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Aerial view of Big Sur along California's Pacific Coast Highway.
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Top 10 Family Road Trips USA

Our Top 10 Family Road Trips USA awards go to the original family vacation: the road trip by car. Nearly 80% of Americans have said they consider road trips...

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A spring day skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont.
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Ski During Spring Break – Spring Break Ski Values In the East And West

With lengthening days, a bit more warmth, and days off for spring break, many families look for spring break ski values. Imagine a ski vacation. And why not? Rates at mountain...

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Hotel guests watch fireworks display over the Pacific Ocean from their balcony at Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Oahu. Photo c. Hilton
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Forget Chasing Bargains: These Are Top Value Spring Break Vacation Deals

Whether you're suffering from Tiktok fever, relentless blizzards or restless kids, many families are looking for a last-minute spring break vacation. Don't worry -- last minute...

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Family on snow-covered porch of cabin at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park.
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The Best Ski and Snow Family Vacations

The weather forecast is for fun in the snow with Family Travel Forum’s annual Ski and Snow family resorts and vacations guide.

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Family on an inflatable raft ride the rapids down the Grand Canyon with OARS outfitters. Photo by Josh Miller for OARS
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24 Best Spring Break Vacation Ideas for 2024

Are sun and sand, snow, or city lights among your spring break ideas? Maybe you want to sail away being pampered every minute (No meals to cook! No beds to make!) Maybe you want...

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field of Christmas trees
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Real Christmas Tree Farms: Where and How to Harvest Your Own Tree

Family excursions make the holidays, so why not take the kids to harvest your own tree in the wild or at a real Christmas tree farm? We make it easy with...

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Backpackers disembark at the Amtrak train station at Whitefish, Montana
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5 Top Train Trips for Exploring the West

Simplify your family vacation planning with these five top train trips for exploring America’s Western states. Each of these rail travel adventures are sure to make for interesting...

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The Santa Float makes its first holiday appearance at Philadelphia's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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All American Thanksgiving Events and Celebrations

FTF's A-Z guide to local festivals and Thanksgiving events, from traditional eats to marathons, is your Thanksgiving recipe for fun.

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San Clemente Lifeguard station #4 overlooks the Pacific as seen from Sunset Limited train.
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San Diego Activities: Things to Do with Your Kids!

From Sea World to surfing to a world-class zoo, here are our favorite ideas on where to go when visiting sunny San Diego with kids. By the way, southern California is a participant...

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