Weekend & Short Break

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Author: Allison Hyman-Tibaldi

Tags : Featured - LV, Horseback Riding, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Nevada, Preferred Family, Teens, Weekend & Short Break

Relive The Wild West In Virginia City, Nevada

Virginia City, at its peak a bona fide frontier boomtown, is located in Nevada’s starkly beautiful high desert. It is under an hour from Reno and Lake Tahoe and approximately three hours from San Francisco. Although it’s close to modern diversions, a visit here feels like a step back in time. When silver was discovered in the mid-19th century, people from around the globe flocked to Virginia City. They were assured a good income working in the dangerous mines and could dream of striking it rich. 

 

Experiential Learning at its Finest

 

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Author: Elisa Perry

Tags : Family Reunion, Featured - LV, Kids, Las Vegas, Nevada, North America, Road Trip, Spring Break, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Who Says Las Vegas Isn't For Kids? On Strip Activities For Your Family

"In the end, kids won't remember that fancy toy or game you bought for them, they will remember the time you spent with them" - Kevin Heath

How true are those words? Think of your own childhood, you remember the memories made and the time well spent as a family more so than any lavish toys you had. Most people think Las Vegas isn't the place for kids but as someone who grew up in Vegas there is plenty to do with the kids.

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Author: Allison Hyman-Tibaldi

Tags : California, Couples, Kids, Multigen, San Diego, Teens, Travel Trends, USA, Watersports, Weekend & Short Break

Hilton Attracts Young Guests with Concert Series

Teens play an influential role when it comes to family purchases and vacations are no exception, as Hilton has discovered. Gone are the nostalgic days of my childhood, when my brother and I were content to stay at any motor lodge or campsite our parents chose. A motel swimming pool was a big deal and the sundaes at Howard Johnson’s our favorite treat.

Kiss those days goodbye.

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Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Arizona, Camping, Hiking, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, National Parks, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Hear The Whistle Blow On The Grand Canyon Railway

Come aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway for a comfortable trip through time between the Old West town of Williams, Arizona and the rim of the majestic Grand Canyon.

Until I met my husband, I had never heard of anyone riding a train.  I don’t mean riding a train to get somewhere, but riding it for the sheer pleasure; such as taking a weekend trip to Chicago and never going to The Art Institute, or stopping for Chicago-style pizza. Needless to say, this came as quite a surprise to me.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Baby, Canada, City Break, Kids, Museums & Culture, Ontario, Teens, Toronto, Weekend & Short Break

Toronto, Ontario Canada Attractions

So you want to go to Toronto, Canada eh? Read on for all there is to do, at any time of year, in this great city within driving distance of many major US regions.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Eco-Tourism, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Weekend & Short Break

Orlando Attractions For Theme Park Haters

Getting beyond it's role as the theme park capital of the United States, Orlando also has a fascinating variety of natural, cultural, historical, and downright unusual activities--so many, in fact, that it would take you an estimated 67 days to see everything. Whether you're sticking to theme parks or venturing beyond, a visit to Orlando's Official Visitor Center (800/551-0181) at 8723 International Drive is a smart move.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Couples, DC, Flee Market, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Spring Break, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Washington DC Hotels Welcome Spring and Cherry Blossoms

Although climate change is impacting all aspects of the travel industry, Washington, D.C.’s annual strong>National Cherry Blossom Festival is not to be tampered with. We’re happy to share the best of the travel deals we’ve found to enjoy the nation’s capital and the gorgeous trees during spring because it’s one of our top spring break ideas.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Cheap Vacation, Couples, Kids, Teens, Weekend & Short Break

Beautiful Downtown Burbank, Where Movies Live

Johnny Carson always opened "The Tonight Show" with Greetings from beautiful downtown Burbank! because his show was taped in this sleepy, southern California city dominated by the aerospace industry. Today, aviation’s gone and entertainment has grown so much that Burbank, California boasts more film and television production than Hollywood itself.

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Author: Sam Bienenfeld

Tags : Blogs, Couples, Family-Friendly Hotels, Kids, Pennsylvania, Resort, Snowsports, Teens, USA, Water & Themeparks, Weekend & Short Break, Winter Getaway

A Ski and Soak Weekend at Camelback

In a winter where snow is scarce across the United States, planning an extended ski vacation can feel like an expensive risk, especially for those new to the sport. Tristate families can minimize the risk and maximize the fun by planning a trip to Camelback Mountain, Pennsylvania, which is an easy drive from New York City and offers everything from equipment rentals and lessons to a wide variety of dining options and night skiing. 

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Author: Jeff and Stephanie Sylva

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

Families will find "Splashtastic!" fun in the Poconos

Families in the New York and Philadelphia Metro areas have just a short drive to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains to get in on all the “Splashtastic” pool fun at three indoor waterpark resorts.

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