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    Everyone has their own instincts. Yeah, the theme park deal with Sno Cones and rides is one way. I'm sure the kids will always remember it. But I'd rather inspire a different need in kids -- the hunger to see some big landscapes. Utah has some canyon parks that will never leave you, once you see them. Stand at Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon and tell me you'll forget it. Or take the brood up to Mount Rushmore and take in Custer Park, the Crazy Horse mountain carving, and a sunset drive in the Badlands, south of Wall Drug. Your heads will be filled with more colors and gigantic formations than you can process. End of speech.

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    Having been a kid who traveled a lot while young, I'd say only go on big trips if you have money to burn or want to go to the places themselves. Disney World and similar is wasted on anyone who's younger than a pre-teen.

    Case in point, I was there as a 9 year old and during a hot day my dad convinced us to skip out on the park in exchange for pizza.

    True story, and I managed to use the day left on my pass 23 years later.

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    Best amusement park in the US is Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, between Toledo and Cleveland on Lake Erie. Not much else to see in Ohio, other than Hocking Hills in SE Ohio (assuming travel from across the pond).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
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    Assumptions assumptions!!
    Look at his location field.
    So what?
    Indians go on international vacations, too. My town is filled with thousands of them every summer (along with Chinese tourists, Japanese tourists, European tourists and the occasional Australian as well.)
    He's from a third world country and of an age to have children living in the household. They will be traveling together. The chances of such a person getting a US visa is pretty low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post

    So what?
    Indians go on international vacations, too. My town is filled with thousands of them every summer (along with Chinese tourists, Japanese tourists, European tourists and the occasional Australian as well.)
    He's from a third world country and of an age to have children living in the household. They will be traveling together. The chances of such a person getting a US visa is pretty low.

    As I said, we see many thousands of them every summer in my town (I live in a town of 30,000 people that gets half a million visitors a year). It is free to give destinations and s/he can choose. Moreover, the thread can be for many people - why not just give ideas?

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    That said, I second ideologyhunter’s post. The great outdoors is the best family vacation I can imagine of any kind. Something that involves you as a family together in the spectacular landscape. Don’t limit yourself to national parks, we have had some family fun at incredibly beautiful state parks in many places - and they are often less crowded.

    America:
    - Utah: Zion, Brice, Canyonlands, pink coral sands
    - California: Redwoods, Big Sur, Sequioia, Yosemite, Joshua Tree
    - Places along the Mississippi river
    - Maine/Vermont/NH/Mass: coastal rocks and beaches, White mountains, Green mountains
    - Dakotas: Badlands, Wind Caves, Fargo Viking museum, Roosevelt nat’l Park
    - Florida Panhandle
    - Michigan Great Lakes
    - Hawaii back country
    - Mid Eastern coastal: Smokey Mountains

    Europe:
    - Alps
    - River rides
    - Highlands

    Australia/NZ
    - Barrier reef area in Aus
    - Fjord Trekking in NZ



    Lotsa places I haven’t been - looking forward to other answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mansiparekh View Post
    Which is the best family trip for a family trip?
    If you live in the Midwest, Wisconsin Dells, WI is a great place. It is filled with water amusement parks with water rides for all ages and sizes. When our children were younger (under 20), we would pack up for the day, arrive at 10am or so and go to Noah's Ark (the largest water park there). The water rides are great. And you can pack your food and picnic at the park if you like.

    I know the hotels there now have indoor water parks, and there is a casino nearby.

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