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5 Fun Local Travel Ideas for Families


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Get Classy

Have fun, slide in some family bonding and learn a new skill? You got it. Here's a few ways to get you started:

Partake in Pottery: Many local craft stores and pottery shops have classes where, in just a few hours, you can create your own masterpiece. Most shops will even fire it for you in their kiln and let you pick it up when it's all finished. (Pssst...: These make great gifts.)

Slide Over Van Gogh: Perhaps a paintbrush is more your medium of choice? Grab the family and hit a drawing or painting class.

Move Those Muscles: You can start with your local YMCA to see what low-cost and free courses might appeal to your family's physical fitness goals. Or seek out schools that offer specific classes: martial arts studios, dance schools, Pilates or yoga studios.

Get Cookin': Family-oriented cooking classes is a new trend - even Emeril Lagasse is jumping on the bandwagon. Check the newspaper for classes at recreation centers, schools and retail cooking stores.