Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up

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500 Places to Take you Kids Before They Grow Up, 2e is packed with a broad range of must-see destinations and must-do activities that the whole family can enjoy. Among adventures detailed here are:
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Overview

500 Places to Take you Kids Before They Grow Up, 2e is packed with a broad range of must-see destinations and must-do activities that the whole family can enjoy. Among adventures detailed here are:
  • Active vacations (snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef)
  • Sports shrines (Baseball Hall of Fame)
  • Other-worldly destinations (Monteverde Cloud Forest)
  • Cultural heritage sites (Great Wall of China)
  • Historic destinations (Black Heritage Trail)
  • Places that are just plain old fun (Santa Monica Pier)
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Keeping the kids happy and occupied is a full-time, usually two-parent job. To achieve that ideal, moms and dads everywhere should devour the information in this edition of Holly Hughes's vacation-tested Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up. This trustworthy paperback singles out dream destinations like the Great Wall of China, but it also zeroes in on hundreds of places much closer to home. Each destination entry features age ratings, nearby accommodations, and complete service information.
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"a handy guidebook featuring all the must-sees around the globe that kids of all ages can appreciate, not to mention their parents as well." (New York Daily News, August 20, 2006)

"…there will be something here to inspire the adventurous spirit in most families." (Mail on Sunday, October 2006)

"...you will have a richer knowledge of the world and of course—you will enjoy your travels…Go fetch now!" (The Big Buzz Magazine, October 2006)

"It’s the perfect gift for anyone who travels with children." (Spanish Magazine, October 2006)

"…includes some of the best-known sights in the Southern hemisphere…" (Selling Long Haul, November 2006)

"If ever there was a ‘bible’ of worldwide must-see places for children to visit, this is it…truly comprehensive…" (Blackpool Gazette, November 2006)

"…packed with experiences the next generation of globe-trotters adore…" (Wanderlust, November 2006)

"…brilliant, unusual ideas." (Primary Times, December 2006)

"…full of wonderful suggestions…" (Families Thames Valley East, January 2007)

"…a life saving new book…" (Club News, January 2007)

"…makes any trip possible, even with the kids in tow. It’s the perfect book for anyone who travels with children and gives them 500 opportunities to say ‘Are we there yet?" (Army Families Federation Journal, March 2007)

"...not only does it showcase the very best destinations around the world for the family, its aimed at the young and the young at heart." (ABTA Magazine, July 2007)

"a truly fantastic guide, packed full of must-see destinations your kids will love." (Families South West Magazine, July 2007)

"…a guidebook for all ages." (Essentially America, Autumn 2007)

“…fascinating guide of interesting places that will create a lifetime of…memories while visiting destinations the whole family can enjoy.” (Family Interest, March/April 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470474051
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/10/2009
  • Series: 500 Places Series , #6
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Holly Hughes (New York, NY) is the former executive editor of Fodor's Travel Publications, the series editor of Frommer's Irreverent Guides, and author of Frommer's New York City with Kids.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Awesome Vistas.

Postcard Panoramas.

Otherworldly Landscapes.

Falling Waters.

7 Super City Views.

Chapter 2 Exploring the Scenery.

Drives.

Train Rides.

Boat Rides.

7 Super City Parks.

Chapter 3 Weird & Wonderful.

Atmospheric Places to Explore.

A Touch of Kitsch.

Caves.

7 Famous Bridges .

Chapter 4 Walk with the Animals.

In the Wild.

7 Fantastic Aquariums.

7 Great Zoos.

Chapter 5 Lost in the Mists of Time.

Fossils .

Early Humans.

Chapter 6 The Ancient World.

Cradles of Civilization.

Classical Capitals.

Outposts of Empire.

New World Marvels.

Chapter 7 Positively Medieval.

The Dark Ages.

Monks, Priests & Pilgrims.

Castles.

Town & Gown.

Fortresses.

7 Super City Squares.

Chapter 8 War & Peace.

Conquest & Empire Building.

Battles for Independence.

Bloody Battlegrounds.

World War II & the Cold War.

7 Super Ships.

Chapter 9 Settling America.

In the Beginning.

Forging a Nation.

Westward Ho.

Native Americans.

African-American History.

Chapter 10 For Budding Scientists.

Science Museums.

The History of Flight.

Inventions & Industry.

Stargazing.

7 Public Transportation Systems.

Chapter 11 Holy Places.

Chapter 12 A Dose of Culture.

Masterpieces of Art.

Music.

Theater & the Movies.

Chapter 13 Historic Homes.

Castles & Mansions.

Famous Homesteads.

7 Presidential Homesteads.

Chapter 14 Out & About.

Hiking & Backpacking.

Cycling.

In the Saddle.

Chapter 15 On the Water.

Paddling Away.

Swimming.

Snorkeling & Diving.

7 Super Beaches.

Chapter 16 Calling All Sports Fans.

Chapter 17 Rides & Thrills.

Adrenaline Rushes.

Carousels & Ferris Wheels.

Roller Coasters.

Theme Parks.

Chapter 18 World Maps.

Indexes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2007

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    Great book! We really like this book. A variety of places, each with a decent explanation. Including an age guide, for what age kids may enjoy it the most. Everything from Legoland, to museums and castles. It is heating up our desire for travel, it provides a great goal for our family travel plans! The index is great for reviewing what is in your next, or favorite travel spots. Fun to see that some of the places we have already visited are on the list, now to get out of North America and see those! The book is arrange by types of attractions not geographically. Although the index makes it easy to find sites in your chosen state/country.

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