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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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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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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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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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20 Delightful Gifts You Can Create in Under 20 Minutes

We’ve found 20 DIY holiday gift ideas that are all super easy to create and will make a big impact.

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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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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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Hole in One! Socal’s Best Donut Shops

Here’s where to go to score mouthwatering donuts––they’re dessert for breakfast or the perfect sweet snack any time!

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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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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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Get Zen: 8 Yoga Studios for Kids and Families

City life can take a toll on even the youngest yogis at heart. Help your kids unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily activities with a calming, centering, and stimulating session of yoga. Here are 8 classes in Los…

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8 Birthday Party Venues for Kids in Los Angeles

Did you know that statistically most babies born in the United States are born in August? Must be all that mistletoe! Are you planning a birthday bash for your kid? We’ve found 8 of the best venues for hosting a…

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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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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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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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Our Guide to All the Fun on Sauvie Island

Step onto an island full of fun for the whole family! There are enough activities to fill a whole weekend of fun in any season, from snake-spying to pumpkin picking. Check out out guide for all the tips and hints to enjoy Sauvie Island!

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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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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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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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Portland Kids: Best Puppet Shows

Did you know that puppet shows are popping up all over Portland? Puppet shows are a special, entertaining activity to enjoy with kids; and the beauty of them is that they are enjoyed by infants, toddlers, and older children alike…

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21 Ideas for a Los Angeles Staycation

While the summer was chock full of memorable road trips, family vacations and summer camps, it’s almost that time of year again where back-to-school shopping, early morning carpools, and after school activities rule the day. Before you start moaning and…

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Make a Wish: Scrumptious Birthday Party Treats

Birthday parties abound come summertime — did you know that most babies in the United States are born in August? We’ve got the lowdown on where to find the most scrumptious and festive desserts in Los Angeles. From ice cream…

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Los Angeles Activities:Explore Pasadena

The city of Pasadena is kicking off its 125th Anniversary celebration this month, and the festivities will continue throughout the summer and into the fall. Now is the perfect time to discover and explore all the fun activities bustling locale…

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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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