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New York Ski Resorts for Families – I Ski Free NY Passport for Kids

Like many states, New York ski resorts have a passport system that allows children of a certain age to receive a free lift ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Kids in the 3rd and 4th grades are eligible for an I Ski Free NY passport. We live in Maryland, but this deal caught my eye...
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A Weekend Family Getaway in the Finger Lakes

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly weekend getaway, the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York is a great option. Besides scenic bodies of water across 80 miles of stunning countryside, there are so many things to do in the Finger Lakes with kids. There are interesting cities to explore along the way as well.  Syracuse,...
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A New York City Tour with Adventures by Disney

A highlight of my year was taking my 7-year-old daughter on a tour of New York City this summer. I’ll be forever grateful to Adventures by Disney for hosting us. We got a unique behind-the-stage experience of the Big Apple. And the memories made during our first mommy-daughter trip are the jewels I hope to...

Holiday Shopping in NYC with Kids

Heading Christmas shopping in NYC with kids in tow? We share our tips on where to shop, what to see, and where to stay for an amazing shopping adventure.
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Holiday and Christmas Events in New York City with Kids

There is nothing more magical than the streets of New York City during the holidays. It kicks off with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and ends with the ball drop in Times Square. Look anywhere and everywhere to find a festive touch. Classic holiday and Christmas events in New York City are a favorite tradition...
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Spectating Guide

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is one of our nation’s biggest and most beloved Thanksgiving traditions. The event has been the kicking off the holiday season for 92 years. Still growing strong and gaining ground with each season, spectating in person may seem like a daunting thought. I’m here to tell...
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Niagara Falls Canada vs. Niagara Falls New York – Things to Do on Each Side of the Falls

One of the seven natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is likely on the bucket list of most families. Niagara Falls is incredibly impressive. The four westernmost Great Lakes feed into the Niagara River before heading over the falls and eventually into Lake Ontario. The falls drop a crazy amount of water: 681,750 gallons...
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Top 10 Things for Families to Do in New York State

The beating heart of modern business and culture may be rooted in New York City, but the rest of the state cradles the Big Apple’s metropolitan onslaught with classic Americana. Sweeping beauty, majestic mountains, Olympic spirit, and early American history is painstakingly and lovingly preserved in the Empire State for all to enjoy.
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