Sightseeing

Destinations: Rome, New York City, Paris, Toronto, Beijing, Washington, London

Themes: College Visits, Cruises, Ecotourism, Historical Vacations, Luxury Travel, Romantic Getaways, Urban Endeavors

What vacation doesn't include sightseeing? Taking in a new destination, depending on your preference for various types of experiences, can occur anywhere, anytime: from making a list and checking off all the traditional "must-see" tourist spots to purposely getting lost among the side streets of a vibrant urban neighborhood. Some people prefer organized tours. Others wander and roam and let serendipity guide them. Whatever your modus operandi, just be sure to keep your eyes wide open.


Articles About Sightseeing

Best Glaciers to See in Alaska

With more than 100,000 of these ice masses, many in retreat, Alaska’s glacial wonders are hard to miss—for now.

History and Modern Delights in Alexandria

Take a day trip from Washington, D.C., to Alexandria, which offers charming historical landmarks and popular boutique shopping.

Amelia Island: Old Florida Meets New

Feed blue crabs, sleep in Victorian bed and breakfasts, and take a Segway nature tour on your Amelia Island vacation.

B.A: European City of South America

Buenos Aires has beautiful architecture, great dining and wines, friendly people, big parks … what are you waiting for?

Family Activities on the Cheap in Buenos Aires

There is no shortage of paid attractions for children in Buenos Aires, but some of the best things won’t even cost a peso.

Iguazú: The Largest Falls You've Never Heard Of

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see on any trip to Argentina, including for families with young children.

Romantic Getaway to Aruba

This Dutch island offers laid-back luxury lodging, clean beaches and rustic, dining gems sure to enchant vacationing couples.

Family Fun in Atlanta

Take the kids to this sprawling city in the South packed with amusement parks, historic sites and the world’s largest aquarium.

Historic Atlanta: From Civil War to Civil Rights

Teach your kids, and yourself, about Atlanta’s role in American history, as well as in the classic film “Gone With the Wind.”

Top Things to Do in Atlanta With Kids

Find popular kids activities for your next Atlanta family vacation, from the best parks to visit, treetop ropes courses and tasting 70 different kinds of Coke from around the world.

Weird and Wonderful Austin

This creative Texas capital lets the good times roll with its dazzling arts community, famous live music scene, Tex-Mex cuisine and celebrity bat residents.

What Not to Miss When in Austin, Texas

From famous bats and junk art to museums and performing arts, this popular city offers an eclectic mix of sightseeing adventures.

5 (Nearly) Free Bahamas Attractions

Dust the sand off your swimsuit and explore the rest the Bahamas with these free and affordable attractions.

Feel the Love With Bahamas’ Host Program

The Bahamas’ People-to-People program pairs visitors with volunteer hosts for authentic, insider island experiences.

New and Improved Bali Resorts

Bali is back, with plenty of new and upgraded luxe resorts to satisfy your every indulgence.

3 Days of Family Fun in Barcelona

Read how one family turned a stopover prior to a Mediterranean cruise into an adventure that featured a mime and a reluctant 6-year-old Charlie Chaplin.

Rambling Along La Rambla

Our local expert in Barcelona shares her favorites for Gaudí architecture, Catalan cuisine, chic fashion, hot hotels and cool modern art.

Teen Travel Treats in Barcelona

Tempt your travel-wary teen with Barcelona’s youthful vibe and culture, funky architecture, vegetarian restaurants and sailing tours.

Beijing’s Ancient and Modern Family-Friendly Attractions

Beijing sights offer cultural insights from old to new, from historical sites to futuristic Olympics venues.

Experience Beijing: The Local Perspective

Discover the best of China’s capital while staying off the tourist-trodden path.

Beijing Travel Tips

Landed in Beijing and not sure how to get around? Follow these tips to ensure an enjoyable and relaxing vacation.

Beijing’s Top 10 Sights

There are plenty of additional historic and cultural attractions worth your while, but if visiting Beijing for the first time, here are 10 must-see sights to get you on your way.

Jungle Lodges Along Belize’s Maya Trail

Experience rural Belize and explore ancient Mayan ruins when you stay at these top jungle lodges.

Belize’s Maya Trail

Explore Mayan civilization on your Belize vacation with tours to ancient ruins like Caracol, Lamanai and Altun Ha.

