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10 Great Fall Family Getaways

Are you feeling like summer is coming to a fast close and you need more holiday time? I do! Fortunately, fall is a wonderful season to plan short getaways while the weather is still nice and in many cases, prices are lower than peak travel periods.

Here are 10 great fall travel ideas. I’ve included venues that are great for parents-only getaways as well as family breaks. Given all there is to do to prepare for back-to-school, we’re all exhausted and need some downtime.

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Ten Cities with Great Holiday Ice Skating Rinks

Something about the image of skaters conjures up that holiday feeling. As winter begins, skating outdoors is accessible even in the most unlikely places. Cities all over the world feature wonderful rinks to help get families in the holiday spirit.

Last year on our spring family vacation, I noticed the rink in Philadelphia’s center and it got me thinking about all the great outdoor rinks that offer this fun winter activity.

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Photo Friday: Apple Picking Around Boston

Fall in the Northeast is a true highlight. The trees become brilliant shades of reds, oranges, and golds making the views everywhere magnificent. It’s a joy to just drive around this time of year. I particularly love how the seasons set a pattern of family rituals.

For us, Fall means a trip to the local apple orchard. Not only do we come away spending a great day together and loaded with apples, but let’s admit, there are great photo opportunities!

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Weekend Fall Getaways (US Only)

Fear not, there is still time to get away with your kids before the holiday madness starts! Here are a few ideas from our portfolio in places that are fun to visit over October and November.

In an unbeatable New York City location for families, Le Parker Meridien is offering Ciao Bambino clients a 10% discount off the best available weekend rates through December 27th.