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Cleveland at night, glowing above the Lake Erie shore.
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Cleveland, Ohio Rocks The Weekend

Cleveland has rock and roll and so much more to entertain your teens on a weekend getaway. A simmering cauldron of energy on Lake Erie, #CLE as it’s known, has an incredible music museum, marina, sports venues and clubs within walking distance of well-priced hotels. That energy is powered by the city’s youth, a population so proud to be Clevelanders that it’s infectious. Cleveland’s a...

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Kids on hay bale at Edwards Orchard, Illinois
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Illinois Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Stick with us while we drive to countryside U-Pick apple farms in Rockford, Caledonia, Winnebago and other regions near Chicago, Illinois then head southwest across the state to Alton to check out the orchards near the Mississippi River and St. Louis, Missouri. In our family, a day...

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Haunted Houses, Halloween Ideas and Weekend Breaks

Halloween is an estimated $9 billion holiday -- with more than $300 million of that spent to dress up family pets -- so it's no wonder that kids have ghost stories and candy on their minds from the beginning of the school year. When the chill winds blow, a family Halloween weekend away at any of America's haunted houses for kids, an outing to a creepy place, or just a costume shopping spree may restore...

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Oregon Apple Farms – U Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

Follow us to the countryside during the autumn months for some leaf-peeking, then head to the U-pick farms and apple orchards outside Portland, Oregon where you can pick your own from the season's bounty. With hours worth of family-fun apple and pumpkin picking, you can enjoy a staycation or long weekend road trip and save money on your food bills for weeks to...

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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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Lighthouses For The Night

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day and if you've never thought about staying in one, this is your chance.  In 1789, the United States passed an Act in support of all lighthouses, beacons, and public piers. Now 230 years later, several historic beacons offer affordable, family-friendly lodging along the East and West coasts of North America. When compared to hotels, lighthouses...

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Pennsylvania Apple Farms – U-Pick ‘Em And Enjoy

September and October are our favorite months to tour the Pennsylvania U-Pick farms for apple and pumpkin picking. Even a day in the fields can make a long weekend in the great family-friendly city of Philadelphia seem like a full vacation. If you're a history buff and are touring the great battlefield of Gettysburg, we have a few pick-your-own farms in that region...

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Doctor reading X-rays.
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Summer: The Season for Fireflies, Fun and Fractures

It’s not a coincidence that the season for extended daylight and outdoor activity is also the season for broken bones. Increased physical activity leads to increased likelihood of bone fractures. Summer vacation means many children are heading outdoors to participate in their favorite sport. The football field, baseball diamond and soccer pitch all see extensive action during this time of...

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Jurassic Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood
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Be A Star At Universal Studios Hollywood

Billing itself as the Entertainment Capital of L.A., Universal Studios Hollywood in Burbank is a movie and TV-based theme park located adjacent to the real working film studios of Universal Pictures. A day here is a fun, memorable family experience, even for celebrities, which provides a taste of the Hollywood...

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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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