Weekend & Short Break

Escape from the bland humdrum of the everyday and into a vibrant realm straight out of the history books with a weekend getaway at the New York Renaissance Faire. Located at Sterling Forest in Tuxedo Park, this charming festival -- similar to hundreds of others fan-based historic events around the...

We were a little upset when we landed at Daytona Beach’s airport in central Florida: it was raining… hard. Not the most ideal scenario for a romantic weekend getaway for my boyfriend, Maurice, and me. A charming coastal community best known for its former Spring Break crowds and the International...

The Hamptons aren't just for the rich and famous -- though it certainly helps if you are -- and we've discovered some of the top activities and accommodations in this Long Island, New York vacation spot.  The weather forecast calls for 98°F and high humidity for the fifth day in a row. Your kids...

With low-cost airlines serving San Francisco and Oakland, northern California has several options for top-value family getaways within a short drive of either airport that feel like deluxe vacations. Visiting the San Francisco Bay Area on business and need a relaxing weekend nearby? We've explored...

With the fall season leading soon to winter – and hopefully another polar vortex to spur sales from the Northeast -- Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale C&VB, invited an audience of media and their kids to say, “Goodbye Chilly, Hello Sunny” in Fort Lauderdale.She was in New...

There's so much to do in "Beantown" -- from colonial history to swan boats, Fenway Park and more; here are Family Travel Forum's best bets for indoor and outdoor family activities in Boston, Massachusetts. For further general information, be sure to visit the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (...

Thanks to its Pies on Parade each winter, Rockland, Maine is packed with food-centric folk whose goal is to sample the most marvelous pies possible. Whether you and your kids are serious gourmets or just have a sweet tooth, this event is 100% good, clean family fun. Otherwise, a visit during the...

College towns have a built-in advantage when you’re traveling with teenagers and, with its sky-high cool quotient, Ann Arbor, Michigan is the king of college towns. Home to the University of Michigan, it is hip enough for adolescents with lots of activities geared to tweens, teens and students, yet...

For an exciting, fun and often weird weekend with the family in Houston, Texas, check out this first-hand report on what to do and see for kids interested in the arts, good barbecue and hands-on fun. Hear the name "Houston" and you might think Enron, maybe Lyndon, maybe Big Oil, maybe even the...

There are hundreds of free family attractions in Washington DC, the American capital where presidents and their legacies are celebrated -- the only challenge is making time to do them all. What follows is a review of our favorite Washington DC attractions and activities for families. Try to plan a...

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