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NY Hotel Offers Babymoon Package for Expecting Moms

Apr 27, 2014
The W Hotels of New York have teamed up with pregnancy expert Julia Beck to offer expecting moms the ultimate Babymoon package. Available through October 31

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Colorado Ranch Ideal for Outdoor Family Fun


Experience the beauty of autumn in Colorado with a stay at the luxurious Smith Fork Ranch. There’s much to see and do at this Rocky Mountain resort. After a long day of fly-fishing, horseback riding, or hiking, head back for a relaxing massage at the SFR spa or enjoy a finely crafted meal from the ranch’s own farmstead garden. more
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Save Big on Family Ski Trip with Liftopia Sale


Ski season starts early this year with the launch of Liftopia’s Red Hot End of Summer Sale. The sale features more than 67,000 lift ticket deals at 70 ski resorts across the country. Shop now and enjoy discounts as high as 81 percent! more
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Phoenix resort offering Grand Canyon “backup package” during shutdown


With the federal government shutdown curtailing travel plans for thousands bound for the Grand Canyon, the family-friendly Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix is welcoming sidelined travelers with a “Grand Canyon Back-up Plan” package. more
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Electric Car Rental Debuts in Orlando


Skip long gas station lines and save money on your next Florida vacation with Drive Electric Orlando, a cutting-edge electric car rental initiative. more
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Third day tickets free at Universal Orlando


Universal Orlando Resort is introducing two new offers that give families more time together to enjoy the thrills of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Guests who buy a 2-day park ticket will get a third day FREE. more
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Kids Learn about Nature during National Wildlife Refuge Week


October 13-19 is National Wildlife Refuge Week, and refuges across the country are hosting special events to celebrate. Highlights include guided paddle rides down Mingo River (MO), the annual Trinity River butterfly count (TX), and a bluebird house building program for kids (VA). more
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Disney Food and Wine Classic Back for Fourth Year


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is hosting its fourth annual Wine and Food Classic on October 18-19. At this outdoor evening festival, guests can indulge in world-class cuisine at numerous food and wine stations while enjoying live entertainment. more
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Pumpkin Festival a Great Bet for Families Visiting SF Area


Visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area will have a chance to take part in a great (and free!) local tradition, the annual Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. Returning for its 43rd year on October 19-20, the festival will feature live music, 250 booths with original art and handcrafted goods, and (of course) lots of pumpkins more
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Kids Free Package at San Diego resort through October


Visit the Paradise Point Resort & Spa this October and take advantage of the San Diego Kids Free Package offered all month long! The package includes waterfront accommodations, free kids breakfast at the resort, and a $50 “Island Allowance” for kids to spend on resort activities like kayak rentals and mini golf. more
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Families Enjoy Halloween Fun at Six Flags Fright Fest


Fright Fest returns to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey for what promises to be its spookiest year yet. Running weekends through October 27, visitors of all ages can take advantage of the park’s variety of Halloween-themed shows and attractions. more
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