The Big Deal About the Big Island

From volcanoes to underwater wonders, coffee to ranches, beach resorts to hula dancing, Hawaii has packed a whole lot into one island.

Family Fun on the Big Island

Choose from a wealth of outdoor family activities on Hawaii’s Big Island, from hiking to horseback riding to helicopter rides.

Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Observatories

Reach for the stars, planets and supernovas at the Big Island’s world-renowned astronomy center.

Following Boston’s Freedom Trail

Get local expert tips on how to make the most of your tour to these 16 historic sites that trace America’s colonial roots.

Boston Travel Planning by Neighborhood

Our local expert shares her tips to help you plan your vacation to Beantown and discover its many wonderful historic neighborhoods.

5 Free Boston Attractions

Spend time without spending a lot of money to get to know Boston with these free (or nearly free) things to do and see.

Not Your Grandfather’s Branson

This popular spot in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains has added glitz and glam over the years yet remains a great place for old-fashioned fun.

Virgin Gorda—Nature’s Little Secret

Find the best resorts, attractions and restaurants on the third largest of the British Virgin Islands.

Cape Town Township Tours With Teens

One family’s visit to Langa, a black township in Cape Town, offered an education in cultural exchange.

Coral and Caving on Cayman Brac

Discover the natural beauty of the underwater coral chutes and the abundant caves on Cayman Brac.

Explore Grand Cayman’s Protected Habitats

Get close to nature at Grand Cayman’s environmental attractions, and learn more about how the island values its native plants and animals.

Kick Back on Little Cayman

Marvel at the coral-wall diving, learn about booby birds and relax with locals during your beach vacation on quiet Little Cayman.

Touring Historic Charleston

Pre-Revolutionary War homes and sprawling antebellum plantations highlight this popular historical destination in South Carolina.

Chicago: Have a Hot Time in Chi-town

The Second City serves up first-class sights, entertainment, shopping and, of course, hearty food.

Obama’s Chicago: Seven Sites in the City

Visit historical locations and personal favorites of the 44th president in his hometown of Chicago.

Family Adventure in the Middle Kingdom

If you think that travel in China isn’t family-friendly, think again. Just remember that you need a little bit of cultural understanding.

A Great Hike on the Great Wall

Walk along the world’s longest wall on a day trip from Beijing.

Travel Challenges in China

Navigating China can be tricky, not only with children but even for a travel pro. Learn how to handle the bumps along the way.

Cruising the Yangtze River

If you plan to take a Yangtze River cruise, plan ahead and make sure the accommodations match your expectations.

College Visit Guide: Baltimore

Explore the neighborhoods and opportunities for family fun while visiting colleges in Baltimore.

College Visit Guide: New Orleans

It’s been said that New Orleans is a drinking town with a college problem, but there’s a lot more educational learning to be had in the city than its reputation implies.

New York City: College Visit Guide

Learn how to get the most out of your New York City campus visit with a suggested itinerary to cover the major schools in the city, along with recommended attractions and restaurants.

College Visit Guide: Philadelphia

Enjoy Philly’s myriad college campuses while taking in some historican sights, terrific art and a requisite cheesesteak.

Rural vs. Urban College Campus Visits

A College Visit to a small-town, rural campus should focus on different factors than visiting a bustling city campus. Here’s what to know for both.

College Visit Guide: San Francisco Bay Area

Tips for families to maximize a college visit to the Bay Area—exploring San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto.

College Visit Guide: California’s South Bay

Maximize your college visit to the Bay Area with info on campuses near San Jose and Santa Cruz.

Washington, D.C., College Visit Guide

Explore the diverse neighborhoods of D.C. during your college visit.

Into the Wild in Costa Rica

From scarlet macaws to leatherback turtles, Costa Rica’s unique biodiversity is a world all its own.

Finding the Right Cruise Destination

Not every cruise itinerary fits every type of traveler. Read our cruise expert’s recommendations for how to find your ideal cruise and season to travel.

How to Plan a Multigenerational Cruise

Grandparents, toddlers and everyone in between are sure to find onboard activities and entertainment to suit their interests.

Cruising to Mexico

Mexican cruises offer families warm temperatures, native art and culture, and plenty of adventure.

Family Cruising: Three Generations, One Cabin

Can four family members from different age groups survive in one stateroom?

