For those of us with school-age kids, June, July and August offer the year's best chance to really get away for a good long break. Check out suggestions in fourteen regions, starting with:
The New England states offer great opportunities for outdoor recreation during summertime, with hundreds of miles of coastline plus lakes to enjoy and mountain play zones.
Choices for family resorts include award-winning Smugglers Notch, Vermont ("the most fun your family's ever had") with multiple kids' programs, and all-inclusive Tyler Place, with 156 acres on Lake Champlain VT. Meanwhile, cottage rentals are a convenient option for families who want a kitchen and other conveniences of home.
Another great choice for families is a "family camp": like summer camp, for the whole family; rustic lodgings, meals provided, kids' programs, lots of outdoor recreation, and many family activities.
Cape Cod, Acadia National Park in Maine, New Hampshire's White Mountains... these are some of the popular areas for Great Outdoors getaways. Or throw yourself into some man-made fun at Lake Compounce theme park in Connecticut, or Six Flags New England in Massachusetts.
Check out these and other Summer Vacations in New England.
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