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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Fun Family Budget Hotels in New York City

Family Budget Hotels in New York City

Q:  Hi Playground! I’m thinking of surprising my family with a trip to New York City this summer to see a Yankees game. I would love suggestions on affordable hotels in NYC that would fit a family of four. The few times we have gone we have stayed in New Jersey. Any suggestions will be appreciated.  Thanks! ~ KJK

A: Hi KJK! What a great idea for a trip! I always think New York City is a great family destination, but I know hotels can sometimes seem prohibitively priced. Luckily, however, there are a few hotels I know of that offer either more space, a few extra perks, or just a great price, for families.

Here are a few fun family budget hotels in New York City I recommend to friends and family:

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goBaby App Makes Family Travel Easier


Traveling with a baby is difficult enough. Add in all the gear that you need to take with you — stroller, car seat, Pack ‘n Play, high chair, bouncy seat, baby tub — and the stress of family travel almost makes you want to just have a staycation. But there’s help!

Thanks to goBaby, a baby equipment app that calls itself the “Airbnb of baby gear on the go,” you can rent all the gear you need from parents just like you at your destination.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Spring Break in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs California | family travel

Q:  Hi, I’m planning a spring break in California. We’d love to go to Palm Springs, but it turns out that the Coachella music festival takes place around the same dates. Can we still make it work? And do you think two teen boys (14 and 18) will like the California desert? ~ Thanks! MR

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#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Family Ski Trip in Breckenridge, Colorado

Family Ski Trip in Breckenridge, Colorado

#TBT: Playground reader Mia Riker-Norrie shares this adorable photo of her family on a ski trip in Breckenridge, Colorado, 2004. 

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6 in the City, Weekend Away

6 in the City: Family Fun in Boston’s Back Bay

Boston's Back Bay | family travel

Introducing a new series on Playground, where we feature our personally curated city travel picks with one equation: 1 amazing hotel + 2 great places to eat + 3 can’t miss things to see and do = 6 in the City!

Consider these your handy go-to-guides for the quickest route for travel fun!

First up — Boston’s Back Bay:

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