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Calling All Train Lovers! 28 Bay Area Train Adventures to Check Out Now

It’s all about trains at these museums, rides and miniature railway experiences!

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LA’s Best Parks & Playgrounds for Kids Birthday Parties

From the coolest climbing structures to views of the Pacific Ocean, here are the best playgrounds to bust out some cupcakes.

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Discover 9 Secret Garden Walks in San Diego for Magical Outings

Invite your favorite flower- and plant-loving friend, mom or grandma to escape with you into these secret gardens for Mother’s Day or any day!

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Baby on Board! 26 Baby-Friendly Things to Do in San Diego

Ready for a fun adventure with your babe? We’ve rounded up a whole new world of baby-friendly activities in San Diego.

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Micro-cation in Mendocino (& the Railbikes Experience All Will Love)

You’ll want to plan your next Mendocino visit and add beach horseback rides, railbikes and Glass Beach to your “must do” list!

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12+ Ways to Celebrate San Diego Museum Month

Here’s how to have priceless adventures with your kids throughout February and beyond.

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NYC Holiday Hit List: Things to Do with Kids This Season

Not even 2020 can keep this city from celebrating safely. Here’s how!

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3 Perfect Days in San Francisco: An Easy Family Getaway

This is how you do 72 hours in the City by the Bay.

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Festive Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies That Shine

The city is aglow with merry tree lightings! Here’s your guide to the brightest events of the holiday season.

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All Aboard! 7 Great Places to Take Train-Lovin’ Kids

Ride a Disney-inspired mini model train, climb aboard a historic caboose and meet a couple railroad bandits with our guide to all the must-visit train attractions in LA.

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The Best Kids’ Museums in Every State (& DC)

The kids are going to need a special place to burn off all that extra energy this winter.

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Savvy Mom’s Guide to New York City with Kids

Photo: Kristin Van de Water
Oh, how I love a good staycation. And living in New York City as a stay-at-home mom of four kids provides the perfect occasion for exploring what this amazing city has to offer. During the…

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Insider’s Guide to San Mateo: Foodie Heaven, Family Friendly

The Bay-side town of San Mateo offers eats, sweets and loads of activities for families.

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The Best Museums for Kids in Every State

We’ve scoured a nation of awesome museums to bring you our top picks.

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We’re Open: D.C.’s Coolest Christmas Day Happenings

You’d be surprised to find out that some of your favorite D.C. spots are indeed open every day of the year (including Christmas Day!).

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14 Things to Do on a Tuesday

Need proof that there’s more to Tuesdays in the District than just Taco Night? Click through!

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A Dramatic Play Game That Makes Cleaning Crazy Fun

Photo: Aubrey Hardwick
On the east coast we’ve weathered our (hopefully!) last blizzard of the year, and it is time for some spring cleaning.
In my fantasy I’m Pippi Longstocking strapping brushes to my feet, dunking them in sudsy water…

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For Your Summer To-Do List: Sunday Fun Days at Alpenrose Dairyville

Charming storefronts, delicious ice cream, railroads and it’s all free? Read on to find out why we love Alpenrose Dairy’s beloved Dairyville.

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12 Ways To Get Your Disneyland Fix In LA

Is it possible to get your Disney fix without spending big bucks or taking a car ride to OC? Heck, yeah! Here’s how to recreate a Disneyland experience without leaving LA.

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18 Free (and Fun) Things to Do During the Holidays

Whether they’re super psyched like the Griswolds or grumpy like the Grinch, we’ve got your must-check out events…that just so happen to be free, too.

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A New Pop-Up Shop & More in Chicago’s Hottest ‘Hood

Maybe you’ve noticed: Hyde Park is on the rise. Get the scoop on a brand-new shop and find out why the home of University of Chicago and President Obama is so fun for families.

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Ride the Rails to the California State Railroad Museum

Skip the road trip and make a rail trip to the California Railroad Museum in Sacramento, an idyllic day trip for mini train fanatics.

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In on the Ground Floor: The Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club

This fun annual event only happens on four Saturdays and Sundays each November. Read on to discover how to make the most of this cool model train experience.

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The Inside Scoop on “Day Out With Thomas”

If your child is nuts for all things Thomas The Tank Engine, earn the “Parent of the Year” award (or even century, for that matter) by spending a few hours at a “Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour” where your kids will climb on board and take a train ride on their beloved hero.

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8 Ways to Stuff Your Thanksgiving Weekend Calendar

You’re stuffed, but your calendar isn’t. Thankfully, the city is full of family-friendly activities for you and your little ones this weekend, whether you’re looking to run off that turkey or jump-start your holiday traditions.

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All Aboard the San Diego S-Gaugers Model Train Exhibit

Experience the allure and magic of model trains at the San Diego S-Gaugers Model Train Exhibit tucked away in Liberty Station.

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The Hidden Gems of Historic National City

Perhaps while visiting Old Town you and your brood happened upon Heritage Park. The kids were curious about the colorful houses, and you loved reading tidbits about our city’s Victorian-era architecture. But did you know that National City (of the…

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Play Locally: Ways to Avoid the Bridge Closure & Have Fun in Your ‘Hood

Don’t let the Bay Bridge closure stop you from experiencing a fun-filled Labor Day weekend. Whether you live on the Peninsula or in the City, we’ve come up with a variety of ways to play locally in your ‘hood. Labor Day staycation, here we come!

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Track Stars: Fun With Trains Across Chicago

At some point in every kid’s life, they fall in love with cars, trucks and things that go. What really gets their motor running? Trains. Chicago has tons of fun for choo-choo enthusiasts, from a train museum to a festival…

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All Aboard: 5 Awesome Places for Trainspotting

Whether you are two, three, four or even 45 years old, and you love trains, there is nothing better than getting up close and personal with these huge machines. Opportunities abound in the Bay Area for trainspotting, including some unexpected…

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Playland at the Conservatory of Flowers: Dazzling Miniature Displays for Kids

It’s hard to believe a seaside amusement park once existed in San Francisco’s West End, twirling carnival-goers on the Big Dipper and shooting them up on the Diving Bell. This legendary amusement park, Playland at the Beach, embodied the strange,…

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