The Ultimate Guide of Fun Things to Do with Kids Near You!

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Do you love to explore with your kids? Do you ever find yourself asking, what are the fun things to do with kids near me? Trekaroo has a team of writers who have put in hundred of hours exploring and writing all across America. As a result, we have compiled dozens of articles filled with things to do with kids. 

We have combed California’s sunny beaches and Maine’s rocky coast. We roamed the deserts of Arizona and Nevada and paddled the lakes of Michigan. We have covered big city attractions and National Park adventures. From the swamp lands of the South to the waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest, here are your top things to do with kids near you!

United States Destinations

Fun Things to do with Kids Near Me

California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii

Pacific Coast

The Pacific Coast region is incredibly diverse and beautiful. It is filled with unique cities, wild coastline, and varied cultures. 

California

California is Trekaroo’s home state. We love its incredible beauty, diversity and culture. Here, you’ll find towering desert sand dunes and damp rainforest under the canopy of giant redwood trees. From the Pacific coast to the sierra mountain range, you could be surfing one day and skiing the next. Explore from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We have the local scoop on the best things to do with kids in our backyard.

Oregon

Believe it or not, families can experience nearly any climate and terrain within Oregon’s borders. Want a beach vacation? Oregon’s got it. Feel like camping in the mountains? Sure! Interested in a cultural city stay, a farm tour, or a desert excursion? Oregon has all of that, too. 

Washington

Many families know Washington for its rainy climate evergreen trees. But the state actually has a varied climate and tons of things to do with kids! From Seattle to Spokane, we cover it all.

Alaska

With over 33,000 miles of coastline and a land area twice the size of Texas, there is much more to explore than just one visit to Alaska can cover. Families will find a little something for everyone, from history buffs to fishermen, and from skiers to hikers.

Hawaii

There is no other state in the nation quite like Hawaii.  Our 50th state is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, with dramatic geography dominated by volcanoes, palm trees, and pristine beaches. Experiencing Hawaii happens as much in her waters as it does on land.

 

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Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

New England

Part of the original 13 colonies, the states of New England are filled with history and charm. There are many things to do with kids, from the big city of Boston to the lakes of New Hampshire. 

Maine

Lighthouses, lobster, and outdoorsy living are the first things that come to mind for many when they think about Maine. The state’s offerings include scenic sandy beaches, mountains that are a skier’s dream, and lush woodsy hiking areas where it is not uncommon to spot a moose. 

Vermont

Picturesque and quaint, Vermont’s tiny towns of clapboard Colonial homes, church steeples and pristine country side oozes with New England charm. The state is filled with unspoiled scenery, most of it either lush forest or pristine countryside dotted with farms.

New Hampshire

Variety is the spice of life. From the White Mountains to the Lakes Region and the shore, New Hampshire has plenty for adventure-seeking or a relaxation-minded families to enjoy. 

Massachusetts

Historically and culturally significant, traveling in Massachusetts can be like making your way through a living history book. Names like Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, as well as places like Plymouth and Bunker Hill attract families from across the county .

Rhode Island

At just over 1200 square miles, Little Rhody may be the smallest state in the USA, but it packs in a bunch of  family fun and entertainment. The northern part of Rhode Island is rich with history while the southern area, with over 400 miles of shoreline, claims some great beach and water activities. 

Connecticut

Connecticut, the Constitution State, is rich in history and landscape. The state abuts the Atlantic Ocean offering a home to some great seaside towns. From Fairfield County’s Gold Coast to the farmlands of the west, you are never very far from history, action, and culture. 

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New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland

Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic is home to the biggest city in the country and small Amish communities. It’s an American history class come alive but also offers lots of lighter fun things to do with kids. 

New York

The beating heart of modern business and culture may be rooted in New York City, but the rest of the state cradles the Big Apple’s metropolitan onslaught with classic Americana. Sweeping beauty, majestic mountains, Olympic spirit, and early American history is preserved in the Empire State for all to enjoy.

New Jersey

Whether you are looking for a mountain escape, city living, a beach-front getaway, or country living, you’ll find it in New Jersey. From the Jersey Shore to the farmlands of the Garden State, family fun is around the corner!

Pennsylvania

The Keystone State got its nickname from being in the middle of the original 13 colonies, thus holding the colonies together like a keystone. Today, Pennsylvania is the keystone of family vacations, from big cities like Philly to the chocolate splendor of Hershey.

