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America the Beautiful - Share the best of your family adventures inspired by the people and landscapes found throughout the 50 states, ten provinces and three territories.(Submit your journal in writing and/or photos).

 
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United States & CanadaWinter Family Adventures - Snow & Sand

HCWT 11.14.2014 22:32 0 0

 

Winter Family Adventures – Snow & Sand
Fill your holidays with these family-fun Snow & Sand getaways.

Family fun on Snow-Packed Mountain Slopes!  
•  Grab the kids, head for the slopes and enjoy a day of skiing and snowboarding this winter.  Bundle up from head to toe; share stories on the lifts; traverse a winter wonderland; sip hot chocolate in the chalet; and best of all... watch those little red-nosed kids perhaps experience their first snow outing.

•  Choose from a variety of winter sports--downhill skiing, cross- country skiing, snowboarding,
snow blading, snowshoeing, sledding, inner-tubing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and ice skating.

•  Ski early or late in the season and travel mid-week for cheaper rates than major holidays or weekends.

•  Consider smaller resorts that often offer less crowds and better rates for families--affordable lodging, discounted lessons and lift tickets, even kids skiing free.  Lessons for the kids can include 1/2 day or full-day ski/snowboard instruction, lift tickets, rental equipment, food, and supervision. Cross-country skiing costs less and offers a great alternative for enjoying the snowy wilderness.
 
•  Find resorts in the U.S. open for skiing usually from Thanksgiving through Easter.

•  Check out this sampling of family ski resorts. Accommodations range from those right on the slopes, base lodges, to others a few miles from the resort.

Family Fun on Sun-Drenched Tropical Isles!  

•  Grab the kids and fly off or set sail for a warm, tropical island. The choices are many and all you need to do is pack swim suits, sun lotion, and light clothing and leave your worries behind.

•  Check into a family resort with all the amenities. Select a suite, condo, villa, or house. All-inclusive packages include room, meals, drinks, sports and activities for one price. Other family packages are often available.

•  Choose from a variety of activities, from relaxing on the beach to going strong with every kind of island sport–swimming, snorkeling, sand castle building, sailing, tennis, golf and horseback riding.

•  Kid’s Clubs can provide organized activities from morning to night for infants to teens. Get plenty of togetherness with special programs for the whole family.

•  Take a look at this sampling of island family resorts.

 

 
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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 Snow Fort Adventure - Canada's Ice Hotel

HCWT 11.14.2014 20:14 0 0

 
Canada's Ice Hotel
... Quebec's ultimate family snow fort adventure.

Discover a uniqQuebec's Ice Hotel on Lac St. Josephue family adventure at Canada's Ice Hotel - the ultimate ice and snow fort for kids of all ages. Sheila shares her family's memorable experience at Ice Hotel on the shores of Lac St. Joseph about 20 minutes west of Quebec. It gets its name, not surprisingly, from the fact that nearly everything in the structure is made of frozen water. That includes the walls, ceilings, beds, furniture, chandeliers, and even the glasses you drink from at the bar. The Ice Hotel is rebuilt every year, designed with new themes, created with amazing architecture, using over 12,000 tons of snow and 400 tons of ice.

Plan early!  This family spring break is snow-packed full of kid-fun activities! Hurry, before the ice melts! 

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United States & CanadaFamily Winter Fun in Oregon

HCWT 11.14.2014 18:47 0 0

 

Travelin' Grandma
on the road with Myrna Oakley

    I’m picking up the grandkids and heading to Southern Oregon for some winter fun!  Here’s our itinerary: Diamond Lake Resort, near Crater Lake for cross-country skiing, inner tubing, and, hopefully, a snowmobilePopular with all is the tubing hill with an up-hill tow.1 ride from Diamond Lake to Crater Lake – weather permitting! 

    We’re renting one of the cottages at the resort that look out on tDog sledding is an adventure the family will never forget. 2he lake and on both Mt. Thielsen and Mt. Bailey; we’ll ask for one of the cabins that has a kitchenette so we can make hot chocolate and popcorn in the evenings, around the cozy fire!

Then it's a drive north on Highway 97 to Chemult to check out the Chemult Sled Dog Races -  a big hit with the kids, maybe even the highlight of our trip.

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United States & CanadaDogsledding Minnesota's Wilderness

HCWT 11.10.2014 00:10 0 0

 

 

A "Mushing" Good Time at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge

   It's a Tail-Waggin' good time for all ages at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge. Share in the adventure, even learn how to mush your own team of sled dogs along the snowy trails of Minnesota's scenic Boundary Wilderness Area. Ideal family reunion adventure.

