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Fun Trips to Take with Your Kids This Summer

Now that the kids are out of school for summer you might be looking for some fun trips to take with them. Even if you don’t have time to take a one or two-week family vacation, there are plenty of day trips and weekend getaways you can take that will allow you to reconnect and make those memories to last a lifetime.

Amusement and theme parks are always a hit with families. Making new memories the old-fashioned way is what Knoebels is all about. Admission and parking are free and inside you will find that this theme park is in its 90th season for good reason. Since it opened in 1926, Knoebels has remained a place where families can go for lots of fun without breaking the bank!  Knoebels has come a long way since it opened in 1926. This Amusement Resort now has 63 rides, 35 unique food stands and many gift shops, games and attractions!


If you have small children in tow, Knoebels is one of the best amusement parks for kids! With over 20 kiddie rides, little kids will find big fun on all kinds of planes, trains, boats and cars. Don’t forget your camera because you will want to capture all their smiles and laughter.

Get set for fun with thrill rides including a wooden roller coaster, family rides, games and attractions. Take a tour of their museum, visit the bald eagle habitat, play some mini golf, watch 4D shows and more at this theme park that has something for everyone! Pack a family lunch and use their free picnic facilities. Go for the day or weekend and you will be bringing back loads of memories.

Philadelphia Zoo Lemur babies

A trip to the zoo is a great choice for families. The Philadelphia Zoo is kicking off the summer season with new exhibits, new events and new animals! If you like animal babies, four sweet ruffed lemur babies were born this winter to one of the lemur couples. These four fur babies were recently introduced to the public at the PECO Primate Reserve. Like your animals a little bigger? Check out the 300-pound Amur tiger who recently moved in. A Summer Ale Festival, Rock ‘N’ Roar concert and a new Meerkat Maze experience that lets zoo guests get up close and personal with these fun and curious critters are some more new events and attractions you will find this season.

Philadelphia Zoo Amur Tiger

If your family is looking for something more adventurous this summer, maybe a getaway in the mountains and some white water rafting might be what you are looking for.  Spend a weekend getting back to nature in a big way! Wildwater Rafting offers lodging and outdoor activities in the mountains of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Families can get their adventure on with white water rafting, canopy tours, zip lines, a challenging ropes course, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and much more! You are sure to find all the family adventure you are looking for.

wildwater rafting actionwildwater zipline over riverwildwater ziplineLooking to just spend some time on the beach enjoying the sand and the surf? A day at a nearby beach could be just what you need. If you think you need a bit more R&R than one day will provide, there are great deals going on now with hotel and beach packages.

beach adult childbeach kidsbeach chairsWhether you decide on the beach, mountains or a day at the zoo or theme park, the most important thing is the experience and the time it allows you to reconnect as a family. The memories of your summer trips will be something you treasure for a lifetime.