By Britt Reints, REDBOOK
We had planned the itinerary of our year-long American road trip so that we'd be in the Washington, D.C. area over the 4th of July holiday, but we almost let warnings about crowds prevent us from experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Thankfully, we decided to do a little pre-planning and take our chances with the masses. The result was an Independence Day the four of us will never forget.
Do you avoid taking your kids to fun events because of large crowds? These tips can help you navigate the crowds with ease and enjoy your family outing.
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1. Have an emergency plan. Before heading into the city, we talked to the kids about what they should do if they got separated from us. In this particular case, that plan involved finding a police officer and giving their name, our names, and our phone numbers. Sometimes, the best plan is to designate a landmark where everyone will meet if someone getsRead More »from 4 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Large Crowds