   Relive the adventures of the movie, “Ironwill,” as your team of friendly Canadian Inuit sled dogs, eagerly whisks you off through the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area of Minnesota. Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge director Paul Schurke and his family will guide you through this beautiful winter wonderland, with chance sightings of timber wolves, bald eagles, moose, and black bear.

   Read more about this Unique Family Adventure - ideal for all ages and especially for family reunions.

 
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United States & CanadaSanta's Polar Express Train Ride

HCWT 11.09.2014 23:54 0 0

 
 
The Polar Express Train Adventure

All aboard... for an enchanted Christmas family adventure on a Polar Express Train Ride, departing from a train station near you.  Bring to life the children's classic, "The Polar Express"  by Chris Van Allsburg.
Imagine rumbling down the train track to the North Pole, your young ones wearing their PJ's, wide-eyed and full of anticipation to where this magical journey will take them. Take in the scenic countryside lit with festive Christmas lights, sip hot chocolate and snack on yummy treats served up by Santa's elves, read from the classic story, sing favorite Christmas carols, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A special sleigh bell gift will add to the memory of this adventure -- a family tradition, celebrated for years to come. For more information visit www.polarexpressride.com (Early reservations are advised.)

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United States & CanadaToronto Zoo - Best Wildlife Family Adventure

HCWT 08.22.2014 21:20 0 0

 


Canada’s Toronto Zoo – A Family-Best Wildlife Adventure


Toddlers, giraffes, zoomobiles, baboons, and carousels – oh my! Share Habeeb's family adventure and discover what makes Canada's Toronto Zoo, one of the world’s top wildlife parks and favorite family attractions.
 
It’s home to over 5,000 animals exhibited in seven different habitats from around the world - Indo-Malay, Africa, Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, Canadian and the Tundra. The zoo encompasses some 710 acres with 6 miles of walking trails. It is one of the largest zoos in the world and Toronto’s favorite attraction. Read more at Canada's Toronto Zoo.


The Masai giraffe is a most curious animal with its long neck and tongue. Photo by Toronto Zoo.





The Masai giraffe is a most curious animal with its long neck and tongue.



The rare white lions come from Timbavati in South Africa. Photo: Toronto Zoo






The rare white lions come from Timbavati in South Africa. 




The Baboon exhibit provides hours of entertainment. Photo: Toronto Zoo


 




The Baboon exhibit  provides hours of entertainment. 

 


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United States & CanadaNapa Valley’s Family Friendly Yountville

HCWT 08.22.2014 20:31 0 0

 

Family Travel Adventure in Napa Valley's Yountville

Share family-friendly fun in Yountville, California with Jill and her family – hot air balloons, children’s parks, organic gardens, chicken coops, bee hives, French bistros, Swiss chocolates, trolley rides, and lots more. Read more about her family-friendly favorites... what to do, what to see, and where to stay and eat while in Yountville, California at Napa Valley's Family Friendly Yountville. 


Soar high above the Napa Valley.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Treat your family to a once in a lifetime experience - soaring high above the Napa valley countryside in a hot air balloon at sunrise. It’s exhilarating, well worth the early morning getup call. A scrumptious brunch is offered as a special end to an amazing adventure.

  

Stroll through a 3-acre garden, full of edible vegetables.






French Laundry's Garden

Take your family on a
free self-gu
ided tour of this restaurant’s three-acre garden with plots of broccoli, beets, garlic, cucumbers, cabbage, peas, asparagus, tomatoes, lettuce, leeks, turnips and more – all pesticide free.  Our girls were especially fond of the chicken coop - happy chickens laying farm fresh eggs. But it was the bee hive that provided endless conversation during dinner.

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United States & Canada10 Free Activities in San Fancisco

HCWT 07.19.2013 15:55 0 0

 
Family Adventure in and around San Francisco - and it's all FREE!

Why do 16 million people visit San Francisco each year?  It’s not only because San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it offers many activities for families – and many of those activities and events are Free!

Walk through the coolest water/artwork in San Francisco. The Vaillancourt Fountain, built in 1971 by a French Canadian sculptor, Francois Vailancourt, releases thousands of gallons of recycled water from its sculptured viaduct
Water fountains are a favorite with the kids.s.  All ages enjoy the thrill of stepping on the path of large stones through the roaring water and climbing the metal stairs up to a second story gangplank.

