentals at Keystone
Up to 20 percent off ski rentals at Breckenridge
Up to 19 percent off ski or board packages at Vail
Up to 19 percent off ski or board packages at Beaver Creek
Up to 12 percent off ski packages at Aspen/Snowmass

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
Up to 53 percent off lift tickets at Diamond Peak
Up to 44 percent off lift tickets at Sierra-At-Tahoe
Up to 31 percent off ski rental packages at Heavenly
Up to 20 percent off lift tickets at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts
Up to 61 percent off lift tickets at the Omni Homestead Ski Resort
Up to 60 percent off lift tickets at Blue Mountain
Up to 54 percent off lift tickets at Shawnee Mountain
Up to 52 percent off lift tickets at Gore Mountain
Up to 45 percent off lift tickets at Whiteface

Midwest Ski Resorts
Up to 50 percent off lift tickets at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Up to 20 percent off flex passes and lift tickets at Boyne Highlands

New England Ski Resorts
Up to 73 percent off at Cranmore Mountain
Up to 67 percent off lift tickets at Jay Peak
Up to 66 percent off lift tickets at Attitash-Wildcat
Up to 64 percent off lift tickets at Smugglers’ Notch
Up to 54 percent off lift tickets at Okemo
Up to 50 percent off lift tickets at Mount Sunapee
Up to 49 percent off lift tickets at Sugarloaf
Up to 47 percent off lift tickets at Killington
Up to 30 percent off lift tickets at Sugarbush
Up to 22 percent off lift tickets at Sunday River
Up to 18 percent off lift tickets at Stowe

Utah Ski Resorts
Up to 61 percent off day and night lift tickets at Sundance Resort
Up to 40 percent off lift tickets at Alta
Up to 38 percent off lift tickets at Solitude
Up to 19 percent off ski or board packages at Park City
Up to 19 percent off ski packages at the Canyons
Lift tickets starting from $114 at Deer Valley

For more information and to purchase tickets and packages, visit Liftopia’s website.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz

3 Family Fun Packages in Charleston

February 22nd, 2015

Waterfront park in downtown Charleston, South CarolinaSpend spring break down south with your family in the charming town of Charleston, South Carolina. Beyond the historic sites and soft sand, the town has family fun waiting for kids to explore. Book one of these three packages at family-friendly resorts this spring and save on your vacation to Charleston.

French Quarter Inn
Book the Waves of Family Fun package at the French Quarter Inn and enjoy sightseeing and exploring all that Charleston has to offer. Package includes luxurious accommodations; one-night of free valet parking; two adult and two children tickets to the South Carolina Aquarium and Fort Sumter, with transportation to the latter included; one $50 gift card to Fleet Landing Restaurant; daily continental breakfast; an evening wine and cheese reception; freshly baked cookies and milk before bed; evening turndown service with a treat; and bicycle rentals. Rates start from $406 per night. Offer valid now through April 19, 2015.

King Charles Inn
Book the Family Fun Time package at the King Charles Inn and dig into two days of family fun. Package includes overnight accommodations, two adult and two children tickets to the South Carolina Aquarium, one $50 gift certificate to Sticky Fingers, one $10 gift card to Ben & Jerry’s and one deck of cards. Rates start from $249 per night. Offer valid now through April 19, 2015.

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor
Book the Family Summer Seascapes package at the Cottages on Charleston Harbor and enjoy spacious upscale accommodations in a waterfront retreat. Package includes overnight accommodations for up to six guests; one customized, two-hour water excursion; one Seascape Survival Kit, with sunscreen, bug spray, hat and sunglasses strap; one customized, gourmet picnic lunch; tickets to the South Carolina Aquarium; transportation to the aquarium; a complimentary breakfast each morning; and free parking. Rates start from $179 per person, per night. Offer valid March 1 through June 1, 2015. Two-night minimum stay required for weekdays, and three-night minimum stay required for weekends.

All packages are subject to availability. Additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz

March Break for Families in Niagara Falls

February 8th, 2015

Sheraton on the Falls hotelSkip the beach or the city this year for spring break and visit Niagara Falls. The Falls Avenue Resort is located across from the falls and offers families four hotel options, a plethora of restaurants, and so much fun that it will be difficult to fit it all in during your stay. Plus, this year, the resort is offering a bargain: March Break.

Book your family’s getaway to the resort for stays between March 13 and April 12, 2015, and enjoy the March Break package, which includes accommodations, attraction passes, dining vouchers and more.

Families who book the March Break package can choose from the Falls Avenue Resort properties, which include the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, Skyline Inn and Clifton Victoria Inn. Additionally, they’ll receive four, two-day Fallsview Indoor Waterpark passes, valid from 1 p.m. on the day of arrival through closing time on the day of your departure.

The package also includes free dinner for children ages 12 and under at the Fallsview Buffet, Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra and Planet Hollywood, and free lunch at Planet Hollywood during their stay. If families choose to eat lunch at the Rainforest Café, they’ll receive a free Volcano Dessert with the purchase of $40 or more.

