Arts & Culture, Day Trips, Museums, Weekend Away

The Ultimate Summer of Family Fun in Philadelphia

Independence Hall | Philadelphia family travel

Just in time for summer family travel, we’ve got the skinny from our friends in Philadelphia on every, single, thing there is do with kids in the City of Brotherly Love. Whether you want a dose of history in Center City, an interactive cultural immersion in the Museum District, or wide open spaces of Fairmount Park (not to mention THE most delicious spots for cheese steaks, ice cream, pizza, and other kid pleasing treats) there’s a fit for every family who wants to spend some time in Philly this summer, or really anytime of year.

Read on for all the details:

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Arts & Culture, Weekend Away

We Found a REALLY Patriotic Destination to Celebrate July 4 (Think Colonial and Williamsburg)

Fireworks | Colonial Williamsburg

Hi traveling family friends, hope your summer is off to a great start! With school over and camps just starting to kick into gear, you may be looking for a way to celebrate the Fourth of July with your family on a quick driveable getaway that gives you a chance to appreciate our country’s history. We’re thinking Colonial Williamsburg is a perfect fit!

Basically, Colonial Williamsburg rolls out the Revolutionary red carpet for the holiday, with parades, special events, and awesome fireworks all taking place where founding fathers like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and George Mason established and instituted the principles and policies that led to the founding of our nation. We even have an hour-by-hour guide to all the fun, below.

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All the World's a Stage, Arts & Culture

The Sting, a New Musical Starring Harry Connick, Jr. at Paper Mill Playhouse, Hits the Mark

The Sting at Paper Mill Playhouse | Harry Connick Jr.
Photo by Jerry Dalia — Left: J. Harrison Ghee (Johnny Hooker), Right: Harry Connick, Jr. (Henry Gondorff).

The Sting, a new musical at Paper Mill Playhouse, transports you to Depression-era Chicago, where jazz reigns, the stakes are high, and the dice are always loaded. And it does it in the most entertaining way.

Based on the 1973 Academy Award-winning film, The Sting, the musical tells the tale of a pair of con men, small town grifter Johnny Hooker (played by J. Harrison Ghee) and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who plot to bring down the city’s most corrupt racketeer, Doyle Lonnegan (played by Tom Hewitt).

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Arts & Culture, Museums, Weekend Away

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Offers “Walk Up Wednesdays” in April

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

As if you needed another reason to visit Washington D.C. in spring, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is testing a new admission policy for the month of April — Walk-Up Wednesdays!

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Today Only! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets on Sale for $20

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway

Harry Potter fans, we’ve got exciting news! You could be among the the very first to see the Broadway, two-part production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child AND only pay $40 to see both parts. The production JUST announced a special sale at the Lyric Theatre Box Office on West 43rd Street beginning tonight, Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Here are the details:

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Arts & Culture, Day Trips, New York New York a Helluva Town, Weekend Away

Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways for Presidents’ Day and Winter Break

day trips | family travel

Monday, February 19, is Presidents’ Day and the start of Winter Break, or long weekends, for many school districts — the perfect time to take some Day Trips or a mini getaway with the family.

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

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Arts & Culture, Museums, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Giveaway: Tickets to Kids Week 2018 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Kids Week 2018 at The Intrepid

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 18- 24 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 2108 to one lucky reader!

Here’s how to enter:

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