International destinations such as Scotland and Quebec City; U.S. sites include Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Sevierville, Tenn., Tampa, Fla., Dallas, and others.
Whale watching in the coastal town of Oxnard, Calif.; a game of footgolf; Hollywood Beach Cafe.
Pumpkin Village; authentic Tex-Mex cuisine; Reunion Tower; state fair.
A visit to Chattanooga, Tenn., includes moonpies, rock climbing, and a ride on the world's steepest passenger railway; Rock City offers views of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains and six other states.
Cuban cuisine and local Cuban history in Tampa Bay, Fla.; Busch Gardens Tampa theme park; Tampa Theater; swimming with sharks at the Florida Aquarium.
Luray Caverns; White Oak Lavender Farm; horseback riding at Fort Valley Ranch; Virginia Safari Park.
Scottish games; haggis; traditional highland dances; ancient Achnagairn castle; touring Loch Ness.
Winter Carnival; Hotel de Glace, a hotel made of ice and snow, near Quebec City; snow tubing; dog sledding; maple syrup treats.
A visit to Sevierville, Tenn., includes adventure parks, shopping and some of Dolly Parton's local favorites.
A Southern brunch at Cafe Strudel; Doc's BBQ; feeding giraffes at the zoo; EdVenture Children's Museum; Congaree National Park; baseball game.
Kualoa Ranch's movie set tour includes the filming sites of "Jurassic Park" and "50 First Dates"; lessons in surfing, hula dancing and the ukulele.
Exploring Shell Island in Florida's Panama City Beach; a snorkeling encounter with starfish; Pirates of the High Seas Festival; helicopter ride.
An RV camping trip to Fiesta Key and Sunshine Key in the Florida Keys.
An inside look at Chicago's O'Hare Airport; security lines, packing, airport food and keeping children occupied while waiting for a flight.
A visit to Florida includes swimming with dolphins and touring the Turtle Hospital.
Horseback riding; lei-making; discovering Hawaiian culture.
A family-friendly tour of the Wild Atlantic Way, from Galway to Donegal, Ireland.
An interactive experience at Fort Clinch State Park; petanque; shrimping charter; preparing shrimp at the Amelia Island Culinary Academy.
The holidays are celebrated year-round at Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Mich.; a chocolate tasting aboard Frankenmuth FunShip; ziplining.
Spring Gulch RV Campground in Lancaster, Pa.; Gettysburg Farm RV Campground; Hershey RV & Camping Resort.
Duquesne Incline; Senator John Heinz History Center; the historic Omni William Penn Hotel; pierogi lesson at Pierogi Plus.
Exploring Key West, Fla., from swimming with dolphins to the turtle hospital.
Building a sandcastle on Florida's Emerald Coast; dolphin cruise; Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park; Indian Temple Mound Museum; fishing lesson on the Okaloosa Island Pier.
A mountain bike tour; making an alphorn, a traditional Swiss instrument; pizza-making class; Mooraculum; pony ride; treasure hunt by train; tobogganing.
A scooter tour in the town of Arosa; cheese factory; exploring the Aletsch Arena area; paragliding adventure; snow tubing down a glacier; a tour of a chocolate factory.
Winter traditions around Chicago include the Christmas Around the World tree display at the Museum of Science and Industry, the Christkindlmarket and the Thorne Miniature Rooms at Art Institute Chicago; the Field Museum; the John Hancock Observatory.
Whale watching in Saguenay-Lac St. Jean, Quebec; Fjord Museum; ropes course at Cap Jaseux; Val-Jalbert historic village; Zoo Sauvage de Saint-Félicien.
Seals at the New England Aquarium; Harvard Museum of Natural History; lobster; Freedom Trail tour includes Paul Revere's gravesite, the Old South Meeting House and Faneuil Hall; Museum of Fine Arts; Museum of Science.
Drive-thru safari park in Florida; turtles; canoeing through Riverbend Park; polo and golf lessons; Worth Avenue shopping; Ann Norton Sculpture Garden.
Exploring Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri; old-fashioned paddle wheeler tour; pirate ship adventure; a tour of Bridal Cave; hiking through Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
Cardiff Castle; Dr. Who exhibit; Welsh technology in Swansea, Wales; former rugby player Phil Bennett; touring Portmeirion; Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways; Conwy in Snowdonia.
The National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla.; the Blue Angels; the National Flight Academy; Pensacola Lighthouse; parasailing above the Gulf Coast; making souvenirs at Perdido Key; Blue Wahoos baseball game.
A vacation by the lake in Michigan; easy recipes and cool treats.
Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo.; Legends of Laramie Tour; the Vee Bar Guest Ranch offers horseback riding and campfire activities.
Camp Brosius, a family camp run by Indiana University, features daily adventures and activities like sailing and talent shows.
The Original Farmers Market and the Grove; the Getty Museum; Petersen Automotive Museum; frosting cupcakes at Sprinkles; La Brea Tarpits; space shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center.
Family-friendly activities on a cruise include sports and leisure events; food prep on a cruise ship; water activities.
Pointe-a-Calliere Museum of Archaeology and History; Montreal-style bagels; poutine; jet boat ride on the Saint Lawrence Seaway; Space for Life; Canadian Hall of Fame; Montreal Tower.
The Willis Tower overlooks Chicago from 103 stories in the air; Children's Museum at Navy Pier; Lincoln Park Zoo; shopping on Michigan Avenue; Shedd Aquarium.
Shopping in Dublin; hurling; Colleen's cousins join her at a castle for falconry and fairy hunt; a tour of the Westport area includes climbing to the top of Rockfleet Castle and biking the Western Greenway trail.
Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America; Travel Town Museum; Autry Museum; Santa Monica beach; Hollywood Walk of Fame; tour of the Hollywood Museum; Universal Studios.
Touring Baltimore's Inner Harbor; cracking blue crabs at Phillips Seafood; Fort McHenry; Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museum; Charm City Food Tours; American Visionary Art Museum; Urban Pirates.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium; whale watching; surfing lesson; Dennis the Menace Park; steamed and fried artichokes at Pezzini Farms; clam chowder at Fisherman's Wharf; horseback ride on the beach.
The Alamo in San Antonio; spooky ghost tour; El Mercado, the largest Mexican market in the U.S.; Pearl's Farmers Market; SeaWorld and Morgan's Wonderland; Texas rodeo.
Sampling beignets at the French Market in New Orleans; Mardi Gras World; bug cooking class at the Insectarium.