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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 […]

5 New England Ski Destinations Suitable for Families

New England is renowned for its skiing and you definitely don’t have to shy from some of the more popular destinations in order to ensure a good time for the kids. Here’s where to go to guarantee everyone has a great experience, both on and off the slopes. Okemo, Vermont Okemo is consistently rated a […]

Plan Ahead for a Family Ski Vacation

The week before February school vacation is not the time to begin thinking about where to spend it, especially if you’re planning a family ski trip. The time is before snow flies and the rest of the world gets excited about skiing. Choose a ski town or resort and lock into a suite or a […]

Sensationally Spooky Haunts for Big Kids

Christmastime may sparkle, but, for many, there’s nothing quite like Halloween. For little kids, it’s about collecting candy and channeling their inner superhero or a favorite T.V., or movie character. Grown-ups embraced the holiday for all the creativity they can pour into high-concept costumes and cocktails. During the season, teens are caught in the middle, as they […]

Storyland: New England’s Most Original Theme Park for Kids

The colorful slanty, off-kilter entrance buildings are the first clue this is a different sort of amusement park. Storyland, not far from North Conway in New Hampshire’s summer playground of the White Mountains, is not the usual kids’ theme park. The rides are original, creative takes on some old favorites like the Ferris wheel, roller […]

Summer Fun at Ski Areas Near Boston

New England’s larger ski mountains are no longer just for skiing. Many have become year-round resorts, turning their lifts and on-mountain sports facilities into summer and fall playgrounds. Several of these year-round resorts are close to Interstate 93 as it draws an almost straight line from Boston north through the center of New Hampshire. The […]