Nile Cruises: In the Footsteps of Pharoahs

Discover Egypt’s historic waterway in all its grandeur with a cruise along the world-famous Nile River.

Top Shore Excursions

Want to know what to do in port? Take our expert’s advice and don’t miss these key attractions for cruise ports around the world.

The Lowdown on Family Fun in Mile-High Denver

Check out these museums, The Queen City of the plains has plenty to offers great day adventures for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts.

Irish Enchantment: Dublin’s Top Attractions

Historical landmarks, world-class museums, incomparable pubs and abundant shopping are just a few of the draws in this capital city.

It’s Easy Being Green on Your San Francisco Vacation

The city teems with eco-friendly hotels, restaurants, spas and shops. Find out where right here.

Florence: Italy’s Renaissance City

Both the birthplace and the showplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is a priceless art and architecture sanctuary that appeals to tourists of all ages.

Florence: Secrets of the City

Florence’s hidden windows, secret towers and streets that follow ancient Roman walls will keep the kids interested as they tour the Italian Renaissance city.

Dolphin Delights in the Florida Keys

Close encounters with these sociable mammals are educational and fun.

10 Historical Events Across America

From the Colonial East to the Wild West, step back in time at some famous—and not-so-famous—destinations.

Be Like Bond, James Bond

Do as Agent 007 would and drive an Aston Martin, skydive sans parachute and sip Vesper martinis at London’s Dukes Hotel.

Animal Encounters on Cape Cod

Learn where to spot whales, birds and other wildlife during your Cape Cod vacation in autumn.

Back in Time in Chesapeake Bay

Tour the tiny, coastal villages of Chesapeake Bay for a glimpse of the past and a refreshing respite from the modern metropolis.

Euro Soccer Tour: Get Your Kick On

See the best of European football without having to wait for the next World Cup.

Family Voluntourism Strengthens Bonds and Local Communities

Give back to local communities by participating in voluntouring projects on your next family vacation.

Travel for People Who Take Their Fandom Seriously

Fan trips are a growing type of package travel that for certain film fanatics can be the trip of a lifetime.

Historic Mansions of Westchester County

Tour Westchester’s grand old estates, including the former homes of Nelson D. Rockefeller and Washington Irving.

10 Ways for Your Kids to Interact With Italy

Keep your kids active, engaged and begging to go back to Italy with these 10 ways for the entire family to experience the country.

On Cloud Nine at the Kennedy Space Center

Explore deep space and meet astronauts at this popular science center near Orlando, Florida.

Language School Learning Vacations

While you play, send your kids away on a confidence-building and interactive learning vacation they’ll love.

Buddha’s Birthday Party in Lumbini, Nepal

Visit Buddha’s birthplace to observe—or partake in—holy rituals and one raucous celebration in honor of third-century religious figure, Gautama.

7 New England Family Road Trips

Take a family vacation road trip to these New England destinations that are kid-friendly and affordable.

Touring the Mysteries and Magic of Oxford

Satisfy your love for classic fantasy novels with a look into the magical world of Oxford, where parts of Harry Potter movies were filmed and The Lord of the Rings was inspired.

Join the Crowds on Inauguration Day

Insider advice from a former White House staffer for planning your trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the inauguration of the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama.

Leave Your Heart in San Mateo

Fall in love with the beautiful coastline, attractions and charming small towns in this Bay Area destination that boasts luxury and farm tours, side-by-side.

Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Events

Check out these St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations around the world to show your love for the Irish.

10 Teen Vacation-Saving Strategies

Our writer has three teens and a tween. Here are her tips for taking your too-cool teenagers on a family vacation that everyone can enjoy.

Top 10 Holiday Events for the Family

Start the holiday season with these fun top family activities including concerts for the kids, a train ride with Santa and chocolate-making demonstrations.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Parades

Communities pull out all the stops to celebrate the November holiday with family-oriented parades.

Top 5 International Aquariums

Let these spectacular aquariums around the globe serve as ambassadors to the underwater world on your next family vacation.

Top U.S. Aquariums

Be sure to visit the country’s coolest aquariums, where you can play with dolphins and wade barefoot through live marshes.

Salute the Troops of Present and Past

Visit these famous U.S. war memorials this Veterans Day to honor American soldiers and learn about the history of this important holiday.

