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

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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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5 Feel-Good Election Exhibits Across the U.S. to Enjoy With Kids

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The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia ( Photo: G. Widman for VISIT PHILADELPHIA)

As Election Day gets closer — it’s less than two weeks until November 8, get out and vote! — kids may be wondering what all of the election chaos and debates are about. Older kids are most likely talking about the media clips (many of them really nasty) that seem to run 24/7, especially in this tense election year.

We feel it’s important to educate kids about our democratic process and the country’s history with facts. And where better to accomplish this than our county’s historic institutions and great museums?

Across the U.S., museums are delving into the race to be POTUS via election-themed exhibitions. Visit Philadelphia has put together a great round up of the largest displays in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York, and Cleveland.

These five exhibits, many at museums we’ve personally visited and love, have all the info on the decisions, rallies, marketing, music, handshakes and other fascinating details that are part of seeking the highest office in the land. So don’t delay, plan that family trip to show your kids our democracy in action!:

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

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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

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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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