Best Beach Towns: Puerto Vallarta with kids

Puerto Vallarta offers a bit of everything for families enjoying a Mexican vacation, from beaches to city life to mountains, all touched by the warmth of the sun. While accommodations are an important aspect of any family vacation, no matter how … [Read more...]

Best ski towns: Ashland, Oregon

A friendly community with a small-town yet academic atmosphere, Ashland, Oregon makes our list of Best Ski Towns despite the fact that it's a full 20-minute commute from the slopes. What it lacks in proximity to powder it more than makes up for in … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Keystone Resort, Colorado

Vail, Colorado has long been synonymous with top-notch skiing, but vacationing families may overlook one of the most family-friendly gems in its crown: Keystone Resort. Less well-known than nearby Vail, Beaver Creek, or Breckenridge, Keystone is … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Leavenworth, WA

Who can resist the charm of a Bavarian village nestled in the heart of Washington's Cascades in Wenatchee National Forest? Not us! Leavenworth, WA makes our list of Best Ski Towns for its year-round recreation, sunny weather, and all-round … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Kellogg, ID

Located forty minutes past Coeur d'Alene on I-90 in the Idaho panhandle, the town of Kellogg, Idaho offers year-round outdoor and indoor recreation for a family vacation paradise. Hardly your typical 'resort town', Kellogg is not all slick boutiques … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: South Lake Tahoe, CA

If a kid-friendly ski trip sounds like a great place to spend your spring break, South Lake Tahoe, CA is the perfect location! Having grown up in the Tahoe area, I am no stranger to the Sierra snow, sunny weather, and beautiful scenery that makes … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Bend, Oregon

Up next in Pit Stops for Kids' series on best ski towns for families is Bend, Oregon. Not only is this central Oregon high desert town ideally situated at the base of Mt. Bachelor and the Sisters peaks, it offers much more than downhill skiing: … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Park City, Utah

It's the ideal ski town: beautiful scenery, dozens of kid-friendly resorts, and a downtown bursting with great restaurants and shops surrounded by not one, not two, but three major ski resorts, with half a dozen more nearby. It's Park City, Utah, and … [Read more...]

Best Beach Towns: What to do with kids in Nantucket, MA

It's no secret that Nantucket, Massachusetts is a destination beach town for families. It's been listed in the same breath as Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod as a premiere summer playground for decades. We were lucky enough to see this idyllic island … [Read more...]

Best Beach Towns: What to do with Kids in Bandon, Oregon

Summer may be drawing to a close, but fall is the very best time to visit Pacific Northwest coastline! The Oregon Coast spoils families with miles upon miles of great beaches and beach towns, but one of our favorites remains Bandon. Located about … [Read more...]