We've all had our share of family vacations, be it the good, the bad, or the ugly. There's the "educational vacation," the "country road trip," and my favorite, the "oh my get-me-out-of-here kids-a-palooza" The real trick to making sure family vacations are something you want to remember is having the perfect balance. A little something here for Dad, a relaxing something there for Mom, and of course, something crazy cool for the kids. I can't help but remember the best family trips by the things that we saw and did, not the money we spent or the places we stayed. So, I thought I'd fill you in on a few family destinations sure to stand out for both you and the kids.

First up is the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, just an hour south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sure to be Nemacolin's most notable features, the Wildlife Academy and Equestrian Center are home to over 100 species of animals including black bear, zebras, buffalos, tigers, and hyenas. And if that isn't enough to keep you and the kids entertained for days, be sure to check out their 1,060' Flatbird Flyer Zip Line.

If you're looking for a more athletic adventure, The Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ, might be right for you. Here you can mountain bike, ski, snowboard, and hike. It's like a never ending adventure you won't want to miss.

Next stop, Omni Bedford Springs, Bedford, Pennsylvania. Definitely one of the best choices when looking for a great place with an even better pool. And along with the indoor and outdoor pools there is a top notch aquatic center that is a must-see.

Another great quality when looking for a family vacation destination is a family-owned hotel. The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida is just that. Because the main priority is creating the perfect family atmosphere, The Breakers has a fantastic Children's program and other family-oriented features.

Here is an educational trip that won't bore the kids. Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, is a historic site that offers tours, reenactment, and carriage rides through the colonial sections of town. It's a very hands-on learning experience that the kids will love. They might even take with them something to share in history class when they get back.
Ellen Studer
Don Roberto San Fernando Queso
10/26/2011 11:36:23 am



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