For many, a beach vacation requires little more than soft white sand and clean water. Cape May, N.J., offers that, plus a cute town filled with child-friendly restaurants, diversion for rainy days, and enough mini golf and arcades to ensure that kids won’t get bored.
Got a week and some visions of palm trees? The Caribbean may be closer, but Hawaii is our idea of the perfect family vacation destination.
Vacationing changes when a baby comes along — but most resorts offer a full complement of possibilities for child care. To ensure a positive experience, however, parents need to check out each program just as they would investigate a child care provider at home.
The mega Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, satisfies so many needs (except those of the budget traveler) that it seems niggling to criticize anything.
Exercising Through the Winter Months
What can get overlooked in the glitz of Naples, Florida, is the fact that this city on the Gulf is a great place for a family vacation, mainly because of all you can do on the water.
St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John — for families.
If your child’s favorite activity at Disney World is meeting all the characters, a Disney Cruise should be on your radar screen.
Plan your visit to Longwood Gardens for after nightfall, when you can walk among the outdoor gardens lit by 420,000 colorful lights blooming in trees and flowerbeds.
Get on track to Strasburg, PA., where kids can climb aboard a life-size Thomas, complete with blinking eyes!
Celebrate the fall season with a visit to Boscobel, where you and your family will be transported back to the 19th century.
Not every spring break has to be a source of terror about what your child might get up to. There are alternatives that can enlighten your child’s mind and change it for the better.
Cancun may be a choice destination for Spring Breakers, and singles, but there’s a resort area a 45-minute drive south along the Yucatan Peninsula that is growing fast, and offers much for family vacations — the Riviera Maya.
Going to D.C. for the weekend should not be a hard sell to the kids, but a certain 14-year-old preferred to go to the beach rather than take yet another visit to the nation’s capital. Too bad — she missed out on new attractions.
Going to Vermont in winter is a no-brainer – lots of snow and skiing options. Summer also has its charms, with plenty of bike paths and lakes. In fall, you can’t beat the foliage. Spring is often dismissed, but a recent spring ski trip to Stowe revealed why this area is truly a four-season destination.
Providence is a city that specializes in throwing festivals.
Weather maybe, but trends don’t usually arrive here from the Midwest.
For my child’s spring break, we are escaping the chilly weather and are heading to a warmer climate. The complex we are staying at has both a beach and a pool. What are some safety tips for sunning and swimming to ensure a safe, fun time for everyone?
If our child loves Sesame Street, Beaches’ ultra all-inclusive resorts (with their live Sesame Street shows) are the ideal family vacation.
At the age of 9, I probably could have recited most of Marguerite Henry’s book, Misty of Chincoteague, from memory. Horses, at the time, were my passion — I rode them, read about them, drew them, and would have done just about anything to have one of my own. I fantasized about participating in the annual roundup and "pony swim" between the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague, Va., and about buying one of the ponies at auction the following day (never mind that we would have to find space for the pony in our little townhouse in Bronxville). It never happened, and gradually I turned my attention to other things. But when I got an opportunity, at the age of 41, to finally see the annual July pony-penning for myself, I was as excited as a child.
The birth of Baby Road Trip, a new edutainment video series that (so far) extols the wonders of beach and jungle destinations, was not easy. But it continues to be a creative challenge with which husband-and-wife co-founders Laura and Shawn Kronen are thrilled.
The first time I saw a photograph of Chateau Lake Louise sitting at the edge of an unimaginably turquoise lake and surrounded by the snow-covered Canadian Rockies, I knew I had to go there. My husband, our two sons (ages 16 and 13), and I finally made the trip last summer and discovered that the region is even more spectacular than we had imagined because no mere photograph can possibly capture its grandeur.
Looking for a foreign destination where the natives are friendly, the food is good, the scenery is inspiring and there’s lots for the whole family to do? Located in the Laurentian Mountains just north of Montreal, Mont-Tremblant is a four-season destination for families who love nature, as well as shopping and fine dining.
Scattered for about 60 miles along the river between New York and Ontario, the Thousand Islands offer vacationing families an array of activities, most of which involve water.
You don’t need to rent or own a house in the Hamptons to enjoy summer fun with your family. We stayed at three resorts, and enjoyed wonderful amenities, excellent beaches, great dining, and family activities.