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Boulderdash, Lake Compounce
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Lake Compounce – Fun Family Activities In Northwest Connecticut

The northwestern corner of Connecticut around Waterbury has many fun attractions for the family including the traditional Lake Compounce amusement park. Whether you’re going for a day or a weekend away, here are suggestions for popular and lesser-known attractions. Lake Compounce, a Classic Midway Bristol is home to Lake...

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Barnstormer ride at Dollywood
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Dollywood And Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Home to Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee boasts dozens of other country-coated attractions and one of the largest centers of outlet shopping below the Mason-Dixon line, making it a huge vacation destination for the...

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Dragon's Revenge
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Wet And Wild At Schlitterbahn Waterparks

It hasn’t been voted the “World’s Best Waterpark” for 21 years for nothing; Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort is a fun, imaginative, aquatic entertainment center. Since its opening in 1979, the original 70-acre resort in New Braunfels, Texas -– both an amusement park and a hotel with 238 rooms -– has been one of the top-attended amusement parks in the country. The name is German for ‘slippery...

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Soar with Hagrids Magical Creatures and Motorbike Adventure
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Universal Orlando Resort, Florida

Universal Orlando in Florida has been thrilling theme park goers for more than 25 years. Now three massive theme parks comprise Universal Orlando Resort, each with their own distinct personality. Universal Studios is where movie magic comes to life with attractions based on blockbusters from...

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Sea Swings at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.
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Santa Cruz, California – From Surfing To Redwoods

From playing on the "SC" Boardwalk in summer to apple picking in the fall, some of the best family vacations south of San Francisco happen when you do Santa Cruz with kids. When most people think of excursions from San Francisco, their compass points north toward the wine valleys of Napa, the rocky coast north from Bolinas, the stark hills and pine forests of Sonoma. But turn around, and the first...

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Watch the Roman Soldiers perform at the Holy Land Experience
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Visit the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida

If you are heading towards Orlando, Florida, consider a stop at The Holy Land Experience. This theme park combines live drama, museums, children’s activities, and Holy Land replicated models in a dramatic and exciting way. Step Back into the Holy Land It will take a full day to participate in even some of the many activities. This is an ideal place for a family vacation,...

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Families swimming off side of gulet in the Aegean Sea.
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51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas

Two-thirds of leisure travelers plan to take vacations this summer, according to AAA Travel, with good reason. Summer is the traditional time for families to reconnect. Parents and grandparents strive to recreate favorite childhood memories and make new ones together with the youngest generation. Each year, we present 51 great summer vacation ideas in collaboration with our partners at

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Mantis, Cedar Point
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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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A miniature rendition of Parc Guell, in Barcelona seen at Catalunya en Miniatura
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Barcelona, Spain With Teens In Tow

If you need a spring break destination that teens will thank you for, Barcelona Spain -- with its own language, cuisine and arts -- is a favorite with this crowd and all ages. Whether your family's travel choices are guided by shopping, dining, history, the arts, Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" or just a general good time, Barcelona fits the bill.

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Quebec City ice skating rink
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Quebec Carnaval Celebrates Family Fun In Snow And Ice

Carnaval is a wintry, family-friendly wonderland that comes alive when the temperatures drop in the heart of the “world’s snow capital” -- Quebec City in Quebec province, eastern Canada. As North America's only fortified city, the crenellated walls and castle-like structures of the Old Town are a stunning backdrop to the fun. Spanning three weekends, Quebec will host its annual carnival or

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