Ideas for Fun Family Road Trips

Looking at all this snow outside has me eager to travel. I am looking for kid-friendly road trips that will appeal to adults, too. I have an 8 year old boy. We parents aren't very athletic. The trip could be anywhere in the US. I am not too gung-ho on flying, unless to California or Hawaii. Help me dream up an ideal trip.


By Sandy from Stoughton, WI

January 8, 20100 found this helpful

Give us some more information. What state or what part of the country? How much are you wanting to spend?

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January 8, 20100 found this helpful

Come to Dothan Al ,we have a place almost like Branson Mo with singers, eating places, bingo, also some other places down town to visit & take pictures of the painted walls of famous people & etc. There's also a Water World rec place for the family, open in summer time, we are a very friendly town,down to earth, some farmers. You can get fresh veggies in the spring & summer time can also pick strawberries & veggies. I know you all will enjoy Dothan, lot of people move here after they visit. Some moved here from New Orleans & FL to get away from storms, good luck.

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January 9, 20100 found this helpful

It's me-the original poster. Dothan sounds interesting and fun.

As for states or part of the country, probably not Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, or Wisconsin. Don't have a dollar amount set yet. We didn't go on vacation last year.

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January 11, 20100 found this helpful

Not Florida or Missouri either as we've been there. Anybody been to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone or Tetons or Tennessee mountains or North Dakota or Pennsylvania/Massachussetts or Clorado or Arkansas, or Arizona, or Texas?

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January 12, 20100 found this helpful

We took a road trip to Virginia to see Colonial Williamsburg and Historic Jamestown last year and had a great time. Learned a lot of history and most was presented in a hands on way the kids could really take part in. Attend some of the night programs they are well worth it we joined the military and participated in a witch trial. We were there for a week so we purchased the year pass it was cheaper. We even went to Busch Gardens one day. Check it out at

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January 14, 20100 found this helpful

Guess it depends what your family might dig, but if you venture out to P.A., 4th of July weekend at Gettysburg is great! Battle re-enactments, lots of vendors, re-enactors 'camps'. You can also, for a fee, take guided tours in your car with a guide; horseback riding tours of battlefields; 'ghost tours'...(mostly year-round for those). There is also a great WWII air show in Reading, PA - sometime in the spring.

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