Delaware

Delaware may be among our smallest of states, but you can still find big fun for your family. It has the honor of being known as the First State and hosts beautiful beaches, natural settings, museums, and history.

Maryland

Just outside of Washington, D.C. lies open farmlands, bustling harbor cities, miles of beautiful shoreline along Chesapeake Bay, and hundreds of family-friendly activities. Maryland may be small in size, but it is large in adventures that will delight kids and parents. 

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Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

The South

Wondering what to with kids in the South? This diverse region is home to cosmopolitan attractions in Atlanta, rural landscapes, and the largest cave system in the world!

Virginia

“Virginia is for Lovers.” Simply put, whatever you love to do, you’ll find it in Virginia. The Old Dominion offers quirky roadside wonders, cool places for kids, miles of beaches, unspoiled wilderness, soaring mountains, and some of the oldest towns in North America. 

West Virginia

West Virginia offers a plethora of “Wild and Wonderful” activities for its visitors. Nicknamed the “Mountain State”, West Virginia’s rugged terrain was formed by the Appalachian Mountains. There is endless outdoor fun for families to enjoy. 

Kentucky

Kentucky can’t wait to roll out bluegrass covered hills and Southern hospitality to welcome you to their state. Among the big cities and the charming small towns, you will find outdoor adventures, history, museums, and horses.

Tennessee

From the birthplace of rock and roll to the land of the Great Smokies, Tennessee is a travel utopia for families who desire music knowledge, a living history lesson, outdoor adventures, and nature experiences.

North Carolina

North Carolina boasts an endless array of breathtaking beaches, charming small towns, and historic sites that stretch back to the our nation’s earliest days. The Tar Heel State has more things to do with kids than you will ever have time to enjoy.

South Carolina

The words “smiling places and beautiful places” emblazon South Carolina license plates. This tagline aptly describes South Carolina, a state that is deeply rooted in tradition, American history, southern charm, hospitality, and beautiful scenery.

Georgia

Mountains, coastline, lakes, and swamps beckon families to this destination in Dixie. Visit Atlanta, the metropolis of the South. Whatever your family’s flavor of fun, you are bound to find it in Georgia among the peanuts and peaches.

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Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri

Midwest

The Midwest is America’s heartland. It is filled with farmland, big cities, and lots of things to do with kids!

Ohio

From theme parks and racetracks, to hall of fame museums and Amish Country, Ohio offers a stunning array of adventures for families to enjoy. 

Indiana

Deep Hoosier love runs through the hearts of the Crossroads of America. Ride a speedboat on a beautiful lake or step over the brickyard of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana.

Illinois

Illinois may be named the Prairie State, but in actuality it is a wonderland of diversity from the bustling city of Chicago, to the stretches of prairie and farmland in central Illinois, to the wooded hills to the south. Illinois offers a plethora of family-friendly activities. 

Michigan

Both locals and visitors appreciate Michigan‘s claim to fame as a water wonderland. Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes providing the longest freshwater coastline in the nation, and boasts over 11,000 inland lakes. 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin is the quintessential Midwestern state. With shoreline on two of the Great Lakes, some pretty rocking metropolitan areas, a water park bonanza, and a legacy of farming and agriculture, Wisconsin offers a medley of attractions for families to enjoy.

North Dakota

North Dakota invites visitors to “Arrive a Guest. Leave a Legend.” Legends exist in the stories passed down from generations of Northern Great Plains Indians. They exist in the biography of Theodore Roosevelt who discovered that the Badlands of North Dakota strengthens ones character. See the legendary state for yourself!

South Dakota

South Dakota is rich in history while boasting beautiful wide open whispering prairies, stunning jutting mountains, crystal clear lakes and lazy windy rivers. The population of the entire state is on par with the city of San Francisco, so there is lots of land for roaming and exploring. 

Nebraska

Nebraska is sectioned by the 100th meridian, that invisible line dividing the dry western half of the US and the wetter eastern portion. As in the frontier days, a majority of Nebraskans live in the eastern half of the state. Out in the west, bison and cattle roam vast open spaces and yucca-capped buttes remain untouched by modern development.

Kansas

“There’s no place like home,” said Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Kansas gives you that good-to-be-home-feeling whether you live here or not. 

Minnesota

When most people think about Minnesota, snow, hotdish, and nice folks come to mind. Minnesota is also full of pristine lakes, full-service resorts, people who’ve made history, and lots of wild spaces.

