9 Fall Family Staycations to Take This Weekend
Banish the back-to-school blues with a fun-filled family staycation at a local theme park, museum and beyond.
Hiking in a Local ParkThere’s no better way to see America than through the eyes of our national and state parks. Even the youngest family members can set off on a family-friendly hike at a local park.
Pumkpin Picking PerfectionYou know fall is in full swing when Halloween season comes around. Head to a local pumpkin patch to pick out a winner, perfect for decorating and carving. 960 1280
Museum MadnessCheck out family programs at local museums for a day of culture and fun. Cool exhibits expose kids to culture, art, history and science outside of the classroom. 960 1280
Animal Adventure at the ZooHead to the nearest zoo for an amazing animal adventure. An African safari may be out of the budget (and out of your zip code), but you can get close to extra-large animals at a local zoo. 960 1280
Camping Under the StarsEnjoy a night in the great outdoors, camping under the stars in your own backyard or a local park. But if you can’t escape the light pollution of the city, head to a local planetarium or observatory to get a glimpse at the universe. 960 1280
Wet and Wild Water PlayDon’t pack away that swimsuit just yet, there is still more splashing and fun to be had. Visit an indoor water park or hotel pool for some wet and wild adventures. 960 1280
Kraay Family FarmsThe only "tech" that usually comes with a corn maze is a flashlight -- but not at this Alberta, Canada, farm. The Kraay family has been crafting corn mazes since 1999 and this year they earned the Guinness World Record for the Largest QR code. Of course, you need a smartphone and a plane to test it out. 960 1280
Queens Country Farm MuseumDon't let its size fool you. With just three acres in Floral Park, N.Y., Queens Country Farm Museum designed a tightly-wound 45-minute maze. Afraid you're not up to the challenge? There are clues in nine hidden mailboxes and corn-styled phones to "tele-stalk" staff for help. 960 1280
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