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Finding Holiday Magic at the Gaylord Hotel in Washington DC

Situated on the National Harbor, the expansive Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is a sprawling hotel complex ready to greet visitors with a waterfront experience. It's almost startling how big this hotel feels in an area close to Washington D.C. where real estate is densely...

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Camping 101: How To Look Like An Experienced Camper To Your Kids

Take some advice from a frequent camper who's learned that overnighting in a local park is just as thrilling, and less cumbersome, than a long hike into the wilderness. I want my kids to have the same enriching experiences I had when I was a youth, but I know why my parents sent me camping under the care of others. Simply put, it's not easy, especially for weekend warriors who haven't polished their...

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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...

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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

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 sites, and unspoiled natural beauty. Althought it has temperate weather in winter, this region of Twin Beaches really shines in late spring, fall and summer for family vacations.

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