Ultimate Family Travel

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Even the youngest family members can set off on a family-friendly hike at a local park. 960 1280


Fill up a bushel of crunchy, ripe apples perfect for apple pie or homemade applesauce. 960 1280


Pick the best pumpkin in the patch for decorating and pumpkin-carving. 960 1280


State fairs continue on into the fall. You can also head to a local amusement park for one more spin on the Ferris wheel. 960 1280


Check out family programs at local museums for a day of culture and fun. 960 1280


Cool museum exhibits expose kids to culture, art, history and science outside of the classroom. 960 1280


Head to the nearest zoo for an animal adventure in the great outdoors. 960 1280


An African safari may be out of the budget, but you can get close to extra-large animals at a local zoo. 960 1280


Don't pack away that swimsuit yet. Visit an indoor water park or hotel pool for wet and wild fun. 960 1280


Park City offers family-friendly skiing in Utah with mountainside accommodations so you can hit the slopes easily. 960 1280

Park City Mountain  

Park City boasts 114 trails, with a nice mixture of easy, moderate and advanced trails for skiers of all levels. 960 1280

Park City Mountain  

Kids under 6 ski and snowboard for free at Aspen Snowmass, so you can spend that cash in lessons to get wee skiers moving. 960 1280

Hal Williams, Aspen Snowmass  

Bond with the kids on the ski lift to the top of any of the 4 peaks that make up the skiing terrain at Aspen Snowmass. 960 1280

Biege Jones, Aspen Snowmass  

Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia is a great ski weekend getaway for families in the mid-Atlantic. 960 1280

Snowshoe Mountain Resort  

Kids can master their boarding skills and learn some new tricks at Snowshoe's terrain park. 960 1280

Snowshoe Mountain Resort  

Enroll the kids in half-day or full-day ski school where they can navigate Snowshoe's slopes with their peers. 960 1280

Snowshoe Mountain Resort  

Sneak away for a mid-week ski trip to Okemo, VT, and enjoy discounted ski school prices and shorter lift lines. 960 1280

Skye Chalmers, Okemo Mountain Resort  

Okemo's network of trails promises something for skiers of all age and levels. 960 1280

Skye Chalmers, Okemo Mountain Resort  

The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Beaver Creek is a winter wonderland with plush accommodations and great skiing. 960 1280

Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa  

At Westin Kids Club, kids learn about Colorado's Native American history, play games and make ice cream from snow. 960 1280

Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa  

The Mount Washington Hotel is a stylish destination that boasts 434 acres of stellar skiing in Breton Woods, NH. 960 1280

Mount Washington Hotel  

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An Emperor Penguin chick tries to stay warm on frozen sea ice on a sunny afternoon in Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. 960 1280

Paul Souders  

Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with her newborn calf after giving birth at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, British Columbia. 960 1280

REUTERS/Andy Clark   

Wilbear, a four-month-old polar bear cub plays in the water at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany. 960 1280

Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images  

Pictured here at a year old, Wilbear the polar bear cub sits in his basket at the Wilhelma Zoo. 960 1280

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An exhausted little seal pup yawns and lies in the snow in front of its mother. 960 1280


A baby hippo swims with its mother at the Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. 960 1280

China Photos/Getty Images  

A baby Russian sea otter (top) is carried by its mother on the surface of a fish tank at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo. 960 1280

REUTERS/Issei Kato  

A one-month-old dolphin named Zeus swims beside its mother, Mancha, at the Madrid Zoo. 960 1280

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