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Weekend Travel Ideas for Families

50 States of Fun Attractions for Day and Weekend Travel Getaways


Make your weekend travel plans with a complete guide to all 50 states. No matter where you're going, these family-friendly attractions are perfect for day and weekend travel.

Day and Weekend Travel in the Midwest

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Travel to the heartland of the U.S. for an unforgettable trip to the numerous zoos and children's museums. Or visit unique attractions that will have you gazing up at the faces of former presidents and watching motor homes being built on an assembly line. Weekend travel in the Midwest includes the great states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Day and Weekend Travel in the Northeast

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From witnessing the simple life in Amish country to keeping up with the fast pace of the Big Apple, the Northeast region offers a diverse amount of activities for every family. Weekend travel ideas in the Northeast cover the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, D.C.

Day and Weekend Travel in the Southeast

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Look to the skies at space centers, lighthouses or in the mountains. Stick closer to the ground with zoos, water parks or the ultimate adventure: the Magic Kingdom. Weekend travel in the Southeast will take you to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Day and Weekend Travel in the Southwest

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Where else can you go to see cowboys, ghost towns, natural wonders or your classic family attractions of zoos, parks and children's museums? The Southwest region includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.

Day and Weekend Travel in the West

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Pack your parka or your bikini for weekend travel in the West. The varied climates give your family plenty of options no matter what time of year you visit. Plan your next weekend getaway with the kids in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
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