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Chicago with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

by Rebecca Mastey. Posted Aug 31st 2010 04:03 PM
Chicago with Kids: A Family Vacation


It is fitting that Chicago, Illinois, is known as the "windy city," because visiting this engaging Midwestern city is a breeze with tots in tow. There are enough things to do in Chicago to last you several days or even a week, but if one day is all you have, there are several must-see sites and must-do activities that will make your trip to Chicago the best family vacation ever. Here are my suggested family vacation ideas for the perfect day in Chicago with kids.
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Adventure Activities in Houston -- Try if You Dare

by Kristin Lockhart. Posted Aug 30th 2010 06:50 PM
Adventure Activity Houston

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While Houston, Texas, may not be the city that comes to mind when someone says "thrill-seeking," there are several ways to get the adrenaline rushing in Houston. Here are five terrific adventure activities in Houston. Tackle these ideas if you dare.
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Vienna with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

by Brian Berenty. Posted Aug 27th 2010 02:46 PM
Vienna with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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Vienna's immaculately preserved historic center is testament to the tremendous wealth and power that the Austro-Hungarian Empire exercised for hundreds of years. Today, Vienna is a picture-perfect storybook fantasy that's replete with horse-drawn carriages, churches that appear to be frosted confections, temples dedicated to luscious pastries, and food stands that elevate the humble hot dog to heavenly status. Here are some tips for planning the perfect family vacation in Vienna with tweens.
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Boston with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

by Susan Cohen. Posted Aug 16th 2010 09:00 AM
Boston with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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Planning a fun family day in Boston with tweens is easy, as choices for activities and delicious food abound. From breakfast at a classic diner and an afternoon at a hidden beach to dinner in Boston's Little Italy, even the most doubting tween is sure to have fun. The great thing about 8- to 12-year-olds is that they are old enough to handle the walking and transportation changes that are often needed to get around Boston but young enough to still tolerate interaction and participation with the adult members of the family.

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San Francisco with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

by Jane E. Nichols. Posted Aug 16th 2010 09:00 AM
San Francisco with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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San Francisco (don't call it "Frisco"-- the locals hate that) is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. So before you set out on your perfect day in San Francisco, with your tween, make sure to get your tween a camera. This way your camera bug can have a great time snapping sailboats out on the glistening bay, the amazing architecture old and new, the mix of people and interesting things at every turn.
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