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If history elicits a "whatever" eye roll from your kids, it's time to toss those dry textbooks, grab the family and travel east, young parent. ...
 
Tucked away into the northeastern most corner of Florida, so close to Georgia you can see the horses running wild on Cumberland Island, awaits Amelia ...
 
One of Florida’s best-kept beach secrets, Anna Maria Island (often abbreviated AMI) appeals to families with more than just sand and sun. The ...
 
Planning a visit to Washington, D.C. with the kids? It’s inevitable that at some point, you’ll end up in Arlington, Virginia across the Potomac ...
 
When my dad and stepmom retired, we became one lucky family, as they chose a mountain retreat that’s popular for families: Asheville, N.C. In days ...
 
When I moved to Atlanta in the mid-90s, I was leaving behind the beaches of Florida and the culture and history of Boston; I didn't think Atlanta ...
 
Many families know Baton Rouge, like the entire state of Louisiana, is home to some of the world’s best food, a distinctive musical sound that gets ...
 
Biloxi, Mississippi has been labeled one of the country’s oldest communities since it was settled by French settlers in 1699. But the area served ...
 
As the southernmost city of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, or simply “Boca,” is a family-friendly city. Locals invest heavily in their schools ...
 
Ahh, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby, bourbon, the Corvette, and Bowling Green, Kentucky's third largest city that still boasts the charm of a ...
 
Often lumped in the same breath with Sarasota, its neighboring town to the south with which it shares an airport, Bradenton in recent years has ...
 
What opened in 1959 as a small bird garden and hospitality center for the brewery owned by Anheuser-Busch is now a prime reason for theme park ...
 
Consistently rated one of the most beautiful theme parks in the country, this Busch Gardens is not too overwhelming and can be easily enjoyed in just ...
 
When Cason J. Callaway and his wife, Virginia, started turning their undeveloped property in Pine Mountain, Georgia, into a beautiful garden to share ...
 
Tucked away on the southwest coast of Florida -- as far south as you can go on the west coast without hitting Key West by boat -- are islands that ...
 
A jewel of a travel experience awaits your family in the Southeast and, nope, it isn’t Atlanta or Orlando. Charlotte, North Carolina -- gaining on ...
 
Families love visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee, with a fun-packed downtown area that’s bordered by beautiful views and attractions located on ...
 
Chincoteague Island (pronunciation here) in Virginia is not your average shore or beach town; there aren’t any high-rise resorts, nor is there a ...
 
Clearwater, Fla., located east of Tampa and north of St. Petersburg, is a coastal town featuring white-sand beaches, warm Gulf Coast waters, and ...
 
In the center of the Space Coast is Cocoa Beach, East Coast surfing capital of the United States and hometown of world-champion surfer Kelly Slater. ...
 
Mulling over a trip to Colonial Williamsburg? For those ready to experience this amazing living history museum where our country took root, the ...
 
The remote northern tip of the Outer Banks was kept away from visitors until 1984, when North Carolina extended NC 12 into Corolla and the 636 acres ...
 
Around 80-miles north of Cocoa Beach and within an hour's drive of Orlando is Daytona Beach, "the birthplace of speed." Spanning 23 miles along ...
 
Along South Florida’s Atlantic Ocean coastline is Delray Beach, an intimate beachfront community nestled between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. ...
 
Growing up along the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, I didn’t have reason to visit the Panhandle of Florida. A beach is a beach is a beach, right? Was ...
 
A virtual reality play land, a world-class circus, a hot air balloon ride, a dine-in theater and “boutique” bowling: what do these attractions ...
 
Brothers Walt and Roy Disney put the "family" in family-friendly travel before it was trendy, opening California's Disneyland in 1955 and then slowly ...
 
Opened on Earth Day in 1998, Disney's Animal Kingdom showcases an amazing range of more than 250 species of animals, entertaining guests with ...
 
Bringing glitz, glamour and star power to the general public, Disney's Hollywood Studios presents the thrill of the stage and the screen, with ...
 
Dollywood is a world-class theme park destination that combines thrilling rides and water parks, with a wide variety of cultural opportunities for ...
 
The Town of Duck is one of the Outer Banks northernmost communities, with some of the narrowest stretches of the barrier islands, and also one of the ...
 
Two parks in one, Epcot delivers the thrill of the future, along with a thrilling immersion into the cultures of the world in a one-of-a-kind World ...
 
Kids harbor a natural fascination for animals and find it even more exciting to spot them in the wild where they live, rather than in zoos. At a few ...
 
