New England weekend getaways ideal for fall

Love Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, but want to escape the summer crowds and peak season pricing? Enjoy the best New England weekend getaways in autumn! The peaceful calm and untouched beauty that linger in the off-season reveal a region that is ideal for family reunions and weekend getaways.  Sea Crest Beach Hotel: Cape Cod’s quintessential family beach retreat on Buzzard’s Bay, … [Read more...]

Whaleshead Beach Resort

  Summer isn't the only time to visit the Oregon Coast. In fact, our favorite time of year for a coastal getaway is late fall, when the beaches are empty, the rental prices drop, and the weather remains near-perfect. If you're lucky enough to getaway this November to the Southern Oregon Coast, Pit Stops for Kids recommends Whaleshead Beach Resort, nestled along a hillside just … [Read more...]

Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico with kids

There's a reason I keep writing about vacationing in Puerto Rico with kids: this destination is affordable and convenient to reach from many points in the US and Canada. Within just a few hours, families can be on tropical beaches and exploring a different culture, without even needing a passport (for US citizens). If you're planning a Puerto Rico vacation, we have another great resort pick … [Read more...]

All Inclusive Resort Barcelo In Los Cabos

Los Cabos is situated at the Southern end of the Baja California Sur, Mexico, which covers an area of 3,750.93 km2. It encompasses of Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo and the Resort corridor in between the two. Los Cabos is famous for its beautiful climate and geography with sport fishing, luxurious all-inclusive resorts and golf, which makes it one of the prime destinations for honeymoon or … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico: An exotic vacation, without the exotic hassles

The following post is written by guest reviewer Sue Rodman of Field Trips with Sue. In many ways, a Puerto Rico vacation is the ideal family friendly destination. While it's undoubtedly in paradise, it's not hard to get to Puerto Rico from the east coast of the US. In short, Puerto Rico is a family-friendly exotic destination made easy. The sun drenched white sand beaches of the … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico hotel review: Condado Plaza Hilton

The following post is written by guest reviewer Sue Rodman of Field Trips with Sue. The sound of crashing waves lulls you to sleep at night, and eases you into the morning. The view is like a cruise ship, nothing but water and white caps as far as the horizon. Welcome to the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the only hotel to overlook both the Atlantic Ocean and the tranquil … [Read more...]

Fun holiday events at favorite hotels this season

Will you be celebrating the holidays on vacation this year? If so, we have a round-up of holiday events at hotels, with deals and and happenings at some of our favorite resorts and family vacation hot spots. Read on to learn where to book your holiday getaway, whether you're headed to sand or snow: Tropical and beach holiday events: Head to South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, … [Read more...]

Educational travel: hotel programs that teach while vacationing

Will you be pulling your kids out of school this year for travel? You can admit it here...we do it too! While we believe that travel aids a child's education, we also value the lessons they're learning in school. Therefore, when we do take kids out of class, we try to find museums to visit or hotel programs for kids that offer classes, lessons, or special programming. Below, our favorite hotel … [Read more...]

Where to stay on Kauai North Shore: HomeAway vacation rental pick

We recently spent 10 days exploring as many off-the-beaten-path locations on Kauai we could. Our home base: this North Shore Kauai vacation rental. Located in the resort community of Princeville just a few blocks from the ocean, the home was perfect for our extended, multigenerational family of 11. If you're wondering where to stay on Kauai North Shore with your family, read on! When we … [Read more...]

Warm weather vacations to book now

Ready to get away from cold winter weather, but a 'lie on the beach' vacation isn't quite your style? The following warm weather vacations at family-friendly resorts offer some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving for kids and teens. Stay active, be warm!   Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Key West, Florida: Tucked away on Key West’s southern edge along the largest private … [Read more...]