Fun Places To Go
By Teresa Plowright, About.com Guide
- Resorts With Water Parks
- Great Cities to Visit
- Legendary Beaches
- Corn Mazes
- Fun Things To Try on Family Vacations
Harry Potter Theme Park
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in 2010 in Universal Orlando, and has been a hit since Day One.
- Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Introduction
- Tips for Visiting the Harry Potter Theme Park
- Take a Photo Tour
Walt Disney World
From the Dumbo ride to the International Food and Wine Festival, there really is something for everyone. Four giant theme parks, two water parks; superb resorts with recreation; Broadway-quality live shows like "Finding Nemo"...
Christmas Train Rides
Dozens of specially decorated Christmas Trains pull out of the station in November and December, with kids, hot cocoa, Santa, and elves on board.
More Holiday Season Fun
In the US, Thanksgiving starts the Holiday Season, but in any country that celebrations Christmas, by the end of November decorations are up and you're sure to find festivities. A family New Year's Eve wraps up the year.
- Thanksgiving Weekend
- Great Places to See Santa
- Orlando Christmas
- Christmas Train Rides, Polar Express
- Family New Years Eve
Some -- such as LEGOLAND, left-- are specifically created for little kids; other theme parks compete to thrill teens with the wildest rides.
Resorts With Water Parks
Winter and summer, resorts with indoor water parks are a great hop-in-your-car weekend getaway. Many add outdoor water parks in summer, too.
- Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park Resorts
- Wisconsin Dells, the "Indoor Water Park Capital of the World"
- Sandusky, Ohio, Resorts with Indoor Water Parks
- NY: Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark
- More Resorts With Water Parks
Great Cities to Visit
Pretty much any city is fun to visit with kids: to explore parks and go sightseeing... Many cities have a children's museums, and even high-falutin' art museums are kid-friendly these days.
No need for a fancy resort: kids are thrilled just to play at the beach, in the sand and the waves.
- Dr. Beach's "Top Beaches in America"
- Myrtle Beach, SC
- California Beach Vacations
- Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Starting in late summer, corn mazes start bustin' out all over and make fun outings for families. Most corn mazes have extra fun such as hay-rides, teen nights, pumpkin patches.
Fun Things To Try on Family Vacations
Make a vacation memorable by trying something new and fun to do.