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Kansas City, Missouri Attractions

Welcome to the "Heart of America" where hundreds of majestic water-spouting monuments, haute culture and fun await families. The rich tapestry of Kansas City is made up of a motorcycle factory open for tours; a world-class art museum; a restored train station; and a jazz and blues district with a complex devoted to the contributions of African- Americans. For information on lodging and dining...

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Appreciating Democracy At America’s Birthplace

The “Historic Triangle” of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown is an energetic, living classroom, the place where the United States became a democracy. This genteel corner of Virginia is ideal for a mini family road trip because it also boasts theme parks, golf, boating and craft breweries. However, families...

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Make It the Summer of Love Not War

The Bay Area around San Francisco is partying all year to the tune of #SummerofLove50, the 50th anniversary celebration of the counterculture’s meteoric rise to prominence in 1967. Like the Human Be In on January 14, 1967 and the many public pranks and festivals that preceded it, the Summer of Love events were big, public media darlings that broadcast the youth revolution around...

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Take a Ride Through Disneyland’s Storybook Adventures

We all have sacred family traditions from our childhood that we still hold dear today. I bet for a lot of us, one of the most magical childhood vacations we think about is Disneyland. The rides, the characters we loved so much, the treats Mom and Dad made special exceptions to buy, and the endless laughter. A Disney vacation is somewhat of an heirloom, being handed down generation to generation....

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Step Back in Time to Old Florida at Coconut Grove

If you ventured south of downtown Miami just a century ago, you would have found a wilderness instead of skyscrapers, beachside homes and boutiques. Miami was once a Dating back to 1919, Coconut Grove is the oldest established neighborhood in Miami. Its origins actually date back to 1873, but 1919 is when it incorporated under the name “Coconut...

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Top Beach Resorts For Wannabe Surfers

Has the sport of surfing washed over your summer vacation conversation? If your kids follow the films of Floridian Kelly Slater or the Instagram account of Australian pro Ellie-Jean Coffey, your family may have already taken a beach vacation to learn and surf together. And for everyone else who heeds the Beach Boys’ call, “Let’s go surfing now, everybody’s learning how…” we present five...

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Ancient Cultures Meet Scenic Vistas In Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park attracts outdoorsy families with its scenic hiking trails, Pueblo cliff dwellings, easy railroad tours and thrilling whitewater rafting. There should be no whats, ifs, ands or buttes – pun very intended – when deciding whether to visit Mesa Verde...

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Going Wild At Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a perfect vacation spot where you can appreciate some quality time without interruption, save the cry of an endangered Bald Eagle or the humbling roar of a gushing waterfall. Theodore Roosevelt saw it as a gift for all humans to enjoy. Nearly three decades later, his fifth cousin and 32nd president...

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Explore Wilderness In Glacier National Park

Pristine lakes, mountain goats, snow-capped mountains, stunning views: Glacier National Park in northern Montana has it all, but may lose its glaciers before long. Located in the northwestern corner of Montana, Glacier National Park was the United States’ tenth designated National Park, celebrating its centennial anniversary...

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Finding The Grand In The Grand Canyon

At 277 miles/446 kms long and up to 6,000 feet/1,829 meters deep, the Grand Canyon, cutting through Arizona, Nevada and Utah, is truly spectacular. It's so enormous that some families mistakenly believe there is enough room for all who come to admire it. Not so! America's second most popular national park (behind Great Smoky Mountains) welcomes...

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