Weekend & Short Break

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Author: Jeff Aronson

Tags : Adventure Trip, Biking, Canada, Couples, Golf, Hiking, North America, Quebec, Resort, Teens, Weekend & Short Break

True North: Off Road Wilderness, Luxury Nearby

The Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello bills itself as a luxury wilderness retreat in the heart of the pristine Canadian backwoods, and that description is spot on the mark.

Closer to Ottawa (1 hour drive) than Montreal (90 minutes distant), this historic resort, on the western slopes of the Laurentian mountain range (think Mt. Tremblant), Montebello offers visitors both wilderness and luxury -- a combination that fit the bill of our traveling family.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Couples, Eco-Tourism, Food & Wine, Gambling, Kids, Louisiana, Multigen, North America, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Lake Charles Louisiana Knows How To Party

Given a limited budget, an unlimited appetite and an interest in local culture, you can’t go wrong with a weekend escape to Southwest Louisiana, the South’s party capital.  I recently spent three days in a Lake Charles casino for the annual Travel Media Showcase –- the best conference to learn about new destinations and what they offer travelers. 

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Baby, Biking, Family-Friendly Hotels, Golf, Hiking, Luxury Options, North America, Preferred Family, Spa & Wellness, USA, Virginia, Weekend & Short Break

Primland, A Chateau Rises in Appalachia

The Lodge and Cottages at Primland is a chateau style resort on 12,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty in Virginia. Located about two hours south of Roanoke, Virginia or 45 minutes north of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Primland is one of those delightful anomalies of travel:  a luxurious, European retreat in the Appalachian heartland.

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Author: alurafer

Tags : Kids, Multigen, New York, USA, Weekend & Short Break

The Renaissance Faire, A Weekend Escape From The Ordinary

Escape from the bland humdrum of the everyday and into a vibrant realm straight out of the history books with a weekend getaway at the New York Renaissance Faire. Located at Sterling Forest in Tuxedo Park, this charming festival -- similar to hundreds of others fan-based historic events around the United States -- brings to life a dedicated community of armored knights, wandering minstrels, and a bustling artisan marketplace for a unique entertainment, dining, and shopping experience.

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Author: Jillian Ryan

Tags : Couples, Florida, Food & Wine, North America, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Fine Food, Fast Cars, A Romantic Weekend Getaway

We were a little upset when we landed at Daytona Beach’s airport in central Florida: it was raining… hard. Not the most ideal scenario for a romantic weekend getaway for my boyfriend, Maurice, and me. A charming coastal community best known for its former Spring Break crowds and the International Daytona Speedway, we weren’t sure what this famous beach town could offer us with the dismal weather.  Surprisingly, between the fine food, fast cars and options for relaxation, we were in for a treat, rain or shine.

 

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : California, Cheap Vacation, Couples, Hiking, Kids, Museums & Culture, North America, USA, Weekend & Short Break

San Francisco Weekends Away Starting At $500

See what San Francisco has to offer from hiking to fine dining to world class exhibits at an affordable price.

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Author: FTF Administrator

Tags : Blogs, Florida, Multigen, North America, Travel Trends, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Fort Lauderdale is a Family Affair

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 York City August 21, 2014 at one of our favorite family window-shopping venues, Dylan’s Candy Bar, to promote the destination where, she claims, almost every one of the 1.8 million residents has a relative who lives in New York.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Baby, Boston, City Break, Kids, Massachusetts, Museums & Culture, North America, Preferred Family, Teens, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Boston, Massachusetts Attractions

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 (888/SEE-BOSTON or 617/536-4100), or check out the broader Massachusetts Vacations 

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Author: Allison Hyman-Tibaldi

Tags : Food & Wine, Kids, Maine, Multigen, North America, Teens, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Pies On Parade Tempt Travelers To Maine

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.

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Author: Allison Hyman-Tibaldi

Tags : Cheap Vacation, City Break, Couples, Food & Wine, Kids, Michigan, Museums & Culture, North America, Teens, USA, Weekend & Short Break

Ann Arbor For A Midwest Weekend Of Student Cool

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 sophisticated enough for savvy moms and dads. Considering that the year-round population is just over 100,000, there is a surprising range of activities that will appeal to a variety of interests. 

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