 Our girls loved the farmers market.
Samples of the most delicious cheeses, gourmet mustards, flavored olive oils, and delicious breads are for sale inside this landmark building at 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. It's a great place to pick up picnic items for lunch and sit outside viewing San Francisco’s Bay and Bay Bridge. Get a freshly baked French baguette for under $2 and a hunk of cheese from the Cowgirl Creamery. Many of the shops and restaurants close their doors around dinnertime, so come early in the day. Outside, on a local Farmer’s Market day, you’ll find booths of both fresh fruit and vegetables
to sample. Our girls loved the farmers market.

For more information: 10 Free Activities in San Francisco.

 
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United States & CanadaKauai, Hawaii - Films & Family Adventure

HCWT 07.04.2013 19:56 0 0

 

     The next day after a Katie makes friends with a sea cucumber at Hideaway Beach.light breakfast at the hotel, we walked just past the St. Regis Princeville Resort entrance to a public pathway down to Hideaway Beach, a secluded public beach. Walking down the path can be tricky at times, especially after a rain but the slippery slope offers hand tied ropes as a railing to hold on to. The beach is spectacular.

      We snorkeled at this beach every morning and viewed the coral playground filled with purple sea cucumbers and the Hawaiian Trigger fish, Humuhumunukunuku apua'a.

      A short drive toward the coast is Kauai’s northern-most point and the historic Kilauea Lighthouse. Celebrating its 100th year, the scenic lighthouse was recently refurbished. This area is also a preserve for hundreds of sea birds. You can often spot whales, seals, dolphins and sea turtles at the point.

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United States & CanadaAulani-Hawaii's Disney Family Beach Adventure

HCWT 07.04.2013 17:33 0 0

 
Aulani-Hawaii's Disney Family Beach Adventure

 
    The Aulani Disney Resort is a fantasy playground both for kids and adults. Guests float and snorkel on the surface of the resort’s 165,000-gallon saltwater playground. As the fish swim about in schools below, you and the kids can observe underwater statues and animals from above. It’s great for people who’ve never snorkeled before.
    Our daughter enjoyed a day of gentle snorkeling without waves, strong currents or sharks. You’ll find the It's family fun at Aulani Disney Resort on Oahu, Hawaii.calm environment perfect for children of all ages who are able to float and swim. The fish are tame and friendly with the swimmers. Guests who don’t want to enter the water can watch the fish from two viewing windows, with fish feeding scheduled two times a day.
     A fun family activity we enjoyed was the interactive hand-held electronic touch-screen device. It’s like a mini iPad with “Auntie” as the tour guide. Auntie guides families around the resort in search of the legendary menehune, the Hawaiian "little people." With a push of a button, guests learn about local folklore.
    We especially liked walking around the JW Marriott to a beach where we viewed sea turtles and Monk seals playing in the warm waters.

Read more of Jill and her family's vacation at Aulani Disney Resort.

 
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United States & CanadaPhiladelphia - Cheese Steak Adventure

HCWT 05.24.2013 16:36 0 0

 

Philadelphia - Cheese Steak Adventure

The Philly cheese steak was invented in south Philadelphia in the 1930s.  Pat Oliv

Tony Luke's menu of original and specialilty Philly cheese steaks.

Tony Luke's menu of original and specialilty Philly cheese steaks.

ieri, a south Philadelphia hot dog vendor, one day was grilling meat for a sandwich.  The aroma flowing from his grill enticed a passing taxicab driver who asked for his own steak sandwich.  From that day the attributes of the Philly steak spread by word of mouth throughout the city.  Soon Olivieri was doing a striving business and this led him to open Pat’s King of Steaks to sell his new creation.  Today, Olivieri and Geno’s Steaks, the rival shop across the street, have grills that are sizzling day and night – gold mines for the owners.  For 40 years, the two shops, which are in the heart of the Philly cheese steak center have waged a friendly competition to win the title of best cheese steak in town.

Check out other favorite Cheese Steaks at Favorite Cheese Steaks Eateries

 
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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.

Read more adventures along our scenic byways...

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United States & CanadaSummer Camps for the Family

HCWT 08.31.2012 15:51 Not available 0

 

Family Summer Camp Adventures

Camps, Camps, and more Camps...
...summer fun for the whole family

 
If you went to camp as a kid, then you know just how special this experience can be.  A chance to meet new friends, develop skills and interests in a variety of activities, and grow in many ways.              
    What if you could still enjoy these experiences? ...and with your kids? ...together as a family?  ...You can!   
Explore the cosmos to digging for dinosaur bones. Learn to sail or how to create Disney animation. It's all at summer camp.

