Banish the back-to-school blues with a fun-filled family staycation.
Even the youngest family members can set off on a family-friendly hike at a local park.
Fill up a bushel of crunchy, ripe apples perfect for apple pie or homemade applesauce.
Pick the best pumpkin in the patch for decorating and pumpkin-carving.
State fairs continue on into the fall. You can also head to a local amusement park for one more spin on the Ferris wheel.
Check out family programs at local museums for a day of culture and fun.
Cool museum exhibits expose kids to culture, art, history and science outside of the classroom.
Head to the nearest zoo for an animal adventure in the great outdoors.
An African safari may be out of the budget, but you can get close to extra-large animals at a local zoo.
Don't pack away that swimsuit yet. Visit an indoor water park or hotel pool for wet and wild fun.