Westchester County Fall Foliage and Harvest Festivals

Take a fall foliage driving tour, then see the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze at harvest festivals in Westchester County.

Taking it Easy in Winslow, Arizona

The town made famous by a popular Eagles song transformed Winslow, Ariz., from merely lyrics to a major tourist destination.

Gettysburg Family Vacation

Tour the famous battlefield and stand in the spot where President Lincoln gave the “Gettysburg Address.”

Grand Day Hikes in the Grand Canyon

Read our expert’s tips on the best trails for day hikes in the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon, From Rim to Rim

Read our tips for taking in the best vistas and historic sites of this national treasure, one of the seven wonders of the natural world.

Grand Tours of the Grand Canyon

Whether you have 30 minutes for a helicopter ride or two weeks for a rafting trip, there’s a canyon tour bound to suit you.

Hot in Havana

Havana has so much more than old cars, listening to wizened musicians play live music and drinking rum.

Ireland Hiking Adventure: 10 Days From Dublin to Dingle

Hike the Emerald Isle with experienced tour guides who lead you on a scenic journey through the Irish countryside.

Hilton Head Island’s Gullah Culture and History

Learn about this African-influenced culture and the people who have helped preserve it in the Carolina Sea Islands.

In the Heart of Honolulu’s Chinatown

Let your taste buds lead the way. Experience Honolulu’s eclectic Chinese-inspired culinary scene and open-air markets that define this culturally diverse neighborhood.

Kid-Friendly Activities in Las Vegas

Vegas isn’t just for poker fans and shoppers. A family Las Vegas vacation features everything from wave pools to roller coasters, with exotic animals thrown in for good measure.

Viva Las Vegas!

This desert oasis has more to offer than ever before. Read our expert guide to start planning your ideal Vegas vacation now.

Sin City Beyond Gaming

Not the gambling type? Check out these myriad Vegas attractions to keep you buzzing from the Strip to Fremont Street, morning til night.

5 Free Las Vegas Attractions

Shoot the moon on your Las Vegas getaway with free attractions that won’t make you run out of luck—or money.

7 London Sights with Teen Appeal

Keep London cool for your teens or pre-teens on your family vacation.

Exploring London

A practical travel guide by our local expert to a historic city with modern verve.

London Sightseeing: Get on the Bus

With limited time and budget, a bus tour of London is one way for the family to get a fulfilling Cliffs Notes experience of the city.

Cabo: Beyond the Beach

From pirate ship sailings to glass blowing to volunteer opportunities, there are plenty of off-beach family activities for Cabo vacationers.

Tale of Two Cabos

Read our insider’s recommendations for how to best plan your next Cabo vacation.

Customized Luxury Travel Made Easy

Time-starved travelers look to professional planners to find off the beaten path and authentic experiences.

Burning Rubber: Western Road Adventures

Book a luxury car adventure vacation package and forget the saddle and explore the American West with style and speed in the finest autos around.

Satisfy Your Inner Art Student in Madrid

Explore Madrid’s art world on your family vacation, from Spanish masterpieces by Goya and Dalí, to contemporary art and photography festivals.

Top Things to Do on Martha’s Vineyard

From New England history to maritime culture to classic Atlantic beaches—what not to miss during your vacation to this idyllic, historic island.

Best of the Beaches on Martha’s Vineyard

Enjoy some surf and sun at the many beaches that stretch for miles along this gorgeous island’s shoreline.

Martha’s Vineyard by Bike

Get recommended bike trails and rentals for two-wheeled touring of the island.

Martha’s Vineyard Vacations in the Off-Season

Avoid the crowds and visit this idyllic Cape Cod island in the fall or winter, instead.

Maui Sunrise at Haleakala Volcano

Witness an otherworldly sunrise atop Haleakala volcano, where you’ll see orange-red craters and purple valleys—but remember to bring your jacket.

Maui No Ka Oi

Hawaii’s second-largest island is, as the locals say ‘the best.’ It offers striking beauty, a range of activities for all ages, cultural history and a peaceful vibe.

The Road to Heavenly Hana

Leave your worries behind and take the slow road on Maui’s Hana Highway.

Melbourne: Arts and Culture Capital

Australia’s second-largest city boasts arts festivals, eclectic ethnic cuisine, exotic wildlife and easy, walkable streets to explore it all.

