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Beach Vacations

10 Best Family Beaches in the U.S. 2020

by Beth Luberecki

A summer trip to the beach is a classic way to spend a vacation for…

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Beach Vacations

The Ultimate Beach Bag: 9 Best Beach Bags…

by Amanda Norcross

Searching for the ultimate beach bag? Whether you're loading up for a day trip to…

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Beach Vacations

12 Best U.S. Beach Boardwalks for 2019

by Lissa Poirot

Sometimes, the boardwalk is even better than the beach! An iconic part of summer vacations,…

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Beach Vacations

5 Best Sunscreens for Babies and Kids, According…

by Amanda Norcross

When it comes to sunscreens for babies and kids, not all products are created the…

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Beach Vacations

8 Genius Beach Hacks You Didn’t Know You…

by Amanda Norcross

Going to the beach with kids is a lot of fun. It's also a lot…

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Beach Vacations

8 Best Baby Beach Tents 2019

by Courtney Elko

Beach tents are a summertime necessity for babies. These are our picks for the best…

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What to Pack for the Caribbean: 13 Essentials for Families

by Cynthia J. Drake

Your family is headed to the Caribbean for a much needed getaway filled with sun, sea and sand. The only thing that’s left to do:…

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9 Best Baby and Toddler Swimsuits 2019

by Terry Ward

While sun protection is obviously the most important factor in the equation, it sure doesn’t hurt when your toddler’s togs are as fun-loving and cute…

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10 Best Pool and Beach Toys You Can Pack

by Cynthia J. Drake

We took a look at the coolest beach and pool toys and assembled a list for your next pre-trip Amazon shopping spree. Stock up on…

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7 Best Beach Coolers 2019

by Cynthia J. Drake

Whether you’re heading to the pool or beach – or if you’re taking off on that family road trip – you’ll need a sturdy, easy-to-transport…

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8 Best Beach Towns You’ve Never Heard Of

by Lisa Meyers McClintick

Want to skip the crowds and higher expenses of well-known beach destinations? We have plenty of under-the-radar places perfect for re-connecting and making memories. These…

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11 Best California Beach Resorts for Families 2019

by Liane Bonin Starr

California has 840 miles of coastline — and fortunately for families, there are some great, kid-friendly resorts right along the beach. Choose one of these…

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The 8 Most Underrated Caribbean Islands

by Chelle Koster Walton

Looking for a new experience in the Caribbean – something different you and your friends have never heard of? Consider one of these underrated Caribbean…

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9 Jamaica Excursions Your Family Needs to Try

by Courtney Elko

Jamaica has a lot to offer families. Of course you can spend the day (or more likely, an entire week) along the white sandy beaches…

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8 Los Cabos Excursions and Tours Every Family Should Try

by Courtney Elko

Los Cabos is not a major beach destination, as much of the coastline features cliffs and rocks; the water is also quite deep. But there…

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The Best Baby Beach Gear: 13 Beach Essentials for Baby

by Cynthia J. Drake

Our favorite baby beach gear includes some out-of-the-box ideas from parents who have already beach-tested these items with their own babies. Bonus — you likely…

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#MomGoals – 11 Swimsuit Cover Ups You Need in Your Closet Now

by Cynthia J. Drake

Let’s be real: for some of us, anything related to bathing suits can be an event on par with, say, a root canal. But once…

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9 Best Swim Floaties for Kids 2019

by Courtney Elko

Whether you have an infant, toddler or a young swimmer, floaties for kids are a fun and safe staple for any day in the water.…

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9 Best Family Beaches in North Carolina

by Courtney Elko

With barrier islands like the Outer Banks at your disposal, the family beaches in North Carolina are plentiful. Surfing, fishing, kite flying and beach combing…

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7 Best Great Lake Beaches for Families

by Courtney Elko

The beaches among the five Great Lakes — we’re counting Lake Champlain, though only briefly considered a Great Lake — do not disappoint, and the…

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10 Best Family Beaches in Florida

by Courtney Elko

The Sunshine State is the ultimate place to be when it comes to kid-friendly beaches. Our favorite family beaches in Florida offer everything you and…

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Best Beach Gear 2019: 9 Must-Haves for Families

by Courtney Elko

The days of conveniently carrying one beach chair, a towel and a cute beach bag to the beach are mere memories of your time before…

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10 Best Beaches for Families in 2016

by Amanda Geronikos

See which beaches made this year’s list, offering relatively clean, calm waters; restrooms; showers; and accommodations, restaurants and other things to do nearby.

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Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels for a Family Vacation

by Courtney Elko

Decide whether renting a vacation house or booking a hotel room is right for your next family vacation.

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10 Best Sanibel Island Resorts for Families 2019

by Janet Malin

These Sanibel Island hotels offer water sports, bike rentals and other perks for your family vacation.

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10 Best Family Resorts in Fort Lauderdale 2019

by Janet Malin

Consider a stay at of these family-friendly resorts in Fort Lauderdale, all of which are located by the ocean.

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10 Packing Tips for Home Vacation Rentals

by Lisa Meyers McClintick

Use this list to ensure you have all the necessities — from linens to beach gear — for your vacation rental home.

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13 Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Jamaica 2020

by Amanda Norcross

Looking for an all-inclusive retreat in Jamaica? These resorts cater to families with water parks, pools, water sports, kids’ programming and more.

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Where to Vacation With Your Family in Florida

by Lissa Poirot

Having grown up in Florida, I am proud to call myself a Floridian. I love that Florida is the top vacation state in the country,…

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10 Best Beaches for Families in 2015

by Amanda Geronikos

These are the best beaches for families, based on safe, clean beaches; nearby lodging, eats and attractions; kid-specific events and more.

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Which Part of Puerto Rico Should My Family Visit?

by Amanda Geronikos

Choose which area of Puerto Rico is best for your next family vacation.

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