Day Trips, Weekend Away

Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways To Take on Presidents Day and Over Winter Break

Family Day Trips

Monday is Presidents Day and the start of Winter Break for some school districts — just enough time to take some Day Trips or  a mini getaway with the family.

We have lots of awesome ideas. So grab your keys, pack the kids into the car, and happy travels!

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Giveaway: Tickets to Kids Week 2017 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

WINNER: Congratulations to Vate Powell!

Earlier this week, we shared all the fun details about the annual Kids Week at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum taking place from February 20 – 25 in NYC. We think it’s such a fantastic family event and encourage you to visit. Believe us, your kids will thank you.

Today, we’re really excited to announce this ticket giveaway!

Thanks to the generosity of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Playground is giving away 4 tickets to Kids Week 2107 to one lucky reader!

Here’s how to enter:

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Easy Summer Family Cruise Options

cruise | family travel

Q: Hi Playground! We are trying to possibly plan our first “real” family cruise. I tried looking up family cruises, but the information I got was overwhelming with not only different cruise lines, but also all the various ships within each line. We don’t need anything extravagant, just something for an almost 6 year old boy to enjoy. We are thinking June or July. I think it might be nice not to have to fly, however we live in Pittsburgh, so we’ll have to drive a bit to get to any port. Any suggestions? Thanks! ~ Rebecca

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Kids Week 2017 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Kids Week The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Looking for a great family Day Trip during Presidents Day/ Winter Break? Between February 20 – 25, Kids Week takes over at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Families with kids of all ages will love this museum located aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark in New York City.

Kids Week is chock full of immersive activities, live performances, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and special guests. Plus, all of it is free with museum admission!

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Contest: Guess the Paper Mill Playhouse 2017-2018 Season, Win Free Tickets

paper Mill Playhouse Guess the Season Game 2017-2018

Each February, Paper Mill Playhouse, one of our favorite regional theaters, announces its productions for the upcoming season. But they don’t just announce it, they run a contest to build suspense — the “Guess the Season” game!

We’re excited to join in the fun, and even more excited to offer one lucky Playground reader who can guess correctly a pair of tickets to an upcoming Paper Mill Playhouse production!

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Tips for a Belize Family Vacation

Belize

Q: Hi Playground!   My family (two daughters in middle and high school, my husband and I) are going to Belize for Spring Break and wanted to see if you have any tips before we go. Anything special we should see or do while we’re there? Thanks ~ CS

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Travel Lover You Love

Valentine's Day gift guide travel

Need inspiration for what to get the travel lover you love for Valentine’s Day? Playground has searched high and low to compile what we think is the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift guide.

These are items that we’ve personally tested and would be thrilled to get ourselves, not sponsored promotions. Read on for travel-inspired gifts we know your sweetheart is sure to love!:

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Grown-up Getaway in South Florida

Florida Keys | family travel

Q: Hey Playgound! Vacationing with kids is great but do you have any recommendations for a winter weekend couples getaway to Miami/Florida Keys? Just a quiet spot with good food, good beach, good room. Nothing wild, loud, fancy or with kids! Thanks — Sarah D.

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