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Family Vacations are family bonding opportunities to build a sense of family togetherness without the pressures of everyday life. Where the family goes and how long the stay are not important, but the best vacations are planned around the interests and the developmental levels of each child or adult.

When planning a trip with young children, remember that they need and like routine. If you have a preschooler you should consider this age group's self-centeredness, short attention span, and need for movement.  

 

A family should keep naptime, mealtimes, and bedtimes as close to the normal routine as possible.  It also helps when the itinerary is discussed so that kids know what to expect.

 

All age levels (children) enjoy physical activity, quiet playtime, arts and crafts, and most of what you may suggest. Allow each child to explore and talk about their observations and experiences.

 

Always prepare a game/activity kit. Your kit should include healthy snacks, storybooks, crayons (cooler months), paper, and games. These items should be used only for traveling or outing purposes. Never use a favorite toy to only get left behind :)

 

By pre-planning your vacation, ensuring some routine, yet allowing for flexibility, everyone in your unique household can enjoy the opportunity.

 

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Adult Weekend Getaways, Pennsylvania
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Vacation Layaway or Prepaid Travel Goals
www.searsvacations.com
www.elayaway.com

 

Free Activities During Family Vacations

 

Breastfeeding Zones on International Airlines (Don't forget your breast pads, Moms)

http://www.e-aircraftsupply.com/aircraft_products/file/international-airline-breastfeeding-guide.aspx

 


*Appropriate Children's Adventure Trips are listed below.

 

U.S. Government Category:
Location: Washington DC
Center City

 

Note: There is no longer an aquarium in DC.

 

Aquarium Category:

National Aquarium in Baltimore, All ages
Location: Baltimore MD (now houses also the Washington DC Aquarium species)
Phone: 410-576-3800
Web: www.aqua.org

 

Adventure Aquarium
Location: Camden NJ
Phone: 856-365-3300
Web: www.adventureaquarium.com

 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Location: Omaha NE
Web: www.omahazoo.com

 

Steinhart Aquarium
Location: San Francisco CA

 

Aquarium of the Bay

Location: San Francisco CA

 

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Location: Tampa Bay FL

 

The Florida Aquarium

Location: Tampa Bay FL

 

Georgia Aquarium

Location: Atlanta GA

Web: www.georgiaaquarium.org

 

Shedd Aquarium
Location: Chicago IL

 

New England Aquarium

Location: Boston MA

 

Ripley's Aquarium

Location: Myrtle Beach SC

Web: www.ripleysaquarium.com

 

South Carolina Aquarium

Location: Charleston SC

Web: www.scaquarium.org

 

Downtown Aquarium

Location: Houston TX

 

Tennessee Aquarium
Location: Chattanooga TN

 

Seattle Aquarium

Location: Seattle WA

 

Zoo Category:
Maryland Zoo
Location: Baltimore MD, All ages
Phone: 410-396-7102
Web: www.marylandzoo.org

 

Brandywine Zoo
Location: Wilmington DE, All ages
Phone: 302-571-7850
Web: www.brandywinezoo.org

 

Zoo Atlanta

Location: Atlanta GA

Web: www.zooatlanta.org

 

Toledo Zoo

Location: Toledo OH

Web: www.toledozoo.org

 

Brookfield Zoo

Location: Brookfield IL

Web: www.czs.org

 

Philadelphia Zoo
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-243-1100
Web: www.philadelphiazoo.org

 

Saint Louis Zoo
Location: St. Louis, MO
Web:  www.stizoo.org

 

Santa's Land
Location: Hwy. 19, 571 Wolfstown Rd
Cherokee NC

Web: santaslandnc.com

 

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Location; Columbia SC

Web: www.riverbanks.org

 

Natural Bridge

Location: Natural Bridge VA

Web: www.naturalbridgezoo.com

 

Science Center Category:
Maryland (Baltimore) Science Center
Location: Baltimore MD, All ages

 

Port Discovery Children's Museum
Location: Baltimore MD
Phone: 410-864-2666
Web: www.portdiscovery.org 

 

Air & Space Center & Riverside

IMAX Digital 3D Theater

Location: 600 Settlers Landing Road,

Hampton VA

Web: www.vasc.org

 