Iowa

Though Iowa is a rural state where pigs outnumber people and corn grows tall, visitors are surprised by the unique opportunities to be found across the state.

Missouri

After visiting the Show Me State, kids will be squealing and smiling as they beg, “Show Me more, Mom and Dad!” From the Gateway Arch to the the legendary barbecue of Kansas City, Missouri is filled with things to get excited about.

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Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

Mountain

The Mountain region is one of the most beautiful and untamed sections of the United States. Outdoorsy families will find it to be pure paradise while urban enthusiasts will love big cities like Denver and Salt Lake City. 

Utah

Life is elevated in Utah. Diverse geology has shaped the land and rich history has shaped the culture. Here families can experience world class ski resorts, five national parks, and historical sites which celebrate cultures that are persevered in Utah’s rugged desolation. 

Colorado

The Centennial State is so rich in natural beauty and diversity. It’s inpsiring mountains beg you to get outdoors to explore by foot, bike, kayak, or skis.  No matter what season of the year you visit Colorado, you are sure to find an amazing adventure.

Idaho

Our 43rd state has much more to offer families than a yummy potato bar. Idaho is home to the deepest river gorge in the United States, Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River, and its Shoshone Falls are actually higher than New York’s infamous Niagara Falls. 

Montana

Everything in Montana is big. Big mountains, big sky, big lakes, and big fun for families. From the great prairies of the east to the steep Rocky Mountains of the west, there is a vast diversity in activities. 

Wyoming

Wyoming is filled with natural wonders, wide-open spaces, and outdoor adventure for families. It is a great pick for a family road trip. Inspire kids studying Native American and Pioneer history. 

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Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Oklahoma

Southwest

The Southwest conjures up the classic images international travelers daydream about when they image a trip to the United States. From the wide open spaces of Texas to the bright lights of Las Vegas, the sprawling Southwest is begging to be explored. 

Arizona

Most people who have never been to Arizona probably only know it for two things- cacti and the Grand Canyon. While both of these things are central to Arizona’s identity, the state offers so much more to families looking to explore. 

New Mexico

New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment”, and it has been doing just that for generations. Native American and Mexican influences are everywhere, resulting in distinct culture, architecture, and a wonderful food scene.

Nevada

Beyond the glitz and glam of Sin City, a visit to Nevada can feel like stepping into a Western movie. When traveling in Nevada, it’s normal to drive 50-100 miles between towns outside of the major metro areas of Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City.

Texas

When you think of Texas, think big! Big state, big scenery, big art galleries, big belt buckles, and big fun for families! From Big Tex to big canyons, Texas is a mecca for family fun in a BIG way. 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a state where diverse landscapes and rich cultures beckon visitors to explore and enjoy. From Bricktown in Oklahoma City to the wide open spaces that dominate the state, families will enjoy exploring American’s heartland.

Top FUN 10 Things to Do in Texas [with kids!]

Howdy y’all! Have you heard the moniker, “everything’s bigger in Texas?” Well it’s true. When I think of Texas, I think big! Biggest continental state, big scenery, big art galleries, big belt buckles, and big fun for families! From Big Tex to big canyons, Texas is a mecca for family fun in a BIG way.
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Fun Things to Do in Austin with Kids

10 Fun Things to Do in Austin, TX [with Kids!]

Last Updated on November 13, 2019 Austin is well-known as the booming technology hub of central Texas with a lively restaurant, food truck, craft beer, and music scene. That sounds like an adult vacation, though right? What you may not know is that there are many things to do in Austin with kids as well!...
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Top 10 FUN Things to do in Nevada [with kids]!

A visit to Nevada can feel like stepping into a Western movie. When traveling in Nevada, it’s normal to drive 50-100 miles between towns outside of the major metro areas of Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City. Nevada’s nickname is The Silver State, dating from the Nevada silver rush days of the mid 1800's when...
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25 FUN Things to do in Flagstaff [with kids]!

