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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Mexico’s Rocky Point: A fall break destination

I hadn’t been to Rocky Point in more than 20 years, when the roads were rough and resorts were sparse. Today, the popular vacation destination offers ample oceanfront vacation options, and the beaches are amazing — clean, walkable stretches of sand, warm gentle water, active tide pools. I have friends who regularly take their kids […]

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San Diego: 5 fall-break vacation tips

Summer is officially over. But don’t put those boogie boards and beach toys away just yet. If you listen carefully, you can hear the welcoming sounds of the ocean waves calling you to visit sunny San Diego. For the sixth year, “Kids Free San Diego” returns, offering special October deals at hotels, theme parks, restaurants […]

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Stay and play: 10 posh staycation spots in metro Phoenix

This is one time of year when our Midwestern friends and relatives — who are enjoying blissful 80-degree days — can gloat, while we’re barricaded indoors from triple-digit temps. Still, there is a reason metro Phoenix is a vacation destination, and because so few visitors show up during our hottest months, we can swoop in […]

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San Diego caters to families with “kids free” deals all month in October

Every October, San Diego reaches out to families with free deals for kids — including free admission to major attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. Many hotels offer kids-eat-free deals or gifts at check-in. In all, there are more than 100 Kids Free October offers listed on the tourism website sandiego.org. Here […]

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Fabulous Phoenician staycation

I am a homebody. I am not one to partake in staycations, knowing that my furry friends and my comfy bed are so close and I am not there to enjoy them. But I must say I jumped at the chance when invited to enjoy a staycation at The Phoenician. I had driven past the […]

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NEW Legends of Chima Water Park at LEGOLAND®

Come play at LEGOLAND® California Resort! With more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, it’s an unforgettable hands-on experience for families with children ages two to 12. Then take your imagination on an amazing journey and enter the new LEGO® Legends of CHIMA™ Water Park that features the awe-inspiring Lion Temple Wave Pool, Cragger’s Swamp […]

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The lowdown on the new LEGOLAND Hotel

When our family visited southern California’s LEGOLAND® attraction last year, we noticed a pretty cool building going up nearby: the first LEGOLAND Hotel to be built in the U.S. This was exciting news to us LEGO fans. So imagine our delight when we were invited to represent RAISING ARIZONA KIDS during a media event this […]

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale rolls out food for kids, by kids

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa recently announced the launch of a new, innovative menu, “For Kids By Kids,” which provides nutritious, fresh and interactive offerings for children. The menu was developed in association with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). The “For Kids By Kids” menu was tasted, tested and approved by Arizona […]

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Staycation program gives proceeds to non-profits, schools

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel is continuing its “Sleepover for a Better Tomorrow” vacation program this summer, benefiting Valley charities and schools. Non-profit organizations, school groups and churches are invited to register for the no-obligation program which donates proceeds of hotel expenditures to each group. If family and friends of the group stay in the hotel, that organization will receive 10 […]

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Summer deals for Arizona teachers

This summer Arizona teachers are getting the gold stars at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa. The resort is offering a “We Love AZ Teachers” package exclusively for educators, who are entitled to special room rates, upgrades and spa services through Aug. 31. For $89 a night, teachers can escape to the luxury amenities […]

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