Pacific Science Center

Location: Seattle WA

 

Museum Category:

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Location: Tucson AZ

 

African American Museum

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Web: www.caamuseum.org

 

National Museum of the American Indian

Location: 4th & Independence Ave., SW

Phone: 202-633-1000

 

National Museum of African American
History and Culture
Location: 1400 Constitution Ave, NE
Washington DC 20004
Phone: 202-633-1000
Web: www.nmaahc.si.edu

 

National Museum of African Art

Location: 950 Independence Ave., SW

Phone: 202-357-1300

 

Children's Museum of Atlanta

Location: Atlanta GA

Web: www.childrenmuseumatlanta.org

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Center

for Nonviolent Social Change

Location: 449 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA

 

The African-American Civil Rights

Walk of Fame 

Location: Atlanta GA

Web: apexmuseum.org

 

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Location: Thomasville GA

 

Web: Museum of Science and Industry

Location: Chicago IL

 

Museum of Science

Location: Boston MA

 

Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential CTR

Location: Boston MA

 

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Location: 1601-03 East North Avenue
Baltimore MD 21213
Tour packages are available
Phone: 410-563-3404
Web: www.greatblacksinwax.org

 

United States Mint
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-408-0114
Web: www.usmint.gov

 

Academy of Natural Sciences

Location: Drexel University,

Philadelphia PA

 

American Swedish Historical Museum

Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-389-1776
Web: www.americanswedish.org

 

Utz Quality Foods
Location: Hanover PA
Phone: 800-367-7629
Web: www.utzsnacks.com

 

Please Touch Museum
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-963-0667

 

Biggs Museum of American Art
Location: Dover DE
Phone: (302) 674-2111
Web: www.biggsmuseum.org

 

Battleship New Jersey
Location: Camden NJ
Phone: 856-966-1652
Web: www.battleshipnewjersey.org

 

African American Museum in Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-574-0380
Web: www.aampmuseum.org

 

National Liberty Museum
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-925-2800
Web: www.libertymuseum.org

 

Brandywine River Museum

Location: Chadds Ford, PA

Web: www.brandywinemuseum.org

 

Polish American Cultural Center Museum
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-922-1700
Web: www.polishamericancenter.org

 

Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-900-7999

 

Please Touch Museum

Location: Philadelphia PA

 

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards
Location: Baltimore MD
Phone: 410-727-1539
Web: www.baberuthmuseum.com

 

B & O Railroad Museum
Location: Baltimore MD
Phone:  410-752-2490
Web: www.borail.org

 

Elsie Williams Doll Collection
Location: Georgetown DE
Phone: 302-856-5700

Web: www.treasuresofthesea.org

 

Museum of Science and Industry
Location: Chicago IL

Web: www.msichicago.org

 

Discovery Center Museum

Location: Rockford IL

 

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis IN

Web: www.childrensmuseum.org

 

Museum of Science
Location: Boston MA

 

Henry Ford Museum

Location: Dearborn MI

 

The Museum of Modern Art

Location: New York NY

 

National Museum of Play

Location: Rochester NY

 

The Strong Museum

Location: Rochester NY

Web: museumofplay.org

 

Center of Science & Industry

Location: Columbus OH

 

Hollywood Wax Museum

Location: 1808 21st Ave N,

Myrtle Beach SC

Web: www.hollywoodwaxmyrtlebeach.com

 

Children's Museum
Location: 2204 N Oak St., 

Myrtle Beach SC

Web: www.cmsckids.org

 

Cape Fear Serpentarium

Location: 20 Orange St.,

Wilmington NC

Web: www.capefearserpentarium.com

 

Southern African American Heritage CTR

Location: 125 Kershaw St.,

Cheraw SC

 

Edisto Island Museum

Location: Edisto Island SC

Web: www.edistomuseum.org

 

Edisto Island Serpentarium

Location: Edisto Island SC

Web: www.edistoserpentarium.com

 

Children's Museum
Location: Houston TX

 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Location: Richmond VA

 

Garden Category:
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-878-5097
Web: www.shofuso.com

 

Dance Category:
Pennsylvania Ballet
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 215-551-7000
Web: www.paballet.org