Mellowing Out in Mendocino

Whales, wine, redwoods, art—all come together blissfully in this picturesque Northern California community.

The Resurrection of Mexico City

Mexico City is quite possibly the most overlooked tourist destination in the world. But it shouldn’t be. Find out why.

Digging History on a Naples Vacation

From Pompeii to Herculaneum, step back in time at the several archaeological sites near the city.

Beauty Amid the Chaos in Naples, Italy

Naples is a diamond-in-the-rough, offering stunning landscapes, historical monuments and a burgeoning art scene.

Movable Feast for Wilderness Lovers

Known as the Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park’s scenery rivals the European Alps for beauty and variety.

10 National Park Treasures

Read our picks for five essential national parks to see before you die, and five worthy ones that are under-the-radar.

Zion National Park Centennial

Southern Utah’s bedazzling red-rock park offers countless hiking trails and special events this year to mark Zion’s centennial.

Flavors of New Orleans

Get a taste of some of the famous dishes of the Crescent City on a walking culinary tour.

New Orleans: City of Dreams

Let the good times roll in the Crescent City, where joy is found in luscious cuisine, brass bands and year-round celebration.

9 Alternative New York Attractions

Check out these lesser-known New York sightseeing gems, from Manhattan’s last natural salt marsh and 18th century farmhouses to a remote Buddhist museum.

New York City On My Mind

New York City is its own world of things to see and do, for individuals and family travelers alike. Read here for our expert’s recommendations.

New York Sightseeing From the Water

From traditional sightseeing boat tours to kayaking the Hudson River and visiting working docks in New York Harbor, see the city from a new vantage point.

10 New York Spots to Take Your Kids Before They’re Teenagers

Our NYC expert shares her favorite places in the city for some parent-child bonding while on vacation in the Big Apple.

Who Said Hawaii Was Expensive?

From musical performances to historic memorials, there are plenty of things to do on Oahu without spending a dime.

Hawaiian History for the Kids

Learn about Hawaii and explore Oahu’s natural wonders on these affordable kid-friendly excursions.

Say Aloha to Oahu’s Top Attractions

Follow our experts’ guide to the best sites and activities for planning your vacation to this popular Hawaiian island.

Day Tripping to Colonia, Uruguay

Need a break from bustling Buenos Aires? Consider a jaunt across the Rio de la Plata to historic Colonia del Sacramento.

Flowers for the Dead

Take a Lake Pátzcuaro candlelit boat procession to an island cemetery celebration of the dead.

Guilin: China’s Fantasy Land

With its lakeside parks, karst limestone mountains and caves, this area of China takes on a fairy-tale air.

Days and (K)nights of Malta

Discover this tiny Mediterranean island nation, which offers legendary history, luxurious hotels and beautiful beaches.

Unwind, Vehicle Free in Matheran, India

Fresh air abounds at this historic mountain village near Mumbai where all mechanized transport is banned.

Make Your San Francisco Vacation Quirky

Take a detour from the hotspots and visit some offbeat San Francisco attractions, including a museum bar, a pirate store and a trapeze school.

Brazil’s Rio das Pedras Club Med Caters to Families

This exotic Club Med is tucked away in a corner of a rainforest, and it’s a hit with kids and parents, especially single parents.

Uganda: The Pearl of Africa

Visit Uganda, one of the most beautiful, safe and biologically diverse countries in Africa.

Beach-Bound Getaways in Orange County

Surf’s up at O.C. beaches and seaside resorts at Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Dana Point.

Orlando: Theme Parks and Beyond

Tips on how to enjoy a visit to the world’s theme park capital and explore local favorites outside the parks.

Palm Springs: Hollywood Connection

A one-time escape for film’s finest, this town still offers a connecton to the big screen—and its stars. Take a break from fun in the sun and enjoy the latest in cinema or a trip back to Hollywood’s heyday.

Palm Springs: Modern Marvel in the Desert

Explore modernist architecture and mid-century glamour in Southern California’s desert oasis.

Palm Springs: Fun in the Desert Sun

Check out these top Palm Springs attractions in this wonderfully warm destination, from golf to architecture to Hollywood history.

Eco-friendly Bocas del Toro

Explore the natural and scientific attractions of this laid-back Panamanian archipelago oasis.

Parisian Picnics

Pack your picnic basket, and enjoy a warm summer day or evening in Parisian style.

