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Kids love the adventure of trying new foods at Puerto Vallarta's outdoor cafes.
Puerto Vallarta's beach on Banderas Bay is ideal for little ones.
Tonight! Win a Beach Bag on the #VallartaFamilyTime Twitter Chat.

Fall is family time in many destinations, the secret “low season” when travel essentials like great rates, cooler weather, and fewer crowds align. Fall is the ideal family time for grandparents and grandchildren, babymooning couples with their babies, and savvy parents who know they can score a bargain without kids missing a lot of schoolwork.

Fall is especially family time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a coastal resort on the Pacific rich with culture, history, local festivals, eco-tourism attractions and great cuisine. The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is hosting a “Fall is Family Time” Twitter party Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 9pm ET so families can share their best tips and tricks for fall getaways, preparing kids for a beach vacation, and introducing new cultures so our kids are comfortable travelers even before they arrive.

They’re also sponsoring a 6N vacation for a family of four so you can see for yourselves how special Puerto Vallarta is for families.

Get Ready for Fall Family Travels

“Fall is Family Time” is the topic of our Twitter Chat on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 9pm – 10pm EDT. 

Please join us and share your tips:

  • Planning fall getaways and finding good deals
  • Introducing young children to the pleasures of sun, sand and surf
  • Preparing little ones for an exciting vacation to Mexico
  • Creative ways to introduce new foods and cultures
  • What are your must-haves to keep children comfortable while traveling?

Get More Tips from the Experts

This Twitter event is being sponsored by the beach resort town of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. If you follow them @PuertoVallarta you already know that this destination is famous for its beautiful beach and calm surf; friendly people; art galleries and small museums; locally sourced, fresh cuisine; wonderful resorts and charming boutique hotels; water sports and eco-tours; even Mexican folk dance classes in the main square. On Thursday, September 8 from 9pm-10pm ET you’ll learn why Puerto Vallarta is ideal for an easy, authentic, relaxing Mexican holiday — one where you and your entire family can reconnect.

Join us @familytravel4um as we co-host the night with TMS Family Travel (@TMSFamTrav) and Eileen Ogintz (@TakingtheKids) plus our great panelists: Janice Brady from An Open Suitcase @bjkbrady;
Rebecca Darling, the R We There Yet Mom @rwethereyetmom; Lisa Niver of We Said Go Travel @wesaidgotravel; Chris & Rob Taylor, the 2 Travel Dads @2TravelDads and the Puerto Vallarta team.

All you have to do is register using the widget below, then follow the hashtag #VallartaFamilyTime September 8th and add it to your tweets and comments, so that everyone can share your tips.

You Can Win a Trip to Puerto Vallarta

There will be great conversation, savvy tips, and great prizes, too: Chat participants will have the chance to win one of four prizes. We will be giving away 3 Visit Puerto Vallarta Beacg Bags as well as a Grand Prize! The Grand Prize* is a 6 night stay for 4 in Puerto Vallarta. The Grand Prize Winner will have their choice of picking three nights at two of these amazing hotels:

Velas Vallarta Resort
Hotel el Pescador
Melia Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Rosita
Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta
Hotel San Marino
Plaza Pelicanos Grand
Playa Los Arcos

Each of the hotels welcomes your family of four (two adults and two children 12 and under) for three nights including daily breakfast. As our Grand Prize winner, you will be first to make your choice of the two you prefer. Note that some properties are beachfront all-inclusive resorts and some are charming hideaways in the Old Town — within easy walking distance of great nightlife and dining — so research the options online, follow each one on Twitter, and choose carefully!

Beach Bag winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Chat on September 8th.
Trip prize winner will be announced by Wednesday, September 14th.

*Trip does not include airfare

Register Now to Learn for a Chance to Win the Best Fall Vacation Ever


a Family Beach Vacation Giveaway Hosted by Rafflecopter

How to Join a Twitter Chat

Here’s how the chat works:

  1. Log in to Twitter at before the chat starts at 9:00 PM ET. You can follow the conversation without being a Twitter member, but will not be able to comment unless you are logged in.
  2. Enter the hashtag #VallartaFamilyTime into the search bar and select the “All” search option to follow the conversation in real time (you will see all of the tweets coming in that incorporate that hashtag).
  3. Remember to always add the hashtag #VallartaFamilyTime to your tweets.
  4. Only those who have RSVP’d through the widget above and met the requirements of our sponsor will be eligible to win the Grand Prize family vacation.

We’ll see you at the Chat and look forward to hearing your tips.

Can’t wait to start? Please share your tips in the Comments field below and let us know you’ll be joining! And keep in mind, that if you are not able to join us for this chat, you can go online to Puerto Vallarta Tourism and sign up for a chance to win another family vacation through October 31, 2016.

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