 

Music Category:
Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Location: Wilmington DE
Phone: (302) 594-1100
Web: www.delawaresymphony.org

 

Smyrna Opera House
Location: Smyrna DE
Phone: (302) 653-4236
Web: www.smyrnaoperahouse.org

 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Location: Wilmington DE

Web: www.wilmingtonsymphony.org

 

Theatre Category:
American Theatre Arts for Youth
Location: Philadelphia PA
Phone: 800-523-4540
Web: www.atafy.org

 

Clear Space Theatre Company
Location: Rehobeth Beach DE
Phone: (302) 227-2270
Web: www.clearspaceproductions.org

 

Art Category:
Biggs Museum of American Art
Location: Dover, DE
Phone: (302) 674-2111
Web: www.biggsmuseum.org

 

Your Creation Station
Location: Middletown DE
Phone: (302) 464-1044
Web: www.yourcreationstation.com

 

High Museum of Art

Location: Atlanta GA

Web: www.high.org

 

Imagination Stage

Location: Bethesda MD

Web: www.imaginationstage.org

 

Museum of Fine Arts

Location: Boston MA

 

Atlantic City Art Center
Location: Atlantic City NJ
Phone: (609) 347-5837
Web: www.acartcenter.org

 

Ocean City Arts Center
Location: Ocean City NJ
Phone: (609) 399-7628
Web: www.oceancityartscenter.org

 

Amusement Park Category:

Splash Adventure Waterpark

Location: Alabama

 

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls
Location: Hot Springs, AK


 

Knott's Berry Farm

Location: Buena Park, CA

 

Aquatica San Diego
Location: San Diego CA
Web: www.aquaticabyseaworld.com

 

Legoland California Resort
Location: Carlsbad CA
Web: www.california.legoland.com

 

Sea World San Diego
Location: San Diego CA
Web: www.seaworldparks.com/en/seaworldsandiego

 

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Location: Vallejo CA
Web: www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom

 

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location: Valencia CA
Web: www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

 

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Location: Valencia CA

 

Sky Town and Splash Kingdom

(formerly Pharoah's)

Location: Inland Valley, CA

 

Universal Studios Hollywood

Location: California
Web: www.universalstudioshollywood.com

 

DisneyLand
Location: Anaheim CA
Web: www.disneyland.com

 

Lake Compounce

Location: Bristol, CT

 

Aquatics, SeaWorld Orlando
Location: Orlando Florida
Web: www.aquaticabyseaworld.com

 

Busch Garden Tampa
Location: Tampa FL
Web: www.buschgardens.com

 

Disney Animal Kingdom

Location: Lake Buena Vista FL

 

Disney's Magic Kingdom Park
Location: Orlando FL
Web: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

 

Fun Spot America Amusement Park

Location: Orlando FL

 

Walt Disney World Resort

Location: Orlando FL
Web: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/animal-kingdom

 

Legoland Florida
Location: Winter Haven FL
Web: www.florida.legoland.com

 

Springleton Fun Park

Location: 9227 County Line Road, Spring Hill

 

Universal Studios Florida

Location: Florida
Web: www.universalorlando.com

 

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Location: Orlando FL
Web: www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

 

The Holy Land Experience (Christian-based theme park)

Location: Orlando FL

 

Xtreme Action Park

Location: Ft. Lauderdale FL

Web: www.xtremeactionpark.com/

 

Six Flags Over Georgia
Location: Austell GA
Web: www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia

 

Lake Winnie Amusement Park

Location: Rossville GA

Web: www.lakewinnie.com

 

Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Location: Meridian, ID

 

Alley of Hutchinson
Location: Hutchinson KS

 

Kentucky Kingdom
Location: Louisville KY
Web: www.kentuckykingdom.com

 

Ark Encounter

Location: Williamstown KY

Web: ArkEncounter.com

 

Six Flags Great America
Location: Gurnee IL
Web: www.sixflags.com/greatamerica

 

Holiday World
Location: Santa Claus IN
Web: www.holidayworld.com

 

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Location: Santa Claus IN
Web: www.holidayworld.com

 

