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USS Midway: Sharing War History with Kids

January 9, 2016 – 5:31 pm
Bunks USS Midway

San Diego is known for their beaches, the world-famous zoo, their family-friendly parks and surf t-shirt shops. But the gigantic piece of United States History sitting along the Navy Pier is not easy to miss …

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 …

Guest Post: Fit for Fun Wellness Program on Muscle Beach

February 17, 2012 – 6:00 am

This spring break and summer, families visiting Santa Monica, California will can experience the original Muscle Beach with Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s new Fit for Fun wellness program. Blending outdoor activities with a balanced …

Where to Unplug the Kids

August 5, 2011 – 7:16 am

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children now spend 53 hours a week in front of a television, computer, hand held video game console, cell phone, iPad… and some times, multiple devices at once. As you contemplate what to do with the last weeks of summer, we asked the experts at ARAMARK Parks and Destinations to tell us where they would like to spend some time outside.

Guest Post: Coolest, Most Overlooked Vacation Destinations for the Summer

July 16, 2011 – 9:27 am

Where do you go when the temperatures go triple digits? We asked MyWeather.com to give us their picks for the coolest and least known vacation spots for families.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebrations

July 4, 2011 – 5:54 am
Providence Rhode Island Independence Day Celebration 4th of July

Family-friendly, old-fashioned 4th of July celebrations never go out of style. Here are some of our recommendations this year — where does your family love to celebrate America’s Birthday?

Guest Post: Yosemite National Park Itinerary

April 19, 2011 – 6:54 am

Nestled deep in the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park is one of America’s most spectacular sights. Its alpine scenery is bursting with superlatives: the highest waterfall in North America (Yosemite Falls), the most famous vertical rock face in the world (El Capitan), and the largest organisms of all time (giant sequoia trees). But no statistic can ever capture the park’s staggering beauty.

Top 10: Best Spring Festivals for Families 2011

March 8, 2011 – 7:41 am

It’s Spring! There’s not much better than getting the family out to celebrate and enjoy some sunny weather, good food, music and the end of winter. This year’s picks include some funny, some quirky, some silly and some local gems. If you’re looking for more suggestions, try our 2010 Spring Festivals for Family picks.

Get Lost: Geocaching or Bust!

August 9, 2010 – 11:33 am
Mammoth Lakes, California

The latest trend in family vacations is geocaching on the road. Road Trips for Families is Still on VaCation and playing in the nation’s largest high-tech treasure hunt.

Best 4th of July Hometown Celebrations & Trips

June 17, 2010 – 6:30 am
Fireworks Capital of America -- credit Lawrence County CVB

Independence Day. Whether it means a weekend getaway to eat watermelon, watch a small town parade and wave a flag or a week-long dirt bike excursion like Sandfest, it’s all about family and making memories. Here are our picks for this year’s best hometown celebrations and trips for the 4th of July.

Going on VaCachen

June 11, 2010 – 6:15 am

The latest trend in family vacations is geocaching on the road. Go on VaCachen with Road Trips for Families in the nation’s largest high-tech treasure hunt.

Paso Robles — Spring Break’s Hidden Gem for Families

February 26, 2010 – 8:27 am
Photo Credit Steve Miller

List everything you really want in a spring vacation. The destination should be easy to get to, have something for everyone to enjoy (even if your kids range in age from 2-15), sun and affordable prices. A road trip to Paso Robles, California, is the perfect solution.

Discover the Redwood Highway

June 12, 2009 – 12:17 am
Redwood Highway Guide

The members of the Save the Redwoods League have compiled a guide to “The Redwood Highway” that details suggested trips and sights in the redwoods as well as the history of how the League has helped protect the forests so you can visit with your children today.

California Road Trips 2009

May 21, 2009 – 6:27 pm
California Road Trips 2009

California Road Trips 2009 is a special advertising section that went into selected copies of Sunset Magazine’s June issue. As such, it’s chock full of ads, but there are several pretty good road trip plans in here, and if you want something that is low on hassle and planning, this is a good start.