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Atlanta, Georgia Attractions

Georgia's biggest city -- Atlanta -- welcomes Super Bowl 2019 with many world-class attractions for visiting families seeking culture, history and recreation. Save up to 50% on combined prices for admission to must-see attractions with Atlanta CityPASS

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Kids Fun In Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia's biggest city, has the most attractions for visiting families seeking culture, history and recreation in the state. If you're traveling with active and energized kids, buy a Citypass for everyone in the family and save up to 46% off a select group of the top family attractions. A CityPASS will get...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina Family Values

When family vacation planners think of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the image that arises could be the tango, which was threatened with being banned in the early part of the 20th century. Or the image may be that of revolutionary Che Guevara, who was born here. Or it may be how those South Americans often don't eat dinner till midnight, then dance till dawn. How in the world do they do it?Hardly...

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Mohonk, A Mountain House For All Ages

About 90 miles north of New York City in tranquil New Paltz, New York lies one of the nicest resorts we've ever seen -- Mohonk Mountain House. Come take a look. . . Light rain pattered mist-shrouded Lake Mohonk, and the loudest morning noises were child-like complaints. "What are we going to do now?"  The answer was not television because there are no in-room TV's at the

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Railing Across Europe With Kids In The Caboose

Nine solid reasons why train travel is an ideal way to get around Europe for some family travelers. Are you counting yourself in that some? Read on. Does Europe's excellent railroad service really work for adults touring the continent with kids? I am often asked this and always answer, "Yes," in very specific circumstances. Here are eight good reasons why train travel in...

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Bus Tours Introduce The World’s Great Cities

Double-decker hop-on, hop-off bus tours can be found all around the world, but have a longer history in Europe than in the US. Imagine a clever guide, a place to rest your feet, great photo opportunities, free local transport, and the breeze in your hair and you have the charms of a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Europeans and even some Asian tourists embraced the idea of seeing...

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Brighton, England Seaside Weekend Getaway

The coastal U.K. resort town of Brighton has been reclaimed by the young and trendy and boasts enough Royals, museums and shopping to rival London and... enough surfing to intrigue families. Here's a look at Brighton Beach packages and Brighton family attractions for visitors. The Britain most of us know is the crown jewels, the changing of the guard and that famous...

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FAQs: European Train Travel

This rail rider answers the most frequently asked questions about train travel in Europe for families, and reminds travelers of what else they need to know. No statistics are readily available, but as the busy spring holiday travel season approaches, it's apparent that the numbers of Americans who choose train travel to Europe is on the rise. Below are some of the most-asked questions...

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Cayman Islands Revival

The Cayman islands are flourishing with more upscale lodgings, new recreation, myriad attractions and that same superb marine environment.The Cayman islands, comprised of three islands, are a British Overseas Territory overseen by a governor appointed by the Queen.  In years past, the Caymans have been known for their superior diving, but is it possible the three tiny islands discovered by...

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Tourists: Go to Jail

Here's something to do with naughty kids or jaded tourists who think they've seen it all -- put them behind bars in Pennsylvania, Ohio, California and Louisiana.Wherever you live in the US, it’s likely you won’t be too far away from the chance to voluntarily see “stir” or a “Big House” somewhere.

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Free Orlando!

After spending all or most of your money at the local theme parks, what do you do with the rest of your vacation? Families and others who find that being a tourist here is synonymous with thin wallets might consider the free sights in the world's premier tourist attraction. If you've visited lately, you might think any notion of free is a Disney fantasy. And don't misunderstand. While a lot of hotels...

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The Place Curious George Calls Home

Try Waterville Valley, New Hampshire for family fun in the White Mountains and learn about one of the most treasured children's book charactersTry Waterville Valley, New Hampshire for family fun in the White Mountains and learn about one of the most treasured children's book characters Margret and H.A. Rey, the creators of Curious George, spent their summers in a small town called...

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Tiny Travelers Guide To Denver, Colorado

Toddlers and school kids will find a lot of activities directed at them, especially if they visit Denver, Colorado with this well-traveled grandfather.Golfers find Denver to be a duffer’s paradise. In the rarified air of the mile-high city, balls go 10% further than at sea level. At the 19th hole, beer-drinkers might hoist a few as well -- more than 100 different beers are brewed each...

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Meet Four-Legged Friends In St. Louis

For warm and fuzzy low-cost fun, there's nowhere like Missouri, where animals make animal-lovers of all visitors.If you’ve traveled around the Midwest lately, you’ve heard a lot about Lewis and Clark, and the centennial of the 1904 World’s Fair. But have you encountered any animal magnetism? You could easily spend several days...

