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  • Top Things to Do with Kids in New England

    Taking the kids on a fall-foliage road-trip through New England this year? We've rounded up nine family-friendly attractions that are worth a detour along the way. You can visit New England's only beluga whale, drop by a working farm to see how cheese is made, learn about astronomy at a university planetarium, set foot on the historic landing spot of American pilgrims, and a lot more. Better yet, most of these memorable family experiences will cost less than a tank of gas.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on September 08, 2010 at 9:10:19 AM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: provence, Beer
  • Cape Cod's Best Clam Shacks

    If you are what you eat, then most Cape Codders would be a clam . . . or maybe a lobster roll. It should go without saying that a land named for a type of fish would abound with opportunities to sample tasty seafood, and Cape Cod does not disappoint.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on August 25, 2010 at 10:04:25 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • New England's 6 Best Beaches

    Long, wide beaches edge the New England coast from southern Maine to southern Connecticut, with dozens dotting the shores of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. The waters are at their warmest in August, though they’re cold even at the height of summer along much of Maine.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 22, 2010 at 12:30:32 AM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: cuisine, Zanzibar, amenities, Budapest
  • Bike the City: Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.

    Think a visit to an East Coast city means miles of walking or being stuck in traffic to get around between sites? Think again: Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. all offer fantastic two-wheeled exploring experiences—and they're perfect for a full or half-day bike tour. Each of these self-guided routes can be traveled uninterrupted, or you can easily pop off the bike path, lock up your ride, and enjoy some of the cities' top attractions.

    Posted by Kelly Kealy on July 21, 2010 at 2:00:32 AM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: pizza, Hungary
  • Visiting Boston? Sign up for the Park Rangers' programs

    Take a cue from locals and sign up for one of Boston's Park Rangers' programs. Top picks include a visit to the city stables to meet the Mounties and their horses, regularly scheduled readings of Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings in Boston's Public Garden, and city scavenger hunts geared for families....Planning a trip to Boston? Browse our online Boston guide

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 29, 2009 at 9:32:23 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Pizza, budapest
  • America's Strangest Hotels: 10 Weird and Wacky Places to Stay

    Have you ever wanted to spend the night inside a giant wooden beagle or a lofty treehouse? Well here's your chance.

    Posted by Lola Akinmade on October 28, 2009 at 3:06:51 PM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: Washington, savings
  • Top 20 U.S. Historic Sites Recommended by Our Members

    In celebration of July 4th, Fodor's member MRand posed a question to fellow travelers in the United States forum: "What's the most impressive U.S. history site you've seen?". Over 75 nominations were posted. Unsurprisingly, many of the sites could be found in the country's capital, Washington, D.C., but there were also several located elsewhere in the U.S. and around the world. Below are just a few of the sites mentioned by members, as well as their description of their visit's experience.... What site do you think belongs on this list? Add your nomination... Monticello Charlottesville, VA... "Monticello. On a fall morning, fog covering the valley below, only about a dozen people there" -- mrand... Have you been here? Rate and review this experience... The Lincoln Memorial Washington, D.C.... "The Lincoln Memorial - not only for all the obvious reasons - but also because of it's later symbolic associations - including Marion Anderson's concert there after being barred from using the DAR Hall because she...

    Posted by Fodor's Community Members on July 08, 2009 at 10:51:17 AM EDT in Tagged: Aquarium, oktoberfest, Oktoberfest, fall, Fall, canterbury, Canterbury, christchurch