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Family Vacation Ideas Other Than The Beach and Disney World

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We are looking for vacation ideas other than the beach and disney world. Family of 4, including a 4 year old and infant. Any ideas? Everything we seem to come up with, we have already done. Looking to be in the $1000-$3500 price range.

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Tons of Info - just pick a location and search - all over the world and US.

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No beach, head for the mountains. W or w/o snow.
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Just depends on what you like IMO...what do you (and your family) LIKE to do? That narrows things down quite a bit...

We've never been a family that gravitated towards Disney/Theme Parks, Resorts etc. Just not our thing. So we've always done things like National Parks, cities we wanted to visit etc We enjoy history, so that's always a bonus for us. We've traveled all over the world with our kids. What was fun for us was visiting museums, historical sites, zoos/aquariums, hole in the wall restaurants etc But again, that was what was fun for us...everyone is different.
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Williamsburg, VA? There is Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Great wolf. VA also has a wine region close to the Williamsburg area.
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I like becky418's idea. I live about 45 minutes from that area and love going up there. You're also close to Virginia Beach from there.

Another option, Gatlinburg, TN. Very family friendly.
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Quote from NolaNola View Post :
We are looking for vacation ideas other than the beach and disney world. Family of 4, including a 4 year old and infant. Any ideas? Everything we seem to come up with, we have already done. Looking to be in the $1000-$3500 price range.
When do you want to go?

Does your price range include everything (flight, hotel, car, etc.)?

Where do you live (so I can get an idea of how much transportation to your destination will cost)?

What about:

Jackson Hole, WY (or anywhere in Wyoming)
Great Falls, MT (or anywhere in Montana)
The Grand Canyon
Redwood National Forest
Zion National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Teton National Park
Kennebunkport, ME (and other small towns like Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Camden, Rockland, Pemequid Point - all of these places in Maine are absolutely wonderful: amazing scenery, beautiful lighthouses, fantastic food, and a great small town Americana feel)
Vermont - leaves in the fall and sugarhouses (where they make maple syrup) anytime of the year, but maple season only runs from about February to about April
Any of the Golden Isles in Georgia like Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and St. Simons Island
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