As you drop from the lip of a wooden half-pipe, your body whipped up by gravity as the tube curls back and launches you, spinning and flying into the air, your kids finally realize just how cool you really are. This may not be you, but the guys who broke bones in the 70s and 80s, trying to land those perfect tricks on their skateboards or bikes, who crashed into the merciless concrete of empty pools, are all grown up now and have kids of their own. Like most parents, they want to teach their children what they know but they also want to protect them from getting hurt. The solution is Woodward, the most state-of-the-art, indoor/outdoor extreme sports park with 12 locations across North America. My son and I attended the opening of Woodward Park City in Utah on Dec. 14, 2019.
Chances are you know South Beach or have heard about the southernmost section of Miami Beach — 23rd Street to South Pointe Park. It’s the historic Art Deco district with stunning white and pastel buildings lining Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and beyond.
Raising a budding Julia Child or Jacques Pépin? Or just looking for a more interactive family activity? Register your family (or kids) for a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America.