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10 Fun Indoor Activities to Get You Through the Rest of Winter

We made it through the polar vortex this time and if it should happen again (or, if you loved laying around in your PJs so much you want more indoor-only days), here are 10 great indoor activities that’ll keep you warm and busy.

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10 Indoor Activities for a Fab Playtime

The rain will come eventually and when it does (or if your kids just love playing in their PJs on the weekend), here are 10 great indoor activities that’ll keep your fam warm and busy.

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Beth Shea
Beth is a freelance writer and editor who swapped globetrotting while working as a travel writer for reporting from the front lines of motherhood, while raising her 1 year-old son and 4 year-old daughter. Founder of Petite Planet,…

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Amazing Eco-Friendly Art Supplies for Your Next Masterpiece

Play dough made from blueberries, paints made from earth clay and crayons made by bees? It’s time to get creative—naturally!

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13 Things to Do with Visiting Grandparents in San Diego

Bust out the welcome signs because grandma & grandpa are coming to town! No need to ponder the perfect itinerary because we’ve curated 13 places to make super family memories together.

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5 ‘Awesome’ New Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND This Summer

We’ve got the lowdown on all the new summer adventures in store at LEGOLAND. Your little minifigs are going to go wild.

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6 Hair Salons Where Kids Can Get a New ‘Do, Chop, Chop!

Wondering where to take the kids to tame their mane? Read our top salon picks, chop, chop!

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Meet Beth Shea, Red Tricycle’s San Diego Editor

Meet the woman who brings you all of the great content and local activity ideas.

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Happy Campers! 11 Campsites That’ll Make ‘Em Want S’more

Hang on to your bunsen burners! You won’t believe all of the fantastic campsites we’ve rounded-up so you can escape the daily grind. From towering trees to ocean views… great outdoors, here we come!

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10 California Road Trips You Gotta Take Before They’re 10

It’s bucket list time for adventurous California families!

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23 Epic Tree Houses That’ll Put Your Head in the Clouds

Your wanderlust will soar to new heights with this bird’s eye view of our favorite gravity-defying escapes.

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12 Delightful DIY Gifts That Make Gift Giving a Breeze

If you’re going the DIY route with your holiday gift offerings this year, here are 12 DIY holiday gift ideas that are all super easy to create, yet will make a big impact.

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Explore: Multnomah Falls

Kids and adults alike will be wowed by the breathtaking beauty of Oregon’s number one natural visitor attraction, Multnomah Falls. Situated in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, at a towering 620-feet, Multnomah Falls is the second tallest, year-round…

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The Most Kid-Friendly Cities to Visit in the U.S.

According to a new survey, these five U.S. cities are just better suited for bringing the whole family.

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12+ Free (or Cheap) Fun Activities for Kids in San Diego

Find out where the best things in life (and San Diego) really are free!

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Creamistry’s Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream: The Dessert of the Future

Ready to get a lick of the ice cream of the future? Here’s why liquid nitrogen will be your new favorite dessert ingredient.

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How to Have a Romantic La Jolla Date Night on a Budget

This overnight date itinerary in San Diego’s ‘jewel’ La Jolla will leave you feeling like a giddy new couple.

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Tide Pool Adventures in Malibu

Parents often go out of their way to plan grandiose family trips with all the bells and whistles; but sometimes it’s the simplest, impromptu outings that create the fondest memories. Such is the case with a low-key trip to Malibu…

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Make a Splash at 8 Photo-Worthy Urban Fountains

Head to these fun fountains to get soaked, strike a pose, or toss your pennies to make a wish.

