Memorial Day marked the unofficial beginning of summer, the season that is filled with barbecues, beach getaways, poolside relaxation, and sunshine. It's also the season where schoolchildren get about 10 weeks off from school and have tons of free time. So with the conclusion of Memorial Day, the countdown to summer vacation begins.
Sure, traveling to faraway beach destinations and going to amusement parks is a wonderful way to spend the next few months, but spending so little time at home can be costly and difficult, especially for families who are pinching pennies. However, family fun can be affordable and still be fun — with a little creativity, you can find the perfect family vacation right in your own backyard.
For those who are already feeling stressed thinking of new ways to keep the whole gang entertained for the next few months, worried that this summer is going to be just the same as the last, or are starting to hear the constant "I’m bored" complaints, we present this list of family activities to shake things up a bit — The Daily Meal’s Guide to Summer Family Fun at Home.
On the heels of Cyclone Nada, a new and more significant tropical cyclone threatens to take aim at India this week.
Before the coldest air so far this season arrives, parts of the northeastern United States will face bouts of slow and slick travel early this week.
The threat for flash flooding and localized severe thunderstorms will expand across the southern United States early this week.
Nuisance snow will create slippery conditions across parts of the midwestern United States into Sunday night before spreading into the Northeast to start the new week.
The coldest and most far-reaching arctic blast so far this season will spread across the majority of the contiguous United States this week.
The coldest air of the season so far and some snow will pour into the northwestern United States by early this week.
Arctic air settling over Germany may prompt children to leave their shoes for St. Nicholas indoors instead of outside before going to bed on Monday night.
A deadly wildfire exploded in Tennessee this week, charring a popular resort town and causing devastating damage.
Dashing hopes for Christmas Day snowmen and white rolling hills, forecasters predict Britain's weather pattern will leave more to be desired on Dec. 25.
Rounds of heavy rain will heighten the risk for flash flooding across portions of the southern United States through the weekend.