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The 10 Best Themeparks For Family Vacations

At almost any time of year, family planners can count on a theme park to shift the annual vacation into high gear. Whether you’re planning a long vacation or just a day trip, a themepark is the perfect destination for family bonding no matter the age of your children. In “America's Most Popular Family...

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Drive Me To The Moon In Ohio

If anyone in the family has caught the space bug, make Ohio your road trip destination and explore America’s space heritage in style. Did you know that Ohio, homeland of the Wright Brothers and a few dozen astronauts, calls itself the Birthplace of Aviation (and, by extension, space travel)? The state, within a day's drive of 60 percent of the U.S. population, is promoting its

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Summer Fun At Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio

Cedar Point, the world’s roller coaster capital in Sandusky, Ohio, promises big fun for thrill-seeking families and little fun for the youngest park fans. This 364-acre peninsula of fun jutting into Lake Erie, Cedar Point has attracted traveling families since 1870, when the famous amusement park first opened as a Midwestern-bathing beach. In 1900, businessperson...

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Hike And Ride The Rails At Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Located in Brecksville, between the cities of Cleveland and Akron, little known Cuyahoga Valley National Park surrounds the 100-mile-long Cuyahoga River, named by American Indians for its “crooked” shape. It famously caught on fire in 1969 for just 24 minutes because of pollution. Long cleaned and restored, the river now provides a cool place to fish, kayak and relax without the crowds that many...

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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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Cincinnati, Ohio Attractions

There's more than meets the eye in Cincinnati; from artisanal donut shops in restored brewery worker housing, to a waterfront park that would make cities twice its size proud, this is a southern Ohio town where family attractions abound in the least likely places. While many attractions are walkable from downtown, you can rent a bicycle from the public Red Bike system, or...

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Kids Wanna Hunt Ghosts at Mansfield, Ohio Reformatory?

Who wants to tiptoe around an old, possibly haunted prison reformatory at night? That’s right, we do. The infamous Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio opens its doors on select Fridays and Saturdays, once or twice each month, to give ghost hunters from all over the world a chance to walk among the spirits said to be still inhabiting the facility. Volunteer tour guides will...

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Cincinnati With Kids Is Double The Pleasure

Cincinnati, because of its location on the Ohio - Kentucky border, offers a surprising variety of mid-Western history and cultural attractions for families.The best part about traveling to southeast Ohio is the two-for-one: two states, one trip. With Kentucky right across the Ohio River, you have access to double the fun in just minutes. The cities of Newport, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio...

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Cleveland, Ohio Rocks The Weekend

Cleveland, Ohio has rock and roll and so much more to entertain your teens on a weekend getaway. If you consider the physical limitations, fickle attention span, shortened daylight hours, and periodic bouts of famine under which most teenagers operate, you'll understand why cities with a compact core of entertainment, dining and nightlife are ideal for a short family break.Cleveland,...

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Cedar Point, Ohio’s Playground

Cedar Point, a major Ohio amusement park, entertains the youngest members of your family with classic, state-of-the-art -- and age-appropriate -- thrills.For some toddlers and pre-schoolers, a theme park visit is about getting autographs from Disney pals, or snuggling up with furry neighbors from "Sesame Street." However, there are young children, particularly those with older siblings, who...

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