Explore the cosmos to digging for dinosaur bones. Learn to sail or how to create Disney animation. It's all at summer camp.

    Family camp, like family travel can help develop mutual companionship and understanding between family members.  It can also create a foundation for positive, lifelong relationships.
    There are programs to fit any interest: the classic camp often located in scenic areas offers a variety of sports and activities; the sport/academic/art camp coaches tennis, instructs music/dance or teaches a foreign language. Challenges can be found at the adventure camp--rock climbing, sailing or camping the wilderness; a religious affiliated camp incorporates spiritual training; special needs are addressed at a camp for handicaps or illnesses; and, an international camp offers an experience in a foreign country.  
    You can choose a resident camp, spending nights in a tent, cabin, or dormitory.  Or, a day camp–after a full day of activities you return to your own lodging for the evening.
    Non-profit agencies, youth groups, or public agencies usually offer affordable camps. Independently-run camps are often more costly.
    Which camp is right for your family?  First, determine your reasons for participation.  Will your family like the programs and do they fit your interests?  What are your goals?  Is the philosophy of the camp what you’re looking for?  And is the size and location of the camp suitable?
    Once you've decided on your ideal family camp getaway, then research the internet and discuss with travel agents the best options available.

   
Find a sampling of the many camps offered.  Grab the kids and head for camp...

 
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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.

 

Find more FREE activities at Las Vegas - 10 Free Family Attractions 

 
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United States & CanadaFamily Fun at your State Fair!

HCWT 08.31.2012 14:39 0 0

 
"Our State Fair is a Great State Fair."
   -- Rodgers And Hammerstein

 

It’s Blue Ribbon excitement at the Iowa State Fair – the nation’s biggest, oldest, and greatest! August 9-19, 2012, join more than a million exhibitors and visitors at the historic 400-acre fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Thrill your way through countless midway rides and games, cheer to the tractor pulls and rodeos, and stomp your feet to the beat of live rock, country, and bluegrass music. Then pause for a stroll through the many exhibit halls with home, garden, cooking, food, art and craft, and agricultural and educational displays. The kids will love the livestock barns – getting up close to cows, calves, pigs, sheep, and chickens. Look for the 4-H blue ribbon winners. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find oodles of food booths with your favorite treats for sale.

This is just one of many State Fairs celebrated across the country. All offering loads of entertainment!

Make it a family tradition and head off to a State Fair near you - many celebrated far into the fall season.

Find a State Fair near you.

 

 
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United States & CanadaAfrican Lion Safari Family Adventure

HCWT 07.22.2012 20:53 0 0

 

Family Vacation at African Lion Safari

The African Lion Safari, Canada’s original safari travel adventure is located an hour’s drive from Toronto or Niagara Falls. Imagine seeing hundreds oThe giraffe and zebra are curious about the cars.f species of birds and animals from all over the world roaming free on a 750-acre reserve replicating the animals’ natural settings?

The African Lion Safari Park, located midway between the Canadian cities of Kitchener and Hamilton is a zoo in reverse! It cages the visitors in their autos instead of placing the animals in enclosures. The Park attracts and entertains nearly 500,000 visitors a year.  

The gates to the African Lion Safari, a family operated venture had just opened when, after paying an entrance fee, the kids and I entered the grounds of one of North America’s top wild animal private parks. The grandkids, full of chatter were excited to begin our journey.

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United States & CanadaFamily Fun at the State Fair

HCWT 07.22.2012 20:25 0 0

 
"Our State Fair is a Great State Fair."
   -- Rodgers And Hammerstein

It’s Blue Ribbon excitement at the Iowa State Fair – the nation’s biggest, oldest, and greatest! August 9-19, 2012, join more than a million exhibitors and visitors at the historic 400-acre fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Thrill your way through countless midway rides and games, cheer to the tractor pulls and rodeos, and stomp your feet to the beat of live rock, country, and bluegrass music. Then pause for a stroll through the many exhibit halls with home, garden, cooking, food, art and craft, and agricultural and educational displays. The kids will love the livestock barns – getting up close to cows, calves, pigs, sheep, and chickens. Look for the 4-H blue ribbon winners. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find oodles of food booths with your favorite treats for sale.

This is just one of many State Fairs celebrated across the country. All offering loads of entertainment!

Make it a family tradition and head off to a State Fair near you - many celebrated far into the fall season.

Check out these State Fairs near you...