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Belfast, Belle Of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's capital of Belfast is home to the famous creator of Narnia, the holy St. Patrick, Giant's Causeway and many more family attractions.For most visitors, a trip to Ireland translates this way: visit Dublin, and perhaps a tour bus to the south’s green countryside. The North Ireland city of Belfast is usually an afterthought, but that’s a mistake. Years ago, during The Troubles,...

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Jamaica Attractions For Families

Explore beyond the gates of your all-inclusive resort with this guide to the sights, sounds and people of the Caribbean's "reggae nation."Christopher Columbus may never have met an island he didn’t like. He routinely declared each new island discovery as being more beautiful than the last one. But he does seem to have maintained a lifelong enthusiasm for Jamaica, which he termed...

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Amalfi: Italy’s Coast With The Most

Known as Italy's Rodeo Drive, this is a convenient coastal base for enjoying cathedrals, Greek temples and wonderful food, especially in autumn.Italy’s Amalfi Coast, running from about the cliffside and song-celebrated Sorrento to ruins-filled Paestum, is best known for stunning scenery, historic buildings...

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Nicaragua: History And Eco-tours en Espanol

With civil war in the past, this friendly Central American country welcomes visitors to enjoy its natural beauty and historic sights.The country of Nicaragua has become known in recent times both for its volcanoes and its violence. The volcanoes are among its most popular tourist attractions. But the country's violence and civil wars have at times eclipsed its natural attractions. For some...

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Wildlife Viewing Tips

To get the most out of your wildlife-viewing experience, in Estes Park, Colorado or elsewhere, read Family Travel Forum's tip sheet. Wild animals in Estes Park, Colorado? They abound. Not only can you see golden-mantled ground squirrels, weasels, elk, and bighorn sheep, but also there remain a few black bears and rarely seen mountain lions. Here are some tips for maximizing the...

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France’s Riviera And Neighboring Monte Carlo

Looking for cultural riches and nearby theme parks, Michelin-rated meals and chocolate crepes? Think Monaco and the Cote d'Azur.Every place offers something different. Families coming to Orlando are far more likely to find theme parks than museums and art galleries. While the latter can be found, most people come to my home town for the theme parks. By contrast, there are places in Europe...

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Colorado Attractions

Make Denver your family basecamp as you hit the road to experience the natural glory and man-made wonders of the Centennial State, at any time of year.Colorado is a beautiful state, and one of the best reasons to take day trips out of Denver is the scenery. Motorists find glorious vistas and public lands in every direction. Don’t be surprised to glance up a mountain slope and see a herd...

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Charleston Is Making History

Charleston has long appealed to all age family members with its Southern charm, history, recreation possibilities and unique museums. The single best reason to visit Charleston, South Carolina is the area's history which is particularly rich with Civil War monuments. But there are also good museums, some fine natural attractions and much to do for the entire family, making it a great draw for...

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Alabama’s Azalea Capital Is Mobile

Sweet Home Alabama is at its best in Mobile, where families can live the M-life touring historic sites and innovative museums.Like its neighbor 150 miles away, the lesser-known city of Mobile also has a Mardi Gras. But this is where it all started. Mardi Gras began here in 1703, more than 61 years before New Orleans borrowed the occasion, historians generally agree. And today, every February,...

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Greek Island Sampler: Cruise Aboard The Cristal

There's no better way to tour the Greek isles and show kids and parents a truly educational, enriching and fun good time than by ship.Children may not be thrilled at the thought of viewing a brilliant sunset on the Greek island of Santorini, which is famous for such occasions, but they might be more favorably inclined to see a volcano close-up and have the experience of riding a docile...

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Finding The Perfect Family Cruise

Dreaming of a cruise but not sure where to begin? Here are 7 strategies for picking a winner for everyone in your family.Look at this strange sight: the entire family is sitting down for dinner together. Amazing... such a simple event in hectic times, but that's the good news for families on a cruise. The bad news is that junior feels there are far too many formal dinners and hardly...

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A Wild Weekend In North Georgia

If your family loves to whitewater raft, hike, rappel or hang glide, this scenic area around Dawsonville could be your next road trip. From Atlanta, adventurous families can find a starting point to get away from it all and head for the mountains of North Georgia. The large city is an excellent departure point for road trips in the foothills of the rustic Appalachian Mountains. When the...

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Venice: Italy Beyond The Sea

The entire family will enjoy a few days exploring the treasures of this Venice, Italy's unique city on water.Everything is different about Venice, Italy, perhaps the most unusual city in the world. Leave your maps at home because there’s little doubt you’ll get lost in the endless maze of back streets and sometimes deserted squares. Leave your car behind as well. The only...

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