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32 Things You Can Do at the Beach (That’s Not Making a Sandcastle)

When they’re done with making sand sculptures, pull out this awesome list of activities for your little beach bums.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Kids in San Diego

Think you’ve seen and done it all in San Diego? Think again! Put these hidden gems on your radar and amp up the family fun.

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10 Science Experiments You Can Do at the Beach

Your day in the sand and surf just got a lot more interesting.

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5 Questions Parents Should Consider When Planning a Family Beach Vacation

Plan everything from the sun screen to the entertainment to make your family beach vacation a perfect, lasting memory for your kids.

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Here’s Why a Beach Trip Makes You Happier, According to Science

Plan a day of surf and sand if you want to combat stress and give your mood a boost.

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What Happened When I Forced Myself Into The Moment

It’s August, which means school will begin soon and we will start looking forward to next year’s summer.  I only live 16 miles from the coast, so in May I had these grand ideas of beach days filled with sand castles and swimming every weekend in the town pool with my two year old daughter. But life happened. Why is it so hard to live in the present?  Everything seems to get in the way.

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10 Amazing National Parks for Your Family to Visit this Summer

Photo: lorrin sell | embrace the perfect mess
National Parks are some of the most amazing places in the United States.  We have only been to a few in Pennsylvania.  There are some really amazing national parks to visit with…

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7 Things to Buy Before Summer Starts

With summer fast approaching, getting the essentials for all your activities can be overwhelming and your list can seem endless. Here are 7 items you should definitely buy before summer’s here.

Art supplies. Yes, art projects will keep your kid’s…

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Hit the Beach! 5 Amazing Lake Tahoe Hot Spots

Heading up to Tahoe for the summer? Read our guide for the area’s must-visit beaches (and yes, they all have bathrooms!).

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7 Last-Minute Memorial Day Road Trips

Even though the days of spontaneously hitting the open road with nothing more than the clothes on your back and a packed cooler are long gone, the idea of getting out of town for Memorial Day weekend is still appealing.…

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Red Tricycle Pedals Into Orange County

The perfect sand for building monster sand castles. Unrelenting sunshine that can turn the most sleep-deprived parent into a puddle of virtue and patience. Jaw-dropping attractions like Disneyland aka the happiest place on earth. Orange County — you truly have…

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San Francisco's Newest Playground

Yes, San Francisco families, the wait is finally over. After years of delays, planning, prodding, renovating and $3.5 million dollars – there’s a new playground on the block: the Helen Diller playground at Dolores Park, which officially opened to energetic…

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Explore: Bellevue Square

Been to Bellevue Square lately? After the gorgeous remodel of 2008, you’ll find the addition of lots of new stores and the return of the good old reliable tug boat play area for the little ones. Kids’ Cove at the…

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Explore: Vasa Park Beach on Lake Sammamish

Dreaming of spending a carefree day on the lake with the kids?  Grab your sunscreen and beach chairs and look no further than the beautiful shores of Vasa Park Resort on Lake Sammamish.  Conveniently located on south end of the…

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Explore: Dracena Quarry Park

Piedmont dwellers are protective of their play spaces, and for good reason. Dracena Park is one of those hidden neighborhood gems that you just want to keep to yourself. But now you’re in on the secret, too, and whether you…

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