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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities and a magnet for any family interested in American history, Philadelphia is one of our favorite all-time destinations for weekend getaways, short school breaks, or even a month-long vacation -- there's...

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Overnight At America’s Top Aquariums And Zoos

From coast to coast, special sleepovers at aquariums and zoos are available to travelers who book ahead. Interested in sleeping with the fishes or feeding reptiles after dark? Not only can your family have a blast on vacation at a new educational institution, but you'll also save a bundle on a hotel room. The Association...

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Celebrate African American History Month in Baltimore Maryland

During Black History Month, some of the most renowned cultural attractions in Baltimore are offering special tours, lectures, performances, film screenings and other events that portray the historical and cultural achievements of African Americans in Maryland. A special exhibit this year is a sealed time capsule, discovered on October 16, 2014 in a wall of Baltimore's own Washington...

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Baltimore, Maryland Attractions

Is this your first trip to Baltimore, or have you visited many times? Either way, your ideal first stop is at the Baltimore Visitor Center (410/659-7300) conveniently located in the heart of the Inner Harbor near the Maryland Science Center. This 8,000-square-foot glass building offers incredible views of the city, and information about everything you want to see and do. Open daily...

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Top 10 Family Camps For Family Together Vacations

Family Travel Forum's picks have been compiled from more than a decade of "Top 10 Getaway Winners" to help your family begin their lifelong love of nature. The following options combine a laid back, but active experience, with a commitment to educating kids and providing an enjoyable vacation at a variety of price points. Each provides housing and a myriad of supervised activities...

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Blacktip Reef Sharks are Baltimore, Maryland’s Latest Family Attraction

This summer, July 10th marks the opening of the National Aquarium in Baltimore’s latest exhibit, Blacktip Reef. Visitors will be able to get face-to-face with sleek and speedy blacktip reef sharks. Throw in 15 other major marine life species, 60 additional varieties of fish and Calypso, a 500-pound green sea turtle and you’ve...

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Baltimore, Maryland Hotels And Resorts

Our guide to the best family-friendly hotels in the waterfront city of Baltimore, Maryland reviews why each one is convenient to sightseeing and the other attractions for your next family vacation. And when you get there, be sure your first stop is the Baltimore Visitor Center (877/Baltimore, 100 Light Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore,...

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Maryland Beach Resorts Along The Chesapeake Bay

We have discovered that the Twin Beaches along Maryland's west coast are as perfect for a family vacation as the better known eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. Rich in seafaring heritage, outdoor recreation, water sports, fishing – and, of course, great seafood -- southern Maryland’s western shore offers a wide array of cultural attractions, historical and maritime...

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National Harbor – The Potomac Alternative To DC Hotels

­Families visiting Washington DC have a great new destination with lots of hotel choices, dining, shopping, recreation, and entertainment – all in one place. National Harbor (1-877-NATLHBR) is a still-evolving, urban waterfront community located along the scenic Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland

So many families enjoy a long weekend in Baltimore that we've compiled a list of favorite family restaurants serving everything from local seafood to international cuisines.Lexington Market400 West Lexington StreetBetween Eutaw and GreeneBaltimore, MD 21201410/685-6169Seafood from Chesapeake Bay,...

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