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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...

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...

Bringing the number of indoor waterpark resorts to a full dozen, Great Wolf Lodge New England opened in June 2014, catering to Massachusetts, Connecticut and northern families. In keeping with tradition, they’ve brought a huge water play zone plus Northwoods log construction, bears and wolves to...

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...

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...

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 life...

A mother-daughter weekend in the hip New England town of Northampton, in the shadow of Smith College, makes for a rewarding and fun time away. My 12-year-old daughter Maddy and I recently spent a mother-daughter summer weekend exploring the serene Pioneer Valley in the western part of Massachusetts...

Tarrytown, New York and the historic Hudson Valley have a multitude of things for families to do, while offering small town charm and a brief escape from the city. If a busy schedule or a tight budget prevents you from taking vacations with your family to exotic locales, you’ll be pleased to find...

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 out...

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