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The Best Hikes to Take with the Kids This Summer

Even tiny hikers can get out for a hit of nature on these easy trails that are perfect for summer.

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Awesome Kids Birthday Party Venues in San Diego

Hosting an unforgettable party is a piece of cake at our favorite spots to celebrate.

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The Best Pen Pal Programs for Kids

No matter how old you are, everyone longs to feel a little more connected these days.

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Shop Here: 6 Independent Toy Stores That Boston Parents Love

Get the inside scoop on all the best toys from these toy stores in your neighborhood.

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20+ Incredible Gifts for a Three-Year-Old

To help you out, we hand-picked the best loot for the three-year-old in your life.

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Take the Kids on a San Diego Scavenger Hunt

See what you can spy with the kids on this San Diego scavenger hunt!

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12 Lunar New Year Celebrations You Don’t Want to Miss

Kids will love the colorful parades, martial arts demonstrations, traditional music and more!

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New Activity Kits to Keep Them Busy This Winter

Keep boredom at bay with these simple activity kits you can order now.

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25 Incredible Family Cruises to Book Now

From Alaska to the Caribbean to the Seine River, we’ve found the best cruises for your family to sail away on. 

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Blast Off to Space: A Family Guide to Adler Planetarium

For an out-of-this-world day spent in Chicago, set your sights on playing, learning and exploring as a family at Adler Planetarium.

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Outdoor Adventure Awaits in Door County, Wisconsin

The picturesque peninsula of Door County, Wisconsin welcomes you to enjoy cherry treats, on-the-water excitement and family time.

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10 Gender Neutral Birthday Gifts on Amazon for $20 and Under

Stock your arsenal with these easy, awesome gifts for all those birthday invites in your future.

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48 Hours in West Virginia: The Greenbrier

If West Virginia is on your travel bucket list, but you don’t know where to start, keep reading…A quick three hour drive from D.C., The Greenbrier is a place where you can unwind and have amazing adventures with your family.

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17 Best Spots for STEM Learning Around the Bay

From coding to robots to animals, the Bay Area is one of the best places in the country to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math!

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Best Cruise Destinations for New York Families

Escape the city this winter on a boatload of fun!

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Check it Out! Wow-Worthy Free Library Programs for Kids

Check out a lot more than books at your local library by taking advantage of these cutting edge and inspiring, free programs for kids.

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10 Only-in-LA Things You Gotta See to Believe

Chicken boys and giant clown ballerinas can only be found in the City of Angels. See what other local silly sights delight young explorers.

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Grand Opening: The Market at Portland Children’s Museum

There’s a new exhbit at your favorite kid’s museum! Read on to find out more.

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Take a Journey to Pompeii at the OMSI

Your favorite local museum has brought the wonder and science of Pompeii, Italy, directly to Portland. Read this to find out what to expect before you visit.

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Get-Me-to-the-Weekend Countdown: Weekday Summer Fun!

Don’t just live for the weekend . . . make every sunny summer day great with these activities that’ll keep you from sliding into a weekday slump.

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5 LA Ways to Celebrate Earth Day All Year Long

Earth Day can be every day when you live in LA! These are some of our favorite ways for kids to learn about nature all year round.

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Hit the Road, Apps! 10 Virtual Ways to Explore the Planet

Go around the world in an afternoon when you download one of these entertaining apps for kids.

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Light It Up: The Museum of Neon Art Reopens

Check out this electrifying museum’s new home that will spark every kid’s interest in a very unique art form.

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Crawl Space: Indoor Play for Tummy Dwellers

Play until naptime at these padded play spaces for tummy dwelling crawlers.

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Tinkergarten Program Debuts in Portland

Register now for new nature-themed outdoor activity classes.

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Put on Your Smarty Pants! Where to Gear Up Kids’ Brains for Back-to-School

Ease back into the learning mindset by exploring local play spaces, culinary hot spots and museums that get brains geared back up for school.

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The Coolest Playgrounds in the Western Suburbs

These nine fun-tastic choices have everything from swooshing zip lines to water blasters to topsy-turvy climbing structures. Go west!

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The Inn at Spanish Bay: Luxurious Get-Away Just for Kids

The Inn at Spanish Bay is offering a special package just for families with young kids that will help you all relax, unplug, and reconnect after the busy holiday season.

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Your Insider’s Guide to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Who said learning should be confined to the classroom? This Balboa Park treasure takes science to an entirely new level.

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The Play Space That Whisks You to Africa

Journey to a local African cultural center and play space. Your little explorer will get a fill of live music, art, theater and imaginative play.

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12 Spring Happenings to Buy Tickets for Now

Here’s what we’re already buying tickets for this spring. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out, winter.

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10 Outdoor Celebrations for Summer Birthdays

Whoever knew that living in the city would mean jumping with joy on days the thermostat hit above 60 degrees? Despite our total denial that summertime doesn’t necessarily mean perpetual sunshine, those three months of freedom is a great time…

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Rainy Day Play: 7 Indoor Playspaces You Know and Love

Sure, the play spaces in Portland rock for kids, but what about mom and dad? Who takes care of the ‘rents as the kids gleefully zoom down slides and scale nets? Have no fear, we’ve rounded up the best spots…

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Botanical Garden Hopping Around the Bay

They say it’s all about the little things. Like the moment your son or daughter presents you with a bouquet made from wildflowers. Our kids always remind us to appreciate these delicate gifts, and even though they can’t pick the…

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