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Liza Prado
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Travel with Teens: Tips from the Pros

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The Cheese Shop

So The Cheese Shop really is an actual cheese shop but it also has, arguably, the best deli in Aspen. Sandwiches are prepared with high end meats and gourmet cheeses (of course), with a price that's tough to beat in this town--$7 to 9 bucks for a good size sandwich with a side salad or chips. There is a long...

Brunelleschi's Dome Pizza

Brunelleschi's--or Bruno's--is an unpretentious but upscale Italian restaurant serving up simple, flavorful meals (think thin crust pizzas with gourmet toppings, shrimp linguini, and chicken piccata); there also is a good children's menu, including a make-your-own pizza option that comes...

Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the United States--a glacial valley with a view of purple mountian peaks and the shimmering Maroon Lake below. The only problem is that, especially in the summer, the trails surrounding the lake can get overrun with people--arrive early to beat...

Aspen

Aspen is a gorgeous mountain town, known for it's multi-million dollar homes, upscale restaurants and shops, and world class skiing. But it's a lot more than that. It's got fantastic hiking; music, food, and film festivals; the Aspen Institute, which offers seminars and conferences on critical...

Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink The

Taking a spin on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center is a classic NYC activity, especially during the holiday season. You'll probably remember it forever (or at least be reminded of it every time you see it featured in a movie!).

FAO Schwarz

Fao Schwarz is not only the oldest toy store in the country, it's also one of the most beloved. Locals and tourists line up every day to get into this wonderland. Life size stuffed animals, enormous dance-on pianos, a doll factory, theme rooms, a candy shop....it's a dream come true for most kids (and...

Symphony Space

Located on the Upper West Side, this popular performing arts center offers affordable programming year-round. Typical offerings range from film festivals and modern dance performances to live readings for NPR's Selected Shorts. Check out its website--www.symphonyspace.org--to see the...

Shakespeare in the Park

If you'll be in NYC during June or July, check out this popular Shakespearean event. Free to the public, it is held in Central Park's open air Delacorte Theater at 8pm most nights of the week. Tickets are for assigned seats and are available starting at 1pm (same day tickets only). However, to...

The Sheep's Meadow

This is a classic Manhattan picnic and sunning place in Central Park--it's as close as you'll get to a beach scene in the city. That, plus the views of the skyscrapers beyond the treeline are spectacular. A perfect spot for a date or just a laid back afternoon on a warm day....

American Museum of Natural History

Heading to a museum might not seem like the coolest thing to do for a kid but honestly, NYC's Museum of Natural History is a sure hit. For starters, it's huge--25 interconnected buildings--which means you're certain to find something that interests just about everyone: dinosaurs, human origins,...