Washington D.C. Travel Guides for Families

Hilton has a new Discover and Uncover in Washington D.C. with the first-ever Capital Adventure Package – including Washington D.C. Travel Guides for Families. The package is great for families making a vacation out of our nation’s capital. Washington D.C. is a great destination from Boston too. The flights are quick and generally inexpensive. The […]

New rides at Great Escape

Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, one of America’s favorite and most historic theme parks for over 60 years, has expanded from a five-acre nursery rhyme-themed park (originally called Storytown, USA) to include more than 135 rides, shows and attractions, including two full children’s areas for a day with fun and […]

Best Hotel in Boston for Families

A Great Staycation Location After looking at the airline prices for a getaway during school vacation week, I went into major sticker shock. Realizing that a good vacation doesn’t require a flight or a train (and with less impact on the wallet) it was easy to realize that Boston itself is a great vacation spot, […]

Boston Globe Travel Show 2016

The Boston Globe Travel show is coming to the Seaport on February 19th through February 21st offering show-only travel discounts, cultural performances and culinary demos. Plus, fun stuff for the kids! More information and tickets can be at www.bostonglobetravelshow.com and on social media on Facebook, Twitter and with #BGTravel. Ticket prices are $10 in advance, […]

Red Sox Baseball Winter Weekend

The Red Sox will host a “Baseball Winter Weekend” from Friday, January 22nd through Sunday January 24th, 2016 where fans young and old will have an opportunity to interact with players, hear from owners, and listen to roundtable discussions on a variety of baseball topics. The event takes place at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. It’s […]

Sea Crest Beach Hotel – Shore Dinner Series

Sea Crest Beach Hotel, in Falmouth MA, has an Old Silver Beach Shore Dinner Series that is perfect for a day get-away for the whole family. Just a two hour drive from Boston, the Sea Crest Resort hosts the Dinner Series that includes a 1 ½ pound Maine lobster; ½ pound of local steamer clams; […]

New Edaville Changes and New Thomas Land

We spent another day at Edaville USA last weekend. It has been fun to see the changes that Edaville Railroad is making each time we go for a visit. The newest addition is a gorgeous brick entry into the park, and the ground breaking that took place earlier in the week for the new Thomas […]

Train Hand Signal Tests and More

We spent another complimentary day at Edaville Railroad. It was fun exploring more of the park! We went down for the Jr. Conductor Weekend. Though we didn’t participate in the extra activities, our general admission provided us with a map for a scavenger hunt. My four-year old son loved it. It added a fun element […]

Backyard Monsters: World of Insects

Ugh. I hate bugs, but my kids? They find bugs fascinating. So this new exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in Conneticut would delight them (and probably freak me out.) This exhibit has giant robotic insects up to 96 times their normal size, all with lifelike colors and movements. You can even […]

Loon Mountain Ice Castle – and Giveaway!

You hear of these cool ice castles on the news or online, but they are usually in some European country (or in Canada). However, this winter, Loon Mountain (Lincoln, New Hampshire) has the East Coast’s first Ice Castle! Loon Mountain Ice Castle My four-year old son has really gotten into princesses recently. (I don’t blame […]

Haunted Lighthouses in Massachusetts

A great Halloween tradition is being scared out of your mind at a spooky haunted house or frightening hay ride at one of the many haunted attractions in Massachusetts. If screaming is not your thing, and you’re looking for more chills and lore, consider a new spooky adventure and explore the haunted lighthouses along the […]

Things to Do in Massachusetts From A to Z

Massachusetts is full of resources and places to explore for families of all sizes and ages. While I have written about a variety of specific activities, like what to do after dark or places to go around town, here is a list of activities and destinations from A-Z! A – Art Galleries. The most notable […]

Four Day Trips from Boston

Here are four fun day trips from Boston to consider. Each is less than a two-hour drive from Boston. North, South, East and West: take your pick! “North” – Freeport USA 23 Depot Street, Freeport, Maine Freeport, Maine is known all over the world for world-class shopping and fun dining. Stroll down Freeport’s brick sidewalks through charming […]

Top 10 Places to Visit this Summer in Massachusetts

Here are ten summer day trips, in and around Massachusetts, to consider putting on your “to-do” list. 1. Six Flags: A two hour car ride from downtown Boston, Six Flags New England is based in Springfield. It has over nine areas with a water park and three areas dedicated to kids. You can also rent […]

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