While Fayetteville, Arkansas is well-known as the home of the University of Arkansas, there’s much more to this city than its reputation as a ...
 
For many folks -- SCUBA divers, anglers, water sports lovers, boaters and party people, in particular -- just south of Miami is where Florida really ...
 
Growing up along the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, I didn’t have reason to visit the Panhandle of Florida. A beach is a beach is a beach, right? Was ...
 
Where the boys were is now where the families are in a city that worked hard to break away from its spring break party destination and rebuilt itself ...
 
Fort Myers consists of Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers and Fort Myers, as well as neighboring islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The city became a ...
 
If you're planning a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, plan to spend some time in Gatlinburg, too. You may even want to stay in ...
 
The most visited national park in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park receives nine million visitors a year. And there must be at ...
 
Boasting 32 miles of wide, unspoiled sugar-white sandy beaches along with a delightful abundance of water sports, kid-friendly entertainment, and a ...
 
Located in Harrison County on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, the city of Gulfport was incorporated in 1898. Shortly thereafter, work began on the harbor ...
 
Hatteras Island, in the Southern part of the Outer Banks, is at the center of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a 72-mile stretch of the most ...
 
Hot Springs, Arkansas, offers families a vacation unlike any other city; after all, how many cities can say they ARE a national park? People have ...
 
Originally named Twickenham when it was settled in 1805, Huntsville was renamed in 1811 to honor its first settler, John Hunt. Although the city ...
 
Islamorada is the Sport Fishing Capital of the World, with various types of fish who inhabit the area and thousands of tourists (and locals) who seek ...
 
With its animal attractions, big-league sports scene, and happy beaches, metropolitan Jacksonville -- Florida’s biggest city in area and population ...
 
One of the Golden Isles' southernmost islands is Jekyll Island, not far from the Florida border. A sleepy little destination that is a National Park, ...
 
Sunny Key Largo is the first island families find when they drive to the Florida Keys. It's also the largest in size, at 33 miles long. Most ...
 
With Duval Street, a could-be distant cousin to New Orleans' Bourbon Street, Key West is typically seen as a party town -- and it is. Duval Street ...
 
Despite its unusual name, Kill Devil Hills is a gorgeous family destination set in the middle of the Outer Banks Northern Beaches. More commercial ...
 
Before moving to Florida when I was 14, my family lived in Illinois and once a year drove to Florida to visit the Magic Kingdom. While most people ...
 
Located in the northern part of the Outer Banks, the Town of Kitty Hawk is most widely known for being the site of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first ...
 
Knoxville, Tennessee is known for being home of the University of Tennessee, bordering the Smoky Mountain National Park, housing many unique museums, ...
 
Located in Southern Louisiana, Lafayette is situated about an hour south of Baton Rouge and two hours west of New Orleans. Families could easily make ...
 
What’s a nice town to do if she sits geographically between two A-list travel spots: the zillion-things-to-do Lone Star State and New Orleans with ...
 
In 1950, construction began on Lake Sidney Lanier, a manmade lake that encompassed 50,000 acres of land and displaced 700 families. In fact, under ...
 
We'll call it LEGOLAND 2.0. The first LEGOLAND in the U.S. began rocking the West Coast back in '99 with it's wildly popular park located outside of ...
 
With over 500 horse farms, Lexington, Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” and is the best place for horse lovers to visit. ...
 
From down-home cooking to the long-time home of the 42nd President of the United States, Little Rock, Ark. is known for its welcoming southern charm ...
 
Sitting pretty on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville lies in north-central Kentucky, peering right over the water into neighboring Indiana. ...
 
The central Florida destination of choice for young families and the ultimate land of make-believe, Disney's Magic Kingdom Park delivers magic, ...
 
When the Florida Keys come to mind, most of us think of Key West, and with good reason -- the island is a hub for history, culture and ...
 
The largest and northernmost of the Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island radiates a relaxed rhythm that's friendly and welcoming to families. Located ...
 
Travel south along the Space Coast’s Route A1A to Melbourne's beaches, and you'll find more gnarly surfing action. This harbor city rests on both ...
 
Memphis may be the home of the Blues (first penned here by W. C. Handy and still celebrated in the many clubs lining Beale Street), but your kids ...
 
If you think Miami is just hot, hot, hot and supermodels and scantily dressed beachgoers, well, sure, that part of Miami does exist. But that's only ...
 
When most people think of Miami, they are thinking South Beach or Miami Beach; that exciting strip of land separated by the mainland and nearly ...
 
