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Beat the Heat at These Bay Area Water Parks (Including the New Spot at Great America!)

School is out and the temperature is rising! These cool spots have you covered.

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6 Miami Airbnb Rentals with Everything Your Family Needs (Including a Pool!)

When your family needs a little time by the pool, we’ve got the Airbnb rentals for you!

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Disneyland Offers Guests a Sneak Peek at Its New Tropical Hideaway

We’re ready to be castaways at this new foodie oasis.

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Massive New Amusement Park 4 Times Bigger Than Disneyland Is Coming to the US

This sprawling amusement park has everything you can imagine—and more.

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Check It Out: Ocean Oasis Day Spa Event

Join Dr. Lisa Masterson for an epic event that not only does a body good but also does the community good as well.

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Disneyland Just Revealed Its Plans for a New Hotel Resort

This new hotel will make your Disney vacation even more exciting.

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New Book Proves What Really Makes Girls Beautiful

photo: Kate T. Parker/ CNN
Photographer Kate T. Parker’s new book, “Strong Is The New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves” is showing the world just what makes girls look beautiful. (Hint: It doesn’t have anything to do with…

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Flower Power: 18 Botanical Gardens with Awesome Kid Perks

From rope bridges to fairy gardens to famous sculptures-in-residence, these amazing gardens across the U.S. are botany at its best.

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Your Stayacation Awaits at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Staycation at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay perfect for little swimmers and family fun!

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Soothing Stars: 8 Top Infant Swings

Don’t have an infant swing out yet? Let this round-up of our favorites sway you to the perfect baby-calming choice.

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Play Here Now: Renovated Park Valencia at Santana Row Now Open

Park Valencia solves the problem of shopping with kids by providing a killer play space for kids at Santana Row—just in time for the holidays!

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Hidden Zen Gem: The Japanese Garden

Hidden gems lurk throughout Los Angeles: today the spotlight falls on the tucked away treasure of the Suiho-en Japanese Garden in Van Nuys.

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Social Butterfly: Where to Hang Out with Monarchs, Swallowtails and More!

Add a little “abracadabra” to your day at these exhibits and events, where you can walk among as many as millions (yes, millions!) of fluttering insects.

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Just Opened: A Mini-Park on K Street

Get the scoop on a pop-up parklet that D.C. families are flocking to.

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8 Natural Playgrounds to Run Wild At

Made from wood, stones and good old-fashioned dirt, these playgrounds are Earth’s way of saying “Have a blast!”

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A Beer Lover’s Dream

With the way this summer is sizzling, a cold beverage is definitely required. And, if you’re interested in a cold one of the beer variety, then check out the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Beer Oasis event on July 18.
Folks can…

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The Best Playgrounds on the North Shore

Whether you live “up north” or are looking for a day trip, here are 9 options for sliding, swinging, climbing and running like the dickens!

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If You Can’t Stand The Heat: 6 Places to Get Soaked

Check out where to get wet and keep your cool this season.

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Your Guide to Downtown San Francisco’s Secret (Public!) Gardens

What downtown lacks in playgrounds, it makes up for in beautiful, landscaped and often art-filled atriums, roof decks and secret gardens—all completely open and free to the in-the-know public.

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The 10 Best Playgrounds for Preschoolers

From a pirate-themed paradise to an oasis where fake bears stand guard, we found great options for young kids that need to build up or burn off energy.

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5 Indoor Tree Houses to Climb

Does your kid want to be Tarzan or Jane? Head to one of these spots with big, faux trees that kids can scurry around in.

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Red Tricycle’s NYC Writers Reveal Their Top Picks for Summer Fun

Need a few more activities to keep the kids busy until they go back to school? Here, our writers reveal their favorite ways to spend a summer day in the city.

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Attention Little Green Thumbs! SMARTS Farm Takes Gardening to the City

Kids will dig this downtown gardening site where they’ll have fun learning about harvesting food, growing flowers and being one with nature.

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7 Hidden Gem Playgrounds You Don’t Know Yet

Did you know there are more than 500 playgrounds in Chicago? We show you where to go for new-to-you, non-stop fun.

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Introduce the Kids to Camels, Spices & Culture

This is a chance to experience the Silk Road as it was 1,000 years ago — oasis cities, night markets, camel caravans, spice merchants, and ancient science tools devised by sailors! See it all come alive in the exhibition Traveling…

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Where to Get the Fixings for Your Thanksgiving Feast from Coast to Coast

Get the kids involved in your gobble-gobble plans. Here’s where to go for food and fun.

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Just Opened: Kid’s Island Play Space & Indoor Sandbox

Vacation season has ended. But you can still take a beach break at a new indoor play space. Kid’s Island just opened in Lincoln Park — and it has a huge indoor sandbox where kids have a summery good time all year long.

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Shore Thing: A Parent’s Guide To Amelia Island

Summer seemed to slip by all too fast and you are finding yourself longing for one last dip in the ocean. Head down just over the state line into Florida to Amelia Island for a quick trip that is super…

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An Enchanted Forest in the Middle of the City

A forest in the heart of San Francisco? It’s hard to believe that a natural oasis could exist right under our noses. Embarking on an outdoor adventure with your city-slicker kids is as easy as parking your car and climbing…

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6 of the Best Local Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest

The first Oktoberfest was held 1810 as public celebration for a royal Bavarian wedding. In the ensuing two hundred years it has morphed into what’s been called the largest secular celebration on Earth. Its growing popularity has been fueled by…

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Classic Pizzerias in Portland That Never Go Out of Style

We love pizza, pizza, pizza! In Portland, pizza joints mix a hip and casual NW-vibe with original pies to make heading out for pizza the way to go on a Friday night (or a Tuesday afternoon, or really any day…

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Splendid Store Opening at Bellevue Square

Where excited to keep you in the loop for a fun event for all of you DIY, crafty types – who just so happen to love fabulous fashion while you’re at it!
LA-based lifestyle brand Splendid announced a new store…

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Explore: San Mateo's Central Park

Heard of the charms of downtown San Mateo’s sixteen-acre urban oasis but not had the chance to hop in the car to make a day of it yet? Here’s the scoop on everything this much-loved park has to offer.
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Sophisticated Family Brunch is Found at Foreign Cinema

Ah, brunch. The days of waking up at 10 and nursing a headache with omelettes and bottomless mimosas are a distant memory, but there’s no reason you can’t introduce your kids to the concept of a magical meal that takes…

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