 
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United States & CanadaFather & Daughter discover Canada's Gatineau Park

HCWT 07.22.2012 20:18 0 0

 

Only a few minutes drive from the heart of the capital of Canada was the Gatineau Park, a forest, which encompasses some 361 sq km /140

Pink Lake is one of the Park's favorite sights. Find out why it's called Pink Lake.

Pink Lake is one of the Park's favorite sights. Find out why it's called Pink Lake.

sq mi. The Park was founded by Mackenzie King, Canada’s longest reigning Prime Minister. 

    In 1903 Mackenzie King fell in love and bought a small piece of land edging Kingsmere Lake. In the ensuing years, he purchased more land in the area and finally came to own 231 ha (570 ac). To the south of the lake he built a simple four-room summer cottage, which he called Kingswood.  Later, he moved to another cottage, Moorside, which he made into an elegant year-round residence with elaborate flowerbeds and a collections of art. When he died, he bequeathed his property to the Canadians as Gatineau Park.

     The Park encompasses 35,600 ha (88,000 acres) of forest and 40 crystal-clear lakes. The forests contain 1,000 species of plants and 40 species of trees - 90% of which are maple. It is home to 230 species of birds and 54 species of mammals - from bats and deer to bears and wolverines.  Across its wooded hills are 185 km (115 mi) of hiking and biking trails and 15 picnic sites. The Park offers cross-country and downhill skiing facilities, snowshoeing trails, beaches and campgrounds.  

Stroll through the gardens at Mackenzie King Estate.

Stroll through the gardens at Mackenzie King Estate.

    Today, this protected nature reserve provides some 1.5 million annual visitors with year-round serenity of its natural environment and a multitude of outdoor activities. 

    Leila and I were excited to see the popular Pink Lake.  As we looked down at the turquoise waters, we commented, “But it’s not pink!”  Our guide smiled, “It was named after the ‘Pinks’, an Irish family who first settled here.”

    After a fine lunch at the Moorside Tearoom, part of the Mackenzie King Estate we toured the former Prime Minister’s estate, spending sometime at the Kingswood Residence, which had much of Mackenzie King’s personal belongings on exhibit.  Our guide commented, “He was frugal and some say eccentric, but he was a great Prime Minister.”

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United States & CanadaFamily Fun Resorts

HCWT 04.23.2012 21:27 0 0

 
Family Fun Resort - Ocean Grove
New Jersey's favorite family beach vacation

   A Shangri-la of seagulls with a non-commercialized boardwalk, the village of Ocean Grove boasts a dignified row of eateries and shops on the tree-lined Main Avenue. Visitors will see no tacky T-shirt shops, no bustling arcades, and no water slides or noisy rides in this idyllic community.
    To explore the small town of one square mile you and the kids can rent old-fashioned bicycles, the kind with no gears or handlebar brakes, at Ocean Grove Hardware.  The shop also boasts creaky wooden floors and also offers a selection of antiques on the second level. Among nearly a dozen cafes, coffee shops and restaurants in Ocean Grove you’ll find Nagle's Apothecary Cafe with its collection of old pharmaceutical bottles.
    One of those small towns that time forgot Ocean Grove is now designated a National Historic district; the community was
Ocean Grove, a seagull Shangri-la for families.

Ocean Grove, a seagull Shangri-la for families.

founded by Dr. William Osborn, a Methodist minister. The location was just what the doctor ordered: a high beach; thick groves of pine, cedar, and hickory trees; and no mosquitoes. Natural boundaries were made by two lakes and the ocean, with gates across the remaining side. Until 1980 the town gates were closed from midnight on Saturdays through midnight on Sundays.
   The sandy beach is one of the best in the world, is clean and thong-free. The beach badge, at $6.00 per day, is well-worth the cost.
      Stroll along the Asbury Park Boardwalk and find venues for music, film, events, dining and shopping including the Stone Pony, Convention Hall, and Paramount Theatre. Other popular attractions are the Historical Society Museum and Centennial Cottage, guided walking tours, Thornley Chapel, Beersheba Well and the Tent City - all nestled around the Great Auditorium campus. You and the kids can also check out Ott’s Restaurant with its delicious seafood, which is perched at the far end of Ocean Grove's boardwalk and bordering the shell of the once-thriving Asbury Park

Read more about the New Jersey Shore Family Fun Resort

More Fun Family Resorts:

Beaches Resorts for Family Vacations

Tradeswinds Islands Grand Resort

Disney's Vero Beach Resort 

Family Fun Resorts

 

 
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Europe  →  Old Town of Kerkira, Corfu, Greece

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Enjoy a stroll through the old town of Kerkira in ...

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