Mid Atlantic Family Vacations

Most Popular Mid-Atlantic Family Vacations

Adirondacks, N.Y.

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When people think of the Adirondacks, they envision mountains of green and mirror-like lakes, and when they do, they are absolutely right. The Adirondacks, located…

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Alexandria, VA

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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.…

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Annapolis, MD

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Did you know Annapolis, Maryland is The Sailing Capital of the U.S.? The charming town, located on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, is…

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Arlington, VA

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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 River,…

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Asbury Park, N.J.

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This seaside town, situated along the Jersey Shore, has become one of the most sought-after beach destinations in recent years. From the boardwalk lined with…

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Atlantic City, N.J.

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No family guide to the Jersey Shore is complete without mentioning Atlantic City. And while most would agree it's not the family destination it was…

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Baltimore, MD

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Baltimore has a storied place in our nation's history: It was during the War of 1812 where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the…

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Bethany Beach, DE

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Considered one of the smaller and more quiet of the Delaware beach towns, Bethany Beach may also be one of the prettiest. Downtown Bethany greets…

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Brooklyn, NY

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Brooklyn Bridge; Courtesy of Sean Pavone/Shutterstock.com

Brooklyn is a city within a city -- and one that shouldn't be missed if you're planning to visit The Big Apple. Highlights for families,…

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Bucks County, PA

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“The Sound of Music.” “Oklahoma!” “The King and I." What do all of these classic musicals have in common? They were written by Oscar Hammerstein,…

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA

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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…

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Cape May, N.J.

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Cape May's rich and storied history, beautiful Victorian mansions (many of which are now bed-and-breakfasts) and adorable town center with shops and restaurants make it…

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Catskills, N.Y.

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Many people view the Catskills as a dismal and depressed area, with a lagging economy to blame. We, on the other hand, think the region…

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Chesapeake Bay, MD

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When most people talk about the area surrounding the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, they're referring to Talbot County, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Talbot County…

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Chincoteague Island, VA

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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 boardwalk filled…

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Colonial Williamsburg, VA

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Mulling over a trip to Colonial Williamsburg? For those ready to experience this amazing living history museum where our country took root, the questions pile…

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Cooperstown, NY

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Have a baseball fan or two in your brood? While the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, which pays an exceptional and memorable tribute…

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Delaware Beaches

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Southern Delaware features five beautiful beach towns, each unique into itself. Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island are filled with wide,…

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Dewey Beach, DE

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Dewey Beach in Delaware is widely known as a social scene for young adults, who descend upon the beach town in the summer and on…

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Fenwick Island, DE

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The barrier island of Fenwick sits on the border of Delaware and Maryland, and is situated between Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. This…

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Finger Lakes, N.Y.

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The perfectly picturesque Finger Lakes -- 11 elegant bodies of water cut into the center of New York State thousands of years ago by glaciers…

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Gettysburg, PA

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"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that…

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Great Adventure (Six Flags Great Adventure), N.J.

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While Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, may not be the original Six Flags theme park -- that distinction belongs to Six Flags…

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Hamptons, N.Y.

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The Hamptons aren't just for the rich and famous. The area welcomes all families with soft-sand beaches, historical attractions, children's museums and beautiful scenery (which…

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Harrisburg, PA

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is essentially the gateway to Hershey -- "The Sweetest Place on Earth" -- about 15 minutes away. Many families stay at hotels in…

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Hershey, PA

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Pennsylvania offers several well-known theme parks, including Sesame Place, Dutch Wonderland, Dorney Park and Knoebels. Our favorite one, however, might just be Hersheypark, situated near…

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Hudson River Valley, N.Y.

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Stretching north of Manhattan 150 miles along the Hudson River, the Hudson River Valley is an area rich in history. This is the home of…

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Ithaca, N.Y.

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"Ithaca Is Gorges." You've heard the saying time and again, but allow us to confirm: it's true. Ithaca is a beautiful vacation destination in Central…

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Jersey Shore, N.J.

