9 NYC Batting Cages that Hit It Outta the Park

For my nine-year-old, no season is as sacred as spring because it means the start of Little League and countless hours spent at our local ball fields. Of course leading up to the season shift, these cold, snowy months have made it quite difficult to get any serious practice in, and there's only so much that can be tackled within the four walls of a cramped NYC apartment. Luckily, New York City has a slew of batting cage options—some even include private instruction and facilities where you can work on your fielding skills.

Spring Break Camps: 11 Kinds of Vacation Fun for LA Kids

Spring Break around Los Angeles is a moving feast; some districts have one week, and some have two. Some take vacation in March, and some in April. Add to the mix the complications of Easter, Passover, and parent work schedules, and Spring Break camp can be a tough knot to untie. Whether your family needs two weeks full time or a day here and there, we've chosen ten of our favorites that run the gamut. From Orange County to Woodland Hills, gymnastics to theater, ocean cruises to soccer, we think you'll find something worthy of a few days away from school among the camps below. And if you're so on the ball that spring is already covered and you've moved on to summer, check out some of the art, cooking, horse, and classic outdoorsy camps in our Summer and Vacation Camp Guide!

Readers' Choice: Top 42 Summer Outings for NYC Kids and Families

When you're looking for something cool to do with the kids in NYC, who do you ask? Other local parents of course!

That's why we asked our readers to tell us about their favorite summer day trips in and around New York City. The answers ran the gamut from famous favorites (Coney, Coney, Coney!) to lesser-known destinations (Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island) to creative city itineraries (a DIY walking tour based on Food Network shows. Yum!).

So in addition to all of our other roundups of summer fun, including 100 free things to do this summer and 40 staycation destinations, we're happy to share the 42 top summer outings for NYC families as chosen by our fellow moms and dads.

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Connecticut (Hartford County)

Going out to eat with kids can be a daunting task. No one wants to be the family with that child, the one who doesn’t want to sit in a seat, makes loud noises or keeps asking, "When will the food be ready?" (In other words, a normal kid.) We've put together a list of restaurants in the Hartford area that feature fun themes, children's meals and activities sure to occupy your little one so you can relax and enjoy a night out with the family. We've also rounded up some of our favorite family-friendly restaurants in New Haven County here. Bon appétit!

Easter Egg Hunts for Kids Around Boston

It’s time for kids in Boston to break out the Easter baskets, because it's egg hunting season! We’ve rounded up some options for Easter egg hunts that take place in diverse locations - both indoors and outside - including parks, farms, the zoo, local businesses, and even a carousel.

Most of the egg hunts are for little ones only, but there are plenty of other festive activities for older kids and parents, like games, crafts, refreshments and visits with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Bunny Photo Ops and Events: Where To Find the Bunny in LA & OC

Hippity hoppity, hippity hoppity: your kids might not want to sit still, but at least the Easter Bunny will! There are plenty of spots to line up the perfect Easter photo in LA and Orange County in the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. We've lined up a whole Bunny Trail to hop down, ranging from mall photo-ops to outdoor egg hunts and spring festivals. Have fun catching up to Peter Cottontail in one of the following Southland locations...

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