Weekend & Short Break

Surrounded by ocean, farmland, mountains and great cities, the New York - New Jersey - Connecticut tri-state region has unlimited family weekend potential. Although New York City was the number one U.S. destination for international tourists in 2009, the families who live and work in this...

Living in the center of the US, Chicago area families have some driving to do for weekends away at fun museums, waterparks, and great cities. The Midwest is both the Land of Lincoln and the land of Obama, two fathers who have been celebrated for enjoying their families and family vacations. (At...

We love vacationing in San Francisco and its environs, but sometimes even families lucky enough to live there have to get away for a weekend. California is such a large and varied state that families planning a weekend from San Francisco, traveling by car, usually stay within state lines. With so...

Houston Metro area families can plan long weekends or short breaks in other parts of Texas, or vacation offshore on a Pacific cruise. Whether your family is looking for a short break holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last minute holiday or a weekend get away from the stress of everyday...

Many families from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area enjoy spending their short breaks in Hill Country or along the south coast of Texas. Whether your family is looking for a short break holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last minute getaway or a weekend get away from the stress of...

The neighboring Pacific Ocean, lush farmland, arid desert and snow-capped mountains give southern California families plenty of options for weekends away. "California, Here I Come!" may be the cry of millions of vacationers around the world, but in southern California itself, locals like to get...

Washington DC has hundreds of lodging choices, from economical chains to 5-star blowouts frequented by presidents and kings from the world over. The list below represents our favorites for adults traveling with school-age or older children.  For more choices, contact your travel agent or the...

If your family is visiting historic Boston, Massachusetts for its many attractions, or just taking the teens to see local colleges and universities, we know you'll enjoy a centrally located hotel near a "T" stop. Here are Family Travel Forum's picks for the best value quality lodging in Beantown....

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...

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 (...

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