Activities & Attractions

Everything the family planner needs to know about the top Family Vacation Activities & Attractions at destinations around the world, whether you're interested in family cruises, road trips, hotel kids clubs, great but cheap vacations and weekend getaways or short breaks.

  • "Awaken your highest potential!" they claim. Unlike the P.T. Barnum’s of old, the Broadway Dreams program for young people interested in theater arts really delivers and makes the basis of a fun family vacation. So, if you’ve got a family member who longs to star on The Great White Way – or just do...

  • Halloween is an estimated $8.4 billion holiday -- with more than $300 million of that spent to dress up family pets -- so it's no wonder that kids have ghost stories and candy on their minds from the beginning of the school year. When the chill winds blow, a family Halloween weekend away at any of...

  • If you and your family are looking for lodging in Chicago, Illinois, here are some of the top kid-welcoming hotels to crash in style in the Windy City. Note that Chicago is the Midwest's financial hub, and hotels are substantially cheaper over weekend nights than during the week. If you have...

  • For families with toddlers and school-age children –- or novices of any age -- Germany's Black Forest is a magical place to fall in love with snowsports and the outdoors. Having toured the mountains of southern Bavaria in summer, we are dreaming of returning in winter, when the region’s towering...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • Cabo San Lucas is a unique, fun destination, adored by everyone from A List Hollywood celebrities to family groups. Over 1,000,000 visitors arrived at Los Cabos International Airport last year to sample the land where the desert meets the sea. To me, the biggest factor making Cabo more desirable...

  • If you’re looking for a destination that offers a unique experience, yet is family-friendly and easy to travel to (and navigate), then Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas are among the top Caribbean picks. The Bahamas is actually a group of over 700 islands, 30 of which are inhabited. The...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • We're happy that summer’s over because fall means harvest season: festivals across the country, giant corn mazes, u-pick apples and pumpkins, Halloween events and of course, the chance to jump in the leaves! Fall is a great season to get outdoors—and get active—with the kids whenever you can. The...

  • Put on your dancing shoes to get your groove on, because the Caribbean’s biggest cultural music festivals are heating up during the Fall season between the months of September and November. From Aruba to the Dominican Republic, Anguilla, Dominica or Jamaica to Mexico and all across the islands,...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Ever since seeing the debonair Cary Grant and the beautiful (but dangerous?) Eva Marie-Saint climb atop the presidents' faces on Mount Rushmore in Hitchcock’s classic movie “North by Northwest,” South Dakota has been on my travel bucket list. Finally, I made it, seeing the very best of the Black...

  • I’m not a fan of Florida, so when I was invited by the Clearwater Region Chamber of Commerce to explore “Natural Clearwater,” I must say I was intrigued. I spent four days exploring this wonderful part of the state and discovered that this region is worthy of attention, After learning that it...

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