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We are looking to book a vacation this year and have no idea where to go. We have a 13 and 11 year old. We love the outdoors. Any suggestions? And if so what kind of budget do you recommend for the trip? Thanks so much!

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Asked by Rjmjpappy at 12:51 PM on Mar. 3, 2010 in Travel

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  • Tucson is beautiful. You could travel from Tucson to the Grand Canyon. Lots of neat outdoors things to do along the way.

    You would want to do it early before it gets hot.

    Answer by Gailll at 12:53 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Dinosaur State Park in Glen Rose, TX. You can actually see dinosaur footprints in the dry riverbed. it is about an hour's drive south of Dallas, so there are plenty of things to do! There is also the "Creation Evidences Museum" in Glen Rose, as put together by former atheist Dr. Carl M. Baugh. Very interesting!!

    Answer by singnstitch at 12:56 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Black Hills in SD. There is so much there to do. We say once our youngest is 6 yrs we are going to go camping there. When I was teenager there was a old train ride you could do. It was so neat. I know there is more there to do. I just remembering it being so much fun. I was 16yrs at the time.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 12:57 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Florida everglades, alligators and tons of wildlife, look online for cheap deals.

    Answer by writeon at 1:05 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • I second the Black Hills! Our kids are young (last time we went they were roughly 1, 2.5, and 4) and they love it there - there is so much to do for all ages, we were there with kids ranging from 1-19 and we all did the same stuff and all had a good time! To make it more budget friendly, look into renting a cabin instead of hotel-ing it - most people have their cabins stocked like home (because it is their 2nd home) so you take your own food, cook your meals (unless you prefer eating out), etc, plus some places will give you free stuff to do when you rent from them - we have friends who own homes out there and rent anywhere from 1 night to 2 weeks at a time for very reasonable rates (the cabin we rented slept about 20 people total, kids & adults, and was $450/night - smaller cabins will of course be cheaper but this one was HUGE and ended up being about 1/4 the cost of a hotel for everyone).

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Branson, MO There's something for everyone, all kinds of different shows, shopping, hiking, bat caves, amusement park, and the Branson Belle Showboat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:08 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • disneyand or disney world would be great fun for them at that age.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Come to Chicago! There is a lot to do (much of it free), you don't need a car. Send me a message offlist if you have any questions.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:19 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • i agree with Florida.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:14 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Colorado has a ton to offer in the hiking and biking area. The mountains are gorgeous; you can camp or stay in a hotel. Breckenridge, Winter Park, Glenwood Springs are all in the mountains and have a lot to do. Or tour the desert Southwest and or Four Corners area. My 10 &12 yr olds ask to go to Moab, UT each year because they love Arches NP.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 10:12 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

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