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San Juan Islands, Washington
If spotting whales from shore isn't enough, take a whale watching excursion into the open ocean. Each trip includes an enthusiastic naturalist, blankets, printed interpretive guides, and a "hydrophone" so kids can listen to the underwater sounds....
The Berkshires, Massachusetts
Who needs ocean surf when you've got crystal clear lake water to play in? Families love Lake Pontoosuc, a bustling place where pleasure boating is via motor, paddle, or foot....
Kansas City, Missouri
Worlds of Fun has been a family entertainment staple in Kansas City since the early 1970s. ...
Outer Banks, North Carolina
What kid doesn't want to fly? The story of the Wright Brothers is one history lesson that kids don't have to be forced to learn -- they'll immerse themselves in the...
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Located relatively close to the main visitor area, Yavapai Point offers some of the most spectacular views of the inner canyon, as well as the Colorado River and Bright Angel...
San Francisco, California
Skip the Metreon (basically a high-tech shopping mall,) and instead come to this two-block-long rooftop oasis. There's something for kids of all ages, starting with the restored...
Austin's 351-acre park is a favorite among little kids, a place where the much-loved miniature train ride is a local rite of passage. Tours on the adorable and...
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
No need for fancy water parks when you have 11,000 gallons of water per minute flowing over a 60-foot rock into a six-foot-deep pool of clear water...
The almost-hidden theme park is split into seven European countries (most real, one made-up) -- England, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France, and "New France" (French Canada) -- a nod to the European heritage that was the foundation of America. ...
Don your snorkel and mask, take a deep breath, and become part of a school of rainbow-colored tropical fish and friendly sting rays in Discovery Cove's island-themed underwater...