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Consider a whale watching family adventure in Baja’s Magdalena Bay with guaranteed whale sightings, chance to touch a whale. Or plan a sprinTg break to Loreto on the Baja’s Sea of Cortez with whales, dolphins, and sea lions.
Trains rides and the merriment of Christmas make a great combination for family fun and in Western Connecticut the Jolly Old Elf himself can be found presiding over weekend workshops in his own private rail cars and riding the rails with Mrs. Claus.
The original all-inclusive, all-American vacation experience, dude ranches are rooted in American traditions offering positive ways to enjoy time together.
Gifting travel to loved ones has become more popular in the last few years. A family vacation gift box includes not just the experience but also anticipation and the promise of memories with no expiration date.
Dazzling floral displays, stunning trees, holiday music, 500,000 outdoor lights, dancing fountains and ice skating under the stars are just a few of the highlights of the popular Longwood Gardens Christmas.
Just how green will your next holiday be? Sharing a green vacation with your family is a terrific way to combine responsible living with family fun.
Who doesn't want to do something that's easy, fun and affordable? Cross-country skiing vacations are becoming more popular because they are easy, fun, affordable, and dare I say healthy for everyone.
Sharing authentic, one-of-a-kind vacation experiences with the next generation is one of the benefits of being a grandparent. Do the cool stuff with your grandkids and let their parents do the rest.
Anyone who loves to go sledding will be thrilled by snow tubing because it combines the thrill of a great slide with a little extra bounce. It’s pure family fun.
The snowy months make tracking easy to do with young children and northern Michigan offers plenty of tracks to identify - some animal and some of the human variety. It's cheap, easy and fun outside with your kids.
Share family fun while snow tubing in the Allegheny Mountains and take advantage of the wide range of winter activities offered at Canaan Valley Resort including snowboarding, skiing, air boarding, and great snow tubing.
The idea of vacationing with a baby or toddler can be daunting and while little ones are fairly flexible when their needs are met, they are still high maintenance. So for those of you with tiny tykes, it is not as hopeless as it may seem.
Harvest festivals in Massachusetts offer families an opportunity to get away for a bit, disconnect, and unwind while selecting the perfect pumpkin, navigating a corn maze or tasting luscious cranberries.
How about a whale for the holidays? The Atlantic Coastal waters just off the Chesapeake Bay provide a comfortable wintering home for hundreds of humpback and fin whales.
Just as no two families are alike, no two California beaches match the perfect beach formula. Except for sand, sun and water with an occasional fish or seabird which are fairly standard, the options for fun remain varied.
The newest urban adventure in London is a sign of the times and great way to spend an hour having fun playing a challenging real time game with your tweens or teens.
The new museum in Franklin Court—a site where Franklin actually lived—has been re-imagined with compelling visuals and interactive experiences to offer visitors of all ages a better glimpse of Franklin, his life and his legacy.
From Iowa, and Missouri to North Dakota, South Dakota, and Kansas the idea is simple, enjoy the season. The fun stuff includes pumpkin bowling, barnyard golf by moonlight, and awesome pages.
Indian Rock offers family vacations with an easy pace. Watch dolphins at play and count pelicans or ride the beach trolley for a day adventure. Relax on a white sandy stretch of beach and wait for the next awesome sunset.
The 16th century is a terrific time to share with children and Renaissance festivals and fairs make it easy to do just that. The fun is in imagining with your kids.
Make this a winter of discovery - whales, the open sea with your grand kids. [Read More]
Virginia Beach A Whale of a Winter Family Adventure. Your family can
spend a couple of hours on the ocean, with the chance of encountering
rare fin and humpback whales on their migration route. Some range up
to 85 feet long and weigh 70 tons; others breach playfully, or proudly
show their flukes (tailfins). It's like nothing else you'll do this
winter. With admission to Virginia Aquarium and its 3D IMAX(R) Theatre
included, your time together will be shared with the sharks, harbor
seals and sea turtles as well. Whale Watching Packages are offered
through a number of hotels, so meeting your family's needs for a warm,
cozy evening together is an easy task. Packages available from
December to mid-March. Virginia Beach Visitors Bureau For more information, call the Virginia Beach Whale Hotline toll-free at 1-866-59-WHALE (866-599-4253), or visit our website for online trip planning. [Read Less]
Bring the whole gang to our Oceanfront Camping Resort. [Read More]
Looking for the absolute best in oceanfront camping? Look no further. PirateLand has redefined the standards of family campgrounds to bring you an unbeatable camping experience. 185 Acre Oceanfront Camping Resort with over 1500 sites including oceanfront, lakeside and wooded, plus spectacular guest-pleasing amenities. 50-amp service is offered on all premium sites with a choice of ocean and lake views. Each site comes equipped with sewer, electric, free cable TV, water and picnic tables. Wi-Fi access is available. Outstanding amenities include a 10,000 sq. ft. Welcome Center, Olympic size pool, 510’ Lazy River and Kiddie Pool. Also, indoor heated pool, miniature golf, basketball, paddleboats, freshwater & surf fishing and many supervised planned activities in season. Furnished Villa Rentals are available for those without camping equipment. The resort is gated with24-hour security.
PirateLand Family Camping Resort
5401 South Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Three Days Away in NC High Country. Make use of our family long weekend interactive map. [Read More]
Explore the Boone Area with your kids. Enjoy the invigorating cool climate, festivals, campfires, and outdoor activities. Make a Boone Area family weekend even more fantastic with your very own activity plan which may include Miner’s Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, and Grandfather Mountain. Many local hotels, motels, and resorts have a kid’s favorite—a pool—and some resorts even have tennis courts and their own trails. Contact us: Boone Area Visitor Information: 208 Howard Street Boone, North Carolina 28607. (828) 262.3516 toll-free 1-800-852-9506.
