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Don’t Miss These Amazing U.S. Cyber Monday Travel Deals for Families

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Get ready, get set, SHOP! Or more precisely, shop for once-a-year travel deals, bargains, and great getaways. The only caveat: these are one-day only, Cyber Monday Travel Deals for families. Cyber Monday, for the uninitiated, is the first Monday after Thanksgiving, when online retailers roll out holiday specials for everyone who loves to click and save.

Georgette and I have rounded up the best of the best in travel for families across the United States — happy travels!

Related: The WOW $99 Airfare Sale to Europe is Happening Right Now

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Family Fun and Sun in San Diego

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Sunny San Diego offers more than 60 stunning beaches, world-famous arts and culture for the entire family, a bustling Downtown, national parks and hiking trails, an incredible food scene, and perhaps the best weather in the country. It’s a perfect place for a family vacation, and where I decided to have some summer fun with my family this past August.

Read on for all the things to enjoy on your San Diego family vacation:

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Oregon or Puerto Rico for a First Big Kid Adventure

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Q: Hi Playground! I’m planning a big first airplane trip with my 9-year-old son, departing from the Philadelphia area. Trying to decide between a summer adventure to Portland, Oregon, or an early winter getaway to Puerto Rico. What do you think? ~ Thanks! LK Berry

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Spring Break in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs California | family travel

Q:  Hi, I’m planning a spring break in California. We’d love to go to Palm Springs, but it turns out that the Coachella music festival takes place around the same dates. Can we still make it work? And do you think two teen boys (14 and 18) will like the California desert? ~ Thanks! MR

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Family Biking in San Francisco

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Q:  My son (12), mom, and I are heading to San Francisco next week. I’d love to get outside and catch some California sunshine, but not sure how accessible activities are with all the steep streets. Have you tried biking in San Fran before? Thanks! ~ CM

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Family Friendly Hotels on Coronado Island, San Diego

Hotel Del Coronado,  San Diego
Hotel Del Coronado

Q:  We’re thinking of going to San Diego with our two girls, 9 and 12. I love the idea of staying in Coronado. Have you been? Any suggestions? Thanks! GG

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#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Colorado Adventure!

 

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#TBT: Shooting the Shoshone Rapids in Colorado, family style, with Melissa and her son Aidan, nephew Alex, niece Eva, and her husband, sister, and brother in law (not to mention the professional guide manning the heavy oars in the back). Glenwood Springs, Colorado, August 2015.

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Happy travels!

 

 

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: A Family Getaway in Colorado

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Q: Hey Melissa. Can I pick your brain about cheap vacation options at the beginning of September? My kids don’t start school until September 12 (super late) so we want to travel Labor Day week. We want to stay in the U.S., use Frequent Flyer miles, and stay somewhere inexpensive. Also, we’re not a big hang on the beach family. Any suggestions? Thanks! Gretchen


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