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36 Hours in BETHLEHEM, PA

36-Hours in Bethlehem, PA We have been hearing so many great things about Bethlehem, PA we had to check it out. After 36 hours in "The Christmas City" we were not disappointed. -7:00PM -Arrive, check-in... Read More

2016 TOP PICKS Family Travel

We just released out top picks for family travel in the US for 2016. Click HERE to see our list! Read More

15 Things We Love About Times Square

15 Things We Love About Times Square Riding the Giant Ferris Whee l inside Toys "R" Us Walking through The Black Hole and attractions of Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Having Brunch with the Beatles... Read More

TOP FIVE Sandwiches - Best in the US

TOP FIVE Sandwiches - Best in the US Pittsburgh, PA, Primanti Brothers – The Primanti Sandwich - Topped with French fries, cole slaw & tomatoes New York, NY, Katz's Deli – The Classic Pastrami Sandwich... Read More

Spotlight On: InterContinental Planet Trekkers

InterContinental 's brand new Planet Trekkers program and menu is an exciting brand initiative directed to engage children and introduce them to new culinary experiences. Not only are kids invited to try new foods, they... Read More

Spotlight On: The Plaza Hotel - NYC

Spotlight On: The Plaza Hotel - NYC - One-of-a-Kind The iconic The Plaza Hotel is offering one of New York City's most orignal, fun and educational family packages - The Magic Tree House Family Package... Read More

15 Things We Love About - TORONTO

15 Things We Love About - TORONTO -Touring Kensington Market on an Audrey Ooi Tasty Tour -Tasting Mustard Sticks from Kozlik’s at St. Lawrence Market -Taking shots on goal at the Hockey Hall of Fame... Read More

15 Things We Love about ATLANTIC CITY

15 Things We Love About Atlantic City, New Jersey: Joe Holiday's magic show at the Comedy Stop . Learning how to surf with a lesson from the Atlantic City Surf School . Staying overnight at... Read More

15 Things We Love About PITTSBURGH

15 Things We Love About Pittsburgh: -Riding to the top, and the bottom, of the Duquesne Incline -Biting into a sandwich from Primanti Brothers -Climbing to the top of the rock wall at SportsWorks at... Read More

Spotlight On: Hotel Palomar, Philadelphia

If you're considering a visit to the City of Brotherly Love and you want to stay overnight in a luxurious hotel with a super friendly staff and a great location, Hotel Palomar is the perfect... Read More

Spotlight On: Grand Hyatt DC

$42 Million Renovation Complete! It's very rare that we come across a property as exceptional and well-suited for families as the Grand Hyatt Washington DC. This extraordinary property has a location in walking distance to... Read More

Spotlight On: MIAMI

Miami offers a year-round climate perfect for outdoor fun. With an amazing combination of kid-friendly activities, unique multicultural neighborhoods and one-of-a-kind tropical attractions, kids never run out of places to explore. We love spending the... Read More

15 Things We Love - Niagara County, NY

-Learning at the Niagara Power Project Power Vista visitor center -Eating Haystacks and Beef on Weck at the Silo -Getting wet on Hurricane Deck at the Cave of The Winds -Taking a ride at the... Read More

15 Things We Love - MILWAUKEE

15 Things We Love About Milwaukee - Knowing the location (and password) for the Safe House - Lying on a bed of nails at Discovery World - The beauty and diversity of the Domes - Frozen... Read More

TOP FIVE Art Museums-USA

American Visionary Art Museum , Baltimore, MD-Your kids will say "WOW'! The Art Institute of Chicago , Chicago, IL-Take the Lion Trails Familly tour, end your visit at the Thorne Miniature Rooms. Albright-Knox Art Gallery... Read More

Atlantic City is #1 - Summer Destination

Atlantic City is #1 - Summer Destination on East Coast. Click here for the release. Read More

Spotlight On: HYATT Chesapeake Bay

The extraordinary Eastern Shore Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina is situated on the banks of Maryland’s Choptank River. The property is an ideal spot for a family visit during spring or... Read More

MIAMI- TOP FIVE Restauants

Miami - TOP FIVE Restaurants: 1. Ortanique (A Cindy Hutson creation, Cuisine of the Sun, is cool and hip (just like Cindy) with incredible food and an awesome setting) 2. Big Pink (Everything is big,... Read More

15 Things We Love - Washington DC

15 Things We Love About Washington, DC: Exploring the Arts Online and at the Kennedy Center Reading Today’s Front Pages at Newseum Going undercover at the International Spy Museum Learning about America’s Presidents at the... Read More

Best Easter Brunch in NYC!

