It’s A Family Fling: Cross Country with the Kids (and the Kids at Heart)

10 PLACES WE LIKE TO HIT WHEN WE’RE KICKIN’ IT SMALL-FRY STYLE ALL OVER THE U.S.

We’re indulging our inner Jack Kerouac and road-tripping with the family across the country. From fresh museums to eclectic eateries, these are the places we go for some serious cross-country style.

 

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1. Create a Cook – Boston, MA
We don’t mind a bunch of cooks in the kitchen as long as it’s not ours. Turn that tyke into a top chef.
Our Create a Cook Boutique opens Tuesday, April 12, at 8AM ET.

2. Harvard Museum of Natural History – Boston, MA
Explore the zoological collections with the family. We like paying visits to the 42-foot long Kronosaurus.
Our Harvard Museum of Natural History Boutique opens Monday, April 11, at 8AM ET.

3. Rockaway Taco – Rockaway Beach, Queens
A community oriented hole-in-the-wall with inspired eats – it’s the kind of place Stacy Peralta would make a movie about. (Plus, the tacos are little culinary treasures!)

…While you’re there, don’t forget: Tiny Prints
Bring back the lost art of letter writing as you see the sights with these luxe stationery sets.

5. Please Touch Museum – Philadelphia, PA
The name says it all – finally we can spend hours touching everything! Our favorite: getting lost in Wonderland’s maze on rainy days.
Our Please Touch Museum Boutique opens Tuesday, April 12, at 8AM ET.

6. Eaties Cereal Bar – Asheville, NC
This eclectic eatery boasts a menu of over 25 cereals (plus pastries, bagels, and other treats) and a legendary Saturday morning cartoon rotation – curated with favorites from the old days (Thunder Cats, Smurfs, HeMan) that lasts all day.

7. The Space Needle – Seattle, WA
Built for the ’62 World Fair, this impressive piece of Seattle architecture offers a stunning view of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Elliott Bay, and its surrounding islands.

…While you’re there, don’t forget: Dee & Ricky Chanel Lipstick LEGO BROOCH
We love this insouciant iteration of a timeless and elegant brand. Any style-setter worth her vintage Vogues will want one of these.

8. Yuen Lui Photography, Seattle, WA
This studio employs props and backgrounds to lend an editorial feel to its children’s shoots. Vogue Enfants, here we come.
Our Yuen Lui Photography Boutique opens Monday, April 11, at 8AM ET.

9. Sequins Boutique – Manhattan Beach, California
Dress your adorable half pint in pieces that are sure to land him or her in front of Bill Cuningham’s discerning lens 15 years from now.

10. Chief Shakes Island – Wrangell, Alaska
Observe intricately carved century-old totem poles while traversing one of Alaska’s greatest treasures.

April 7, 2011