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Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

The purported happiest place on Earth, Disney's Magic Kingdom is sure to entertain the kids - whether with one of their parades or classic rides like Space Mountain. 960 1280

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EPCOT

EPCOT

Travel around the world without leaving Orlando in EPCOT Center's World Showcase. You can also take a ride through the future as imagined decades ago in the famous golf-ball shaped dome, Spaceship Earth. 960 1280

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Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando, next door to its roller-coaster-laden cousin, Islands of Adventure, is a must for movie fans. Where else can you experience an attack from Jaws, save New York from aliens along with the Men in Black, or hang out with Beetlejuice? 960 1280

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Islands of Adventure

Islands of Adventure

Universal's Islands of Adventure is the go-to place for those with a need for speed. Thrill seekers will especially enjoy Dr. Doom's Fearfall and the Incredible Hulk Coaster. 960 1280
Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom features more than 500 acres of grounds where animals can roam freely. Guests can roam in open safari vehicles, watching out for giraffes, hippos, lions, and more. 960 1280

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Of course, the most popular attraction at Universal's Islands of Adventure is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Fans will be treated to plenty of performances, a dragon-themed roller coaster, and even (non-alcoholic) butterbeer. 960 1280

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Silver Springs Amusement Park

Silver Springs Amusement Park

The glass bottom boats at Silver Springs allow you to get up close and personal with local wildlife, like alligators, turtles, and if you're lucky, a manatee or two. 960 1280

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SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

See all your favorite aquatic animals in one place ' SeaWorld Orlando. See interactive shows with killer whales and experience thrilling roller coasters and water rides. 960 1280

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Wet 'n Wild Orlando

Wet 'n Wild Orlando

Spend the day at one of the biggest water parks in Florida. Wet 'n Wild has over 30 acres of slides, flumes, surfing and more. Founded by Sea World creator George Millay in 1977, the park was honored by Aquatics International as being the first true water park in America. 960 1280

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Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove

Located in Orlando and partnered with SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive getaway where visitors get up-close and personal with the park's animals. Take a day or 2 to swim with dolphins, experience an underwater tropical reef and visit Explorer's Aviary to see and hear tropical birds from all over the world. 960 1280

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Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway

In Daytona Beach, NASCAR fans can enjoy one of the most famous racetracks in the world, the Daytona International Speedway. 960 1280

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Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens

About a 2-hour drive from downtown Orlando, Tampa Bay is home to Busch Gardens. The main feature is SheiKra, a roller coaster with "floorless" cars giving the riders a unique view at 70 mph. 960 1280

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

Florida's Everglades National Park is known by many as the place to see alligators and ride airboats. This National Park is home to thousands of species of birds, reptiles, mammals and, best of all, beautiful Florida sunsets. 960 1280

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John F. Kennedy Space Center

John F. Kennedy Space Center

If you're a fan of space travel, the Rocket Garden at the John F. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex just outside of Cape Canaveral, FL, is a must. Visitors can stand under the massive rockets that first put NASA astronauts into space and much more. If you spend an entire day at the Kennedy Space Center and there happens to be a night launch, stick around ' it's a must-see. 960 1280

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Florida Keys

Florida Keys

The southern-most tip of the US main land, the Florida Keys are known for beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, Key Lime Pie and Margaritaville. The Keys were also the onetime home to Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemmingway. Pictured here is Mallory Square, the center of Key West's historic waterfront. 960 1280

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Holy Land Experience

Holy Land Experience

Orlando's Holy Land Experience is surely a unique Florida attraction: visitors can have the Last Supper with Jesus and disciples (actors, of course). 960 1280

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Germany's First Walrus Calf

Germany's First Walrus Calf

Walrus Dyna and her calf are unveiled to the public in Hamburg, Germany. The newborn calf was born in the Hagenbeck Zoo and it's the first and only walrus ever born in Germany. 960 1280

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Leopard Cubs in France

Leopard Cubs in France

Two female Sri Lankan baby leopards are seen in a zoo in Maubeuge, France. 960 1280

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White Lion Cub in Budapest

White Lion Cub in Budapest

A 7-week-old white lion cub plays at a private zoo in Abony, east of Budapest, Hungary. 960 1280

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Baby Flamingo at San Diego Zoo

Baby Flamingo at San Diego Zoo

A 10-day-old pink flamingo, born in captivity, is seen at the San Diego Zoo. 960 1280

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Cute Koala Joey in Sydney

Cute Koala Joey in Sydney

A koala joey named 'Boonda' clings to his mother 'Elle' as they sit in their enclosure at Wildlife World in Sydney. 960 1280

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It’s Twins!

