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Ventura Harbor Village a Safe Bet for Traveling Families

Apr 23, 2014
Families planning road trips along California’s coastal Route 101 should consider a stop in Ventura Harbor Village.

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Tinker til you drop at San Francisco’s Exploratorium


Exploratorium entrance
Step right into the Tinkering Studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium where you can tinker until you make lights go on and buzzers sound, make music on a musical bench or create a toothpick sculpture, inspired by the giant toothpick sculpture “Rolling Through the Bay.” more
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Boston’s Freedom Trail: Where families travel back in time


Harborfest Drummers
Welcome to Boston’s Freedom Trail, the 2.5-mile-long route over cobble-stoned streets that lets you travel back in time to when Boston was still a colony and people argued about what to do about the increasingly difficult demands from the king of England. more
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Children’s Creativity Museum: A San Francisco family treat


At the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco
The Children’s Creativity Museum in downtown San Francisco right at Yerba Buena Gardens, is unlike any children’s museum I’ve ever seen. For one thing, it appeals to all ages. more
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A new way with kids menus at San Francisco’s Exploratorium


Seaglass Restaurant at the Exploratorium
At the SEAGLASS restaurant in San Francisco's Exploratorium, families and kids step out of their comfort zone to eat healthier and what is in season. more
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Five places for your kids to get up close and personal with dinosaurs


Siebel Dinosaur Complex at the Museum of the Rockies??????????????????
You don’t have to be in New York or at The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., to get your dino fix, as wonderful as those museums’ exhibits are. Here are four others museums I’ve visited that are guaranteed to please. more
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Back to Bolton Valley with the ABC boys — many lessons learned


The ABC Westport Scholars at Bolton Valley
Why would three sane adult males drive five hours for a day-and-a-half of skiing and snowboarding with a group of five high school boys when there are bigger and fancier ski areas much closer to home? A guys weekend of course. more
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Take your family to an art museum and explore it in new ways


At the Denver Art Museum
At the Denver Art Museum you can borrow a backpack. These days you’ll find plenty of activities to engage kids and the adults who accompany them to art museums across the country more
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Futbol is life — at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art


At the LACMA futbol exhibit
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game is an art exhibition to examine soccer through issues such as nationalism and identity as well as share the human experience through different cultures, according to LACMA. more
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Preschoolers exploring the surface of Mars at Denver science museum


Dinosaurs aplenty at the Denver Museum of Natural Science
On a recent Tuesday, a group of pre schoolers were busy carving out what looked like pieces of water from the surface of Mars -- at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. more
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Families love the time machines at the History Colorado Center


Ready for the Super Bowl outside the Colorado History Museum
Everyone visiting Denver—and Colorado should stop at this downtown museum that makes Colorado history relevant and gives those families visiting a way to connect with Coloradoans past and present. more
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