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7 Places to Take your Kids near Medford, Oregon

September 3, 2015 – 9:11 am

A gateway stop between Southern Oregon and Northern California, Medford sits in the heart of the Rogue Valley. Located between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges, fruits like peaches, pears, and grapes thrive in a …

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Best Places for Kids in San Jose, California

September 1, 2015 – 3:52 pm
Credit: Children's Museum of San Jose

When you think of San Jose, California the business section of the newspaper comes to mind, but it’s also a hidden gem for a weekend family road trip. It’s a perfect destination for families of all ages, but families who are new to road trips with small children will especially enjoy the quick travel to and from home and hotel, with ample opportunities to stop along the way and let the little people get out to stretch their legs, or get acclimated to a bit of a drive.

Downtown Attractions & Activities

Before your visit, check out the Downtown San Jose site for events, festivals, concerts and other activities downtown. The techies in the family will want to visit The Tech Museum, a hands-on science and technology museum with many family-friendly exhibits. Budding archaeologists will love the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, a favorite for local school field trips. Be sure to check out their curriculum resources if your kids are studying Egypt in school. If you visit during the holidays, be sure to include time for Downtown Ice, Christmas in the Park and Winter Wonderland. The Children’s Discovery Museum is one of the best in the country, be prepared to visit at least a couple of times during your trip! The whole downtown area is picnic friendly, so enjoy some time outside and do some geocaching between museums and enjoy a concert outdoors in the evening.

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Rooftop View of The Tech Museum (Credit: Marriott San Jose)

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Visiting the Children’s Museum of South Dakota

August 30, 2015 – 12:35 pm
Dinosaur at Children's Museum of South Dakota

The Little Village Farm, Trent, South Dakota

August 24, 2015 – 7:00 am
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America’s National Park Service Turns 99!

August 21, 2015 – 9:00 pm
Mount Rainier National Park, National Park Foundation Share the Experience photo contest, Stephen Byrne

Restaurants on the Long Beach Peninsula

August 20, 2015 – 11:42 am
Where to Eat Long Beach

Santa Claus, Indiana: Santa Loves It Here, Year Round

August 20, 2015 – 7:00 am
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Insects are In! Top Three Butterfly Houses in the U.S.

August 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm
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The Art Institute of Chicago: Family Selfies Encouraged

August 15, 2015 – 8:57 am
Art Institute of Chicago: Credit Adam Alexander Photography

10 Ways to Enjoy Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

August 5, 2015 – 4:25 pm
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The Breakers: Family-Friendly Lodging in Long Beach, Washington

August 4, 2015 – 8:51 am
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An Afternoon at Portland’s Oregon Zoo

July 28, 2015 – 8:16 pm
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Oregon Coast: Wheeler on the Nehalem Bay

July 20, 2015 – 3:44 pm
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Unique Attractions Around Las Vegas, Nevada

July 20, 2015 – 8:04 am
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How to Explore US National Parks: Solid Advice from Seasoned Family Travel Bloggers

July 3, 2015 – 1:42 pm
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West Michigan’s Tunnel Park

June 30, 2015 – 8:58 am
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Hiking the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

June 29, 2015 – 3:31 pm
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Appreciating Glass in Toledo, Ohio

June 29, 2015 – 2:49 pm
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Road Trip to Omaha, Nebraska

June 13, 2015 – 8:39 am
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Albany Carousel, Albany, Oregon

June 11, 2015 – 11:35 am
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Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon

June 8, 2015 – 6:40 pm
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NuLu is New Louisville

June 8, 2015 – 1:00 pm
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