It’s Twins!

Kit and Kitty are twin red pandas born at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin. The red panda is a rare mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. 960 1280

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Baby Squirrel Monkey

Baby Squirrel Monkey

A three-week-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Edogawa Natural Zoo in Tokyo. 960 1280

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Berlin Zoo’s Hippopotamus Calf

Berlin Zoo’s Hippopotamus Calf

Hippopotamus calf and mother Nicole are pictured at the Berlin Zoo. 960 1280

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Baby Meerkats at London Zoo

Baby Meerkats at London Zoo

Zoo keeper Suzi Hyde poses with a pair of hand-reared baby meerkats named Lia and Roo at the London Zoo. Suzi has been hand-rearing the meerkats since their mother abandoned them. 960 1280

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Baby Armadillo in Managua

Baby Armadillo in Managua

A zookeeper bottle-feeds a 4-day-old armadillo in Managua, Nicaragua. 960 1280

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Lion Cub in Jordan

Lion Cub in Jordan

A newborn African lion cub plays with its mother inside their cage at Jordan's zoo in the town of Yaduda, near the capital of Amman. 960 1280

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Prague Zoo's Baby Giraffe

Prague Zoo's Baby Giraffe

The Rothschild's giraffe is seen with her newborn foal at Prague Zoo, Czech Republic. 960 1280

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Elephant Calf in Vienna

Elephant Calf in Vienna

An African elephant calf walks next to its mother, Numbi, in their enclosure in Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna. 960 1280

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Baby Sea Lion at Berlin Zoo

Baby Sea Lion at Berlin Zoo

California sea lion Doro (R) nuzzles her 2-month-old baby Gina in their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo. 960 1280

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Baby Parrot at Chester Zoo

Baby Parrot at Chester Zoo

A week-old Mount Apo Lorikeet is fed by a zookeeper at the Chester Zoo in northern England. 960 1280

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Tiger Cub in China

Tiger Cub in China

A Siberian tiger cub is seen with its mother at a zoo in Harbin, China. 960 1280

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Leopard Cub in Germany

Leopard Cub in Germany

A black Amur leopard cub receives its first taste of meat at the Serengeti Safari Park in Hodenhagen, Germany. 960 1280

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Aw … Chimpanzee Twins

Aw … Chimpanzee Twins

Eleven-day-old male chimpanzee twins at the Walter private zoo in Gossau, Switzerland. 960 1280

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Bush Dog Pup

Bush Dog Pup

A zookeeper holds a 6-week-old bush dog pup during a check-up at Chester Zoo in northern England. 960 1280

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Blue Mountain Brewery and Hop Farm

Blue Mountain Brewery and Hop Farm

Blue Mountain Brewery brings the revolution of real, hand-crafted American beer to our corner of the world. 960 1280

  

Hill & Holler Farm-to-Table Dining

Hill & Holler Farm-to-Table Dining

Hill & Holler provides a modern farm-to-table experience in a rustic setting with a fine-dining atmosphere. 960 1280

  

Shopping on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Shopping on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

This resort city features family attractions, outdoor recreational facilities, miles of beaches, and a diverse selection of restaurants and shopping opportunities. 960 1280

  

Camping on the New River

Camping on the New River

Camping in Virginia can mean anything from back-to-basics primitive to well-developed tent sites with electricity and water hookups to RV sites with resort-style amenities, such as cable TV! 960 1280

  

Enjoying Rappahannock River Oysters

Enjoying Rappahannock River Oysters

With 7 different oyster regions and its status as the largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters in the country, Virginia has become the oyster capital of the East Coast.  960 1280

  

Shenandoah National Park Hiking

Shenandoah National Park Hiking

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure that includes the scenic, 105-mile-long Skyline Drive, along with more than 500 miles of hiking trails for families to explore. Camping is available in the park, as are modern lodge facilities and full-service restaurants.  960 1280

  

Bay Creek Resort

Bay Creek Resort

Discover a seaport that retains its 19th-century beauty while you’re pampered with modern amenities, hospitality and family vacation fun! A furnished vacation home in Cape Charles, VA, is base camp for your own Eastern Shore family getaway!  960 1280

  

Virginia Beach Family Vacation

Virginia Beach Family Vacation

As a premier resort area, Virginia Beach offers numerous recreational, historical and cultural opportunities. With 28 miles of public beach area and its popular 3-mile boardwalk, Virginia Beach is a prime family vacation spot. 960 1280

  

Kings Dominion, a 400-acre theme and water park, is home to more than 60 rides and attractions. There's something for every member of the family.  960 1280

  

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