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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TBT: Travel Scrapbook

#TBT: Travel Scrapbook ~ Hamming it Up at Boston Harbor

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#TBT: Playground reader Jessica Finestone Michaud shares this awesome photo of her husband and sons at The Boston Harbor near the New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts.

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

Happy travels!

 

Day Trips, TravelTuesday Q&A, Weekend Away

#TravelTuesday Q&A: Great Getaways for NJ Teachers’ Convention School Break

The Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park | family travel
The Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park

Q: Hi! I’m trying to plan a short trip for my 14-year-old son and I during New Jersey’s November Teacher’s Convention 4-day break . You guys always seem to be doing something fun; any ideas for me? ~ Thanks! Mike

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Family Getaways

Labor Day Weekend Family Getaways | Asbury Park

Q: It’s Labor Day already, how could summer be over soon? I’m not ready! We’d love to have one last blast before the kids head back to school next week, but I haven’t planned anything yet. Is it too late to book an end-of-summer send off? ~ Thanks! BN


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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Hello Summer! Memorial Day Weekend Family Getaways

Memorial Day Weekend

Q: It’s Memorial Day Weekend and my kids suddenly have not a 3-day weekend, not a 4-day weekend, but actually a 5-day weekend because we didn’t use any snow days this winter! I’ve got no ideas and haven’t made any plans. Anything up your sleeve? ~ Thanks! Gretchen G.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Presidents’ Day Family Getaways

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Q: We have a week off for a Presidents’ Day winter break from school and I haven’t planned anything yet. Is it too late for something like London or Orlando? Where would you recommend from the New York area for a February family vacation? –Melissa R.

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#TravelTuesday Q&A: Easy Family Getaways for Christmas Break

Easy Family Getaways for Christmas Break
The Sagamore Resort

Q: My husband’s birthday is Christmas Day (really) and I’d love to surprise him with a short family vacation at a resort that our two boys, who are 11 and 6, will like, too. Something we can get to within a few hours’ drive of New Jersey/New York  that has a bit of holiday spirit (thinking ice skating and s’mores) would be great. Thanks! — Ellen C.

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New Deals Added! Incredible Cyber Monday Travel Deals and Steals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals and Steals

Step right up! We’ve got your vacation deal right here! Since last week we’ve added more Cyber Monday travel specials to our family friendly list — search for “NEW” if you want to see the updates (spoiler alert: there are a large number of great ski resorts out west offering 50% off regular rates!). Or just scroll through for family travel inspiration. From the Caribbean to California (and beyond), swimming to skiing, we’ve got you covered, below. Just be sure to act quickly, most of these fabulous family vacation deals will be gone by Tuesday, and in some cases last only a few hours, or even minutes (for example, $96 rooms at Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth are available for just 96 minutes!).

Let the travel shopping start……..now!

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