Weekend & Short Break

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Baby, Florida, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Teens, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Key West, Florida Attractions

Pirate lore and historic homes, gingerbread trimmed boutiques, tropical palm trees, funky cafes and roaming chickens make colorful Key West, Florida a delightful getaway.

The southernmost point in the United States and a free-spirited resort area that has defied the gentrification of mass tourism, Key West has become a bona fide family destination filled with fun and educational attractions. Key West's colorful Old Town offers rich people-watching and is the only Florida city to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Blogs, Couples, Flee Market, Multigen, Preferred Family, Step & Single Parents, Travel Trends, Weekend & Short Break

Stay Vacationed to Cure the Family Workaholic

Do you feel like you’re part of a ‘vacation starved’ society because your family never got away for that two-week beach break last summer?  Whether or not you have a workaholic at home, you probably are. According to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Association (USTA), there were 429 million paid vacation days forfeited in 2013. That means wage earners – many of them workaholics -- chose to work through 85 million paid vacation weeks instead of taking the time off with loved ones.

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Author: Sam Bienenfeld

Tags : Blogs, Kids, Pennsylvania, Teens, USA, Water & Themeparks, Weekend & Short Break

A Poconos Waterpark That's Worth the Drive

Camelbeach is the Camelback Mountain ski resort's summer attraction and even on a grey day, when no amount of will-power could get the mercury above the mid-60s, Camelbeach proved to be fun, lively and family-friendly with plenty of activities that kept us moving instead of shivering!  After checking in with the friendly staff at The Chateau Resort, we made a quick tour of the property.  

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Author: Jennifer Guterman

Tags : Baby, Family-Friendly Hotels, Florida, Kids, North America, Orlando, Teens, USA, Water & Themeparks, Weekend & Short Break

Nickelodeon Family Suites, Orlando, Florida

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaway for Family Togetherness award, Nickelodeon Family Suites was honored along with other hospitality, timeshare and eco-tourism businesses that made it possible for families to stay, play, relax, and learn together in a creative and enriching atmosphere. This deserving and popular resort gets a fresh look in 2015: 

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Beach, California, Couples, Kids, Multigen, Teens, USA, Water & Themeparks, Watersports, Weekend & Short Break

Santa Cruz, California - From Surfing To Redwoods

From playing on the "SC" Boardwalk in summer to apple picking in the fall, be sure to journey south of San Francisco and discover seaside surfing Santa Cruz.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Flee Market, Golf, Kids, Michigan, Multigen, Teens, Watersports, Weekend & Short Break

Michigan Lakefront Resort Makes Family Beach Vacations Easy

If everyone you know is headed to the beach this summer, remind them those lakefront resorts with crisp fresh water, lawns instead of sticky sand, and docks instead of paddleboards are where it's at. Anyone who grew up with "Dirty Dancing" and the Catskills summer resort scene that this fun Checkin blog reminded us of, knows just how much clean fun a family can have on a lake.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Connecticut, Kids, USA, Water & Themeparks, Weekend & Short Break

Lake Compounce - Fun Family Activities In Northwest Connecticut

The northwestern corner of Connecticut, the area around Waterbury and Bristol, has many fun attractions for the family. Whether you're going for a day or a weekend away, here are suggestions for popular and lesser-known attractions. 

Lake Compounce, A Classic Amusement Park

Bristol, Connecticut is home to Lake Compounce, the oldest amusement park in America. In our family, that's enough of a reason to plan a weekend in the northwestern corner of Connecticut.

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Author: Allison Hyman-Tibaldi

Tags : Baby, Beach, Connecticut, Family-Friendly Hotels, Food & Wine, Kids, Luxury Options, Multigen, Pet Travel, Spa & Wellness, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Baby's First Vacation At Madison Beach Hotel, Connecticut

The town of Madison, Connecticut, midway between the New York City and Boston shorelines, is blessed with pastoral seascapes and some of the cleanest and least utilized beaches on the Long Island Sound. There is a seasonal resort flavor here but, in truth, it is a destination with year-round getaway potential.

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Author: Allison Hyman-Tibaldi

Tags : Gambling, Multigen, New York, North America, Spa & Wellness, USA, Weekend & Short Break

With Kids, Dancers And Horses At Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga Springs, nestled between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain ranges in Upstate New York, has been on the tourist map ever since health conscious visitors first arrived to “take” the salubrious, mineral-rich waters of its natural springs. Today, families will enjoy Saratoga’s all-American charm and pedestrian-friendly downtown, bustling with street life, independently owned shops and restaurants.

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Author: Gianina Portfolio

Tags : Beach, Kids, New Jersey, North America, Teens, USA, Weekend & Short Break

A Weekend At The Jersey Shore

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 New Jersey.

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