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April 30, 2007 announces the release of their 2007 lists of family-friendly hotels, apartment rentals and vacation rentals in popular U.S. and European vacation destinations.

It’s no surprise that consistently ranks at the top of kids travel related Google searches. Their 2007 family accommodations lists are unlike any other available today. The lists were developed using the same detailed research as their widely popular "fun things to do" guides. With accommodations in every style and price range, parents now have a family-focused online source for finding, checking availability, and booking lodging with confidence and ease. distinguishes itself from major online hotel booking sites in two ways. First, location, location, location. A typical online travel search for San Diego in the ‘vicinity’ of Sea World could return a hotel in Carlsbad- a two hour drive away. On Travel for Kids, accommodations are organized by city sections with an emphasis on a close proximity to attractions and family conveniences, which is essential for families vacationing in a new city or region. Second, the family-friendly factor. While other sites do not differentiate between properties that cater to business, honeymoon, or family travelers,’s lists only includes properties that are personally reviewed and offer a variety of style and choice. But most importantly, accommodations consistently meet a family’s expectations and needs.

"These are the lists I wanted to have when I travel with my kids. Our expertise provides the best bests for finding fun places to stay," explains Travel for Kids founder and editor, Elizabeth Young.

Whether heading to a busy city or a rustic village, first-time and experienced travelers vacationing in Europe will find lodging perfectly suited to their itinerary and needs. It’s a snap to find accommodations in two "must-see" destinations, Paris and London. Italian culture focuses on "famiglia" and parents will find no shortage of hotels, apartment rentals, and home rentals in Venice, Florence, Rome, and Tuscany.

For those taking a U.S. vacation, lists the best family-friendly accommodations in popular destinations. Many are in California, making the state an ideal vacation spot with its breathtaking scenery in Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley, beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz, La Jolla, and Santa Monica, ocean city San Francisco, and of course, theme parks, zoos, and water parks in San Diego and Anaheim (Disneyland). Washington DC is a great city to explore with children. Our nation’s capital is a perennial family favorite with many free sites and attractions, widely available public transportation, and a variety of monuments to see and things to do.

Each property is hand-picked for its family-oriented amenities such as close proximity to area attractions, rooms that sleep 4 and connecting rooms, cribs and rollaway beds, in-room refrigerators, kitchen and laundry facilities, swimming pools, babysitting services, on-site restaurants and room service with kids’ menus, nearby grocery stores for favorite snacks and drinks, and more.

But often, the little details make a family vacation memorable. That’s why’s recommendations include properties where children receive goodies ranging from home-baked cookies and gift bags to teddy bears, cupcakes and milk upon check-in. For parents, complimentary breakfasts, kids eat free programs, proximity to great playgrounds and parks, and more are just a few benefits that will make for the perfect trip.


As featured in Newsweek, combines fun things to do with practical tips from people who know how to make a family vacation memories last a lifetime, plus family travel restaurant guides, best bets for family hotels, and staff recommendations for children's books about destinations all over the world.

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