Swing Batter, Batter! THE Coolest Airbnb Rentals for October Baseball

Progressive Field, Cleveland
Progressive Field, Cleveland (Wikimedia Commons)

If you’re a baseball fan, there are few things more exciting than the thrilling race to the pennant during October baseball. There is, however, something that could make this year’s postseason even more exciting: staying ringside in Cleveland, LA, or Chicago in unique, family-friendly accommodations.

From private rooftops that overlook the ballpark to a decked out luxury trailer fit for a Hollywood movie, Airbnb has curated the best listings for fans to hear the roar of the crowd, crack of the bat, see the lights and sights, and maybe even catch a home-run ball. Bonus: these are all great for families, too. And even if you don’t make it to the playoffs, tuck this list away for next year’s baseball season.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: How to Get the Best Holiday and Spring Break Airfare

best holiday airfare | family travel

Q:  Hi Playground! I’m looking to book flights for our family of 5 to the Midwest to see our family for Christmas, and then another to see friends in Texas for Spring Break.

When’s the best time to book to get a deal for Christmas? Should I wait? And do you have any tips on how to get the best price for a flight that has multiple stops? Hoping to go see our friends in Austin for Spring Break and also go to Santa Fe. I’d like to fly into one of those, then on to the other, then back home. Is it way way too early to start looking for airfares for April…Or will they only go up? ~ Bryn H.

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Product Review: 5 Reasons We Love ZigZag City Guides — New York City

Zig Zag City Guides: New York City | family travel

Melissa and I started Playground because we believe that travel makes us better citizens of the world. Going to new places with your children is not just about fun, it opens their eyes (and hearts) to new cultures and people. It creates memories for life. So we’re big fans of things that inspire and encourage family travel, especially when they are are as cute and smart as our latest product review — ZigZag City Guides.

We received the New York City Guide box for review and were immediately smitten. Here are 5 reasons we love ZigZag City Guides — New York City:

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Day Trip: Fall Fun at Brookhollow’s Barnyard Petting Farm

Brookhollow’s Barnyard Petting Farm

We love sharing great Day Trip finds with our readers, and we really love it when our readers share a great place with us!

Playground fan Teresa Akersten recently took her family to a Brookhollow’s Barnyard in Boonton Township, NJ (just an hour from Manhattan) and loved it so much, she asked that we share the information with our readers.

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