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Jersey gets a bad rap. People who have never visited the Garden State tend to conjure images of Tony Soprano, Atlantic City casinos, or the…

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Lake George, NY

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There’s a lot to do in and around Lake George, New York that has nothing to do with crowded theme parks, overpriced entertainment, and pretentious…

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Lake Harmony, PA

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Considering a trip to the Pocono Mountains but not sure where to go? Try Lake Harmony, popular for two ski resorts in one (Jack Frost…

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Lake Placid, NY

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Lake Placid, New York, is the most popular destination in the Adirondacks -- especially since the Winter Olympics have been hosted here twice -- first…

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Lancaster, PA

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Lancaster, Pa., otherwise known as Amish Country, offers a plethora of cultural activities for tourists -- particularly families -- who travel there to experience the…

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Lehigh Valley, PA

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You'll find a little bit of everything in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, located between Philadelphia and the Poconos. There's Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, an amusement…

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Lewes, DE

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Lewes, Delaware, is a town full of history that happens to also have beautiful beaches. It’s the first town in the first state and has…

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Long Beach Island, N.J.

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Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Long Beach Island -- better known as "LBI" -- in 2013, but the island has since made an outstanding comeback.…

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Long Island, NY

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For many, the idea of vacationing on Long Island instantly brings to mind the famed beaches and celebrity chic of the Hamptons; however, this coastal…

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Montauk, NY

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Montauk is one of the most popular -- and priciest -- towns to visit in The Hamptons. It's also one of the most beautiful, with…

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Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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Once upon a time, the largest waterfall in North America was a mecca for honeymooners. But nowadays, foreign tourists and families flock to Niagara, perched…

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Ocean City, MD

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Ocean City Maryland Family Vacation

Ocean City, Maryland is an ideal vacation spot for families. It's located on a barrier island off the Atlantic Ocean, just south of Fenwick Island…

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Ocean City, N.J.

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When people originally think of Ocean City, they may be thinking of Maryland, but this Jersey Shore Ocean City is a family-friendly haven for summer…

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Philadelphia, PA

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IT had been a while since I'd visited Philadelphia. It's a place my parents took me as a child. We did the history thing: touring…

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Pittsburgh, PA

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Once known as a bustling steel town, bearing names such as the "Steel City" and the "City of Bridges," Pittsburgh's landscape has done a major…

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Poconos Mountains, PA

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It may surprise some people to know that the Poconos region encompasses a vast 2,400 square miles in Pennsylvania and includes the state's Carbon, Monroe,…

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Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.

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Point Pleasant Beach was a great choice for families because it was small enough to walk just about everywhere, yet there was plenty to do.…

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Princeton, N.J.

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Visiting Princeton University with a prospective student or heading into town to spend time with your current scholar? There’s plenty for the whole family to…

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Rehoboth Beach, DE

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Perhaps the most popular family vacation destination in Delaware, Rehoboth Beach features sand, boardwalk, ocean, family fun, and summer traditions. Begin your day with a…

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Richmond, VA

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Rolling down Interstate 95 from, say, the DC direction to a southern state? Hit the brakes and stay a day -- or longer -- to…

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Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Famous for Thoroughbred racing, restorative mineral springs and a rich arts and cultural scene, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has long been a popular destination for adult…

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Seaside Heights, N.J.

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In 2012, Seaside Heights was tragically devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The small beach town -- made famous by MTV's "Jersey Shore" -- has since made…

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Sesame Place, PA

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Sesame Place Family Vacations; Courtesy of Sesame Place

"Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?" If you're anywhere near Philadelphia, we can direct you there! It's just down the road…

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Shenandoah National Park, VA

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Covering nearly 200,000 acres of forests, mountains and streams, Shenandoah National Park straddles the Blue Ridge Mountains. Legend has it that "Shenandoah" means either "daughter…

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Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

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There is hardly a person in the U.S. who, when growing up, didn't hear "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," featuring Ichabod Crane and the deadly…

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Spring Lake, N.J.

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A sleepy community, Spring Lake's boardwalk was small and void of amusements, making this stretch of beach all about the beach. Many families in this…

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The Great Escape, A Six Flags Theme Park, N.Y.

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Located near Lake George (technically Queensbury) in the Adirondack region of New York, The Great Escape, a Six Flags Theme Park originally opened in 1954…

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Thousand Islands, N.Y.

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Beyond tangy salad dressing and an abundance of water-encircled land masses, what's the attraction for families in New York's Thousand Islands region? Storied castles, superior…

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Virginia Beach, VA

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Virginia Beach Family Vacation

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…

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Washington D.C.

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Washington D.C. is an ideal place to take a family vacation, offering more free, fun, and educational attractions than there are members of the Senate.…

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Wildwood, N.J.

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The cape towns of Wildwood, which include Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood, are located just north of Cape May and are a great choice…

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Williamsburg, VA

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America's Historic Triangle, located in Virginia's Tidewater region, connects Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. The region, sometimes dubbed "the Kids' Corner of Virginia," offers plenty of…

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