Austria

Vienna – activities for Family and Kids

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UNO-City – Vienna International Center Wagramer Strasse 3-5 1220 Wien +43-1-26060-3328 Fax: +43-1-26060-5899 This group offers tours of the city specifically for children. Best of all, the tours are available in languages besides German. Schloss Schönbrunn Schönbrunner Schloss-strasse, A-1130 Vienna Tel: +43 1 811 13 The biggest attraction in the Western part of Vienna is […]

Belgium

Brussels – activities for Family and Kids

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Children’s Museum Rue du Bourgmestre 15 02-640-0107 Weekends; Wednesday, and school holidays 2:30-5:30 Admission charged. Illexes/Elsene Exibitions and displays on the changing patterns of children’s lives in Belgium and abroad. Toy Museum Rue de l”Association/Verenigingsstraat 24 Brussels 02-219-6168 Daily 10-6 Admission charged Metro: Madou Historical toys and other aspects of children’s lives over years past. […]

Austria

Vienna – attractions

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Overview Vienna has not always been considered such a romantic destination. The city found itself just a few miles from the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Hence, trade ceased with the East, and foreigners found little reason to visit a war-torn city. However, with the sudden popularity and growth of the Eastern Jewels (Budapest, […]

Australia

Melbourne – activities for Family and Kids

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Surf World, Surfing Museum Beach Road, Torquay (03) 5261 4606 Adults – $5.50; Child – $3.50;Family (2 Adults + 3 children) – $16 10am to 4pm This is a museum that most families will enjoy, where parents don’t have to worry about their children breaking something. The museum features a large number of interactive activities […]

United States

New York – activities for Family and Kids

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Bronx Zoo Fordham Road The Bronx (718) 367-1010   Daily 10-5:  April-Oct. Rest of the year: 10-4:30 The biggest zoo in the US has 4,000 animals, a children’s zoo , and a monorail.  Newest addition:  a $43 million Congo Gorilla Forest. Brooklyn Children’s Museum 145 Brooklyn Avenue Crown Heights, Brooklyn (718) 735-4400  Wed.-Fri. 2-5; Sat., Sun. […]

United States

New York – attractions

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Overview No other city has such a diversity of people and cultures as New York City. Within the boundaries of its five boroughs lies a microcosm of the whole world. Visitors can move along the bustling sidewalks of Chinatown, visit the Greek tavernas of Astoria, the Old World Russian restaurants and clubs of Brighton Beach, the Italian communities of Little Italy […]

United States

New York – city info, how to get, events

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Main information Population Metropolitan area: 8,643,437 City Center population: 7,420,166 Visitors 33 million annually Elevation 131 Feet Area New York City ( Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Richmond) 301 square miles Area of Manhattan: 22.7 square miles Languages English, but in many areas of the City languages other than English predominate Time Zone Eastern Time (GMT […]

United States

Aspen – attractions

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Overview Not long ago, a “ski vacation” in the Rockies meant downhill skiing and nothing else. A vast array of exciting activities now share the spirit of winter fun at Aspen:  dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ballooning, paragliding, ice climbing, and even fishing. Snowboarding continues to grow in popularity, especially on the 42 trails at […]

United States

Aspen – city info

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Main information Population 5,000 (Aspen Village) Elevation 7,937 ft. Location 31/2 – 4  hours west and slightly south of Denver in northwestern Colorado.  Entry into Aspen involves crossing mountain passes from any direction.  In winter, if driving into the area, have 4 wheel drive and snow tires available on your vehicle.  Alternative:  Take the airport […]