Arts & Culture, Museums, Weekend Away

5 Amazing Spots for a Hamilton-Inspired Weekend in Historic Philadelphia

Historic Philadelphia
Alexander Hamilton and The Gilmore Girls.

Do you have a family obsessed with Hamilton? You want a revolution? We have a revelation! Historic Philadelphia is where you can go beyond Broadway and follow Hamilton’s footsteps.

Thanks to Visit Philly, my A.Ham obsessed family stepped back in time to enjoy a weekend of historic adventures in the City of Brotherly Love.

Here are 5 don’t-miss spots for a Hamilton-inspired weekend of family fun:

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Day Trips, Weekend Away

Explore Nature and History For Free During National Park Week

national park week
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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TBT: Travel Scrapbook, Weekend Away

#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Family Ski Trip in Breckenridge, Colorado

Family Ski Trip in Breckenridge, Colorado

#TBT: Playground reader Mia Riker-Norrie shares this adorable photo of her family on a ski trip in Breckenridge, Colorado, 2004. 

Want to see your family on Playground? Send your travel photos here.

Happy travels!



6 in the City, Weekend Away

6 in the City: Family Fun in Boston’s Back Bay

Boston's Back Bay | family travel

Introducing a new series on Playground, where we feature our personally curated city travel picks with one equation: 1 amazing hotel + 2 great places to eat + 3 can’t miss things to see and do = 6 in the City!

Consider these your handy go-to-guides for the quickest route for travel fun!

First up — Boston’s Back Bay:

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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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Grown-up Getaways, TravelTuesday Q&A, Week Long Getaways, Weekend Away

#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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Grown-up Getaways, Weekend Away

A Gilmore Girls Inspired Getaway

 Gilmore Girls Stars Hollow

In case you didn’t know, I happen to be a big (and I mean, BIG) Gilmore Girls fan. I’ve been from the beginning, but marrying a Gilmore and having my own Gilmore Girls, put me over the edge. I binge watched the entire 7 seasons last year on Netflix and I’m counting the days until the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival airs on Netflix on November 25.

If you can’t wait for the upcoming Gilmore Girls special, our friends at have shared an awesome Gilmore Girls inspired getaway with us so our readers can plan the perfect last-minute #GilmoreGirls getaway and get the Stars Hollow experience.

Whether you do like Lorelei and Sookie and make it a girlfriends getaway or make it a family trip, we’ve got a great itinerary. Here are hotels, inns, and bed & breakfast spots — as well as places of interest — to make like a Gilmore Girl:

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