Special offer: November & December 2013 -
4 Nights for the Price of 3 or 10% off a 3 or more night stay. [Read More]
Plus with all vacation rentals at Timber Tops guests receive a Timber Tops Luxury Pass entitling the holder to free admission local attractions or activities. Timber Tops Luxury Pass attraction and activity partners include: Adventure Park Zip Lines, Country Tonite Music Show, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini-Golf, and USA Raft. Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals (check-in) Office 1440 Upper Middle Creek Road Sevierville TN 37876. Toll-free 1-800-266-1066 or www.yourcabin.com
Summer Sunday Super Saver. Plan on the best family beach vacation ever.
Vacation at the beach this summer and save. From now through the end of August, families arriving on a Sunday or Monday and staying a minimum of four nights can save up to 20% on the price of their rooms. All Breakers packages are based on availability. The Breakers Resort Oceanfront at 21st and 27th Ave. N. in the heart of Myrtle Beach and right on the beach. Toll-free 1-800-952-4507, (843) 444-4444 or online.
A secret spot waits for your grand children filled with fun and adventure. Enjoy our green spot on the planet. [Read More]
ACE is the spot for all your family adventure filled with fun. Stay in one of our cabins, chalets (both with hot tubs) lodge or campsite; play with us on the river lakes caves and ride our trails on horses or bikes. We will make your vacation easy to manage from your place to sleep, eat and play, all in one package, if you wish all-year long. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more. We are a great hosting place for your reunion large or small. ACE Adventure Resort, Oak Hill, WV. Call 1- 888-223-7238 or direct at 1(304) 469-2651 or visit us online. [Read Less]
Close to all attractions. Check out our latest deals for places to stay. [Read More]
Kissimmee CVB showcases oodles of vacation packages often with extra savings on hotels, villas, condos and full-sized family homes and many hotels offer transfers to the major attractions either for free or a small fee. The special family vacation offers posted on the website change frequently, so to stay in the information loop sign up for the free e-newsletter, checkout Kissimmee on Facebook or follow the latest news on Twitter. To explore all of the options or to receive a free Kissimmee Visitor's Guide log on to our website.
A 15-acre family beach vacation paradise. Check out our passport of savings! [Read More]
Experience our private beach vacation community, ideal for a safe, fun family vacation. We offer the largest variety of accommodation options and the largest selection of amenities in the area. We have family vacation packages, championship golf, beach fun, live entertainment, attractions, amusements, and group travel. Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort 1200 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Toll-free 1-800-793-6507, (843)839-1957, 448-1551 or online.
Stay 4 Nights with us at Bellasera Hotel and receive your 5th Night Free! [Read More]
Small and intimate, but big on room space, the AAA-rated Four-Diamond Bellasera injects an air of Italiana into a family vacation. Double-listed among TripAdvisor’s “Top 10” Hidden Gems and Best Bargains in the U.S., its one to three-bedroom suites are ideal for groups of up to six with plush living rooms, family-style dining rooms, and full-sized kitchens. Screened porches and balconies overlook the lush courtyard, where families find a tiled swimming pool with waterfall feature and whirlpool. Attendants deliver food and drinks poolside, or families may enjoy Mediterranean-style dishes and a children’s menu in Zizi Restaurant. A free shuttle delivers guests the short distance to Naples’ long sweep of white-sand beach. Other family perks include board games, in-room DVD players, video games on command, complimentary daily housekeeping service, in-room washer-dryer in all bedroom suites, and nearby shopping. Bellasera Hotel 221 Ninth Street South, Naples, FL 34102. Online or call 800-625-4111 today. [Read Less]
Stay 4 Nights and get your 5th night free! Spacious one to three-bedroom suites fit every sized family. [Read More]
Spacious one to three-bedroom suites fit every sized family with comfort that feels like home and luxury that feels even better. Full-sized, outfitted kitchens and in-suite laundry facilities make it easy on mom and dad – more time to spend in the master bath’s jetted Jacuzzi tub. Screened balconies keep toddlers safe. A seven-mile stretch of beach awaits with sand so pristine as to take your breath away; better yet, it’s all situated on the quiet, south end of the island safely removed from the exuberant nightlife scene five miles north. The sand is such a draw that GullWing plays host to the annual American Sand-Sculpting Championship Festival each November. With nearby beach shops offering all you’ll need for a day in the sun, guests can pick up enough accoutrements to keep everyone sand-happy. Other family perks include heated pool and whirlpool, family activity programs, tennis, board game library, barbecue grills, DVD players, movie rentals, nearby restaurants, cinema, and island trolley service. GullWing Beach Resort6620 Estero Boulevard Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 or online. [Read Less]
A Great Family Beach Vacation Spot.
Create your own family fun. [Read More]
Our beach resort is located directly on the sand along the Pacific Ocean midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Our location makes it easy to enjoy lazy days at the beach mixed with excursions to SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo or Legoland. Besides the incredible views and beach access, we offer a heated pool, fitness center and we are walking distance to five-star restaurants, numerous art galleries and museums. Capri Laguna 1441 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. (949) 494-6533 or toll-free 1-800-225-4551 or http://caprilaguna.com.
Heading to the mountains? For the best deals in Pigeon Forge click here. [Read More]
Heading to the mountains? Look for the best deals in Pigeon Forge; print valuable coupons; check out vacation packages, cabin rentals hotels rooms and campsites suited for your family. Let us help make planning your Tennessee Smoky Mountain vacation quick and hassle free. Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37868
Call 1-800-251-9100, (865) 453-8574 or please visit us online. [Read Less]