New York's iconic Conrad New York Hotel will be offering a special Easter brunch experience that caters to the entire family. From 11:30am-5:00pm on Sunday, April 20 th hotel guests and locals alike can enjoy two... Read More


Our good friend, Leigh Cort , travel/culinary publicist extraordinaire, just told us about a travel contest one of her clients, Eagle Island, is running. The contest is easy, write up to 150 words about "Why... Read More

TOP FIVE Outdoor Rinks - Best in the US

Philadelphia, PA, Blue Cross RiverRink - Philly takes top spot because rink is so family friendly. New York, NY, Rockefeller Center - Iconic, bucket-list must skate spot. Boston, MA, Boston Common, Frog Pond - Skating,... Read More

TOP FIVE Amusement Parks to visit NOW

TOP FIVE Holiday Themed Amusement Parks: - SESAME PLACE - Kids love A Very Fury Christmas and The Count's Countdown to New Year's Celebration ! - WALT DISNEY WORLD - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party... Read More

Spotlight On: Kimpton Hotels of Boston

We love Boston and as we've said many times before, we love Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants , and fortunately for us, Kimpton has the fantastic KimptonKids program and three amazing options for families visiting the... Read More

15 Things We Love About BALTIMORE

15 Things We Love About Baltimore McCormick World of Flavors interactive fun spots at their one of kind store The Cheney Miniature Rooms and Cone Collection at BMA Newton's Alley and Davis Planetarium at The... Read More

Spotlight On: Sheraton Atlantic City

Spotlight On: Sheraton Atlantic City Our family has enjoyed visiting Atlantic City for many many years. We love the rides at Steel Pier and the attractions of the Ripley's Believe it Or Not Museum .... Read More

Spotlight On: McCormick World of Flavors

We travel quite a bit and when we find a unique, one of kind destination for families and kids we want to share it. We have found such an attraction and it's located in one... Read More

Spotlight On: The Fairmonts of Bermuda

Spotlight On: The Fairmont Southampton and The Fairmont Hamilton Princess We have always known Fairmont to be among the most luxurious choices on the market, but in Bermuda, for families, they step it up a... Read More

ABC Travel Guides - Top 7 US Family Destinations for 2013

ABC Travel Guides for Kids Names Top 7 US Family Destinations for 2013 Read More

Stars of David

It's as easy as -- Matthew Rosenberger's ABC City Guides for Kids travels well with children and their folks. Now the Erdenheim resident -- accompanied by his daughters -- has booked travel for two additional... Read More

Spotlight On: Ripley's Atlantic City

Atlantic City took a beating from Hurricane Sandy but is OPEN and needs the support of ABC Travel Guides for Kids families to help them catch up. We love Atlantic City all year round because we love visiting... Read More

Spotlight On: Aussie Dogs

Spotlight On: Aussie Dogs Sheepskin Footwear The Aussie Dogs Original Sheepskin Footwear story begins in the early 1980s when surfer Chris Watt discovered Australian sheepskin boots while vacationing in the South Pacific. With a few... Read More

Spotlight On: Philadelphia Flower Show

March 2-March 10, 2013-"We Love Kids" pick - PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA (February 2013) – The 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the nation's largest indoor flower show, is a must do activity for families this year. This... Read More

Spotlight On: Fairmont Pittsburgh

Spotlight On: Fairmont Pittsburgh We just got back from a visit to Pittsburgh and another great stay at a Fairmont property. Located in the heart of thriving downtown Pittsburgh, the hotel is in walking distance to many of... Read More

