Weekend & Short Break

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...

The southern California city of Carlsbad, located on the Pacific about an hour south of Anaheim (Disneyland Resort), a half-hour north of San Diego's family attractions, and home to Legoland California, has been considered a wellness destination since 1882. As history tells it, during the health...

Located just outside Providence, charming Bristol, Rhode Island offers a host of rural and cultural activities for everyone, plus fine dining for adults and hands-on summer camps for younger schoolchildren. Only a two-and-a-half hour train ride from New York and even closer to Boston, Bristol is...

School is over and thousands are flocking to Yosemite National Park for summer fun in great lodging. But if you don’t want to deal with crowded camping sites, waiting for a permit or, worse, being denied one, go to Yosemite Pines RV Resort where you will have a fun and adventure-filled vacation....

There are many well-known toddler attractions in Seattle, but once this verdant, hip city gets into your blood, you will want to keep returning even as your kids outgrow the Children's Museum and Pacific Science Center.  If you want your kids to really feel all grown-up, check into Seattle’s...

Whether it's raining on the plains of Spain or not, we recommend a visit to Port Aventura for traditional theme park fun with a splash of Spanish flavor. For kids who love virtual reality rides, roller coasters, and high-tech attractions, make this a day trip from the wonderful city of Barcelona...

Whether you're a visitor or a local, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Washington, DC (Kid's Guides Series, PPQ, 2013) by Eileen Ogintz.  Once again, this travel expert tackles a major family vacation destination, in this case, Washington DC -- then writes a...

Old meets new, East meets West, and your family meets fun in Hong Kong with our age-appropriate guide to the best attractions and activities for families with kids. Don't ignore the many free and useful pamphlets for visitors published by the Hong Kong Tourism Board. “Hong Kong Walks,” available at...

New York State’s Catskill Mountains are a four-season recreational playground with a cultural undertone. It is easy to blend active pursuits with a dose of learning in this scenic region.  From its Native American roots to its agricultural prosperity, from its famed Borscht Belt period to Woodstock...

With 100 fire pits blazing along the reflecting waters of the Providence, Woonasquatucket, and Moshassuck rivers which conjoin in downtown Providence, your family will delight in watching Rhode Island's famous WaterFire spectacle, which encompasses nearly a mile of illuminated space and provides...

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