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Down the Shore for Less! Jenkinson’s Annual 2-for-1 Easter Sale Starts Soon!

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk 2-for-1 easter sale

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, New Jersey is a Jersey Shore must with kids. It offers a classic beach Boardwalk experience with indulgent food, games, a wonderful aquarium, and thrill rides aplenty!

Every year Jenkinson’s holds a 2-for-1 Easter SaleYou get double the amusement ride passes for the price of one! If you plan to take the kids to Point Pleasant this summer, and you should, this deal is not to be missed.

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Good News! Kids Can Eat for Free at Walt Disney World This Summer

walt disney world

Great news for Disney fans heading to Orlando this summer, Walt Disney World just announced a new special promotion where kids, ages 3 to 9, eat for free as part of a special package (and right in time for the unveiling of Toy Story Land this June).

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Day Trips

Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways for Spring Break

family travel

Not taking a destination family vacation over Spring Break? Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy cool new experiences and family fun with your kids. There are plenty of great Day Trips or Mini Getaways close to home, but a world away from your usual work-school grind for you to enjoy.

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

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Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways, TravelTuesday Q&A

#TravelTuesday Q&A: What are the Rules and Fees for Unaccompanied Minors

Travel Rules Unaccompanied Minors

Q:  Hi Playground! My two kids (12 and 14) are going to fly up to New Jersey this summer from our home in Florida to see their grandmother. What is the age cutoff and travel rules for unaccompanied minors? And are there fees, too? ~ Thanks! Chloe F

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European Vacation, Far Flung Adventures, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Get Out of Town with BIG Spring JetBlue and Southwest Airfare Sales Happening Right Now!

Airfare Sales | Jetblue

We know, it’s cold, there’s snow on the ground, and it doesn’t feel like spring is ever coming. But there’s some good news to chase the end of winter blues away: Both JetBlue and Southwest are having mega airfare sales this weekend, so you can book a sunny spring getaway on the cheap—for example, one way to Orlando from LaGuardia is $89 on JetBlue during select dates, and $92 from Newark on Southwest.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: How Many Islands To Visit on a Hawaii Vacation

Hawaii Vacation | Kauai, Hawaii

Q: Hi Playground, I’m planning a vacation to Hawaii for my family of four (husband and I and my two surfing teens, ages 15 and 19). We’ve got 10 days total, including travel time from New Jersey. It’s our first times visiting and I want to visit three islands, but I heard that might be too many? I’d love to see the volcanoes and maybe Pearl Harbor and get out and explore. What do you think? ~ Thanks! MR

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Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

5 Ways to Get More Playground

playground family travelMelissa Klurman and Georgette Gilmore created Playground to make finding vacation ideas as easy as taking a spin on your favorite swing. Every adventure–whether it’s a staycation or a far flung journey around the world–is personally tested and approved by two savvy travelers who also happen to be moms.

We share our personal favorite getaways, arts & cultural experiences, tips we share with friends, and travels we recommend whenever there’s a need to unwind, rewind, and take a break from the daily work/life grind.

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