People flock to Nags Head, the largest in the Outer Banks, to visit Jockey's Ridge State Park, the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern ...
 
Presenting a good dose of glitz and glamour, along with a laid-back beachy vibe, Naples, on Florida's Paradise Coast, offers a mix of sand and ...
 
As the birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry (the longest-running radio show in the world), Nashville is as renown for being the capital of country music ...
 
New Orleans, home of saucy Creole cuisine, armies of jazz musicians and very old, historic neighborhoods, has made an impressive comeback since ...
 
When it comes to action, adventure and entertainment, there's no match for the extraordinary package that Orlando offers for families. From dazzling ...
 
The beach: Who can resist it with its warm sand, hot sun, buoyant salt water and, of course, a great book? But for some, those thoughts also come ...
 
Panama City Beach became famous for its 27 miles of white-sand beach, and then infamous for its spring break parties for college students, and is now ...
 
Pensacola is at the Panhandle’s furthest western tip, close to Alabma’s Gulf Shores. Between Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key are some of the ...
 
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, the most popular Tennessee gateways to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, connect like a string of ...
 
This sleepy, beach resort town is ideal for those seeking white sands, blue ocean waters and green golf courses. Ponte Vedra Beach is located on the ...
 
Rolling down Interstate 95 from, say, the DC direction to a southern state? Hit the brakes and stay a day -- or longer -- to get to know a seemingly ...
 
While some prefer the beaches of Outer Banks -- a given! -- my favorite area is Roanoke Island and the town of Manteo due to its rich history. Just ...
 
If you think Hawaii and the Caribbean are the only nearby areas with islands offering laid-back beaches, you haven't heard about Florida's best-kept ...
 
Blessed with one of the sweetest stretches of white sand in the United States, Sarasota deserves its reputation as one of Florida's cherished ...
 
Savannah began her reign in the South as one of the most beautiful and charming cities when General Oglethorpe arrived and claimed a colony in the ...
 
From rocking roller coasters to calm kiddy rides and spectacular killer shark shows to comical displays of animal antics, SeaWorld Orlando delivers a ...
 
Sevierville is most popular for the Tanger Outlets, but is a good place to stay when visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the neighboring ...
 
Covering nearly 200,000 acres of forests, mountains and streams, Shenandoah National Park straddles the Blue Ridge Mountains. Legend has it that ...
 
The Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida includes the visitor-friendly beaches and towns of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Marco ...
 
What's a great way to wind down from an action-packed central Florida theme park vacation? Take one part sand and surf and add a kid-friendly ...
 
Founded in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States. Given its Spanish origins, the city has a ...
 
St. Petersburg, lovingly referred to as St. Pete's, is made up of St. Pete, St. Pete's Beach, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island, Clearwater Beach and ...
 
Of the most popular islands to visit are St. Simons, Little St. Simons and Sea Island, which is a private island only accessible by driving through ...
 
What started as a quarrying industry in the 1860’s has now evolved into the State of Georgia’s most popular attraction: Stone Mountain Park. Of ...
 
Located on Florida's west coast not far from the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa took root as an Indian fishing village, but through the years has evolved into ...
 
The Palm Beach County area is actually a number of different towns: Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Island, West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach and Palm ...
 
Georgia's coastline begins with Tybee Island. Just a five-mile stretch of beach, Tybee, which is Native American for "salt," is a 20-minute drive due ...
 
A mecca for amusement park-loving families, Orlando is one of those destinations that families return to time and time again, year after year. If ...
 
Part of Universal Orlando Resort, Islands of Adventure is -- not for lack of a better word -- a true adventure for families, particularly those with ...
 
Shark teeth -- for youngsters, they are Venice, Florida’s greatest attraction. The fact that you find them on Venice Beach makes for win-win days ...
 
Vero Beach stubbornly resists pigeon-holing. Preconceptions that it’s an enclave for rich retirees get shattered by a funky, retro vibe that can ...
 
If one day you plan to enjoy your senior years by leafing through a scrapbook brimming with ear-to-ear sun-kissed smiles then a trip to the famed ...
 
America's Historic Triangle, located in Virginia's Tidewater region, connects Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. The region, sometimes dubbed "the ...
 
Wilmington, North Carolina is the anchor community of the Cape Fear peninsula, which is not as scary as the name sounds. When Europeans first began ...
 
Many people make the mistake of thinking that Wrightsville Beach is named for the Wright Brothers who mastered the science of human flight on another ...
 
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