Paris: Charming City With Historical Beauty

The French capital lives up to its hype, with world-class museums, restaurants, shopping and historical sites. Check out our local expert’s recommended favorites.

Essential Paris Museums

Become enchanted, not overwhelmed, by Paris’ enlivening art scene with this guide to essential Parisian museums.

Family Fun in Philadelphia

Keep everyone from tots to teens entertained in the City of Brotherly Love.

Portland, Oregon: Pints, Pedals and Parks

The City of Roses has something for everyone: microbreweries, biking trails, and plenty of green spaces and places.

Three Days in Puerto Vallarta

Here’s how to see it all during a long weekend in the seaside Mexican resort town.

Québec: North America’s European City

From its historical sites and enclosing wall to its French-influenced culture and cuisine, Québec City offers enticing options for all ages.

Riviera Maya: Playtime at the Playa

Pristine beaches, ancient ruins and eco theme parks—there is something for everyone at this jewel on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

Treasures of Tulum

After visiting this Mayan site rich in history, check out the nearby theme park Xel-Há.

Rome: Italy’s Grand Museum

From the toppled columns of the Forum to Vatican City to the cobblestone streets of Trastevere, Rome has something to appeal to everyone.

San Antonio: There’s More to Remember Than the Alamo

Explore this Southwestern city beyond the famous Alamo. Don’t miss the San Antonio River Walk, its Tex-Mex culture, the Fiesta festival and more.

Outdoor Family Fun Near San Diego

San Diego isn’t just about surfing and Legoland. There are plenty of other outdoor adventures sure to excite the entire family—and they’re all less than an hour from the city.

San Diego: A Playground for Kids and Adults

This Southern California destination remains a family favorite, but cool new hotels and restaurants make it an appealing playground for adults too.

San Francisco Green Spaces

Escape the urban jungle and find plenty of places to relax and get back to nature in the City by the Bay.

San Francisco Vacation: An Insider’s Guide

Our local expert shares her city secrets for individuals and families alike, to help you plan your ideal San Francisco vacation.

Santa Fe’s Must-See Southwestern Sites

Visit historical attractions and museums, shop like mad and go hiking in the United States’ oldest capital city.

Sarasota Family Vacation

This Florida beach community offers both affordable and luxury accommodations, beautiful beaches, family attractions and quality cultural venues.

The Idyllic Islands of Georgia

Georgia’s historic coastal islands offer everything from haute to honky-tonk and a pristine national seashore.

Savannah Art and Architecture: A Fusion of Past and Present

Savannah’s remarkably well-preserved historical buildings and celebrated contemporary arts scene offer an elegant feast for the eyes.

A Stroll Through Savannah

Take in some Southern charm and explore the history and architectural treasures on a specialized Savannah sightseeing walking tour.

Savannah’s Southern Charm and Modern Marvels

Learn about this fine U.S. colonial city’s beautiful historical sites as well as its cutting-edge contemporary attractions.

Seattle’s Great Outdoors

Dig for clams, rent a sailboat or hit the hiking trails in the hills for some memorable outdoor adventures on your next Seattle family vacation.

Seattle’s Neighborhood Parks, Playgrounds and Ducks

Seattle’s many parks guarantee a childhood’s worth of diversions in the Emerald City.

Route 2: Seattle Side Trip

Seattle’s back roads feature Boeing, ice cream and an albino alligator.

See Seattle as the Locals Do

Being global, acting local while on a family vacation in Washington State’s Emerald City.

Singapore’s Arab Quarter Delights

Smell the sweet scent of hookah pipes as you peruse the busy shopping districts and Middle Eastern restaurants in Singapore’s Arab Quarter.

Sentosa: Singapore’s Island Resort

To escape the city, locals and tourists alike head to this manmade resort area for beach fun, dining and Singapore family attractions.

East Meets West in the Lion City

Singapore is an ideal entry point to Asia, with its mix of cultures and cuisines, historic sites and modern attractions.

Nelson Mandela’s Madiba Trail

Visit key sites in Nelson Mandela life, from his youth to his freedom from jail.

Accessible Chicago

Tips for how to navigate the Windy City when traveling with a disabled child.

Capital Access: Touring D.C. with Special Needs Kids

Use this guide to plan your Washington, D.C., family trip with your special needs child.

