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Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival for July 4th Getaway from $94/N

Thinking down home for Independence Day this year? Pie eating contests, quilting bees, and Civil War re-enactments? Organizers of the annual Kutztown Folk Festival call their event a celebration of folklore, food, fun and family. After nearly 70 years of highlighting daily life in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country region, the festival is putting an even greater emphasis...

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Kansas City, Missouri Attractions

Welcome to the "Heart of America" where hundreds of majestic water-spouting monuments, haute culture and fun await families. The rich tapestry of Kansas City is made up of a motorcycle factory open for tours; a world-class art museum; a restored train station; and a jazz and blues district with a complex devoted to the contributions of African- Americans. For information on lodging and dining...

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Appreciating Democracy At America’s Birthplace

The “Historic Triangle” of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown is an energetic, living classroom, the place where the United States became a democracy. This genteel corner of Virginia is ideal for a mini family road trip because it also boasts theme parks, golf, boating and craft breweries. However, families...

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Make It the Summer of Love Not War

The Bay Area around San Francisco is partying all year to the tune of #SummerofLove50, the 50th anniversary celebration of the counterculture’s meteoric rise to prominence in 1967. Like the Human Be In on January 14, 1967 and the many public pranks and festivals that preceded it, the Summer of Love events were big, public media darlings that broadcast the youth revolution around...

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Step Back in Time to Old Florida at Coconut Grove

If you ventured south of downtown Miami just a century ago, you would have found a wilderness instead of skyscrapers, beachside homes and boutiques. Miami was once a Dating back to 1919, Coconut Grove is the oldest established neighborhood in Miami. Its origins actually date back to 1873, but 1919 is when it incorporated under the name “Coconut...

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Ancient Cultures Meet Scenic Vistas In Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park attracts outdoorsy families with its scenic hiking trails, Pueblo cliff dwellings, easy railroad tours and thrilling whitewater rafting. There should be no whats, ifs, ands or buttes – pun very intended – when deciding whether to visit Mesa Verde...

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Ennis Texas Polkas On

Start practicing your steps for the National Polka Festival and decide what traditional cotton frocks to wear to the tiny Czech town of Ennis, Texas. The annual dance festival is a great party, packed with authentic local culture and a big bargain getaway. Ennis is part of the "Texas Czech Belt," a swath of rural Texas that was developed by a large economic migration of farmers from rural Czechoslovakia....

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Hershey, Pennsylvania Attractions

A trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania is not complete without the taste of chocolate, and the Hersheypark themepark, ZooAmerica, and Chocolate World, all fun attractions for everyone in the family.  Chocolate lovers will enjoy a stroll and the enticing aroma of Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues where the street lamps are shaped like Hershey's Kisses.  When you've had enough candy,...

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A Dozen Fun Things For Kids to Do In Downtown Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is renown for its casinos and adult-sized entertainment, but there's plenty for kids to do, too, that the whole family can enjoy. Downtown Vegas is far from average and is full of history, lights and distinctive experiences you won't find anywhere else. Take a break from the casinos and head out for a day of family fun with these 14 family friendly things for you to do in Downtown...

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Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Hotels And Resorts

For a colonial multi-generational getaway, select from one of Colonial Williamsburg's official hotels or review other Williamsburg area family-friendly lodging in the Historic Triangle of southern Virginia.  Although there are numerous hotels and motels in Williamsburg to accommodate the more than 500,000 annual visitors, there are six official Colonial Williamsburg properties with special...

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