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Last-Minute Road Trips because It’s Still Summer

Summertime is almost over, but you can still make the most of it. These ideas are perfect for an epic end-of-summer adventure.

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100 Things to Do with Kids in LA at Least Once

From Malibu to Palm Springs, here’s your ultimate list of fun things to with kids in LA.

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See the Sea Life at These Nearby Tide Pools

Tide pools give us a glimpse into the underwater world. Get ready to explore!

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Allergy-Friendly Factory Tours

Think factory food tours are impossible to experience if you have food allergies? Think again! We’ve rounded up a nation-wide list of allergy-friendly factories so there’s bound to be some good (and safe) treats in your part of the country.

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Top Budget Travel Destinations Everyone Will Love

We’ve rounded up the best spots to get the biggest bang for your buck.

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21 Haunted Houses & Tours That Won’t Scare the Kids (Too Much)

These spooky spots have all the creaking floors and scary stories you’ll need to inspire your own haunted Halloween happenings.

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The Best Tours for Families in NYC

Planning a trip to NYC, but not sure what sightseeing option is best for your family? We’ve rounded up the best bus tours, walking tours, and boat tours NYC has to offer.

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17 Things to Do with Dad on Father’s Day

To show the man in your life how much he means, a nice card is great, but an unforgettable experience is, well, unforgettable. Here are some ways to treat Dad like a king this Father’s Day.

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Wonka Worthy Chocolate Factory Tours & Classes for Kids

Ever wanted to go behind-the-scenes of a candy warehouse? How about learn how to make chocolate truffles? We have the yummy deets on how to do both and satisfy your curiosity and cravings.

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21 Places That Teach Kids About Past Presidents

This is a history lesson that we can all agree on.

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Retreat to Reno for Your Family’s Next Mountain Vacation

Reno, Nevada offers big city amenities and outdoor recreation to keep you busy any time of the year.

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Food Factory Tours You Need to Book Now

Show your kids (and their taste buds) how food is really made with awesome behind-the-scenes action.

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The Best Things To Do With Kids in the Financial District

Bank these ideas when you head way downtown! (See what we did there?)

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8 Awesome Ways We’ve Made Our Vacationless Summer Memorable

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Ever since my 9-year-old son entered the world of grade school four years ago, I have come to prefer the phrase “Summer Break” rather than “Summer Vacation.” I now have a daughter who just finished kindergarten, and…

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Fill Your Summer With 50 Free (or Nearly Free) Activities

From pools and splash pads to petting farms, museums and outdoor movies, these 50 activities will keep the excitement high and your wallet full all summer long.

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Get Out of Town! D.C.’s Coolest Unexpected Day Trips

If you feel like you’ve exhausted all the usual suspects in a roughly 100 mile radius, check out these excursions and give your family a well deserved mini-break.

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Tours That Don’t Bore: 9 Museum Tours Kids Love

If you thought that your kids would never be interested enough to stay engaged with a museum tour, you’re in luck. We’ve found nine museum tours that the whole family will love.

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30 Free (Or Nearly Free) Things to Do: Your Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Pull out this list of fun summer activities that won’t leave you broke the next time your kiddo says, “Mom, I’m bored!”

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Milepost 31: There’s Nothing Boring About Bertha

Curious kids can learn all about Bertha and the ground she’s digging through for the SR 99 Tunnel Project at this information center full of history, artifacts and interactive exhibits.

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Go Wild! San Diego’s Coolest Nature Centers

Kids want to touch, feel, and experience nature. That’s why these nature centers are our top picks for places to visit with little nature lovers.

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Puddletown Planner: 14 Winter Freebies to Score Now

Museums, whale watching and a Native American powwow are all free for you to check out this winter with your family. Here are our top picks.

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Sweets for Your Sweet: Locally Made Valentine’s Day Goodies

From chocolate bars to dorian cake to vegan treats, these local establishments have what you need for your sweeties for Valentine’s Day.

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Green Scene: Environmentally-Conscious Fun for the Entire Family

Contrary to what Kermit the Frog has to say, it is easy being green…especially around D.C., which is chock full of green-themed happenings. Here, some of our faves.

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Hidden History! Check Out Los Peñasquitos Ranch House

Get a history lesson and have some outdoor fun at this San Diego landmark.

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Giddy Up: 9 Horseback Riding Hot Spots for Little Buckaroos

Sign your little jockey up for private lessons, equestrian camps, pony rides and more at one of these awesome horseback riding facilities.

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Just Opened: Dolcezza Gelato Factory

More than your run-of-the-mill parlor, this sweet treat spot doubles as a small batch food factory, giving visitors a close-up-and personal glimpse at the fresh gelato making process.

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Top O’ the Hill to You: A Parents Guide to Nob Hill with Kids

From Hitchcock history to tropical-style dining, this little neighborhood at the top of the hill will give you every reason to leave your heart in San Francisco.

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A Kid-Friendly Metro Rail Guide for Rainy (or Snowy) Days

Bundle up and and make a bee-line for the nearest metro. We’ve rounded up the best dry spots to explore off of the Blue, Yellow and Orange lines.

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How’d They Make That?: 6 (Free) Food Factory Tours

Take the kids on one of these local (free!) tasty tours to see how jam, olives, breads and even beer are made.

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Island Time, Local Style: 3 Kid-Friendly Seaside Day Trips

Exploring quirky shops in tiny seaside towns, licking drippy ice cream cones with the sun on your face, digging your toes into warm sand as your kids collect shells and find tiny crabs…finally, you and your family are going on…

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4 Inspiring Picnic Spots (And Where to Get Your Grub)

Finger food. A cozy blanket. Space for kids to run around. No dishes to wash. Clearly, picnics were invented by a parent. In Chicago, we take advantage of the sunshine when we can, so pack up the family and move…

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3 Last Minute Road Trips for Memorial Day Weekend

No plans for Memorial Day weekend? You may be out of luck trying to nab a house in the Hamptons, a place on the Jersey Shore, or even a cabin in the Catskills this late in the game, but that…

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Downtown’s Hub of Activity and Fun

As Petula Clark sang, “When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go downtown.” But when you’re not exactly alone (say, with a couple of miniature people and a yacht-sized stroller in tow), you can still…

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Portland Kids: Explore International Rose Test Garden/Washington Park

A visit to Portland’s International Rose Test Garden should be on the ‘must-do’ list of locals and tourists alike. The expansive garden boasts more than 10,000 plantings of over 500 varieties. Situated in Washington Park, it is also worth noting…

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Kubota Garden; A Local Park For A Fun Seattle Summer

Summer is prime time for loading up the kids and exploring local parks and other treasures. Kubota Garden is a must-see hidden gem of history and horticulture tucked away in Seattle’s south end.

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