Weekend & Short Break

Many families from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area enjoy spending their short breaks in Hill Country or along the south coast of Texas. Whether your family is looking for a short break holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last minute getaway or a weekend get away from the stress of...

Capital region families are ideally poised to head north or south along the Atlantic coast for a variety of urban and beach getaways suited to every season. If you and your family live near The Beltway, the ribbon of highway that ties residents of the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and...

Living in the center of the US, Chicago area families have some driving to do for weekends away at fun museums, waterparks, and great cities. The Midwest is both the Land of Lincoln and the land of Obama, two fathers who have been celebrated for enjoying their families and family vacations. (At...

We love vacationing in San Francisco and its environs, but sometimes even families lucky enough to live there have to get away for a weekend. California is such a large and varied state that families planning a weekend from San Francisco, traveling by car, usually stay within state lines. With so...

Just in time for holiday travel planning, Embassy Suites Hotels,  the brand that brings travelers those great all-suite accommodations, free cooked-to-order breakfasts and complimentary evening receptions, presents interesting results of their recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research.  In...

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...

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