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10 Best U.S. Family Vacations for 2020

by Beth Luberecki

A new year means resolutions, maybe a diet, and 52 more weeks for filling with…

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The Bucket List Vacations Every Kid Should Experience…

by Amanda Norcross

There's no better way to create lasting memories than a vacation with your children. Plan…

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10 Vacations That Will Change Your Child’s Life

by Beth Luberecki

https://youtu.be/QjE4iuY8_IA Sure, vacations are for relaxing. But they're also for spending time together and making…

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9 Family Vacations That Never Get Old

by Jackie Perrin

 Like a comfortable pair of slippers, fine wine, or a classic holiday movie that…

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What Are the Best Places to Take Kids…

by Judy Koutsky

There’s no shortage of destinations that cater to families, but certain places go beyond expectations.…

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10 Best International Family Vacations for 2020

by Judy Koutsky

https://youtu.be/ZL2N-AVD-3c Want to venture somewhere new—perhaps outside of the U.S.—in 2020? We know kids like…

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10 Momcations We're Dreaming About Right Now

by Wendy Helfenbaum

Self-isolation. What we’re all living through right now is about as far from self-preservation as you can get. When you’re a busy mom working from…

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11 Unexpected New England Vacations for Families

by Allison Tibaldi

New England is loaded with wonderful places for a family getaway. Popular spots like Boston and Cape Cod are terrific, but the region is also…

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8 Unexpected Family Vacations to Try in the Mid-Atlantic

by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

For many families, domestic travel is simply easier and more affordable than leaving the country. But once you’ve done all the American mainstays like Disney,…

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14 Most Popular Family Vacations in the U.S.

by Allison Tibaldi

Families and vacations go together like milk and cookies. Taking a break from your regular routines and engaging in shared activities and adventures with your…

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9 Best Summer Family Vacations in Colorado

by Julie Bielenberg

Colorado’s summers are even more spectacular and predictable than its winters. From snowmelt-driven rivers to lush green forests shading hikers with leafed branches and pine arms…

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The Florida Vacation You Never Thought to Take—But Should

by Courtney Elko

When most families think of a vacation in Florida, they immediately conjure up images of Cinderella’s Castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and maybe…

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The 15 Most Booked Hotels and Resorts on Family Vacation Critic

by Terry Ward

The proof is in the pudding—or in this case, the bookings. Nothing says more about a property than its reviews and the number of times…

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10 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels for Families

by Courtney Elko

Looking for sustainable lodging that’ll allow you to do some good for the planet while on vacation? Start with one of these eco-friendly hotels. From…

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10 Family Bonding Vacations

by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

The goal of every family vacation should be bonding rather than bickering, but between juggling transportation, schedules, demands and attitudes, it’s easy to forget why…

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Family Vacation Critic’s New Year’s Travel Resolutions for 2020

by Family Vacation Critic

The start of a new year—and a new decade!—means new resolutions. And here at Family Vacation Critic, those resolutions often revolve around one idea: travel.…

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7 Best Vacations in Texas on a Budget

by Cynthia J. Drake

As the second largest state in the U.S., both by population and land area, Texas has plenty of terrain for you to explore on your…

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17 Free Things to Do in Atlanta With Kids

by Wendy Irvine

When talking family travel, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. Everyone’s hotel, food and sightseeing budget is different. Something we all have in common? Our…

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20 Free Things to Do in NYC With Kids

by Holly Rosen Fink

New York City is one of the best cities in the world, and there are so many things to do with kids. But the Big…

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6 Alaska Bucket List Adventures for Families

by Dave Parfitt

With its combination of outdoor adventures, wildlife encounters, and scenic beauty, Alaska will always be a bucket list destination. But with so much to discover…

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10 Best Family Vacations in December

by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Once your kids reach a certain age, it becomes increasingly difficult to plan family vacations around their school and activity schedules. Many parents find themselves…

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The Best Staycation Idea Ever

by Wendy Helfenbaum

While you’re stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, why not create the ultimate vacation experience right in your own backyard?! We’ve compiled the…

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10 Best Florida Family Vacations

by Beth Luberecki

 From thrilling theme parks to natural wonders, there’s a lot to see and do in the Sunshine State. These are our picks for the…

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15 Best Summer Vacations in U.S. for Families 2020

by Jamie Moore

Oh, the places we hope to go soon in America! These epic destinations come with bragging rights, from epic natural wonders to big city adventures,…

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12 Small-Town Getaways Your Kids Will Actually Enjoy

by Amanda Norcross

 Small-town getaways are often reserved for parents-only weekends. But many small towns are more fun for kids than you might think. These are the…

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13 Hotels That Offer the Coolest VIP Experiences for Kids

by Allison Tibaldi

Once upon a time, a hallway vending machine and an extra pillow on the bed was our idea of hotel luxury. Today, hotels are upping…

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9 Amazing Family Vacations That Will Take You Outside of Your Comfort Zone

by Cynthia J. Drake

Many families tend to pick the same tried-and-true vacation spots year after year. The temptation to stick with what’s familiar is strong, especially if you’re…

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6 Best Interactive Food Experiences for Families

by Amanda Norcross

Let’s be real: the best part of visiting any new place is sampling the local food. There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into that first…

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9 Best Father-Daughter Trips

by Jeff Bogle

Sometimes I give them a budget and say how far I’m willing to drive, and then they do all the planning. Other times I’m like,…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Rent on Vacation

by Cynthia J. Drake

With the rise of the sharing economy, most people know that renting someone’s private condo or even their car is not only possible, but easily…

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Go Here, Not There: 7 Alternatives to Popular California Family Vacations

by Courtney Elko

We love the big cities and popular tourist destinations in California (hello, Disneyland!). But don’t overlook the lesser-known corners of Cali when planning your California…

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