Last Updated on September 18, 2019 Cool summer nights and snowy winter days are not typically associated with Arizona, yet that’s just what you’ll find in the beautiful city of Flagstaff, Arizona. The pine mountains, Native American ruins, and volcanic lava flows surprise and delight visitors of all ages. Discover why Flagstaff is a favorite...
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Things to do in Phoenix

Top 10 Fun Things To Do in Phoenix, AZ with Kids

America's sixth largest city offers unique experiences for the cowboy and city slicker alike. Families love Phoenix's combination of climate, culture, and sightseeing. Here are our Top 10 things for families to do in Phoenix.
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The Absolute Ten Best Things to do in Arizona with Kids

Most people who have never been to Arizona probably only know it for two things- cacti and the Grand Canyon. While both of these things are central to Arizona's identity, the state offers so much more to families looking to explore. Arizona is full of diverse natural beauty, fun urban attractions, and some fantastic family-friendly...
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Top 10 Things to do in New Mexico with kids

If you're planning a family vacation to The Land of Enchantment, read Trekaroo’s top 10 things for families to do in New Mexico before you hit the ground running.
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Top 10 FUN Things to Do in Dallas with Kids

Last Updated on November 14, 2019 When you think of Dallas, what comes to mind? Something about guns, trucks, and a J.R. character, right? Push all those visions aside for a moment! While there are still urban cowboys and socialites around, there are so many fun things to do in Dallas with kids. The thriving...
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South Padre Island with Kids

Last Updated on September 18, 2019 Soft, sandy beach and the clear, warm water of the Gulf of Mexico – check. Family friendly entertainment and restaurants – double check. While South Padre Island has a reputation as a spring break party hub, it is a laid-back beach town perfect for family vacations as well (just...
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Top 10 Things for Families To Do in Houston

Last Updated on September 18, 2019   As the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston is an economic and cultural powerhouse. A lot of adventure awaits families in this diverse city. Visiting Houston with kids is all about museums, sports, and the theater with a little fresh air thrown in for good measure....
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Top Five Things To Do Near Santa Fe with Kids

Last Updated on September 18, 2019 Photo by: Bigstock/photojohn830 There’s no place quite like Santa Fe. See how the picturesque, red-orange hue of adobe architecture makes a striking statement against the crystal blue sky. Surrounded by desert fauna and cactuses, this capital city is the perfect spot to experience a sublime, out-of this-world kind of family vacation. In...
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Things to do in San Antonio

Top 10 Things to Do in San Antonio with Kids

From its lively downtown area to a park dedicated to making sure people of all abilities can have fun, San Antonio truly has something for everyone. Here are Trekaroo's top picks for things to do in San Antonio with kids.
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Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in Las Vegas

Explore the top 10 Las Vegas attractions for your whole family. From thrill rides to hikes, here's your best bets for staying in Sin City.
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New Mexico with Kids: Adventures in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

New Mexico is an amazing place to visit with children. Beyond the October Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque’s cup runneth over with family-friendly activities—at least a full week's worth. Plus, kid-friendly Santa Fe is just an hour away.
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Top Ten Things for Families to do in Oklahoma

Oklahoma - a state where diverse landscapes and rich cultures beckon visitors to explore and enjoy. From museums to native American history, we've listed the top 10 experiences that your family will love.
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Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi. Alabama, and Florida

Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast is home to some of the so beautiful stretches of white sand beaches in the United States.

Louisiana

Smooth Jazz, rhythmic Cajun and Zydeco music, and superstitious folklore await you in Lousinana. Renouned for it’s spicy creole fare borrowing from French, Spanish, Caribbean, and African influences, you’ll want to come here hungry. From Bourbon Street in New Orleans to the bayou, we’re sure you’ll be back for more.

Arkansas

Arkansas, officially known as the “Natural State,” will fill the tanks of history buffs, outdoor addicts, and the lovers of true Americana. The 25th state is the birthplace of Wal-Mart and former President Bill Clinton. It is also the only place in the world where you can dig for diamonds and keep what you find! 

Mississippi

Mississippi is the state with the name that every American school child loves to spell in a chanting voice. The state of Mississippi has more than just a great name, it’s a place full of natural wonders, city fun, and lots of history for families to explore.

Alabama

Alabama is rich in sites that document the trials and triumphs of our past and offer an unparalleled look at momentous events that have defined our nation. The state is a historic adventure waiting for your family, from Civil War battlefields to the Civil Rights Movement. There are stories to be told all across the Heart of Dixie. 

Florida

Since the early 1500’s, explorers of all ages have come to Florida seeking their own version of the fountain of youth. Whether on the white sand beaches or in a Magic Kingdom, families can find their treasures – vacations packed with priceless memories.

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Top 10 Things to Do in the Florida Keys [with Kids]!

