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Family Vacations: Most Popular Articles

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Rainy Day Vacation Solution: Play Charades with...
Charades: how to play this great game, for family fun for all ages.
Disney World, Minus the Crowds
Want to visit Disney World when attendance is low? This month-by-month chart makes it easy to time it right.
The Cheapest Times To Visit Disney World
Want to visit Disney World on the cheap? Here's the lowdown on when prices are at their most affordable in 2014.
Where to Spend Christmas Vacation with Kids
Planning an escape during the holiday season 2014? These Christmas vacation ideas promise a getaway that's merry and bright for the whole family.
The Best and Worst Times to Visit Disney World
Want to know the best time to visit Disney World? Here's a month-by-month overview of prices, crowds, and weather.
Christmas at Disneyland: Holidays by the Numbers
It takes an army of elves to deck the halls and trim the trees at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Here's a look at Holidays 2014 by the numbers:
6 Dirt-Cheap Disney Souvenirs Your Kids Will Love
Looking for affordable Disney souvenirs? None of these awesome kid-pleasing keepsakes will break your budget.
Disneyland vs. Disney World: How Do They Compare?
Read about differences between Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Families will have a great time at either destination!
Where to Watch Candy Canes Made by Hand
Looking for a fun family holiday activity? These candy makers let you observe the lost art of making candy canes by hand.
Find a Polar Express Train Near You
Do you believe in the magic of Christmas? Hop onboard a Polar Express train and recreate the magic from the beloved children's book and movie.
Top 10 Most Popular Christmas Destinations
Looking for Christmas getaway ideas? These 10 destinations are the most sought-after by vacation home renters for the holiday week.
The Many Things You Can Do While in NYC with...
Want an authentic New York City experience? Consider a short-term apartment rental. You'll get more space and home-style conveniences than at a hotel.
What You Need to Know About International...
Taking kids out of the country? Here's what you need to know about passports and documentation.
New York Winter Vacation
New York State winter vacation ideas: suggestions for family getaways. including ski destinations, an all inclusive family ranch with tubing and sleigh rides, and more.
Get in On These Massive Black Friday &...
Attention, vacation shoppers! These Black Friday travel deals offer savings of up to 75 percent on your next family getaway.
Our Favorite Family Winter Vacations with Sun...
Winter Vacation Ideas in the Northeast U.S.: find family-friendly suggestions in Vermont, New York State, Pennsylvania, and more.
Disney World on a Dime
Want to visit Disney World for less? These tried-and-tested tips will help you save money and maximize value during your stay.
17 Spring Break Ideas for Families in 2014
Spring Break 2014 Ideas for Families
Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights: check out a dozen great places in the U.S. and Canada to see beautiful Holiday Lights.
Santa Fe at Christmas
Santa Fe, New Mexico, at Christmas: the photogenic town of Santa Fe, known for its art and its adobe architecture, has family-friendly events throughout December.
The Best Cancun Resorts for Families (Beware,...
Top Cancun resort choices for families: suggestions for all inclusive and other resorts with special features for families.
Best Vacations for Families with Babies and...
The best vacations for families with babies and toddlers offer support through flexible childcare, babysitting, and age-appropriate programming.
Smart Parent's Guide to Walt Disney World
Get more out of your Disney World vacation with these tried-and-tested tips that can help you find more value and avoid hassles.
Top Kid-Friendly Travel Destinations
These top family vacation recommendations include all-time favorites plus places that perhaps you haven't considered before.
Can You Find All-Inclusive Resorts in Hawaii?
Is it possible to find all inclusive resorts in Hawaii? Here are a few hints.
13 Great Family-Friendly New England Resorts
Top New England Family Resorts: check out destinations with extensive kids programs and family activities.
Have a Question About Planning a Family...
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher is the family vacations expert at About.com. Send her your questions about planning family vacations and traveling with kids.
Bye-Bye Boredom! Free Print & Play Car Games
Free printable travel games can be a lifesaver on a family vacation. Just download, print and play these tried-and-tested classics.
Snag a Deal on Your Next Disney Vacation
Looking for a deal on a Disney vacation? Here are special offers available at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani, Disney's Hawaiian resort.
Will a Hurricane Ruin Your Florida Vacation?
