" Why should just the kids get a spring break? Here are 10 affordable places
for families to vacation together.
Your children don't have to be the only ones counting down the days until spring
The minivan drivers in the family deserve to have some fun, too. But are Mom and
Dad ready to take advantage of this once-a-year travel opportunity?
Eileen Ogintz thinks you should be. The nationally syndicated family travel
columnist says she's seeing deals galore, from cheap fares at western ski
resorts to bargain hotel rates in Orlando.
But for those with a smaller budget, there are plenty of destinations within a
six-hour drive of Baltimore that won't break the bank .....
1. Williamsburg, Va. ...
2. Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W. Va.
3. Philadelphia, Pa. ....
4. Ocean City, N.J.
5. Wilmington, Del.
6. New York, N.Y.
7. Gettysburg, Pa.
8. Assateague State Park,
Assateague Island, Md.
9. Snowshoe, W. Va.
10. Weatherbury Farm, Avella, Pa.
Psst, Dale and Marcy Tudor may not be prepared to welcome everybody from
Baltimore to stay, but it's a good bet they could handle a few at their unusual
farm bed and breakfast in western Pennsylvania. Youngsters (and adults, too) get
to help out with daily chores ranging from feeding grain to the goats to
collecting eggs from Araucana hens that lay blue, green and pink ones that seem
FYI: There are only four guest rooms at $85 or so per night, so get your
reservations in early. Once the kids have milked enough cows, head to nearby
Pittsburgh to see what the city slickers are up to. If Weatherbury is booked,
check out this Web site, www.pafarmstay.com, for links to other
Contact: Weatherbury Farm at 724-587-3763 or www.weatherburyfarm.com
Drive time: 4 hours 45 minutes "