City Break Archives | My Family Travels
Statue of Liberty seen in the distance from the water.
Lady Liberty Carries A Torch For America

The weather report promised New Yorkers four consecutive 70+ degree sunny days to heal the hurt of nine months of pandemic purgatory and partisan political hostilities. I wondered,...

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Amtrak ticket buyer in facemask.
Health & Safety Guidance for Holiday Travelers

I won't tell you not to be among the holiday travelers, because my family is, but I will share the health and safety guidance that we practice to keep everyone safe. We follow...

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Dad and son watching holiday windows at Macy's Herald Square.
Top Holiday Lights Celebrations Across America

We love the holiday season -- the decorations, starry lights, religious displays and multicultural celebrations that light up cities and towns everywhere from November to January.

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California State Capitol in Sacramento
A Sacramento Staycation Worth the Trip

Take the capital of America’s most progressive state, let busy lawmakers work from home and Sacramento becomes a laidback town with big city dining and amenities for staycation...

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Space Center Houston gets into the Halloween Spirit with astronauts trick or treating.
Houston Halloween Fun And Autumn Weekends

Looking for Halloween ideas? Autumn is the season is time to start planning the ghost stories you're going to share with the family on a scary Halloween family break in Houston,...

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Kids can see how aircraft are restored before display at the Udvar-Nazy Center of the NASM.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Family travelers looking for some "space" away from the crowds should plan a weekend around the recently reopened, and still amazing, Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum Steven...

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Road Trip USA: An American History Tour On A Pennsylvania Roadtrip

Many families select an American history tour for their Pennsylvania roadtrip with school-age children, and there's nothing more fun than exploring the regions of Philadelphia, Lancaster and...

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Classic train waiting to depart the Strasbourg Pennsylvania station.
7 Top Train Trips for Exploring the East

It’s a good time for thinking about family-friendly trip ideas, and these seven top train trips – all short ones -- are ideal suggestions for families with little ones and...

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5 tips to prevent spread of coronavirus
How Coronavirus Will Affect Your Travel Plans

Updated Mar. 29, 2020. As Passover, Easter and summer vacations approach, families around the world are very concerned about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its impact on...

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Tampa, Florida – On the Wild Side

Many families associate theme parks and spring training with Tampa in central Florida, but this family loves wild animals and wild artists and there's plenty of...

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