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Mini Musicians: Eat Play Laugh for families

Aug 1, 2014
A stay at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront this summer can turn your family's little one into a music machine.

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Fish right out of the water, strawberries, goat cheese and more


Fresh crabs at Princeton Seafood
At Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay near, where we were staying at the Beach House, locals either have downloaded the free FishLine App or call 650-726-8724 to see what fresh-caught fish commercial fishermen are selling “off the boat.” more
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Half Moon Bay, CA — no crowds or rush yet near San Francisco


View from Beach House
My daughter is planning her wedding near Half Moon Bay. I can see why she loves this area -- between the mountains to the East and the Pacific to the west. The best part—it’s not busy or crowded, though we’re less than hour’s drive from San Francisco. more
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Sonoma County: the right locale for a trip with a grown-up kid


Cloverdale, Sonoma County
Who says grown kids don’t want to travel with their parents? I don’t get to see my daughter that often and was determined to make our few days together as fun and as stress-free as possible for both of us. The key, I discovered, is choosing the right locale. more
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Relaxing in the mineral pools at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn


Water yoga
Water Yoga anyone? What a way to start the day. I’m moving from one mineral pool to the next at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. more
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Exploring Bodega Bay CA – bike rides, redwoods, great food


Bikes at Bodega Bay Lodge
People come to Bodega Bay to watch the whales, hike among the huge Coast redwoods -- some are 1,000 years old and 250 feet tall like in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Guerneville -- and of course, eat. more
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Families up close with African animals – in Sonoma County CA


Kudu at Safari West
Who knew there is the chance to see so many rare endangered African animals right in the middle of Sonoma County, just 75 miles north of San Francisco more
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Families love meeting future baseball superstars on Cape Cod


Brewster Whitecaps and young fans
We’re sitting on the grass with several hundred parents and kids on a balmy summer night in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod watching the Falmouth Commodores play the Orleans Firebirds. more
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Exploring historic and family-friendly Martha’s Vineyard, MA


Bikes everywhere on Martha's Vineyard
Does a summer night get any better? Not on Martha’s Vineyard at the historic Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown that dates back 123 years. We loved sitting on the rocking chairs on the porch more
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Old old-fashioned summer vacation on Cape Cod, MA


Building sandcastles on Cape Cod
Cape Cod—more than 550 miles of spectacular coastline in Massachusetts with beaches (the Cape Cod National Seashore), historic light houses, clam shacks, bike trails and summer vacations like they used to be. more
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More than beaches – Maine’s museums and zoos


Ogunquit Marginal Way
Taking the Kids Correspondent Andrea Timpano chronicles three days in the beach towns of Maine. Day 3- Ogunquit and York more
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