#WTD2016: World Tourism Day — Tourism for All!

World Tourism Day | family travel

Tourism makes an important impact on countries and communities around the world. Each year on September 27, the United Nations World Tourism Organization celebrates World Tourism Day to bring awareness to the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.Today, Playground joins the celebration and the conversation.

We travel for many reasons: To relax and unwind, give our children life experiences and lasting memories, to see the world. But every time we travel, for whatever reason, something more important happens — we become part of a global movement. Everyone should be able to experience that.

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Giveaway: 4 Tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway

Cirque du Soleil ParamourCirque du Soleil’s Paramour is the rare show that pleases both adults and kids equally, combining edge-of-your-seat, high-flying trapeze and tumbling acts with a toe-tapping original Broadway musical that harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. My family recently saw a performance and everyone in my group, spanning a 60 year age range, raved about the show for weeks after we saw the unique combination of circus-meets-musical theater.

Now it’s your turn to take your family to Paramour — for free!

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Giveaway: 4 Passes to Liberty Science Center to See the New Curious George Exhibit

 Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibition | family travel

WINNER: Congratulations to Jennifer Emmolo!

Liberty Science Center is one of Playground’s favorite Day Trip destinations. With its many year-round exhibitions and exciting traveling exhibitions, LSC is a place where you can visit several times a year and never get bored.

Playground was recently invited to visit the opening of the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibition and fans of the adorable little monkey from the Margret and H.A. Rey books are in for a real treat.

As a Liberty Science Center Blog Ambassador for the day, Playground was provided with 4 Complimentary Combination Tickets to share with our readers. Have we peeked your curiosity? Keep reading!

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September 24th is Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Smithsonian Museum Day Live offers free museum admission

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Smithsonian Museum Day Live is an annual event in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Smithsonian Museum Day Ticket…for free! And you know how much we love free museum admission.

This year’s Museum Day Live takes place this Saturday, September 24.

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