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United States & CanadaWhistler's Winter Family Wonderland

HCWT 11.14.2014 20:39 0 0

 
Whistler's Winter Family Wonderland

Canada's British Columbia is known for its winter scenic terrain and family-friendly skiing on the two adjacent mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb. These slopes can accommodate some 12,000 skiers a day on dozens of trails with short waits in the numerous lift lines.

Whistler Village

Especially appealing for families, It's a winter wonderland of family adventure.Whistler Village offers the most slope-side lodging accommodations in North America. The village, nestled at the foot of the mountains, is a car-free zone and offers walking paths and over 300 shops, eateries, and lodging accommodations.

Activities

Tours of the snowy Whistler back country areas are available by dog sled, by snowshoes, and also by sitting cozy and warm in horse-drawn sleighs.

For cross-country ski buffs the Lost Lake Trails are a 10-minute walk from most village accommodations. The trail system includes 20 miles of groomed trails; nearly 3 miles are lit for nighttime Nordic rambles. Equipment rental and trail passes are available at several shops in the village.


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United States & CanadaFamily Adventures along the Scenic Byways

HCWT 08.31.2012 16:32 Not available 0

 

Discover America's Scenic Byways


     Take to the road for a weekend getaway and experience the sites, views, and heritage along America’s Scenic Byways.  You’ll find a variety of National and State Scenic Byways throughout the U.S.  The following routes can often be enjoyed year-round, however, autumn usually offers less crowds, an array of fall colors, and inexpensive and fun family outings.  
     Try identifying the different species of shrubs and trees, learn why some turn colors and others don’t; create a fall

An amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

An amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

leaf scrapbook, or make dried weed bouquets from the many unusual weeds; take along binoculars and a bird guide for great peak migration sightings; make rubbings of tomb stones and informational plaques; learn to video a homespun documentary or set up scenes for great photos; and while in the car, read aloud or listen to audio taped stories of the time in history you’re visiting--bring the past to life.  Plan to stop often and bring picnics for along the way.

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United States & CanadaLas Vegas - 10 FREE Family Attractions

HCWT 08.31.2012 14:46 0 0

 

The Best Family Adventures in and around Las Vegas - and it's all FREE!

 Las Vegas, the City of Lights is both fun and affordable for the family traveler. There are the fancy shops, restaurants, and shows that can be expensive, but there are many activities for families with kids of all ages that are inexpensive or free. Grab the kids and have fun with these 10 Free family attractions - all worth exploring while visiting Las Vegas. 

Walking the 4-mile strip between the Las Vegas resorts can be daunting, if not exhausting for

Welcome to Las Vegas and Family Fun!

Welcome to Las Vegas and Family Fun!

the kids.  For a day-pass ticket at a price of $9 pp, kids under 5 free, your family can ride on the Las Vegas Monorail stopping at the hotels and tourist attractions. It’s well worth the price, it’s a hit with the kids, and the views are amazing.

1.    For Starters... Visit the Las Vegas Visitors Bureau and its variety of travel information centers throughout the city. Pick up free maps, discount and coupon books, and lots more information. Find a multitude of discounted and free lodging, food, and activities for the vacationing family.

2.    MGM Grand is the best place to start your family adventure. We parked in the free visitor parking lot and walked through the casino to the Lion Habitat.  Remember Leo the lion that roared at the opening of each MGM movie? Visitors can learn about his descendants. The glass windows and ceilings allow guests to see the lions up close. Afterwards, follow the signs to the monorail and board the train to the Flamingo Hotel.

 

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