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25 Day Trips to Take with Your Kids

Sometimes a long vacation isn’t possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on family fun. Plan a safari day and take the kids for a trip to the zoo. Visit your local farm so the kids can see where their food comes from and meet the animals. Even though the school year is almost here you can still enjoy a quick trip on a weekend afternoon. Click through to see all the fun adventures you can take with your kids in these 25 Day Trips to Take with Your Kids…

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  • Hiking 2 of 26
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    Take a hike and enjoy the fresh air.
    Check it out at Surviving Urban.

  • Zoo 3 of 26
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    Visit your local zoo.
    Find out more at Oregon Zoo.

  • Beach 4 of 26
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    Spend the day at the beach.
    Check it out at Brent Mail Photography.

  • Whale Watching 5 of 26
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    Watch the whales for an educational day trip.
    Find out more at Wheelock.

  • Local Farm 6 of 26
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    Visit a local farm and learn about the animals.
    Find out more at Clifford Country.

  • Apple Picking 7 of 26
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    In the fall, take a day trip to pick some apples.
    Spotted at Rockland 411.

  • Theme Park 8 of 26
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    Spend the day riding rides and eating funnel cakes at a theme park.
    Find out more at Disneyland.

  • Water Park 9 of 26
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    Splash around all day at a water park.
    Find out more at Trip Advisor.

  • Museum 10 of 26
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    Have an education and hands on play day at a museum.
    Find out more at NY Times.

    Photo Credit: Wikipedia

  • Aquarium 11 of 26
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    Watch sea life at an aquarium.
    Find out more at Super Hero Life.

  • Bounce House 12 of 26
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    Have the kids bounce away their energy with a day trip to indoor bounce houses.
    Find out more at Pump it Up.

  • Arcade 13 of 26
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    Spend the day reliving the 80s with arcade fun.
    Find out more at Conejo Valley Guide.

  • Roller Rink 14 of 26
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    Get nostalgic with a trip to the roller rink.
    Find out more at Austin Sports Arena.

  • Caves 15 of 26
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    Explore natural wonders inside a cave.
    Find out more at Kids Discover.

  • Fishing 16 of 26
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    Enjoy some outdoor time fishing with the kids.
    Find out more at Wired.

  • Ghost Town 17 of 26
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    Visit a ghost town and get a historical education with a bit of scare.
    Find out more at Wikipedia.

  • Train Ride 18 of 26
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    Enjoy the breeze from a ride on a train.
    Find out more at Forrest Park Miniature Railroad.

  • Butterfly Garden 19 of 26
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    Do some butterfly watching in a conservatory.
    Find out more at See St John.

  • Arboretum 20 of 26
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    Visit an arboretum to enjoy gorgeous landscaping and attractions.
    Find out more at Boomer Brief.

  • Lighthouse 21 of 26
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    Tour a lighthouse.
    Find out more at Wikimedia.

  • Chairlift 22 of 26
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    Take in the scenic views from a ski lift.
    Find out more at Tahoe Mountain Lodging.

  • Historic Home 23 of 26
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    Tour a historic place like Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville.
    Find out more at Nashville on the Move.

  • Mini Golf 24 of 26
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    Play a round of miniature golf with the kids.
    Find out more at Simply Modern Mom.

  • Aviation Museum 25 of 26
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    Find an aviation museum and take flight.
    Find out more at Fresh Air Detailing.

  • Ranch 26 of 26
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    Visit a ranch and ride a horse.
    Find out more at Rosewood Services.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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