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Tweetsie Railroad Announces Event Schedule for 60th Anniversary Season

Tweetsie Railroad's 2017 season will feature a variety of events such as Day Out With Thomas, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Backyardigans.

Polar Bears Reunited at the North Carolina Zoo

Zoo officials hope that this year's breeding season will result in a cub for its two polar bears, Nikita and Anana.

Plan a Tour of the Duke Lemur Center

Lemurs Live! is a general tour that introduces guests to an average of 10 species at the center.

Upcoming Events at North Carolina State Parks

Winter fun at NC State Parks that are a short drive from the Triad.

North Carolina Snow Tube Parks Offer Fun Winter Family Getaways

Make it a snow-filled day of downhill fun at one of these snow-tube parks.

Where to Ski, Tube and Snowboard Within a Short Drive of the Triad

Whether you're looking for a day trip of winter fun or want to spend an entire weekend on the slopes, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia resorts offer many great options.

First Day Hikes at NC State Parks

On New Year’s Day, America’s State Parks are offering First Day Hikes. Several North Carolina State Parks are participating including these parks, which are a short drive from the Triad.

Cruise Out of Charleston for a Family Vacation

Carnival cruises out of Charleston, South Carolina, offer North Carolina families drivable access to an affordable Caribbean vacation.

Kernersville Yuletide set for Dec. 10

Three Kernersville destinations are collaborating to create a festive holiday tradition, the Kernersville Yuletide, on Saturday, Dec. 10.

High Point Museum to Host Annual Open House

The High Point Museum is hosting its 44th annual Holiday Open House Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Piedmont and Northern Railway Announces Return of Train to Christmas Town

The Piedmont & Northern Railway in Gastonia will begin service on board the Train to Christmas Town beginning Nov. 26.

Ghost Train Adventure Evokes Inner Child

Whether you make it a day trip or stay overnight in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this Halloween adventure is a worthy family excursion your kids — and inner child — will love.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hayrides

Take a day trip to one of these fall fun destinations that are a short drive from the Triad.

The Greensboro Police Department Donates Newer Police Car to GCM

Working lights and sirens make this interactive display a must-see for kids of all ages.

Family Vacation: Bicycling the Virginia Creeper Trail

Take a weekend to explore the Virginia Creeper Trail and surrounding areas. The trail can be ridden all in one day and is kid-friendly.

RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls: The Bullhole

The ocean may be hours away, but a soft, sandy beach and cool rushing water can be found just down the road.

Take an Animal Adventure at the Western North Carolina Nature Center

The Western North Carolina Nature Center is open year-round, and there’s no bad time to visit.

Hiking with the Kids

5 reasons why you should take the family outside, unplug for a little while and enjoy our beautiful state; plus tips to make the outing a success.

Camping Opportunities in North Carolina

An overview of family camping and family-friendly campgrounds in the state.

Inside Tracks: Zoo Trek Offers Exclusive Animal Experiences

Go behind the scenes this summer at Greensboro Science Center.

Something for Everyone at Hanging Rock State Park

Families can spend the day swimming, fishing, paddling, canoeing, hiking, biking, rock climbing and exploring beautiful waterfalls.

5 Best Picnic Spots in the Triad

The Triad is home to many great scenic locations that are perfect for picnics. Here are our top picks.

Explore the Virginia Aquarium & Marine and Science Center

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine and Science Center is a must-visit attraction if you are vacationing in Virginia Beach this summer.

Chatting with Shannon Smith About Family Travel

Tips for navigating airports with kids.

My Camping Experience

The Fit Family Challenge has me doing things I would normally skip

Salem Lake: Winston-Salem’s “Hidden Diamond”

A beautiful lake, trails, birding, Kids in Parks TRACK Trail and more await you near downtown Winston-Salem

Tips For Acing Airport Security With Kids

Sail through security with these helpful tips.

How To Plan An Out-of-the-Country Vacation For The Whole Family

Follow these tips for an international adventure you'll never forget.

5 Essential Airplane Travel Items For Kids Under 5

When flying with kids, having the right stuff can be the ticket to a smooth ride.

Inspiration and Adventure Await Families in Coastal Brunswick County

Family-friendly fun in North Carolina's Brunswick County
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GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.