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5 Spots for Family Fun in Ontario this March Break

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Staying home for March Break doesn’t have to mean pulling your hair out while the children run around you in circles. With Ontario attractions recognizing that families who are staying home this week need attention too, you can still get a great week without breaking the bank. Here are 5 to get you going: 1. March Break at the ROM From March 9 – 17, head on a global adventure to explore six different worlds including archaeology, palaeontology, zoology and more.All interactive activities and art projects are included with general admission from 11 am to 4 pm daily.  Interested in the exhibitions and galleries without the activities? Take advantage of discounted pricing after 4:30 pm (Adults-$9.00; Students/Seniors- $8.00; Children-$6.00), and special extended hours open evenings until 8:30 pm. Details: www.rom.on.ca 2. Ontario Science Centre Got a Sonic the Hedgehog fan at home? How about Mario Bros.? Pac Man? Pong? If the love for video games surpasses generations in your house, like it does in mine the newest exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre is bound to get people excited. Arriving March 9 the Game On 2.0 exhibit will feature more than 150 playable games – including pinball games – from…

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Last Minute March Break Travel Deals

You, my friend, are a procrastinator. Listen, I understand. I know how the hours, turn into days and then weeks and then suddenly you’re staring down that “last 5 days” stretch knowing that at the end of it is complete holiday upheaval. I’ve been there too. The upside is that while those who are way more organized than you and I have likely booked and paid for their dream March Break travel, we can settle in and scoop up those last minute deals. Who’s laughing now, right? Well, probably them on a beach…but soon you’ll be laughing too. Here are a few ways to still get a break out of March Break: 1. Drive don’t fly: Even with the high cost of gas a road trip can prove to be a lot less expensive than booking your family of four or more on an airline. Leave Friday after school (or miss a few days…) and take your time driving to your holiday getaway. The money you save can go towards cool activities when you get there. And don’t think you have to go all the way to Florida for it to be a vacation. Many hotels have March Break offerings…

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Jamaica Bay Inn – California

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Jamaica Bay Inn (Marina Del Rey, California) – This brand new 111-room resort is in a prime family-friendly location.   Check in with the hotel concierge for help creating an itinerary that will keep everyone happy (bike ride to Santa Monica Pier anyone?) or hang out on the grounds and make the most of the patios with fire pits, beachfront pools and outdoor hot tubs.  The “Spring Break Family Getaway Package” (U.S. $279 per night) includes Double Queen Room accommodations, milk and cookies on arrival, Full breakfast for four each morning and bike rentals. The special runs through May 26. www.jamaicabayinn.com

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Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina Del Rey – Spring Break Deal

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With  the long winter days we’ve suffered through and spring break  just around the corner, taking some time off might not be such a bad idea. If you’re hoping to get away with the kids this spring , you might be in luck! The Jamaica Bay Inn, located in Marina Del Rey, California is offering families a special spring break family getaway package for $279 a night from NOW until MAY 26th 2011. With this special offer families will get the chance to spend their getaway in a spacious double queen room. Each room has complimentary wireless high speed internet and a beach front view! While there, Jamaica Bay Inn is offering full breakfast for four each morning, up to four bike rentals and transportation to and from the Marina. Families can play volleyball, go kayaking, go for paddle board lessons and take a sunset cruise! Jamaica Bay Inn also provides a kids menu at the hotel. Jamaica Bay Inn prides itself  in being a family-friendly resort that suits all age groups. The resort grounds and decor are very island inspired to provide guests with the feel of a true getaway. For more information and reservations visit www.jamaicabayinn.com

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A Mexican Couples Getaway

If it’s a couples or girlfriend’s getaway you’re seeking Ixtapan Spa Hotel and Golf Resort is offering two special packages. The first package offers a stay of 7 nights in a double for $999 or $1182 for a single room. The second is a 4 night package at $655 for a double or at $750 for a single room. Both packages include all meals, fitness, yoga, zumba, stretch, aqua and salsa, aerobics classes, guided walks and daily organic spa services. The hotel will also provide individual private transfers to and from local airports. All prices in $U.S. To book your reservations call 1-800-ITAPAN or visit www.spamexico.com

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Escaping the Cold

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, California is promoting their “Take-off package”. Guests who stay for a minimum of three nights will receive a  $300 credit. Book a room for 4 nights and get a $400 credit.  Book a trip for 5 nights, receive  a $500 credit. Rates start at $429  per night. For more information visit www.fairmont.com or call 1-800-441-1414

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