Planning a Florida beach getaway? Heading to Disney World? Here's what the experts are saying about the risk of hurricanes in 2014.
Top Things to do on Kauai, for Families
For something different, and a fun outing: go tubing through tunnels. Kauai Backcountry Adventures runs
Where to Ring in 2015 with Kids
Planning a family getaway over the New Year? These ideas promise a memorable way to ring in 2015.
Eat Here, Not There: Alternatives to Fast Food...
Looking for inexpensive alternatives to fast food? When your family is on the go, put these options on your go-to list.
Don't-Miss Christmas Events in New York City
Planning a visit to NYC during the holiday season? Here's a don't-miss line-up of Christmas and holiday events in 2014.
What Experts are Predicting for Hurricane...
Beach getaway in Florida? Fall vacation in the Caribbean? Here's what the experts are saying about the risk of hurricanes in 2014.
America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families
Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains is one of America's best all-inclusive resorts for families.
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best...
Tips for families of five or more who are looking for an all-inclusive resort. Page 6.
Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge
Christmas at Great Wolf Lodge: Snowland comes complete with life-size gingerbread houses, letters to Santa, caroling, holiday storytime, and more.
Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts in Cancun
Cancun all inclusive resorts: an A to Z look at a dozen popular all inclusives in Cancun, for families.
Where to Take the Kids in January
Wondering where to take the kids for a family getaway in January? These destinations make for awesome vacations in the new year.
Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts Your Kids Will...
Read about Caribbean all inclusive resorts for families with kids programs, infant and toddler care, watersports, family activities...
11 Kid Friendly All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts
Top Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts for Families: Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has excellent kids programs, watersports, and more for families.
Jamaica's Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families
Jamaica All Inclusive Resorts: find resorts for families with kids programs, waterslides and waterparks, teen centers, and more.
All-Inclusive Resorts with Baby Care and...
All inclusive resorts with baby care and toddler programs: find family-friendly all inclusive resorts with nurseries, infant care, and toddler kids clubs.
5 Hobbit-Inspired Vacation Homes You Can Rent
The Hobbit 3: Battle of the Five Armies ," HomeAway has put together a list of real-life “hobbit houses"
Christmastime in Chocolate Town USA
Visiting Hershey, Pennsylvania, during the holiday season in 2014? Here's what you need to know about the Christmas in Hershey celebration.
Have a Game Plan: 7 Tips for Your Epcot Theme...
Tips for families visiting Epcot theme park at Disney World.
Where to See Santa
Great Places to See Santa, starting with North Pole, NY, including Colonial Williamsburg, Breckenridge CO, Bethlehem CT, Santa Fe NM, and more.
Holiday Events by Region
Holiday events: find events and celebrations for families during the Holiday Season, by region, in the Northeast US, Orlando, CA, and more locations.
Winter Getaways That Will Wow Your Family
SLIDESHOW: Here are can't-miss ideas for winter getaways with kids, from holiday escapes to ski trips to great destinations for school breaks.
Packing for a Trip? Use This Helpful Checklist
Packing list for a family trip: documents, tech gadgets, gear, toiletries... Remember it all with a list.
Where to Find Free Fun at Disney World
Looking for ways to stretch your dollars at Disney World? Take advantage of these free activities that do not require a theme park ticket.
Family New Years Eve Celebrations
Hershey PA: special party package and other family New Year's Eve events.
Dude Ranch Fun in the Northeast at Rocking...
Looking for a kid-friendly dude ranch near New York City? Rocking Horse Ranch is a Western-style resort with horseback riding and much more.
Family of 5 or More? These Hotels and Resorts...
Family Hotels / Resorts for Five or More: find places that welcome families of five (or more)
4 Ways to Create Santa Magic When You're Away...
Celebrating Christmas away from home? Here are four ways to let your loved ones know that Santa knows how to find your family, wherever you may be.
14 Free Travel Apps That Make Family Vacations...
Don't leave home without these 12 essential free apps that can make your family vacation better.
Whoopee! Kids Ski Free!
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Which Mexico Resorts Are Best for Families?
Read about Mexico all inclusive resorts, which are such popular spots for family vacations; see tips and a few cautions, too.
