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How to Make the Most of a San Francisco CityPASS with Kids

On my family’s first trip to San Francisco, we wanted to see and do as much as our kids could handle in five days. We purchased a San Francisco CityPASS and visited every attraction in the booklet, especially taking advantage of the free transportation options, which include cable cars and trolley cars. CityPASS can be…

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All-Ages Caribbean Paradise in Puerto Rico at El Conquistador Resort

On the eastern side of Puerto Rico sits a bright and shiny jewel of a family resort: El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria Resort and Spa. Just a 45-minute drive from the airport in San Juan, El Conquistador truly feels a world apart. The ride out to the resort passes through suburbs that slowly melt away into…

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Nine Quarter Circle Ranch: Wholesome Family Fun Near Yellowstone National Park

There is a reason why nearly 80 percent of dude ranch guests are families. Dude ranches are the perfect place to connect with nature, fellow guests and each other. While they come in all flavors, from luxury ranches to actual working ranches, at heart these properties provide a comfortable, safe environment for kids to be kids … away from…

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Essential Tips for a Caribbean Family Vacation

Exotic enough to feel novel, familiar enough to feel comfortable, the Caribbean islands are paradise for beach-loving families. Many people question whether it’s worth a long trip down there if you can just go to the ocean closer to home. My answer: Absolutely yes. Each island’s culture and beauty are totally unique, and each casts its own lazy, hazy spell. Virtually every…

Quebec vacation with kids, Pointe-a-la-Renommee Lighthouse

10 Secret Places to Visit on a Quebec Vacation with Kids

When you think of Quebec, well-known-and-loved Montreal and Quebec City are most likely the first spots that pop into your mind. But Québec is big (huge, actually), encompassing more than a quarter of the total surface area of Canada’s 10 provinces. That’s a lot of ground to cover, making it easy to miss must-see places like Le Quebec…

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Essential Guide to Central Venice Neighborhoods with Kids

With its cobbled sidewalks, pedestrian streets, glittering canals and hundreds of bridges, Venice seems tailor-made to enchant kids. For many families, though, the unfamiliar terrain can be both dreamy and daunting. This magical floating city is made up of more than 117 islands, and it’s hard to know where to start. Venice is divided into six neighborhoods, collectively called sestieri (or…

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Hotel Beacon: An Affordable Gem (with Kitchens!) on New York’s Upper West Side

Hotel Beacon has been a CB! Hotel Collection favorite for years — readers rave about this kid-friendly standby in Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood. I had the chance to experience it firsthand on a recent New York City trip with my 10-year-old son, and quickly discovered the reason for the love. The Beacon checks all the “just right” boxes, from size to comfort to price…

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Mountain-Style Comfort in an Amazing Location for Families at the Lodge at Vail

When visiting a destination known for incredible natural beauty such as Vail, Colorado, families deserve a hotel that will enhance the stress-free vibe the mountains give off, not detract from it. The Lodge at Vail is a great choice for parents who want a touch of luxury but who also want to feel comfortable during a…