Access Nature at U.S. National Parks

Explore the great outdoors with your special needs child at several accessible national parks.

Plan a Successful Accessible Family Vacation

Parents share planning tips for family vacations that include a special needs child.

Island Adventures in St. Lucia

A patchwork of colonial history, this Eastern Caribbean island offers a variety of activities, attractions and cuisines stemming from French, British and African influence.

5 Cool Kids Activities in Sydney

From climbing Harbour Bridge to riding the waves at Bondi Beach, don’t miss these top family attractions if exploring Sydney with kids.

Tampa and St. Pete Family Vacation

Neighboring cities Tampa and St. Petersburg provide excellent beaches and family attractions as well as art and culture for those traveling without little ones.

Tampa Bay Tours: Canoes, Cats and Crabs

Explore Tampa on a nature tour, including crabbing on the bay, canoeing near alligators and visiting the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary.

Hershey: The Sweetest Place on Earth

Immerse yourself in everything chocolate in Hershey, Pa, from a chocolate fondue wrap to chocolate martinis to a chocolate museum. There are new rides at Hersheypark too.

Teen Travels on Alaska’s Peterson Lake Trail

Tag along for this teen’s perspective on her hiking adventure along the scenic and slippery slopes of this beautiful northern trail.

Disney Deals and Anaheim Discounts

Get a free night stay at Disneyland’s Good Neighbor Hotels, free birthday pass to Disneyland, a kids’ rate package and Hilton Anaheim dining credits.

Holiday Hotel Packages

Shop with the Four Seasons San Francisco, get a Tango package at the Hilton Buenos Aires, ring in the New Year in St. Lucia and explore the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh.

Family Vacation Discounts, Resort Credits, Free Golf for Kids

Take advantage of an affordable weekend in London, resort credits in Scottsdale and Cancun, and free golfing with the kids.

Cruise Discounts, Island Savings, Kids Cook for Parents Package

Costa Rica cruise discount and new yoga retreat, Cayman Islands and Mackinac Island both welcome families with savings packages and discounts, and the Omni Hotels in Texas teach the kids to cater to parents.

Deals in and Near U.S. National Parks

From last minute summer escapes to upcoming winter specials, there are plenty of discounts and packages to help you explore the great outdoors.

Hotel Packages in San Francisco, Greece, New York and Asheville

This week’s discounts are at San Francisco hotels, a free night’s stay in Santorini, a museum package in New York and passes to North Carolina attractions.

Cabo for Couples, Free Night in Hawaii, London Charity

This week’s discounts are for Los Cabos and Honolulu hotels, an Innsbruck ski season package and a way to contribute during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Hudson 400: Henry Hudson’s Historic Voyage

It’s been four centuries since this Dutch explorer discovered the Hudson River. Check out the events slated for the year-long celebrations throughout New York State.

Cause Abroad, American Girl Experience and Family Deals

Walk for charity, pamper your American Girl, visit Vancouver and bring the whole crew for cheap to Ireland or Mexico.

Prince Edward Island: Summer and Fall Festivals

From the ‘Anne of Green Gables’ centennial celebration to shellfish festivals, Canada’s smallest province offers a wealth of activities for vacationing families.

Affordable and Portable Private Tour Guides

Listen up! Audio tours offer a convenient, do-it-yourself alternative to crowded tour groups.

Tips for a Gap Year With the Kids

Suggestions and ideas for long-term family vacations that traverse the globe.

Top 10 Italian Holiday Checklist

Review these 10 essential tips on what to pack and what to know before you go on your vacation to Italy.

Provo: Turks and Caicos’ Cool Island

On Providenciales, stroll along elegant Grace Bay Beach, snorkel around coral reefs and celebrate the mighty conch.

St. Croix’s Crucian Blend

Immerse yourself in the diverse cultural mix of Caribbean and Danish influences on a vacation to the most populated island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Sweet Spots on St. John

Read our expert’s tips on all that this USVI hot spot has to offer, from top beaches and hotels to the best places to pitch your tent.

Escape to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Chill on gorgeous beaches, ply Caribbean waters, tour historic attractions and shop duty-free on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John—while leaving your passport at home.

Kid-Friendly USVI Resorts and Attractions

Check out these top accommodations and activities for families planning a vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Overview of Vancouver

From diverse North American cuisine to busy mushroom markets to charming historical districts, Vancouver offers a diverse experience for all family members.