Last Updated on November 19, 2019 The Florida Keys are the farthest south you can get in the continental United States. If you’re chasing warmth, sunshine and a laid-back charm, the Florida Keys are the perfect place for your family vacation. Wondering what to do from Key Largo to Key West? You can see a...
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Key West

10 Fun Things to Do in Key West [with Kids]!

Last Updated on December 12, 2019 Key West, Florida is a sunny, laid back destination that lays claim to the southernmost point in the United States. From the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum to sunset celebrations at Mallory Square, there’s fascinating family fun all around. Here are our top 10 picks for things to do in...
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Top 10 FUN Things to do in Louisiana [with kids]!

Smooth Jazz, rhythmic Cajun and Zydeco music, superstitious folklore, spicy fare that is internationally influenced, as well as varied landscapes including circuitous bayous, white sand beaches, and rambling prairies; are just the beginning of what you’ll find in the alluring state of Louisiana.
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Top 10 Things to Do in Orlando, Florida

Top 10 Fun Things to do in Orlando with Kids

When there are one million and one activities, how is a family to decide? Where does one start? Here! Enjoy our Top 10 things for families to do in Orlando!
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Top 10 Things for Families To Do in Tallahassee

Last Updated on September 26, 2019 Photo by: Marisa Langford Florida’s Capital City, Tallahassee, might not be your final destination but it should definitely be on your list of places to pit stop while visiting the Sunshine State. This natural city is lined with gorgeous live oaks, over 600 miles of trails, and perfect temperatures year...
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Top 10 Things for Families to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Along with 23 miles of beaches, and over half a million acres of Everglades to the west, Fort Lauderdale offers a relaxed city with culture, adventure, and natural beauty to enjoy. Here are our top 10 things for families to do in Fort Lauderdale.
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Top 10 Things for Families To Do in Mississippi

The state of Mississippi has more than just a great name though, it's a place full of natural wonders, city fun, and lots of history for families to explore. Come with us on a journey through the family-friendly fun of Mississippi!
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Things to do in Jacksonville Florida

Top 10 Things To Do in Jacksonville FL for Families

The Top 10 things to do in Jacksonville FL for families include the city's rich history that will intrigue and beautiful beaches that will delight.
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Top 10 Things for Families to do in Miami

Our top 10 things for families to do in Miami includes the best beaches, most relaxing pools, fabulous places to stay and eat, state parks, and much more.
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Top 10 Things To Do in Naples Florida For Families

Naples may once have been considered a sleepy beach town, but it’s become one of the Sunshine State’s most desirable vacation destinations for families. Look for beautiful beaches and opportunities to explore nature, but even then, you’ll only scratch the surface of what Florida’s Paradise Coast has to offer kids and families.
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Things to do in Tampa Bay, Florida

Top Ten Things To Do in Tampa Bay for Families

Tampa Bay is considered a "hidden city" and is definitely one of the best cities in the country for a family vacation. Here are our picks for the top 10 things do in Tampa Bay for families (plus some can’t miss dining, lodging, and day trip recommendations).
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Top 10 Things for Families to do in Arkansas

Arkansas, officially known as the “Natural State”, will fill the tanks of history buffs, outdoor addicts, and the lovers of true Americana. The 25th state is the birthplace of Wal-Mart and former President Bill Clinton.
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Top 10 Things for Families to Do in Florida

Whether on the white sand beaches or in a Magic Kingdom, families can find their treasures – vacations packed with priceless memories. These are my Top Ten things for families to do in Florida. Embark on your journey to Florida today!
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Top Ten Things to Do in Alabama for Families

Alabama is rich in sites that document the trials and triumphs of our past and offer an unparalleled look at momentous events that have defined our nation. The state is a historic adventure waiting for you and your family from the Native American tribes and Civil War battlefields to the Civil Rights Movement and the...
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Top 10 Things to do in New Orleans with Kids

Last Updated on October 30, 2019 New Orleans with kids? Yes! From the lively-music scene to the nostalgic streetcars, there are so many things for kids to do in New Orleans. Families are fascinated at the history of the French Quarter. Kids love climbing the towering oaks of the Garden District. Read on to discover...
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About the author

Sharlene Earnshaw is Trekaroo’s Editor in Chief. She lives in sunny Orange County, CA, with her husband and 13-year-old son and daughter (twins!). She is a self-proclaimed National Park junkie and has the goal of visiting each and every one with her kids. When she isn't traveling to places like Norway, Peru, Disney World, and Hawaii with her family, she enjoys hiking, beach days, obsessively rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, and planning her brood's next trip.
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