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New York, New York Attractions

Here is Family Travel Forum's guide to the best family attractions, parks, museums, and events in New York, a city of soooo many different things to do. While that first childhood trip to the Big Apple may be unforgettable and priceless, we would never say a family vacation in New York is inexpensive. If your family wants to see all the major attractions, take advantage of many available...

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Maui, Hawaii Attractions

Hawaii's second most-visited island, Maui is an excellent choice for a family getaway, with 120 miles of shoreline, more than eighty sun-dappled beaches and thousands of waterfalls and pools spread throughout its 727.3 square-mile surface. The variety of activities makes this island an especially good choice for a multi-generational journey.For general information visit the

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The Big Island, Hawaii Attractions

Bring the family to Hawai'i, the biggest of the Hawaiian Islands, for a taste of volcanoes, some outdoor adventures, history, pure culture and just to have great fun. Also known as the "Island of Adventure," it is twice the size of O'ahu, Maui, Kauai', Lana'i and Molokai combined, and, at over 4,000 square miles, offers an extensive variety of climate, topography and natural features from a hot,...

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Hey Dude, Dude Ranches In The Northeast

Live like a Western cowhand or rodeo star in the Northeast at New York's Pine Grove Dude Ranch or other nearby Catskill Mountain dude ranches.On a compact parcel of wooded land surrounded by the Shawangunk Mountains there sits a motel-style resort whose Wild West decor, outlying fields of cattle, and stable of horses qualify it for the...

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Baby’s First Vacation At Madison Beach Hotel, Connecticut

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 getaway potential.Just minutes off the busy I-95, you will find the

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania Attractions

You don’t have to go far to find fun things to do when you plan a family vacation to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a large suburb of Philadelphia, conveniently located 75 miles from New York City and close to Trenton, New Jersey.  In Bucks County, your family will learn about its rich history and how that history continues today. Offering families everything from water slides...

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Top 10 Resorts For Skiing And Snowboarding 101

Our picks may not be the most famous of ski resorts, but here are 10 top learn-to-ski and ride programs that know how to teach -- kids or adults. They're not in any particular order; four are in the West and six in the Northeast, but perhaps that's because the smaller northeast mountains have to concentrate on beginners since they have much less advanced terrain. So, is your toddler...

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Windham Mountain Resort, New York’s Best Kept Ski Secret

Sometimes time and circumstances don't permit us to get to the very best or biggest mountain resort for a family snow getaway - that's when you discover resorts like this metro-area New York secret which offer a real vacation and money savings.Windham Mountain Resort is one of the sweetest family ski destinations in New York's Catskill Mountain area, and even in all of New York State. When...

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Doral Arrowwood Resort, Rye Brook, New York

Looking for a weekend getaway close to the New York metropolitan and tri-state area? Check out the Doral Arrowwood for great value and a great time.The Fourth of July was approaching and my family and I had no plans in place. A weekend getaway was what we wanted.  We needed a resort close to our home in New York City, with activities that both my husband, myself and our teen-aged daughter...

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Woodloch Pines Resort, Pennsylvania

Follow along as this family gets swept up in the all the fun available at this friendly, lakefront resort in the Poconos. As we raced back to our room to pick up an Ipod, a cellphone and some lipstick for vampire makeup, our 12-year-old paused. "Mom, quick, help me!" he panted. “We need three pine cones and three maple leaves. What’s a maple leaf look like?" We were participating...

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