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Hershey, Pennsylvania Attractions

A trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania is not complete without the taste of chocolate, and the Hersheypark themepark, ZooAmerica, and Chocolate World, all fun attractions for everyone in the family.  Chocolate lovers will enjoy a stroll and the enticing aroma of Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues where the street lamps are shaped like Hershey's Kisses.  When you've had enough candy,...

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Dollywood And Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

This wasn't the Hamptons, and it wasn't Beverly Hills either. In fact, it may have been closer to the Beverly Hillbillies. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, home to Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park, dozens of other country-coated attractions, and one of the largest centers of outlet shopping below the Mason-Dixon line, has...

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A Dozen Fun Things For Kids to Do In Downtown Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is renown for its casinos and adult-sized entertainment, but there's plenty for kids to do, too, that the whole family can enjoy. Downtown Vegas is far from average and is full of history, lights and distinctive experiences you won't find anywhere else. Take a break from the casinos and head out for a day of family fun with these 14 family friendly things for you to do in Downtown...

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9 Questions to Ask Before Planning a Theme Park Vacation

Should you really be schlepping that baby to Disney World for a family themepark vacation? Parents inevitably reach a stage in their lives when they ask themselves: why are we planning a trip to a theme park? Is it for us, for the kids, for the grandparents, or to tell the neighbors? We just met an Atlanta dad who drove a van with 11 relatives and his own kids (four of them,...

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Wet And Wild At Schlitterbahn Waterparks

It hasn't been voted the "World's Best Waterpark" for 19 years for nothing; Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort is a fun, imaginative, aquatic entertainment center. Since its opening in 1979, the 70-acre resort in New Braunfels, Texas -– both an amusement park and a hotel with 238 rooms -– has been one of the top-attended...

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Family Fun At Busch Gardens Williamsburg

What started out in 1969 as a 3,000-acre tract of land for a brewery on the James River in Virginia is now home to what some consider the most beautiful theme park in America, Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Here, you’ll not only be awed by the metal creatures of epic proportions and dizzying contortions, but...

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Taking Your Sandcastles and Sculptures to the Next Level

Since most beach-goers would enjoy some tips on building better sandcastles, I interviewed the world-famous sand sculptor, Todd Vander Pluym, when he visited New York on behalf of Visit California. Pluym was working on a kid-friendly 12-foot, 60-ton sand sculpture at South Street Seaport that featured California’s main tourist attractions,...

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Summer Fun At Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio

Cedar Point, the world's coaster capital in Sandusky, Ohio, promises big fun for thrill-seeking families and little fun for the youngest park fans. This 364-acre Lake Erie peninsula near Sandusky, Ohio, has attracted traveling families since 1870, when the famous themepark first opened as a Midwestern bathing beach. In 1900, businessman George Boeckling assumed control of the property and added...

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14 Family-Friendly and Free Things You Should Do in Las Vegas

Traveling with your entire brood can start to get expensive, especially when taking the family to a destination like Las Vegas. Dotted with casinos and high-end hotels, the Las Vegas Strip isn't exactly known for its bargains. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to save money around Las Vegas that's fun for both parents and kids alike. I've put together a list of free family friendly activities...

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Surfing Banzai Pipeline and Oahu’s North Shore

While a hot vacation in the tropics, with lying on the beach, napping in the sun and taking dips in the ocean, seems like the ultimate holiday, some family members may prefer action, adventure and the natural thrills that come with surfing. The Big Waves of Surf Champions in O'ahu Luckily, Hawaii is both a beach and a surfing paradise and nowhere more so than at...

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