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10 Best Broadway Shows for Teens in NYC

If you’re looking for a Broadway show to take your teenager to this season, there is a wide variety of options besides “Hamilton,” which remains the toughest ticket in town. From musicals about relevant social issues to an epic pop opera to more serious shows that revolve around gender equality issues to classic works of literature, there has not been a season quite like this for some time. Even the most jaded and cynical teenager will find a play to get excited about.
Here’s a list of ten sh...

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Perfect Weekend Getaway in NYC for Teens

There is nothing like a weekend in New York City for a teenager. Full of things to do with teens, the city is a sensory overload, but in a good way. It’s a lovely diversion from everyday life, and certainly an exciting one. Teens who crave a dose of culture and street life will appreciate a short jaunt. There’s great food, plays, shopping, and even just view of the skyline from a hotel window.
Visiting NYC also gives parents and their teens time to reconnect with each other. If you’re like Lo...

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A Family's Guide to A Trip to the Finger Lakes, NY

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If you live in or around New York State, consider taking a trip around the Finger Lakes. The area is kid-friendly and full of places to go, with plenty of things to do with kids. From Syracuse to Rochester and everywhere in between, there is so much to offer traveling families. The lakes and rolling farmlands offer waterfalls, canals, museums, historical landmarks, and shopping in villages.
There is also a plethora of hotels covering every price range, from budget ...

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5 Kid-Friendly Beaches In New York City

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There is nothing like summertime at the beach in New York City. NYC’s kid-friendly beaches are full of innocent, carefree fun. Whether you live in or outside the boroughs, it’s always a treat to escape the heat with a dip in the ocean or an ice-cream cone on the boardwalk.
The beauty of the beaches in New York City is that they’re centrally located. Like every place in and around the city, you can literally hop on the subway, bus or commuter train to get to most kid-friend...

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8 Filming Locations of Your Teens' Favorite Shows

NYC has slowly been coming a “little Hollywood” over the past decade, with studios and directors eyeballing the city for shooting locations. The city is bristling with TV filming locations and visiting them is a one of NYC’s best things to do with teens.
You can visit these locations on foot, or take a tour bus ride around the city that specializes in these types of experiences. Whatever you decide, do your research in advance so that you know the precise street corners and parts of the city ...

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Perfect Weekend Getaway in NYC for Teens

There is nothing like a weekend in New York City for a teenager. Full of things to do with teens, the city is a sensory overload, but in a good way. It’s a lovely diversion from everyday life, and certainly an exciting one. Teens who crave a dose of culture and street life will appreciate a short jaunt. There’s great food, plays, shopping, and even just view of the skyline from a hotel window.
Visiting NYC also gives parents and their teens time to reconnect with each other. If you’re like Lo...

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Top 10 Things to Do in Philadelphia with Kids

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Philadelphia is the quintessential American city for a family vacation. It is full of history and culture -- bristling with a choice of places to visit and new foods to experience. It’s also a very organized, walkable city and perfect for strollers, with its wide-open sidewalks. In addition to its subtle beauty, the locals get a kick out of people exploring its city and roots. They love watching tourists love their city.
To bring the city of Philadelphia’s history and...

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Top 10 Things to Do in Philadelphia with Kids

(Flickr: Xiquinho Silva)
Philadelphia is the quintessential American city for a family vacation. It is full of history and culture -- bristling with a choice of places to visit and new foods to experience. It’s also a very organized, walkable city and perfect for strollers, with its wide-open sidewalks. In addition to its subtle beauty, the locals get a kick out of people exploring its city and roots. They love watching tourists love their city.
To bring the city of Philadelphia’s history and...

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Exploring the Cool Side of Austin with Kids

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Sometimes when parents travel, we tend to skip the attractions and restaurants that appeal primarily to adults by default. We worry whether our kids will be interested or if they’ll whine the whole time. In Austin, it’s very possible to explore the town without missing a beat. Parents can see what they want to see and eat what they want to eat, with a guarantee of not missing out during a family weekend getaway.
If you’re headed to Austin with kids for a family weekend ...

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A Weekend Getaway in Newport, RI with the Kids

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If you’re looking for a great family weekend getaway in the Northeast, consider one in Newport, Rhode Island. The idyllic coastal town is famous for its annual sailing regatta and the Gilded Age mansions that line Bellevue Avenue.
Set on Aquidneck Island in the heart of New England, it’s also a walking town. A Newport with kids vacation, therefore, is an effortless kind of trip. Beach strolls past mansions by the sea is one of the things this town affords for famili...

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Autumn in Brooklyn with the Kids

New York with kids is wonderful in the fall. But Brooklyn is particularly fun and a part of NYC that demands a visit as the weather starts to cool.
Fall in Brooklyn with kids is great for so many reasons. New York’s hip hamlet goes into full gear once autumn arrives, creatively celebrating the season all over the borough. With cool weather on your side, there are many things to do with kids in Brooklyn almost every Fall weekend. The options are wide-ranging, from Halloween festivals to fall m...

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Philadelphia: A Weekend Away with the Kids

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway with the kids, consider Philadelphia! It’s an easy two-hour drive from Brooklyn and offers rich history, beautiful architecture and lots of family-friendly activities (at a slightly slower pace than NYC). Holly Rosen Fink gives us her top picks for Philly as a destination.

Growing up with solid Philadelphian roots, I’ve always referred to the city as Philly. Philadelphia is the combination of two Greek words: Phileo, which means love and adelphos, which...

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A Weekend Away: 48 Hours in Raleigh with the Kids

Raleigh, North Carolina is an unexpected weekend getaway with the kids for many reasons. Firstly, this Southern state is a very short flight from NYC. It’s also a good weekend destination for those who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn and experience a southern city with a small-town feel. In addition, it’s also considerably cheaper than most U.S. destinations. Many museums in Raleigh are state-funded, eating out won’t break the bank, and hotel stays are affordable. Plus...

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Secret Toronto for Families: See the City Like a Native | HuffPost

Secret Toronto for Families: See the City Like a Na...

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Best Family Vacation Advice | Family Vacations with Kids | MiniTime

Best Family Vacation Advice | Family Vacations with...