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FamilyFun magazine names 2013 top destinations, attractions

Posted by Melanie Nayer  March 20, 2013 08:42 PM

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kid-suitcase.jpgPlanning summer travel with the kids? FamilyFun magazine has some great places for you to consider. The family-activity magazine recently announced its top destinations and attractions, as voted on by families. The list is featured in the magazine's April issue.

Top 10 Overall Favorite Family Destinations:

  1. Yellowstone National Park (WY, MT, ID)
  2. Acadia National Park (ME)
  3. Carlsbad Caverns National Park (NM)
  4. Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
  5. Mount Rushmore National Memorial (SD)
  6. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (MI)
  7. Yosemite National Park (CA)
  8. Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park (FL)
  9. Glacier National Park (MT)
  10. Pearl Harbor Visitor Center/USS Arizona Memorial (HI)

Winners were also grouped into categories, making it easier for families to find exactly what they're looking for on vacation. The categories are: Tourist Attractions; Tourist Towns; Nature Escapes; Museums, Zoos & Aquariums; Amusement Parks; and Family Resorts.

The survey of the top family-friendly destinations included 2,000 parents with children 3 to 12, asking them to rate 360 popular destinations on a scale of 1-100 in four geographic regions– West, Midwest, South and Northeast. Respondents provided feedback solely on their regions and high marks were awarded for affordability, accessibility and fun factor.

Readers: What's your number one pick for the best family-friendly destination in Boston? Let us know in the comments below.

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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