1st To celebrate a historic anniversary, the first shots of the Civil War 150 years ago shot and even 150 years later, the war that divided our country is an important part of American history. Give your school-age children an up-close and personal history lesson by visiting some of the best historic U.S. sites for children such as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Charleston, SC
2nd Po meeting in person, the Atlanta Zoo welcomed its newest panda baby late last year – a big deal when you consider how little endangered panda cubs are born each year and survive. In the spring got the baby panda named Po, after the kung-fu fighting panda in Disney's "Kung Fu Panda." Atlanta has other great sites to see, as well as add to your list. (Do not worry, most everything is air conditioned in Hot-Lanta!)
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3rd Unleash your inner cowboy for a rip-roaring good time that your kids rave about for years to come, keep a ranch. The whole family can be outdoors riding, fishing, hiking and swimming in ponds and streams, and then gather around the campfire at night for stories and s'mores. Check out 10 best dude ranches for families for ideas.
4th Have some good instead sit on the beach this summer, consider lending a hand in a holiday that your child enters an in helping others. Volunteer vacations are becoming increasingly popular with families, especially in the wake of natural disasters in Haiti and Japan. You can travel abroad with a reputable group such as Cross-Cultural Solutions, or stay right here and help clean up parks and trails, by joining the Sierra Club for a multi-generational project.
6th Lady Liberty celebrate anniversary this year, the Statue of Liberty 125, so give the lady for a visit to New York. Hop the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Iceland Iceland, where the rich history of thousands of immigrants who arrived here by boat and saw this very shore with a smile and anticipation, then, when little legs can handle it, make the climb . You can choose to climb to the base (Liberty's base, and even a hearty 192 steps) or make it all the way to the top of the crown for the best view of Manhattan (whopping 354 steps).
7th Cruise to Alaska with Disney Disney made his first trip to Alaska in May and throughout the summer to offer families the option of one of the most pristine land and waters to visit in the U.S. – all with Disney magic touch. Disney Cruise Lines is known for its family friendly trip aboard the Alaska Wonder will be filled with Disney characters, children's clubs and activities, and uber-kid-friendly adventures in ports such as Skagway and Ketchikan.
8th Have a sleepover at a major museum Do your kids love "A Night at the Museum" (you?) Take part in the real thing at a number of museums across the country. The American Museum of Natural History in New York is in the movie, and we've got out there plus nine more nights in the best museums to check programs.
9th Getaway to a place that you know the goal, what we talk about is – the big resorts, which sit on a mountain, surrounded by a lake or overlooking a beautiful coastline. This old-fashioned rake resorts in the past, when families would be a week or the whole summer to spend with friends, they would see, year after year. It's not about what you see and do on your vacation, but about spending time together and enjoy outdoor activities with the children. Visit our 10 best Grand Resorts for some of our favorites.
10th Visit the water park is the capital of the world for children is nothing that beats splashing around in the cool water on a hot summer day. (Me? Once I saved all my babysitting money for a year to get it at a water park blow for a week with my little sister.) The Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin is the self-proclaimed Waterpark Capital of the World, and we won 't dispute if they offer nearly two dozen giant water parks to visit, some indoors, some outdoors. Even if you're not in the Midwest, which is a hike to the Dells is a true gift for your kids this summer.
11th Take a trip is The Great American Road Trip a pastime often written (think Kerouac "On the Road") and most of my childhood holiday memories include the drives. Straight from the "National Lampoon's Vacation," we would stop on obscure pages on the move. Then again, sometimes the road trip may be the holiday, such as driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Famous for his view on the coast and Big Sur, it remains a dream trip for many people. We have more Sensational drives for families, and got advice for surviving a car.
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12th Enter Harry had a proper send-off this summer the last Harry Potter film premiere at the end, what a fantastic nine-year run of films from the beloved JK Rowling series have been. Make it a very special farewell with a visit to Universal Studios in Orlando The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
13th Catch a World Cup soccer game, although the United States enjoy behind the rest of the world during and after professional football, to the world of international support for the Women's World Cup soccer tournament. Of 27 June to 17 July will be the best women footballers in the world get to Berlin – a good excuse to visit Germany (if you do not even check, where was the former Berlin Wall). Berlin is fun for the children outside the football stadium filled, as well, just check out our Berlin lead to families.
14th Celebrate 100 Tears of Thunder opener summer every year, the Memorial Day Weekend Indianapolis 500 race. For those who do not have to race, shakes the ground as the cars thunder past, and this year is the Indy 100-year anniversary will be. Indianapolis is also a great destination for families, easy to get from the Midwest, and love filled with sports attractions for every child, basketball, football or other sports outside of motor racing.
16th Try some sweets hit the road on a tour of our 10 best (and cutest!) Site visits. Visit the Jelly Belly factory in California, indulge in chocolate, Hershey Chocolate World in Pennsylvania, eat more than one chip on the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory in Massachusetts, and get a brain freeze ice cream at Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Factory in Vermont.
17th Explore the amazing speed of cyclists in France everyone knows who Lance Armstrong is, but who will be the next great cyclist, winning a number of Tours de France? Endurance sports is the land between the second July and 24 July roll, and you and the family can then enjoy the family-friendly attractions and sights in Paris.
18th Visit the most important museums for free! When it comes to traveling with children, is free always better, and who can beat free admission to some of the best museums in the world? Washington DC are the 19 Smithsonian museums, including the Air & Space Museum, Museum of Natural History and National Museum of American History, all, yep!, Free!
19th And national parks, too! The U.S. National Park also offers free admission on the first day of summer (June 21), so take advantage of another freebie and start your summer off right! The entrance is at all parks, including Acadia in Maine for free, Yellowstone and the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
20th Vacation like a Vanderbilt-Boy, the ultra-rich sure know how to enjoy the summer back in the day: in large villas with excellent prospects. Head to visit Newport, RI, the Vanderbilt summer "cottage" The Breakers, and their mountain estate in Asheville, NC, The Biltmore. Then enjoy the range of other family-friendly activities.
21st Enjoy the slopes, sans snow melts as soon as the snow, ski resorts actually come to life in the summer. Bring along with their elevators, the people to the summit for downhill mountain biking or hiking on the trail, families can still enjoy skiing all year round. All that melting water results in the nearby rivers with spectacular rafting adventures, as close in Colorado, and winter sports areas throw their doors for summer travelers who open a splash in their pool and gather 'round fire pits for s'mores-filled evenings.
22nd Bunk together in a summer camp summer camp is no longer just for the kids! There are a variety of family summer camps that allow parents to sleep away their little ones and participate in all the fun from potato sack races greased watermelon swimming race, and then gather in the night ghost stories and scavenger hunts. Check out our summer camps for families.
24th You celebrate a king in August, if you one more reason to visit our nation's capital necessary to make it the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The 28-meter high statue is nearby, where he found his famous "I Have a Dream" speech before an audience at the National Mall. The Washington, DC, unveiling is scheduled for August 28, where King Memorial on the Mall combines the many monuments and memorials, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial to take place and the Washington Monument.
25th Say so long, until the summer in New York, the U.S. Open a fantastic child-friendly tennis tournament is annually held in New York, but many do not know that before the event is a great child-specific event. The Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, was nominated for the prestigious U.S. tennis champion, is with Disney artist and children's concerts filled faves tightening, while introducing children to tennis greats of tennis. The event takes place on 27 August will be held this year in the U.S. Open in two weeks. Next to the tennis, the families have a number of attractions to visit and things to do in New York.
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