Theme park trips with kids change over time; you move from the kiddie rides to the thrill rides, you can’t wake your teens up to get to the park early – in fact, when my kids were little and knew they were going to a theme park, they used to wake us up, and there might be tears.
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Billing itself as “The Best Free Show on Broadway,” n’s Stardust Dineras been open since the 80’s, but it’s décor, memorabilia and food will take you back to the 50’s. However, what are you really going to see at this popular tourist destination in the heart of Times Square? [ ... ]
Relax at the Qua Bath and Spa, play the slots and dress to the nines to party at the Pool After Dark. This is just part of a Caesers Atlantic City girlfriend getaway. Located on the Boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean, Caesers offers entertainment and fabulous dining.
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Cozy is the word my son used to describe our room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Not the first word that usually comes to mind when you describe a 22-acre property with 3,500 rooms. It’s a testament to Hilton’s commitment to creating a family friendly environment at their enormous p [ ... ]
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Most of us have a memory of getting lost as a young child. I remember the first time I couldn’t find my parents. I was probably about six years old and I was playing in the Barbie section at K-Mart. My mom kept telling me it was time to go but obviously, as a five-year-old child, I was too b [ ... ]
My image of Disney is evolving. In general the mention of Disney would evoke visions of tired parents and squealing little kids.
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We saw five starfish while wading through a small beachfront area. While walking around, someone in our family would occasionally yell out “I found one!” Some boaters told us there is a sand bar just a short distance away (accessible only by boat) with hundreds of starfish on it.
Of course, the star fish are not souvenirs. One regular told us not to lift them out of the water very long, and definitely don’t lift them by the “arms,” because that can injure them. It’s not necessary to lift them anyway -- you can see them easily through the see-thru, shallow water.
Star Fish Point is a popular spot for boaters to stop. On the afternoon we visited, it was a party-like scene, with music blaring from the stereos of the anchored boats, and people from the boats lounging in the water with a beer. I’d still call it a family-friendly spot, however. Everyone was very nice.
However, it’s somewhere you’d stop for an hour, not a day.
Bonus: it’s free.
WARNING: There are burrs on the beach, and if you step on them, they hurt. They stick to everything (including your towels and shoes). So you must wear flip flops or water shoes while you’re walking through the sand. Trust me on this.
TO GET THERE: On the north side of the island, go west on the main road toward Rum Point. As you approach Rum Point, there’s a triangular intersection. Turn left and go down a street with many houses and villas. Turn right on Water Cay Road, and go past Kaibo Beach Club. Follow the street as it curves around. You’ll come up to a cul-de-sac with a rounded brick entrance. Walk down that path, which is probably strewn with branches and leaves. Star Fish Point is behind that. If you’re going in the afternoon, you’ll no doubt hear music and party noises in the distance.