Activities & Attractions

Everything the family planner needs to know about the top Family Vacation Activities & Attractions at destinations around the world, whether you're interested in family cruises, road trips, hotel kids clubs, great but cheap vacations and weekend getaways or short breaks.

  • I have been an avid surfer since I was a kid, so when my wife and I vacation with Hannah, now 2, I expect to go surfing. The Surf N' Sand Resort (877/741-5908, 949/497-4477) is at 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. It's a very family-friendly resort not far from our home that we love...

  • Kids are everywhere -- on cruise ships anyway -- whether you are in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska or far-flung destinations like the Galapagos Islands and even the Arctic. According to the MMGY Global 2016 Portrait of American Travelers, those who travel with kids (63% vs. 56%) are more...

  • A weak economy drives families (and all travelers) to seek value-driven vacations, which often means a Staycation, or travel in one’s own back yard. On the positive side, this kind of travel fosters a sense of community, lets people "vacation" more often and discover their own city, while saving...

    Tags: USA
  • The Bay Area around San Francisco is partying all year to the tune of #SummerofLove50, the 50th anniversary celebration of the counterculture’s meteoric rise to prominence in 1967. Like the Human Be In on January 14, 1967 and the many public pranks and festivals that preceded it, the Summer of...

  • Punta Cana is satiated with all-inclusive resorts yet the Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection rises above the pack, delivering an energetic, all-inclusive family beach vacation that takes it up a notch with unbeatable live entertainment. Full disclosure: I’m a native New Yorker and...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It's always easier to feel disconnected as family members juggle work, school, kids, home, social gatherings and several other activities. But there are some simple things that can bring the members closer — playing an indoor game, going for a hike or picnic, or cooking a meal together. One of the...

  • The City by the Bay, the Golden Gate City, no matter what you call San Francisco, California, its unique attractions like cable cars and Alcatraz are sure to delight families. And even though the kids are out of school during summer, if you visit San Francisco from September to November you're...

  • Remember when someone did something heroic or amazing, they would be honored with a parade and the mayor handing them a Key to the City, an oversized novelty which made for great photo ops and not much else.  Well, stow your cape, because your key to the city is as easy as a click away at CityPASS...

  • The last time I really thought about the Panama Canal was back in middle school, when I studied how it transformed global trade routes when it opened in 1914. But then I began hearing rave reviews from several friends who had vacationed there. Suddenly it was on my travel radar. I learned firsthand...

  • Mais oui! 2017 is a big year of festivities in Quebec, Canada: Montreal is 375 years-old and Canada as a unified country, known also as The Canadian “coalition” (the current country), is celebrating the passage of 150 years.  Visitors can expect to find loads of entertainment in the biggest city...

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