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New England Pre-Holiday Getaways with Kids

Wonderlands of twinkling colored lights, gingerbread houses, reindeer and train rides with Santa — so many things to enchant kids at this magical time of year! Here are our favorites in New England: Gardens Aglow Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens in Boothbay Harbor are transformed into a magical fairy garden as more than 650,000 lights illuminate […]

Holiday Wonderland for Kids at Longwood Gardens

People travel from all over the country to see the holiday extravaganza at Longwood Gardens, in the Brandywine Valley just north of Wilmington, Delaware. One of America’s best-known show gardens, Longwood is a knock-out for families in any season, from its April extravaganza of tulips to its chrysanthemum show in October. But even better than […]

5 Great Places to Take Kids in St. Louis

It’s clear St. Louis loves families, with plenty to keep them busy. Many other museums and attractions have exhibits and programs designed for young visitors, but these top the list of family experiences. Gateway Arch The 625-foot symbol of the city’s role as the Gateway to the West is the first landmark everyone will notice, […]

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 […]

Fall Festivals in New Zealand

One of those far-off dream destinations on most travelers’ bucket lists, New Zealand has much more than natural beauty drawing in tourists from all over the world. The vibrant nightlife, relaxing daytime activities and active attractions are more than enough to keep the most diversely interested family entertained — not to mention, to say the […]

Hotel Gardens to Make Your Family Green With Envy

From sea to shining sea — California to Massachusetts — junior landscapers or even anyone without a green thumb who just admires a get-away-from-it-all setting can set their sights on some of the country’s most impressive hotel gardens. Mirbeau Plymouth, Mass. No need to book a ticket to France to take a Monet-like trek through […]