Weekend & Short Break

Philadelphia, Greek for “city of brotherly love,” really is perfect for a city-focused family getaway with kids of any age. Running the gamut from stirring American history sites, to arts and culture geared to every member of the family, to outdoor spaces waiting to be explored, “Philly” will leave...

Since New York State just approved casino gambling outside of Native American lands, I wanted to explore how this affects travel with kids to New York's resort areas. The Mount Airy Casino Resort, which opened a few years ago in the Poconos, is an example of family resorts turned casinos, and I...

Check out two different beach scenes: Island Beach and Seaside Heights, minutes from each other on the real Jersey Shore, for a family beach vacation getaway in southern New Jersey. Forget what you may have seen on the popular MTV series, "Jersey Shore." There are two wonderful family beaches on...

As much as I love my urban lifestyle, every so often the hectic pace of New York City gets to my family and I. When the pressure cooker starts to boil over, we seek a quiet respite to treat our over-stimulated selves to some small town fun. On a recent fall weekend, we found loads to do and a...

Indoor amusement parks are great for family fun no matter the weather, but a large part of their appeal is the thrill of enjoying outdoor fun indoors. In the dead of Northern winters, or in the soaring summer temperatures of the Southwest, families can enjoy the roller coasters, log flumes and much...

Not far from the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires -- with its historical and religious venues, sightseeing and museums, not to mention tango lessons -- is La Bamba de Areco, a rural getaway where visitors can relax and enjoy Argentina's countryside.  Family vacationers ages 12 and up looking for a...

What better way to weather the wintry cold than to travel north for a long weekend of icy immersion in Montreal?The logic seems skewed, but the warmth of the staff, décor, and outdoor Jacuzzi of Hotel Le Crystal convinced us that Montréal, Quebec, Canada was the perfect city for a mid-winter (or...

We love San Francisco’s Bay Area and the Monterey Peninsula and return often with our family to sample new hotels, restaurants and the ever-changing scene.  Fans who have been leery of attempting a vacation with the kids can rest assured that there are enough family-friendly hotels -- and...

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities and a magnet for any family interested in American history, Philadelphia is one of our favorite all-time...

The dense population of families in and around Boston, Massachusetts draws on beautiful New England for weekend getaway ideas. Whether your family is looking for a rural holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last-minute excursion to break up a road trip, or a weekend getaway along the Atlantic...

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