Venice: Italian Magic on the Adriatic

Bridges, canals and gondolas are icons in Venice, the city on the water, where travelers lose themselves in art, history and romantic streets and squares.

Washington, D.C., Insider Travel Planning Tips

Insider info from our local expert on where to go and what to see on your next trip to D.C.

History Lessons at D.C. Museums and Memorials

Don’t know which Washington museums are best for kids from tykes to teens? Read here for age-appropriate recommendations.

Historic Presidential Attractions in D.C. Beyond the White House

With the upcoming inauguration, learn about the history and lives of our previous commanders in chief by checking out these top presidential attractions in Washington, D.C.

Family Events in Washington, D.C.

Our nation’s capital offers a year-round slew of special events, guaranteed to give you and the kids a fun lesson in history and culture.

Weekend in Whistler

Enjoy a fondue snowmobiling dinner package or mingle with celebrities at the Whistler Film Festival.

Time Travel to Colonial Williamsburg

Retrace U.S. colonial history on your next vacation to Williamsburg, Virginia.

Jamestown: North America’s First English Colony

When visiting nearby Colonial Williamsburg, take a break from the crowds and plan a day trip to this historic settlement.

Baraboo Celebrates the Circus

Circus World and Ringlingville keep the circus tradition alive and well in Baraboo, Wis.

The Dells: A Mix of Family Thrills and Relaxation

From wild amusement park rides to mellow nature hikes, the Wisconsin Dells has it all.

Yellowstone National Park: A Natural Wonder

Geysers and buffalo and bears! Arrive early and stay late to see the natural world at its best.

Catching Sight of Yellowstone’s Wolves

Make the most of your wolf-watching adventures in Yellowstone National Park with our tour and viewing tips information. The experience may just help you discover your inner wildness.

Tips for Spontaneous Family Travel

Hitting the road without a set agenda? Here are some tips for making your unstructured travels fun and adventurous for the whole family.

24 Hours in St. Louis With Kids

Turn your overnight visit to St. Louis into a family getaway. This Midwest city is a gem for kids and parents alike.

Savvy Barcelona Guides for Hip Travelers

Two Barcelona guidebooks as chic as the city itself. Learn about Catalan cuisine, history, art and architecture for your Barcelona travels.

Guidebook Review: Discover the Florida Keys

Unlock the mystery of the Florida Keys with two guidebooks that also provide history and local insiders’ tips.

Las Vegas Guides and Ghosts

Discover “Top 5” lists of things to do in Vegas or read up on haunted historic sites to catch a glimpse of ghosts, including Elvis, lurking around Sin City.

Boston in Your Back Pocket

This city’s Little Black Book travel guide compacts all the info you need to know to act like an in-the-know local on your next Boston vacation.

London Guidebooks Review

Two comprehensive guidebooks cover everything London—from essentials to dining spots to biographies.

New Orleans Guide Book Reviews

Get the inside scoop on the enjoyable ‘Hungry? Thirsty?’ guide to New Orleans’ and the newly updated Frommer’s book, ideal for first-time visitors.

New York City Travel Guides

Two great books for two distinct audiences: family travelers and those looking for off-the-beaten-path exploration.

Peter Greenberg’s Tips for Budget Travel

The ‘Today’ show travel editor reveals industry secrets and handy tips for finding the best deals when traveling on a budget during economic down times.

Discover the Streets of San Francisco

Bring these guidebooks—and some comfortable walking shoes—when you explore the diverse and hilly neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Tired of the Mudslinging? Discover D.C. for Yourself

Two Washington guidebooks highlight capital attractions in an interactive format for kids.

Getting to Know Yellowstone, Inside and Out

Learn about Yellowstone with a family-oriented guidebook and a children’s story about this famous National Park.

La Jolla, From the Sea to the Clouds

Our TravelMuse editor recalls her favorite activities from her visits to La Jolla, from kayaking to flying over the city in a 1920s biplane.

Mahalo Frommer’s: Hawaii Day by Day Review

Frommer’s new Hawaii Day by Day guide is all you will need to see the best of the islands on your next Hawaiian vacation.

Getting Around Lake Tahoe

This CD guide gets you around Tahoe with places to see, history and legend, and great entertainment.