But that’s not all. The package includes more fun for families. Enjoy four tickets to Wild Safari Mini Golf, Traffic Slam Bumper Cars and Adventure Heroes Laser Ride when staying between March 13 and April 12, and four tickets to the Mega Magic Show on top of the other tickets when staying between March 14 and 21.

And at the end of the trip, families will also receive one free Hershey’s Chocolate World gift.

Rates start from $150 CAD per night when water park passes are included, or $100 CAD per night when water park passes are not included. All other meals and activities listed are included in both rates. For more information and to book, visit the Fallsview Waterpark website.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz

Chicago Museum Offers Kids Free Admission in February

February 5th, 2015

Families explore an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in ChicagoThe Museum of Science and Industry may already be on your family’s list of must-see attractions while visiting Chicago this month, but did you know that your children also get in for free?

The museum announced via Twitter on Monday that it is Free Kids February month. What does this mean? Two children between the ages of 3 and 11 will get in for free with each paying adult now through Feb. 28, 2015.

The Museum of Science and Industry offers hands-on activities and exhibits for visitors of all ages. Explore the science behind transportation, feel the forces of nature, or control your own robot at the museum.

Additionally, now through Feb. 22, 2015, the museum is featuring a special exhibit on African American art. The annual Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition is open to all ages and features paintings, sculptures, mixed media, ceramics, photography and more by professional, amateur and even teenage artists from around the nation. Entry to the exhibit is included with museum admission.

Admission to the museum is $18 for adults (ages 12 to 64) and $17 for seniors (ages 65 and older). For more information on free admission for children (ages 3 to 11), visit the Museum of Science and Industry’s website.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz

Celebrate Mardi Gras at WonderWorks in Panama City Beach

January 24th, 2015

The WonderWorks museum building in Panama City Beach, FloridaLooking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate Mardi Gras this year? Head to Panama City Beach, Florida, and explore all that the WonderWorks attraction has to offer. In honor of the carnival-themed holiday, WonderWorks Panama City Beach is offering discounted tickets for all guests, now through Feb. 17, 2015.

The Mardi Gras Madness ticket promotion offers $15 general admission tickets for both adults and children, with all of the exhibits and the indoor ropes course included. Additionally, families can purchase Works Combo Tickets at the discounted price of $18 per person, for both adults and children, with the exhibits, indoor ropes course and one game of laser tag included. These discounted prices save families up to $9 per ticket!

WonderWorks is a hands-on museum that challenge the mind and the imagination. Check out the natural disasters exhibit, the light and sound zone, the space discovery area, and more. Lay on a bed of 35,000 nails if you dare, or brave the 84 mph winds in an indoor hurricane simulator.

Visit Panama City Beach on Saturday Feb. 14, and enjoy a trip to WonderWorks with kids before the 2015 Mardi Gras Parade kicks off at 5 p.m. After the parade, fireworks will light up the sky at 8:30 p.m.

For WonderWorks tickets and information, visit WonderWorksOnline.com. For additional Mardi Gras events, check out VisitPanamaCityBeach.com.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz

4 Lehigh Valley Travel Packages for Families

January 21st, 2015

Children jumping with Crayola Crayons at the Crayola ExperienceLocated about 90 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley is a great spot for families to take a weekend trip with children. This year, the area’s official visitors bureau, Discover Lehigh Valley, is offering special travel packages for local attractions and accommodations, making your vacation simple and easy to plan.

Stay & Create
Get crafty with kids and book the Stay & Create package for overnight accommodations, two tickets to the Crayola Experience and two passes to the green screen attraction, “Say Crayola!” Additional tickets are available for up to 25 percent off when purchased in conjunction with this package.

For a list of participating hotels and package prices, visit the Stay and Create page on the Discover Lehigh Valley website.

Stay & Investigate
Discover the scary side of Lehigh Valley, if you dare. Book the Stay & Investigate package and enjoy overnight accommodations and tours of the area’s spookiest spots, such as the Museum of Indian Culture and the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.

For a list of participating hotels and package prices, visit the Stay and Investigate page on the Discover Lehigh Valley website.

Stay & Ski
Hit the slopes at Bear Creek Mountain Resort or Blue Mountain Ski Area and save with the Stay & Ski package. Ten hotels are participating in this promotion and all packages include overnight accommodations and passes to one of these two ski resorts.

For a list of participating hotels and package prices, visit the Stay and Ski page on the Discover Lehigh Valley website.

Stay & Scream
Get a thrill in Lehigh Valley this spring and summer with the Stay & Scream package. Kids and teens will love the rides at Dorney Park and the slides at Wildwater Kingdom. Book the package at one of 13 participating hotels and save – each hotel offers a package with tickets included, or discounted admission to the parks. Note: Dorney Park opens May 1, 2015, and Wildwater Kingdom opens May 23, 2015.

For a list of participating hotels and package prices, visit the Stay and Scream page on the Discover Lehigh Valley website.

– Hilarey Wojtowicz