Spotlight On: Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto

Spotlight On: Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto We just got back from a fantastic visit to Toronto and a large part of the success of our visit was the location and amenities of our hotel.... Read More

Spotlight On: Hammond's Candies

This Spotlight On pick is a fun one for us because. . . .what kid doesn't love candy? We discovered Hammond's Candies during work on our ABC Denver book. We highly suggest you visit their... Read More

Spotlight On: Rainforest Cafe

We are working on an Atlantic City edition of ABC Travel Guides for Kids and during a recent visit to AC we stopped by the Rainforest Cafe on the Boardwalk (2201 Boardwalk) and we are... Read More

Spotlight On: The Muse and Ink48 Kimpton Hotels

Ink48 and The Muse are two of our favorite hotels in New York, for a number of simple reasons: their properties are meticulous, their staff is exceptional, their restaurants are delicious and their KimptonKids program... Read More


Lynn's Paradise Cafe - Simply put, the most fun, the most delicious, and the most kid friendly restaurant we have ever visited (and probably anywhere in the Universe). Jack Fry's Restaurant - Grab an early... Read More

Spotlight On: Le Pain Quotidien

On early January 2, 2012 we stumbled upon the Communal Table at Le Pain Quotidien at the Carroll Square location in Washington DC and our lives may never be the same. The assortment of baked... Read More

HELP ZigZag and receive a FREE set of ABC City Guides for Kids books

ZigZag City Guides for Kids is a project in need of funding and you can help. Created by graphic designer Alana Zawojski , these guides will feature a deck of 20 city cards and a... Read More

Eat Sleep Play at CMOM now Open!!!

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan's (CMOM) highly anticipated EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day exhibition is now open to the public. This exciting, interactive experience allows children and their families to explore how and why food,... Read More


Times Square Visitor Center - Must visit starting point when planning time in the "Crossroads of the World". Toys "R" Us Ferris Wheel - R U kidding me. . .only in the World's Greatest Toy... Read More

Top 7 Hotel Family Baseball Packages

The Great American Ballpark – Top 7 Family Packages – 2011 This Summer Families Will visit Ballparks at Great American cities across the US PHILADELPHIA, Take me Out to the Ball Game-Baseball is back and... Read More

Spotlight On: Joe's Playland

Spotlight On:  Joe's Playland in Salisbury, Massachusetts Now is a great time to vist Joe’s Playland and Salisbury Beach (think old time Dave & Busters meets Chuckee Cheese with awesome food and great prizes).  Make sure to... Read More

Spotlight On: Galt House Hotel & Suites

We just got back from a fantastic trip to Louisville, Kentucky and stayed in the "heart of it" all at the Galt House Hotel & Suites . The Galt House is the perfect place for families... Read More

Top 7 Family-Friendly US City Destinations-2011

ABC City Guides for Kids Names Top 7 US City Family Destination 2011 to be a rebound year as families visit great American Cities PHILADELPHIA -- Spring Break is around the corner and it's time... Read More

Spotlight On: The Harlem Globetrotters

It's that time of year and the Globetrotters "4 Times the Fun" North American Tour is in full effect.   Bring out the whole family for a night of entertainment with the Harlem Globetrotters and the... Read More

Philadelphia Flower Show-March 6-13

The Philadelphia Flower Show is the largest (and best!) indoor flower show in the world. This year's show theme is Springtime in Paris. The show has two family nights, March 11th and 12th and the Family lounge will stay... Read More

Spotlight On: JetSetBabies

Spotlight On: JetSetBabies When we find an incredibly useful website we want our audience to know about it. As soon as we learned about JetSetBabies we knew we had to spread the word about the... Read More

ABC Miami to be released on March 15, 2011

We are excited about our next ABC City Guides for Kids release for one of our favorite cities, Miami.  With a release date set for March 15, 2011, the guide will help families to start... Read More

Have Kids, Will Travel, Canada's National Post mentions ABC Travel Guides for Kids

Plan ahead A well-planned itinerary will help your family vacation run smoothly. First, talk to your travel agent about your children's ages and interests for specific information about what your destination has to offer. Next,... Read More