Find Great Family Resorts in the Northeast US
Family Resorts in the Northeast US: suggestions include four-season resorts in Vermont, an all inclusive family ranch in New York State, a grand old hotel in New Hampshire, and more.
Why Smugglers’ Notch, VT, Is a Great...
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New Mexico at Christmas
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Save Up to \$600 With an All-Inclusive Disney...
Like the idea of an all-inclusive Disney World vacation this winter? You can save up to $600 with a package that includes the popular Disney Dining Plan.
Orlando's Most Sensational Christmas Celebrations
Orlando pours on the Christmas cheer as theme parks and resorts roll out the red-and-green carpet with fabulously festive holiday celebrations.
9 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and...
Value priced all inclusive resorts: check out nine choices for families in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Stranded? Use the Honk App to Call for Help on...
Need roadside help on the highway? A free app called Honk can call a tow truck or garage quickly and affordably.
Poconos Resorts: Escape with Your Family to the...
Poconos resorts for families: check out classic lodges, a lodge with an indoor water park, and more choices in this popular area that's just a few hours from New York City or Philadelphia.
Find a Great Family Resort in Pennsylvania
Family Resorts PA: profiles of family-friendly resorts in Pennsylvania, with recreation, kids' programs, etc.
Smart Parent's Guide to Flying with Kids
Flying with kids? Got a long layover? Consider buying a pass to an airport VIP lounge.
Help! Where Should I Stay at Walt Disney World?
Where to stay at Disney World: read about factors and considerations for families.
The 26 Best Family Ski Resorts, from A to Z
Top Family Ski Resorts A to Z or by Region: find great places to go, with kids programs and more ways to welcome families
Love Floating Down a Lazy River? Check Out...
Resorts with Lazy Rivers, continued: check out a number of resorts, both all-inclusive and not, that offer water park features right on the property.
How to Get or Renew a US Passport for You and...
Passport Requirements for US citizens, with special notes for family travelers.
The Best and Worst Times to Visit Disneyland
Trying to figure out the best time to visit Disneyland? Here's a month-by-month overview of prices, crowds, and weather.
Fantastic Family Vacation Spots in Florida
Find many ideas for family vacations in Florida: in Orlando, or at the Space Coast, Treasure Coast, or Emerald Coast, at an all inclusive resort, or a resort with water park...
The Harry Potter Theme Park: Tips for an...
See: Diagon Alley to Open at Universal Studios Florida in July 2014 . Harry Potter fans have loved the
Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National...
Visiting Gaylord National Resort for ICE! in 2014? Here's what you need to know about Christmas on the Potomac.
Can't-Miss Hotspots at the Mayan Riviera:...
Mayan Riviera all inclusive resorts and highlights for families along the Mayan Riviera, from north end at kilometer 18 to Tulum at kilometer 117.
A Guide to the Dominican Republic's All-Inclusi...
Dominican Republic all inclusive resorts for families: the DR is a popular Caribbean island for getaways with kids programs and other kid-friendly features.
Disney Delivers a New Seamless Planning-to-Park...
Planning a trip to Disney World? Here's what you need to know about MagicBands and the new MyMagic+ ticketing system.
Which Disney Resorts Are Closest to the Magic...
For families visiting Disney World, there are some great reasons to stay at a resort near the Magic Kingdom, especially for those with little kids along.
Where to Go in 2015: America's Top 10...
Wondering where to take your family on vacation in 2015? Consider what other travelers are saying about
Christmas / Holiday Season Events
Christmas and Holiday Season events and getaway ideas for family travellers, including Christmas train rides, tree lightings, holiday lights, great places to see Santa, vacation packages....
The Most Amazing Pools at Disney World Resorts
Our favorite pools at Disney World resorts feature a sand-bottom beach, Mayan pyramid, Spanish fortress, and a talking regal blue tang named Dory.
D'oh! 25 Years of Family Vacations with The...
To celebrate 25 years of The Simpsons, we look back at a quarter-century of family vacations with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.
Which Caribbean Islands Have All-Inclusive...
Which Caribbean islands have all inclusive resorts? Not all islands offer these popular types of family getaways.
