So you've taken your toddler to the beach, but want to try something new and perhaps a bit more adventurous. We've got you covered with great destinations that offer something for your little one and you. Consider one of these family vacations with toddlers.

Written by Amanda Geronikos Norcross

Bucks County, Pa.

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Bucks County is home to Sesame Place, the only theme park of its kind! Located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania (about an hour outside of Philadelphia), the theme park features pint-sized rides, parades, shows and character meet-and-greets. It's especially popular for its holiday events, which include The Count's Halloween Spooktacular.

But there's more to Bucks County for vacations with toddlers. Take your little ones to the Bucks County Children's Museum; Kids' Castle playground; New Hope Ivy Land Railroad; and Ringing Rocks Park, where the rocks "sing" when hit with a hammer. Also be sure to spend some time in downtown New Hope, located along the Delaware River. The small town features delicious restaurants, cute shops and pretty scenery.

Recommended Hotel: SpringHill Suites Philadelphia Langhorne

Carlsbad, Calif.

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The can't-miss highlight of a toddler vacation to Carlsbad is, without a doubt, LEGOLAND California. The park is geared toward younger children, who enjoy tame rides, short shows and hands-on activities throughout the theme/water park. (There's one in Florida, too). LEGOLAND California is conveniently located next to SEA LIFE Aquarium for more fun (and a break from the sun), and we also recommend a day at Carlsbad State Beach. If you have time, head to nearby Coronado, La Jolla and/or San Diego.

Recommended Hotel: LEGOLAND California Hotel

Lancaster, Pa.

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Most people know Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as Amish County, but parents with toddlers know it for Dutch Wonderland, a theme park that's best suited for the younger crowd. The theme park offers a nice mix of kids' rides, family rides, shows and food options.

Toddlers will also enjoy climbing aboard the old trains at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania or riding a working train across the street at the Strasburg Rail Road. Tip: Plan your visit for A Day Out With Thomas... as in, Thomas the Tank Engine! Afterward, head to nearby Cherry Crest Adventure Farm for its petting zoo, giant slides, jumping pillows and more.

Recommended Hotel: Fulton Steamboat Inn

Lake Champlain, Vt.

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Lake Champlain transports families to the vacations of yesteryear, with plenty of ways to disconnect from the everyday and enjoy the great outdoors. And the area's resorts are especially perfect for vacations with toddlers. Basin Harbor Club sits on the lake and is nearly all-inclusive, with special kids' programming for those as young as 3. Nearby Tyler Place Family Resort is completely all-inclusive and offers toddler activities and kids-only dinners so their parents can enjoy quiet time. For more resorts like Tyler Place Family Resort, see 9 Best Resorts for Toddlers.

Recommended Hotel: Tyler Place Family Resort

Branson, Mo.

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There's so much to do on a vacation with toddlers in Branson, Missouri - The Butterfly Palace, Branson Dinosaur Museum, Branson's Wild World, Branson Scenic Railway and outdoor fun at Table Rock Lake State Park. The centerpiece of it all is Silver Dollar City, a theme park with 40-some rides and attractions, plus fantastic shows. Toddlers especially love Fireman's Landing, with tame rides and interactive play areas.

Recommended Hotel: Big Cedar Lodge

Germany's Fairy Tale Route

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If you're willing to cross the pond with a toddler in tow, drive him or her along Germany's Fairy Tale Route and watch their eyes light up as your bedtime stories come to life. Stroll through the forests that inspired "Hansel and Gretel," explore a village much like the one in the "Pied Piper" and spend a night in the castle that's said to have inspired "Sleeping Beauty"! For more literature-inspired vacations, check out 6 Children's Book Destinations.

Recommended Hotel: Castle Sababurg

North Conway, N.H.

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In New England, the perfect vacation with toddlers is most definitely North Conway, New Hampshire. The small town is best known for Story Land, a low-key theme park with kids' and family rides inspired by classic children's tales. Your little ones will also enjoy a ride along the Conway Scenic Railroad and a visit to the MWV Children's Museum.

North Conway offers some unique family hotels, as well. Impress your little one with a stay in the Treehouse Suite at Adventure Suites, or let him or her play in the water park at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort.

Recommended Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

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