Parade Magazine's Mom to Mom blog suggests ABC Travel Guides for Kids

Travel Guides for Little Kids When a family visits a new city, the adults tend to pore over the guidebook, reading up on landmarks and making decisions about where to go first. But why should... Read More

American MENSA reviews ABC City Guides for Kids

Thank you Tom Elliott, book reviewer for the MENSA Bulletin, the magazine of American MENSA. "If you're already dreaming of and planning your summer vacation and have kids in your family, you might want to... Read More

KidGrade reviews ABC Chicago

Our good friends at KidGrade just posted a review for our ABC Chicago book. Since KidGrade is a must visit website for families living in, or visiting Chicago, we really appreciate the kinds words Angel,... Read More

Spotlight On: Holiday Tea at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Boston , MA  –  The Boston Park Plaza is offering a special Children’s Holiday Tea on the first three Sundays in December. Children’s Holiday Tea will feature a penny candy station and festive coloring books... Read More

Spotlight On: Independence Seaport Museum-Philadelphia

The Independence Seaport Museum is located in the Penn's Landing waterfront section of Philadelphia.  This museum definitely goes in the "best kept secret" category in our book.  We never get tired of boarding ships and submarines and... Read More


ABC CIty Guides for Kids highly reccomends The Big Apple Circus . Now in its 33rd season the circus is performing an all-new show,  Dance On! The mission of the Big Apple Circus is to invigorate... Read More

Mama's Viewfinder reviews ABC City Guides for Kids

Sandy Mottola's Mama's Viewfinder blog. . . "Takes a peek at life through the eyes of a busy, working, sometimes single, mom spending everyday life on the edge of insanity." Thank you Sandy for your... Read More

BERMUDA - TOP FIVE Restaurants

Bacci - Best antipasto buffet we have ever had, very family friendly menu and staff. Located at the Fairmont Southampton (one of 7 on-site restaurants) this is our top pick in Bermuda! Swizzle Inn -Must... Read More

3 Days, 2 Nights in Lancaster

3 Days, 2 Nights in Lancaster, Summer 2009 Day One, Night One We love minor league baseball and when the Lancaster Barnstormers are in town there are often Friday night fireworks after the game. The... Read More

3 Days, 2 Nights in Alantic City

3 Day, 2 Nights Atlantic City, New Jersey, Summer 2009 Day One, Night One Atlantic City is a short distance from many major Mid-Atlantic cities and summer time is a great time for a visit.... Read More

3 Days, 2 Nights in New York City

Day 1/Night 1 Mid-Town Manhattan We arrived in New York and the luxurious mid-town Omni Berkshire Place at 21East 52 nd Street at Madison Avenue, just in time to unload the car, wash up and... Read More

3 Days, 2 Nights in Baltimore

Day One, Night One Inner Harbor Little Italy We arrived in Charm City just in time to take in the spectacular view at the Top of the World Tower, the world's tallest 5 sided building... Read More

Tara Bucci reviews ABC City Guides for Kids at

Tara Bucci is an entrepreneur, trailblazer and mom with a simple goal: to help provide a multitude of parenting tips, tricks, product reviews for other new mommies experiencing the same daily challenges that she experiences... Read More


Lancaster TOP FIVE Restaurants: 1. Rachel's Cafe & Creperie - Gourmet, creative and fun, a must visit spot in a funky part of downtown Lancaster. 2. The Lancaster Dispensing Company - Known as "DipCo", great... Read More

Cool Baby Kid - Travel Tip - ABC Travel Guides for Kids

Travel Tip: Looking to hit the road this summer with the kids? ABC Travel Guides combine travel and education with ABC guides made for just kids. From Manhattan: An Alphabet Book, Travel Guide and Souvenir... Read More

Rediscover the Family Vacation - Charleston, SC

If you're thinking about where to take a family vacation this summer you might want to take a good hard look at Charleston, South Carolina. In fact as you do your research about this Great... Read More

A Big Blue Bear needs a Big Blue Trunk!

