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There's more to Chicago than deep dish + great architecture. These 6 child-friendly + cool Chicago attractions may surprise your family travel expectations. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

6 Child-Friendly (and Cool) Attractions in Chicago

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When you think “kid destinations,” Chicago, Illinois, might not be the first place to come to mind. But we think you’d be very pleasantly surprised at what a great place it is for a family vacation. There are plenty of kid-friendly museums, shops, parks, restaurants and events, plus great views to be had (and you can even throw in a little geography lesson). Here are 6 cool attractions we recommend. 1. Shedd Aquarium Let’s start at the museum campus with the Shedd Aquarium, a fascinating place…

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Fly high and satisfy your aviation fantasies at one of the largest and best air museums in the world, the Seattle Museum of Flight. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Up, up and away to the Seattle Museum of Flight

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We’re very pleased to have Lora Shinn of the Washington-based Cascadia Kids travel blog introduce us to the Seattle Museum of Flight. With more than 150 aircraft, The Seattle Museum of Flight
 is one of the largest air and space museums
 in the world. Located on Boeing Field, not far from where real planes
 are built in Renton, Washington, the Museum takes transportation-obsessed 
kids and their grown-ups over the moon and back again. Even if you’re
 not particularly enchanted by transportation or planes (like me),…

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Grab your favorite hot beverage and the kids; it’s time to head south to Seattle and explore all the Christmas fun they have to offer this holiday season. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Favorite Holiday Events in Seattle

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Grab your favorite hot beverage and the kids; it’s time to head south to Seattle and explore all the Christmas mayhem they have to offer this holiday season. Our family loves to dive right into the holiday cheer popping up around the city. Whether it be walking through a forest of lights or falling down on the ice, you can bet we will be having a great time together. If only the Christmas season lasted more than a month; we…

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Las Vegas for families? Leave the strip for a great day trip to explore the region's niche museums, famous dams, ghost towns, and the Grand Canyon. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Fun Day Trips for Families Visiting Las Vegas

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Las Vegas for families? Well, when planning a family vacation, Vegas may not leap to mind. Although the Las Vegas strip has plenty of exciting things for families to see and do, there are many equally interesting places to visit outside of town. From the Hoover Dam to the Neon Museum to the genuine ghost town of Rhyolite, guest contributor Amber Kingsley outlines the many fascinating places for families to explore ‘beyond the strip’ in this colorful and detailed infographic.   Need a place to stay…

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Rain or shine, Seattle is a great place to bring the family for a day trip or weekend adventure. Here's some of the top things to do in Seattle with kids. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Toddler-Friendly Spots Around Seattle

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We’re very pleased to have this guest article from Keryn Means of Walkingon Travels. Keryn is based in Seattle and believes that just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to put your travel dreams aside – if anything they just get bigger and more exciting!  Rain or shine, cold weather or mild, Seattle is a great place to bring the family for a day trip or weekend adventure. Natural and man-made wonders mix in perfect harmony as you wander…

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