Growing up, my family’s idea of camping was spending the night in a platform tent cabin in Yosemite National Park, sharing a communal bathroom with other campers. It seems we may have been in the minority, however; camping in the National Parks has long been a favorite family pastime. In 2016, more than 9.8 million people did just that, between tent camping, RV camping, backcountry camping and concessioner camping.* While we can’t say how many of those campers were families, suffice it to say camping in National Parks remains popular.
Nashville is a premier destination for celebrating the holidays with ample attractions, extravagant light displays and cheerful special events.
Families looking for outdoor excitement and adventure should plan a trip to Rapid City, S.D. The second-largest city in the state, it offers big city fun with a small town vibe. Families can look forward to an endless supply of entertaining options from the city and its surrounding areas.
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When the days are still warm but the nights are cooler, when the leaves on the Aspen trees turn yellow and the maples and oaks turn blends of yellow and orange or red, it's fun to see it all on horseback. These ranches are open in the fall and several still offer kids' activities. Because the actual times fall foliage is the best depend upon Mother Nature, it's best to touch base with the ranches by phone to see when the leaves are turning.