We just learned about and wanted to let all our friends know about this awesome website devoted to "the inside track on family travel". We love one of their currently featured articles, " Things... Read More


New Orleans TOP FIVE Restaurants: 1. Mothers -World's best baked ham-need we say more? 2. Nola -Funky, informal spot with great food. 3. The Praline Connection -Best pralines in Nawlins and a whole lot more!... Read More

ABC Lancaster County, PA now at the printer!

We visited Lancaster County, PA as kids and now as parents we take our kids a couple times during the year. The kids love Dutch Wonderland , and if you have never visited the park... Read More

ABC City Guides featured at

Thinking of a road trip? recommends you bring a copy of ABC City Guides for Kids along. Check out all their suggestions on their website at this slideshow about cool things to bring on... Read More

PHILADELPHIA - Play-A-Palooza 2010 on Saturday, April 3rd

SMITH The Kids' Play Place in the Park celebrates the seasonal re-opening of the Playground with Play-A-Palooza 2010 on Saturday, April 3rd from 10 AM to 1PM . This FREE event features self-face painting, crafts,... Read More

WIN an 8-book pack of ABC City Guides for Kids

We are looking for the best family attractions, activities, bakeries, candy stores, ice cream parlors, restaurants, playgrounds and things to do in your city or town. Send us your A to Z list and we'll... Read More


Philadelphia-TOP FIVE Restaurants: 1. Winnie's LeBus Manayunk (only TOP FIVE and We Love Kids pick on the list) 2. Pod (request a Pod) 3. Distrito Restaurant (request the Volkswagon at this Chef Jose Garces masterpiece)... Read More

ABC Denver now available at two of our favorite Denver attractions!

Two of our favorite Denver attractions, the Children's Museum of Denver and Hammonds Candies , are now carrying our newest book, ABC Denver . We love visiting the Children's Museum, it's one of our country's... Read More

ABC New Orleans suggested by the Krannert Center

The Krannert Center is devoted to making the arts accessible to everyone, and particularly young people. This season their Youth Series features New Orleans' own HOT 8 BRASS Band , a band that has been... Read More

Canadian Automobile Association recommends ABC Travel Guides for Kids

Have Kids, Will Travel Tips for stress-free family getaways Paula Kozbial Plan ahead A well-planned itinerary will help your family vacation run smoothly. First, talk to your travel agent about your children's ages and interests... Read More

Must Do Holiday Family Activity-Philadelphia-George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Now in its 41st year, the Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the premier ballet companies in the nation, brings the magic of the holiday season to life on stage presenting George Balanchine's The Nutcracker December 12-31... Read More

Harvard Museum of Natural History-upcoming events

University museums across the country offer great ways to expose your kids to big ideas and get them excited about learning. A great friend of ABC City Guides for Kids, the Harvard Museum of Natural... Read More

Win a 9-book pack of ABC Travel Guides for Kids

Visit one of our favorite websites, , and register for a chance to win a 9-book pack of ABC Travel Guides for Kids. Oh, and don't forget to sign up for the free and... Read More

ABC St. Louis-For Tiny Tourists

Check out the new review about ABC St. Louis and ABC City Guides for Kids. Thank you Stefene Russell and St. Mag for this awesome write-up. Read More

Must See, Must Do, Must Have Right Now

Must See, Must Do, Must Have Right Now And before I go to Philly and Atlantic City (they're nearby), I'm going to get ABC City guides for kids. Recently, I met a fun dad of... Read More

Travel Guide Books for the Kids

ABC City Guides for Kids let your kids explore a handful of urban American destinations one letter at a time. They are chock full of factoids, photos, trivia and kid-friendly attractions for each city, making... Read More

MUST SEE SHOW - Big Apple Circus

ABC CIty Guides for Kids highly reccomends The Big Apple Circus . Now in its 31st season the circus is performing an all-new show, Play On! The mission of the Big Apple Circus is to... Read More

Boston Globe reviews ABC Travel Guides for Kids

City guides that kids (and parents) can love June 1, 2008 It's a big world out there - especially if you're little. With so much travel information geared for grown-ups, the ABC Travel Guides for... Read More

