For most families, summer is the best chance to take an extended vacation with the kids. Here are fun summer getaways to consider:
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Want to plan a budget-friendly summer vacation? Whether your family loves national parks or plush resorts, road trips or cruises, theme parks or quiet beaches—here are tried-and-tested tips for keeping costs down.
Looking for a place with sunshine, sand, and surf? These are some of the best beach getaways in the sunny Southeast.
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It's a myth that you need to go to the Caribbean or Mexico to find a fantastic all-inclusive resort. Click through this slideshow for wonderful, kid-friendly resorts right here in the US where taking advantage of all-inclusive pricing does not require a passport.
Walt Disney Company
At twice the size of Manhattan, Walt Disney World encompasses four theme parks, 24 resorts, two waterparks, five golf courses, as well as dining and entertainment galore. Best of all, there's always something new to look forward to.
National Park Service
Called "America's best idea" by the historian Wallace Stegner, our national park system offers families a wonderfully affordable way to visit our most cherished and beautiful landscapes, view wildlife in their natural habitat, learn about geological and cultural history, and appreciate the great outdoors.
Just in time for summer vacation 2014, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), has released the latest new attractions—from entirely new water parks to one-of-a-kind water slides and interactive spray pads.
Adrenaline-pumping thrill rides may get all the buzz in the theme park biz, but there's also a lot of tamer fun to be had for families with little kids. The good news is that theme parks are launching a lot of fun new attractions for the younger set this summer.
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These days, nearly every cruise line welcomes families and offers activity programming for children, yet only a select few truly go above and beyond to meet the needs of cruising families. To choose a cruise line that’s right for your family, realize that cruise lines have distinctive personalities, just like families—some are boisterous and loud, some active and sporty, others more elegant and reserved.
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Many hotels and resorts say they welcome babies and toddlers, but few truly give young families the support they need to relax on vacation. Here's the cream of the crop in vacation providers that get it right.
The best family golf resorts don't just give lip service to being kid-friendly; they offer special kid tees, super instruction for junior golfers, and plenty of opportunities for families to play together.