Adventureland Park
Location: Altoona IA
Web: www.adventurelandpark.com

 

Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Location: Meridian ID

 

Arnolds Park

Location: Iowa

 

Schlitterbahn Kansas City
Location: Kansas City KS
Web: www.schlitterbahn.com/kc

 

Six Flags America
Location: near Washington DC
Web: www.sixflags.com/america

 

Carousel Gardens

Location:  New Orleans

 

Celebration Station

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

 

Dixie Landin & Blue Bayou Water Park

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

 

Legoland Discovery Center
Location: Somerville MA
Web: www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

 

Six Flags New England
Location: Agawarn MA
Web: www.sixflags.com/newsengland

 

Six Flags Mexico
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Web: www.sixflags.com/mx

 

Wild Canyon Adventures
Location: Los Cabos, Mexico
Web: http://wildcanyon.com.mx/the-park/the-goridola/

 

Xochitia Parque Ecologico
Location: Tepotzotian, Mexico
Web: www.xochitia.org.mx

 

Valleyfair
Location: Shakopee MN
Web: www.valleyfair.com

 

Worlds of Fun
Location: Kansas City MO
Web: www.worldsoffun.com

 

Six Flags St. Louis
Location: St. Louis MO
Web: www.sixflags.com/stlouis

 

White Water
Location: Branson MO
Web: www.bransonwhitewater.com

 

Silver Dollar City

Location: Branson MO (Open mid-March to Dec.)

 

Carowinds
Location: 14523 Carowinds Blvd,

Charlotte NC

Web: www.carowinds.com

 

Tweetsie Railroad

Location: Blowing Rock NC

Web: www.tweetsie.com

 

Diggerland USA

Location: West Berlin NJ

Web: www.diggerlandUSA.com

 

Cowabunga Bay
Location: Henderson NV
Web: www.cowabungabay.com

 

Clementon Park & Splash World
Location: Clementon NJ 08021
Phone: 856-783-0263
Web: www.clementonpark.com

 

The Funplex

Location: Mt. Laurel NJ

Web: funplexmountlaurel.com

 

Keansburg Amusement Park

Location: New Jersey

 

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Location: Allentown PA 18104
Phone: 800-551-5656
Web: www.dorneypark.com

 

Dutch Wonderland
Location: Lancaster PA 17602
Phone: 866-FUNatDW
Web: www.dutchwonderland.com

 

Giggleberry Fair at Peddler's Village
Location: Lahaska PA 18931
Phone: 215-794-4047
Web: www.giggleberryfair.com

 

Hersheypark
Location: Hershey PA 17033
Phone: 717-520-5599
Web: www.hersheypark.com

 

Kalahar Indoor Water Park *Largest U.S. indoor water park

Location: Resort in Pocono Mountains PA

 

Kennywood Amusement Park
Location: West Mifflin PA

 

Knoebels Amusement Resort

Location: Eylsburg PA

 

Sesame Place
Location: Langhome PA
Web: www.sesameplace.com

 

Jellystone Park Camp Resort

Location: Quarryville PA

Phone: 717-786-3458

Web: www.jellystonepa.com/water-zone-day-use

 

Jelly Bean Jungle

Location: Marlton NJ 08053
Phone: 856-596-8889
Web: www.jellybean-jungle.com

 

Pump It Up Party
Two Locations - NJ & DE
Phone: 302-998-1144
Web: www.pumpitupparty.com

 

Sesame Place
Location: Langhorne PA 19047
Phone: 866-GO-4-ELMO
Web: www.sesameplace.com

 

Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari
Location: Jackson NJ 08527
Phone: 732-928-1821
Web: www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

 

XBOS Family Fun Center
Location: Smyrna DE 19977
Phone: 302-653-1800
Web: www.xbos.com

 

Kids and Cultures
Location: Lancaster PA
Phone: 717-290-6948
Web: www.kidsandcultures.com

 

Six Flags Great Adventure
Location: Jackson NJ
Web: www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

 

Steel Pier
Location: Atlantic City NJ
Web: www.steelpier.com

 

The Great Escape
Location: Queensbury NY
Web: www.sixflags.com/greatescape

 

