Family Fun in Finland

Children young enough to be enthralled by Santa Claus and his reindeer can’t hope for a better winter holiday than a visit to Rovaniemi, in Lapland, Finland, Jolly Old Saint Nick’s official home. And, thanks to expanded air service and new hotels in every price point, the trip is easier than ever. Best of all, […]

Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show

By Audrey Lee Originally a wholesale farm providing radishes, celery, beets and spinach to markets around Philadelphia, Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, has grown to be a fun family farm dedicated to putting smiles on the faces of everyone who visits. During the holiday season, more than 3 million lights illuminate the farm’s property for […]

Holiday in San Francisco Bay

Heading to the San Francisco Bay area this holiday season? You won’t have any trouble finding activities fit for the family in winter. Despite the California zip code, sweater weather is in full swing, the seasonal festivities are nearly endless and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. While the weather and attractions are […]

Maine’s Botanical Family Fun

For the fourth consecutive year, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens celebrates Gardens Aglow, an all-out light festival boasting more than 650,000 LED lights strewn across 14 acres of lush gardens. The dramatic display weaves through illuminated trails and wraps around countless seasonal-themed exhibits — perfect for families looking for either a road trip north before the […]

All Aboard!

Hop on the Polar Express train ride through the Great Smoky Mountains, Nov. 9–Dec. 31. Families enjoy an hour-plus, round-trip journey, departing from Bryson City depot in Bryson City, North Carolina. Kids will press their faces against the glass windows in wonder, watching the wilderness and natural beauty pass on their way to the North […]

Frightless Haunts for Families

While the Halloween season may have ended, there are still a number of ways to enjoy the fun of it year-round. For families with members who are, let’s say, less enthusiastic about traditional spooky haunts, West Virginia may be worth the trip. With such a varied history of dark tales and well-planned establishments gone wrong, […]