Travels with Child reviews ABC Travel Guides for Kids

ABC Travel Guides 28 May 2008 Travel Guides for Kids ABC Travel Guides for Kids Matthew G. Rosenberger I love it when form meets function. The ABC Travel Guides for Kids, in their various editions... Read More

Canadian Automobile Association tip-pack a copy of ABC TRAVEL GUIDES FOR KIDS

The Canadian Automobile Association in it's article "Have Kids, Will Travel:Tips for stress-free family getaways" has a tip that includes ABC Travel Guides for Kids. The tip is to pack a travel guide written especially... Read More


Where Magazine , an international magazine distributed in more than 4,000 leading hotels in more than 40 cities around the world reviews ABC Philadelphia and lists it as its "Tip of the Month" in their... Read More


Parents Express, winner of 2008 "Best Niche/Specialty Publication from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association features covers of ABC Baltimore, ABC Boston and ABC San Diego in its May, 2008 issue. Visit for more information. Read More

ABC Travel Guides for Kids Review: Kenyon Alumni Bulletin

During a family trip to Boston in 2001, Matthew Rosenberger noticed that his two-year-old daughter was just as fascinated by her new surroundings as the adults were. If only, he thought, there were a travel... Read More

ABC Baltimore Review: Curious Parents

Did you know that Babe Ruth started playing with the Orioles at only 19 years old or that crabs can change color to avoid being eaten? ABC Baltimore highlights the quirky, the informative, and the... Read More

ABC Travel Guides for Kids featured in UNITED Airline's In-Flight magazine Hemispheres

The new ABC Travel Guides for Kids , by Matthew G. Rosenberger, localize the alphabet and bring out cities' distinctive personalities. You won't find " A is for 'apple'; B is for 'ball.'" In the... Read More

ABC Travel Guides for Kids reviewed in Kenyon College magazine

ABC Travel Guides for Kids By Matthew G. Rosenberger '89 ABC Travel Guides for Kids During a family trip to Boston in 2001, Matthew Rosenberger noticed that his two-year-old daughter was just as fascinated by... Read More

ABC Travel Guides for Kids "30 Things we Love about Philadelphia" featured at Where Magazine-Philadelphia

The February issue of Where Magazine Philadelphia is featuring ABC Travel Guides for Kids "30 Things we Love about Philadelphia" on page 59. Read More

The ABCs of NYC

Big-kid maps don't always work for little tykes. To teach your tiny traveler new things about big cities, Matthew G. Rosenberger created ABC-NYC: Travel Guides for Kids. -ParentGuide Read More

ABC Travel Guides for Kids Now Featured At MomSpace

ABC Travel Guides for Kids are now featured in the travel section of MomSpace . Also, look for future columns by ABC Travel Guides for Kids! Read More

A St. Louis Family Vacation THE ULTIMATE 6-DAY ITINERARY

Ask most families where they spent their summer vacation and it's unlikely the answer will be St. Louis. Yet, it's a great destination for families. The Gateway Arch exceeded my expectations. At the Arch, in... Read More

Atlantic City: My Family’s Favorite Summer Playground

For many years, this was Atlantic City's slogan: Atlantic City: America's Favorite Playground. The motto has since changed, but the marketing folks who coined the phrase would not be surprised to learn that Atlantic City... Read More

The Ultimate Rock Concert

Visitors of all ages can live out their drumming dreams at Ringing Rocks Park. Hearing is believing in the field of boulders known as Ringing Rocks Park, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (about an hour... Read More

Ben Slept Here!

Philadelphia is chock full of world class attractions. Most of which are located in Center City and Old City and within walking distance of many major hotels. So grab the stroller, a map, some snacks... Read More

Philadelphia is Delicious!

Two of our family's favorite places to visit in and around Philadelphia are Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market. Both places are always bustling with activity and the main attraction is an amazing selection of... Read More

Harboring Thoughts About a Great Overnight Trip? THINK BALTIMORE

Charm City, Monumental City, the City of Firsts, Crabtown, Tiny Town: Baltimore has so many nicknames it's hard to keep track. Baltimore's bustling Inner Harbor keeps the youngsters entertained for hours, and water taxis run... Read More

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