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Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms
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Washington DC Family Attractions

There are hundreds of free family attractions in Washington DC, the American capital where presidents and their legacies are celebrated, and now it's also a very cool city to visit, with fresh dining, art and cultural happenings. The only challenge is making time to do them all. What follows is a review of our favorite Washington DC attractions and activities for families. Try...

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A black candle is lit
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Destinations Where Black Lives Matter

With a super-charged topic like race relations coloring the perception of many American cities, we recommend exploring these destinations and dozens of cultural sites where black lives not only matter, they fuel fascinating cultural institutions too few travelers know about. Here are some highlights of African American culture in Virginia, Massachusetts, Indiana, New York, Missouri, Tennessee and...

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Teen doing homework
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Traveling With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Parents with children on the autism spectrum know better than most that family vacations are, by their very nature, a break from routine. But what do you do when routine is what your child requires? This is the dilemma faced by families traveling with children with disorders on the autism spectrum, and is made all the more poignant when families have an older child with whom they...

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Goat with baby goats.
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Agri-Tourism Opportunities Around the World

This directory of agri-tourism resources will help you plan a farm stay so your kids can learn where food comes from, and also lists other environmentally-friendly accommodations around the globe. Agri-Tourism hasn't quite caught on in the United States yet the way it has elsewhere, particularly in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. But more and more families are considering agri-vacations for organic,...

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Oktoberfest in Nuremberg
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The Real Oktoberfest

Cologne is known for Carnival, Berlin has its Film Festival, and Munich -- where they adopted the beer purity law in 1516 -- may be the epicenter of Oktoberfest. Surely, though, those three cities aren’t the only worthy hosts of internationally celebrated events. Of all of Germany's festivities, my particular interest is Oktoberfest and Nuremberg is a great place...

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The elegant Eurodam sailing off the coast of Puerto Rico
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Fabulous Fall Vacations and Getaways

Harvest season. Kid-friendly festivals. Halloween. Let the fall fun begin! There’s no better time than autumn to get outdoors and get away whether you have a day, a weekend or a week for fall vacations. The climate is ideal; there is the right ratio of visitors to locals, and grandparents can savor their preschoolers without the crowds. In many places, shoulder season prices make a fall getaway...

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Best Family Plantations Along Louisiana’s Great River Road

The glamorous life of old on display in New Orleans’ Garden District is far surpassed by the many riverfront antebellum mansions and plantations lining the Great River Road. Be sure to allow half a day to tour one, show the family the agricultural heart of the state, and discover how the lives of plantation owners differed from that of their slaves. Preparing for your Plantation Visit If...

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Dinosphere Gallery at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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How Kids Grow Up to be Dinosaur Hunters

They may study long-ago creatures some call “mythical,” but paleontologists today are anything but dinosaurs. Instead, at the Jurassic Mile excavation site in Wyoming, we met dynamic and multi-talented scientists searching for a deeper understanding of our planet and its history. The...

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Dubrovnik Croatia
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Enjoy Your Dubrovnik Holidays Thoroughly with A Local Guide

If you are thinking about going to an absolutely stunning destination with your family, or with your friends, then you must check out Dubrovnik. This beautiful old town is located in the southern part of Croatia by the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik is a seaport city that has now grown into a popular holiday spot on the Mediterranean Sea. Croatia is a fairly new country, as it was one of the republics...

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Boulderdash, Lake Compounce
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Lake Compounce – Fun Family Activities In Northwest Connecticut

The northwestern corner of Connecticut around Waterbury has many fun attractions for the family including the traditional Lake Compounce amusement park. Whether you’re going for a day or a weekend away, here are suggestions for popular and lesser-known attractions. Lake Compounce, a Classic Midway Bristol is home to Lake...

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