Luna Park
Location: Brooklyn NY
Web: www.lunaparknyc.com

 

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Location: New York NY
Web: www.911memorial.org

 

Carowinds
Location: Charlotte NC
Web: www.carowinds.com

 

Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Location: Concord Mills Mall, near Charlotte NC
Web: www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord

 

Cedar Point
Location: Sandusky OH
Web: www.cedarpoint.com

 

Kings Island
Location: Mason OH
Web: www.visitkingsisland.com

 

Cedar Point
Location: Sandusky OH

 

Sluggers and Putters Family

Fun Park

Location: 333 Lafayette DR, Canal Fulton, OH

Web: www.sluggers-putters.com

 

Family Kingdom

Location: Ocean Blvd. & 3rd Ave. S.,

Myrtle Beach SC

Web: www.familykingdomfun.com

 

Myrtle Waves Water Park

Location: Myrtle Beach SC

Web: www.myrtlewaves.com

 

Wild Water & Wheels

Location: 910 HWY 17 S, Surfside Beach,

Myrtle Beach SC

Web: www.wild-water.com

 

Dollywood
Location: Pigeon Forge TN
Web: www.dollywood.com

 

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park and 

Soak Ya Water Park

Location: TN

 

Klyde Warren Park

Location: Downtown Dallas TX

 

Max Bowl North

Location: Humble TX
Web: www.maxbowlnorth.com

 

Sandy Lake Amusement Park

Location: Carrollton TX

 

Schlitterbahn Water Park and Resort
Location: Padre Island in Corpus Christi TX
Web: www.schlitterbahn.com/spi

 

Six Flags Over Texas
Location: Arlington TX
Web: www.sixflags.com/over/texas

 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location: San Antonia TX
Web: www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas

 

The Corsicana Water and Adventure Park
Location: Corsicana TX

 

ZDT's Amusement Park

Location: Sequin TX

Web: www.zdtamusement.com

 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Location: Williamsburg VA
Web: www.buschgardens.com

 

Kings Dominion
Location: near Richmond VA
Web: www.kingsdominion.com

 

Mount Olympus Water and
Theme Park
Location: Wisconsin Dells WI
Web: www.mtolympuspark.com

 

Old World Wisconsin
Location: Eagle WI
Web: www.oldworldwisconsin.org

 

Other:
Big Boulder (Skiing)
Location: Harmony PA
Phone: 570-722-0100
Web: www.jfbb.com

 

Southern Colonial Homes
Location: Chestertown MD

 

Legoland Discovery Center

Location: Atlanta GA

Web: www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

 

World of Coca Cola
Location: Atlanta GA
Web: worldofcoca-cola.com

 

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Location: Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Web: www.atlantabontanicalgarden.org

 

Center for Puppetry Arts

Location: Midtown, Atlanta, GA

Web: www.puppet.org

 

Finding a Way to Freedom Tour

Underground Railroad

(Dorchester & Caroline County)

Location: Sailwinds Place,

2 Rose Hill Pl, Cambridge, MD

Web: www.tourdorchester.org

 

Harriet Tubman Museum and

Educational Center

Location: 424 Race St, Cambridge, MD

 

Frederick Douglass Statue 

Location: 11 N Washington St, Easton, MD

 

Frederick Douglass Driving Tour of 

Talbot County

Location: 25 S Washington St, Easton, MD

 

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Location: New York NY
Web: nps.gov/stli

 

Wonder Works (Interactive Exhibits)

Location: 1313 Celebrity Circle,

Myrtle Beach SC

Web: www.wonderworksonline.com

 

Helicopter Adventures

Location: 1860 21st Ave N behind the

NASCAR Speedpark, Myrtle Beach SC

Web: www.helicopteradventures.com

 

City of Presidents (Life-size presidential statues)

Location: Downtown Rapid City, SD

 

Safari Park

Location: Natural Bridge, VA
Web: www.virginiasafaripark.com

 

Drive-in Theater:

 

Location: Jesup, GA

 

Location: Greensboro, MD  

 

Location: Movies on the Beach, Ocean City, MD (Monday - Fridays): 27th St. Beach, Carousel Hotel, 118th St., or Princess Royal Hotel, 91st St.