Day Trips

Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways To Take Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Monday, May 29, is Memorial Day — the unofficial start of summer!  Whether you have a 3-day or 4-day weekend, it’s plenty of 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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#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Getting a Hug From Tiana in Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

#TBT: Playground reader Jennifer Bonnel shares this sweet photo of her son at their recent trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Little Ollie was going in for a hug from Tiana, who called him “sweet as a beignet,” after he gave her a homemade card that said “I love you!”

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Happy travels!

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The Museum Mile Festival Offers a Mile of Free Arts & Culture For Family Fun in NYC

Museum Mile Festival

Save the date Playground readers! For one summer day a year, seven of of the finest museums in New York City, open their doors to the public free of charge for the Museum Mile Festival. The 39th annual event will take place on Tuesday, June 13 from 6 pm – 9 pm (The festival kick-off begins at 5:45 pm).

A mile of Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets will be closed to traffic for the massive street party. Families will enjoy live music, performances, and a night of art at the following museums:

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Explore Nature and History For Free During National Park Week

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Glenmont at Thomas Edison Historical National Park

Mark your calendars! The National Park Service invites families to explore nature and history for free during the 2017 National Park Week on April 15 – 16 and April 22 – 23. The annual event is America’s largest celebration of national heritage.

(Fun Fact: On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service)

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

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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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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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On MLK Day Commemorate Dr. King at a U.S. National Park

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial | family travel
Credit: NPS/volunteer Bill Shugarts

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, entrance into National Park Service sites across the country on Monday, January 16, 2017 will be free!
(It’s the first of 10 days in 2017 that the parks will offer free admission to everyone.)

There are several national parks directly associated with Dr. King that you can visit with your family:

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