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5 Kid-Friendly Summer Activities in Los Angeles

School’s out for summer! Bring on the kid-friendly fun with these local activities that prove Los Angeles is indeed the land of opportunity. From beaches to baseball games and farmer’s markets to art festivals, fill the lazy days of the…

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Escape the City at Los Angeles’ Garden Paradise

Wouldn’t it be nice to trade the sounds of honking cars and bustling city life for chirping birds and something a little more serene? If such a place existed in Los Angeles, it would have to be far away right?…

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Explore Portland: Sauvie Island

Not every city boasts a short trip across a bridge which delivers you to an island adventure, but Portland is lucky enough to have Sauvie Island–an idyllic destination ripe with year-round opportunities for kids and family fun.
During the upcoming…

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Explore: 2011 Tulip Fest

Nothing says spring like colorful flower blossoms, and Oregon’s 2011 Tulip Fest is currently underway to usher in the vibrant season. Take your family on a quick jaunt to Woodburn to enjoy breathtaking views of over 40 acres of tulip…

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Brunch at Mother’s Bistro & Bar

With a name like Mother’s, you know your family will feel right at home dining at this award-winning (best comfort food, best brunch, best lunch spot) bistro in downtown Portland. Chef and Owner Lisa Schroeder is a mother and grandmother…

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Family Vacation: Florence

Remember the good old-fashioned summer road trips you took with your family as a kid? Stopping off in the middle of nowhere to behold strange, memorable phenomena across America? Give your kids memories to cherish in the same vein with…

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These Boots Are Made for Walking: 6 Great Kid-Friendly Hikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the beautiful backdrop of nature that acts as an expansive, communal backyard. There are exquisite hikes to be enjoyed around every corner of the city; here we highlight six kid-friendly…

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Our Picks for Portland Food-Themed Birthday Parties

If you’re raising a little Portland foodie and you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate her birthday while encouraging her culinary curiosity, a food-themed bash is the special of the day! The birthday boy or girl gets to choose…

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Take a Family Vacation to Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge

At 11,245 feet tall, Mount Hood reigns supreme as Oregon’s loftiest peak. The stunning summit overlooks the Columbia River Gorge; a glorious region with numerous family adventures to offer. Families may indulge in year-round skiing and snowboarding at Timberline Ski…

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Portland Yoga Classes for Babies, Kids, & Families

Every parent could use a dose of Zen in their life, so we’ve unearthed several yoga classes geared toward babies, kids and families who are interested in chanting ‘Om’ together. In addition to being a healthy and fun form of…

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Talking Toys and Kids Clothes With Grasshopper’s Kara Larson

Kara Larson’s Grasshopper boutique on Alberta street in Portland is a veritable one-stop shopping wonderland of toys, books, games, art supplies, decor, clothing and shoes for savvy kids. And for moms looking for a treat for themselves, Kara also owns …

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Explore: The Pearl District

The aptly named Pearl District is a real ‘gem’ of an area nestled in NW Portland. This post-industrial neighborhood, once filled with abandoned buildings and a railroad yard, was revitalized in the 1990s, and has since become home to many…

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Expert Tips to Get Kids Psyched for Spring Sports

You’re gung ho to get your little one out playing sports this year, but how do you transfer that enthusiasm to them? You already know that enrolling your children in team sports will teach them about teamwork, enable them to…

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Enjoy ‘A Faery Hunt’: An Enchanting Outdoor Adventure in Los Angeles

Did you know that there are magical fairies popping up in parks all over Los Angeles? Gather your own little pixies and get ready to go on a ‘faery hunt’ at a sunny, scenic locale in your neck of the…

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Have a Pet Playdate: Dog-Friendly Parks & Beaches in Los Angeles

The simmering season between July and September is referred to as the “dog days of summer” for a reason. Sure, temps may be rising, but summertime also gives kids home from school the perfect chance to bond with their pooch…

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Go (Mini) Golfing: 8 Spots for Little Duffers

Play some mini-golf with your mini-me at the coolest courses in Los Angeles. We’ve got old school retro courses to giant fun centers to a few pony courses for those ready to up their game!

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Kick Start Your Spring at a Kid-Friendly Farm

Your kids know that Old MacDonald had one, but what else do they truly know about farms? To celebrate the impending spring (most of the below farms open March 1), wrangle your herd to one of these Los Angeles-area farms…

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