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Northeast US & Mid-Atlantic - Vacation Ideas

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Winter, spring, summer, and fall, families will find fun here. Check out great things to do in NYC with kids, terrific sightseeing in DC, family resorts with extensive kids' programs in New York state and Vermont, theme park and classic family-friendly hotel in Hershey PA, resorts with indoor waterpark...

1. New England

Tyler Place Pool
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New England offers great opportunities for outdoor recreation, and a couple of theme parks too, open in summer and with major scary fun at Halloween. Several family resorts go all out with kids programs, family activities, and weekend celebration packages at Thanksgiving and other holidays.

2. New York State

Northeast US - vacation ideas - Rocking Horse Ranch
Photo courtesy of Rocking Horse Ranch.
From the Adirondacks to the Catskills and Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes, New York State offers many great family vacation destinations, and some excellent family-friendly resorts, from classic properties on huge grounds, to all-inclusive guest ranch, to resorts with indoor waterparks. And of course New York City is terrific to visit with kids.

3. Pennsylvania

Northeast US - vacation ideas - Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge.
Many spots in PA are an easy drive from NYC and Washington DC. Top draws include a major theme park, classic lodges, huge recreational properties, a resort with indoor waterpark.

4. Family Resorts in the Northeast US

Northeast US - vacation ideas - Smugglers Notch
Photo courtesy of Smugglers Notch.
See many properties, in different states, at a glance: classic hotels on vast acres of woods, to all-inclusive guest ranch, and new lodges where the recreation's inside at waterparks.

5. Mid-Atlantic: Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia

National Air and Space Museum, just one of the Smithsonian museums. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonia
National Air and Space Museum - photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.
Best Places to Go with Kids in Washington DC, Colonial Williamsburg Virginia, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, The Homestead (Virginia mountain resort dating back to 1766), white-water rafting, and more...

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