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Old 02-03-2016, 12:00 PM
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Question What are great family vacation ideas?

A few years ago, we combined a family vacation with the Black Hills Cruiser Classic. It was one of our best vacations ever -- there is a ton of fun stuff to do in western South Dakota. Much of the fun was due to the great ideas I received from people here on the forum.

So I thought I would tap the knowledge of the club:
What are the epic, can't-miss family vacations that you've taken or plan to take?
All suggestions are welcome, but the best ones would be:
  • A trip that young teenagers would enjoy
  • About a week long, maybe 10 days at most
  • In North America (US, Canada, Mexico)
  • Not sitting on a beach for more than a day - I get bored easily

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Old 02-03-2016, 02:35 PM
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Yellowstone. Still only a day's drive away (mostly), or stop one night in Thermopolis along the way. If you're camping in Yellowstone, there are some regulations, but not insufferable. The weather will vary a lot, but there's much to see. You will see bison, good chance of seeing bears and other animals. For kids, there's some history, a ton of geology, and impressive natural sights. I agree that the Black Hills of SD are also a great place for a family vacation.
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Glacier National Park hitting some ghost towns along the way, then swing up to Banff.
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Head to the Upper Midwest for a change of scenery and see some Real lakes.

Rent a house on a big lake in Northern Minnesota with a boat and some PWC's for a week. Swim, drink beer, fish. We did that a few years ago and loved it. It was when my knee was all messed up. Perfect laid back trip.

Last year I took my daughter on a road trip and we circled Lake Michigan and camped. Hit lots of interesting little towns and even found some trails to take the FJ60 on. Don't miss taking a longer route up to Lake Superior in the U.P.
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Zion. hiking, canyoneering.
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:20 PM
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Hovenweep (especially), Four Corners, Mesa Verde. Pick a cool time of the year for this.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:17 AM
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New York City, lots of stuff to do for free, and lots to do if you want to spend money. If u get tired of the city, drive to the Adirondacks or a beach on long island. Also DC isn't too far from NYC. If you go to ncy, you have to go to McSorleys. The coolest pub on the continent.
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Hovenweep (especially), Four Corners, Mesa Verde. Pick a cool time of the year for this.
It's the best!
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If the teenagers like amusement parks...
We did a "California pass" vacation which was 2 days at Disney land and California adventure (2nd best park I have been to), 1 day at Universal studios, 1 day at seaworld and 1 day at San Diego zoo..
Mixed in some beach time and sight seeing
It was a ton of fun
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Oregon and Washington. Mt St. Helens, Mt rainier, met hood, Portland, Oregon coast. Beautiful, and I enjoyed that as a teenager myself.
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