Amy Querido

The fireworks show at Disney's Magic Kingdom

It’s without a doubt that one of the ‘must-dos’ in Walt Disney World is to find a perfect spot to watch Epcot’s Illumination Show or the Magic Kingdom’s Wishes Show. But the perfect spot doesn’t have to be inside one of these parks. If you stay at any of the Disney Resorts, there are several spots you can enjoy these fireworks without having to pay admission. Read More »

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Take a tour of the National Mall with City Segway Tours

A city rich with many museums and monuments like Washington DC will require a good deal of planning and time to explore.  For the tourist on a time crunch, a guided tour of the city is a great way to maximize your time. Sure, you can use the tried and true “hop-on and hop-off” bus tour. But it’s way more fun to try one of the unconventional tours offered in the city.

City Segway Tours (meets at 624 9th Street, NW): If you want to blast through the city and enjoy all the must-see attractions while looking cool, take the National Mall Segway tour. You may even learn a few new facts to boost your water cooler knowledge. For even more fun, you can book the evening tour; there’s less traffic, and you can get an interesting view of the monuments after dark. You can stay at the Sofitel Lafayette Square and, from there, take a metro from McPherson Square to Gallery PI – Chinatown. Read More »

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Paddle Boating in the Tidal Basin

Paddle Boating in the Tidal Basin

The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. is one of the best ways to spend Spring Break with your children. From March through April, this annual festival offers many great family-friendly activities to go along with the world-class selection of free museums; these are some of the best:

Tidal Basin Paddle Boats (1501 Maine Avenue, SW): From March 10 through April 11, you and your kids can enjoy the view of cherry blossoms  along the Tidal Basin while riding a paddle boat ($10 per hour for a two-person boat, $18 per hour for a four-person boat). Read More »

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Tar pits

Display at the La Brea Tar Pits, Page Museum in Los Angeles

Taking kids to a museum in Los Angeles can be hit or miss, depending on what kind of museums you visit and what mood your kids are in. Los Angeles might be known for glitz, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that the city is superficial. Your vacation in L.A. can be as educational as you make it. If your kids are in a good mood for adventure and learning, check out these museums: Read More »

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Downtown Disney in Disney World, Orlando

Downtown Disney in Disney World, Orlando

Orlando is typically a must-do vacation for any family with children. Parents might try to save money by searching the web for the best deals at Disney World, because we all know how expensive a family vacation can be, but they might not look into the numerous Orlando attractions outside the theme parks. To help keep your vacation within budget, consider these fun and free alternatives.

Downtown Disney Marketplace: Experience the Happiest Place on Earth without paying for it. Downtown Disney is a perfect spot for a relaxing day. You will enjoy walking along the boardwalk and shopping in various specialty stores like the Disney Mega Store and the Lego store. Afterward, you can reward the kids (and yourself) with ice cream from the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop. It’s within a short drive from Disney ‘s All Star Movie Resort, one of Disney’s most affordable resorts, or the pricier. Read More »

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Union Station food court in Washington, D.C.

Union Station food court in Washington, D.C.

There is no doubt that when you visits Washington, D.C., you will have various choices of great restaurants. But what do you do when you just want to grab a quick bite (that doesn’t break the bank) and you have your little rascals in tow? Food courts are family-friendly and affordable alternatives to restaurant dining, and the food can be delicious! Check out these four food courts that are within walking distance of D.C. attractions:

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Dolphin show at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne

Dolphin show at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne

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The Superbowl may be over, but Miami’s party reputation still isn’t going anywhere. Don’t let that discourage you from planning a family vacation to Sunny Florida, however! Miami is more family-friendly than you think, and has gorgeous weather this time of year. Here are some ideas for a fun-filled day with your kids in beautiful Key Biscayne:

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