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Where To Take Your Train Enthusiast Kid

I remember when my eldest was two and grandpa bought him a train table. He spent hours and hours building tracks and going around the table in circles. His favorite train was James (from Thomas and Friends). For all of you moms and dads who have a little one who is a budding train enthusiast,...

Visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country, for Family Fun on the Farm

At ages seven and eight, my well-traveled kids have made it clear to me what they like to do on vacation. They want a place to play — preferably with a few water slides, roller coasters, and plenty of ice cream. And, they’d like for me to play with them, at least until I tire...

Summer Family Fun on the Lake in Erie, Pennsylvania

Driving to Niagara Falls or through western Pennsylvania to Ohio? It seems like all roads pass through Erie, Pennsylvania. I admit, from the highway, Erie doesn’t seem particularly enticing – all that’s visible from I-90 is strip malls, chain restaurants, and road construction. But, once you’re off the interstate and on the shores of Lake...

Pittsburgh is for Kids

Pittsburgh really seems to understand what families want and need: affordable kid-friendly attractions. Here are a few ways to experience Kidsburgh with your family

Tips for Enjoying a Day out with Thomas

Before taking your toddler or preschooler on a visit to see A Day out with Thomas the Train, read these helpful tips on making the most of your day.

Where To Stay In Philadelphia With Kids

  Philadelphia is packed with fun, educational, interesting, and memorable things for families to do no matter what time of the year you decide to visit. Between the historic sights, the restaurants, the shopping and the outdoor entertainment and art, activities such as the zoo, the many museums, and the aquarium right across the river,...
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Best U.S. Zip Lines for Kids

Smiles the size of the Grand Canyon. The whoosh of the wind tearing my daughter’s eyes up with squeals of delight. That feeling of accomplishment when you know you’ve conquered your fear. Sure, this may sound like a candy bar commercial from the 1980’s but in reality, it’s exactly what happens every time I take...

Pennsylvania’s Camelback Mountain: Year-Round Family Fun

What family doesn’t want a vacation where there are enough activities to please the whole brood? It may seem like a dream come true, as many times vacation destinations are selected to please either the parents or the kids and to keep costs as close to budget as possible. What happens when you find a...

Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Pittsburgh

Explore the top family-friendly hotels in Pittsburgh for your next vacation. With a hotel type and location for every family, these picks won't let you down.
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