Beat Motion Sickness with These 8 Tips
Motion sickness: if you or your kids tend to feel car sick, read about remedies and how to avoid motion sickness in cars.
Free Disney Printables for Kids
Find character names and other key words from Disney's blockbuster film, "Frozen." Download Your Free
Guide to Great Wolf Lodge Water Park in the...
Great Wolf Lodge Poconos: profile for families and photos of Great Wolf Lodge Poconos resort with indoor water park.
Visit Santa's Workshop at the North Pole, New...
North Pole, NY for the holidays: During the Christmas season, families can meet Santa and his reindeer, and tour the storybook village and shops..
The Best Family Ski Resorts in the US and Canada
New York State: find popular ski resorts for families.
Holiday Season Highlights at Disney World
Christmas 2014 at Disney World: Holiday highlights at Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios
Where to Take the Kids in December
Wondering where to take the kids for a family getaway in December? These destinations make for awesome vacations during the holiday season.
10 Summer Vacation Ideas for the Ultimate in...
Top summer vacation ideas for 2014: Find fabulous summer vacation ideas for every budget and every interest.
Why Dead Week Is an Awesome Time for a...
Pro travel tip: Time your getaway for dead week if you want to save significant money during the holiday season.
Christmas in Orlando at Gaylord Palms Resort
Visiting Gaylord Palms Resort for ICE! in 2014? Here's what you need to know about the popular Christmas celebration in Orlando.
Get Your Snow On at the Top 20 Family-Friendly...
Looking for a kid-friendly ski resort? Here are the top 20 ski resorts for families, as voted by readers of Ski magazine readers for 2014-2015.
Things You Should Know About Mexico Resorts
Mexico resorts: families love these getaways, but there are some tips, cautions, and points to note.
Where to Take the Kids in February
Wondering where to take the kids for a family getaway in February? These destinations make for awesome getaways for President's weekend or a midwinter break.
Disneyland is Marking its Diamond Celebration...
Disneyland will mark its 60th anniversary in 2015. Here's the latest on the yearlong Diamond Celebration that kicks off in spring 2015.
4 Awesome New Attractions Coming Soon to Walt...
Coming soon to Walt Disney World: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Four Seasons Orlando, Avatar Land, and more.
Save On Your Next Cruise
Save a bundle on your next family cruise with one of these deals from the most kid-friendly cruise lines.
16 Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts on the...
Mayan Riviera: find out about family-friendly all inclusive resorts in this popular area south of Cancun in Mexico.
The Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families
All inclusive resorts for families: tips for finding the best places for family getaways.
The Atlantis Bahamas Resort: Take Family Fun to...
The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas has many features for families, special kids waterplay zone, giant waterpark with thrill rides, large kiddie pool area, baby welcome amenities, and more.
Should You Visit Venice with Your Kids?
Venice with Kids: practical advice for family visits to this beautiful and unique city in Italy.
Get More White, Spend Less Green
Planning a family ski vacation? Save a bundle with deals and special offers at ski resorts in the US and Canada.
Why September is the Best Month to Visit Orlando
Visiting Orlando in September means smaller crowds and a bonanza of exceptional deals on hotels, dining and attractions.
Which Cruise Line is the Best Fit For Your...
Thinking about taking a cruise with kids? These cruise lines go above and beyond for families.
What to Know About Club Med Cancun in Mexico
Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Mexico all inclusive resort with prime location in Cancun, and excellent programs for kids and teens...
5 National Parks That Put the "Win" in Winter
Winter is a terrific time to visit these amazing national parks and grab a unique opportunity to witness nature and wildlife without the heat and crowds.
Clearwater Beach/St. Petersburg Guide for...
Clearwater Beach / St. Petersburg Florida: tips for family travel to this popular area two hours west of Orlando.
A Day Away: Fab Family Vacations Within 6 Hours...
A Day Away from Boston: Looking for great family vacation spots within a day's drive of Boston? Each of these picks can be reached in six hours or less.
Holidays on The High Seas on Disney Cruise Line
What happens on a Disney cruise during the holiday season in 2014? Here's what you need to know about Verry Merrytime Cruises with Disney Cruise Line.
The Price of Admission to the Happiest Place on...
How much do tickets to Disney World cost in 2014? Compare ticket prices for Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando.
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