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Plan a trip that your kids will remember for a lifetime. Take them to historic destinations where they can learn about the past first-hand, set them loose in a museum where they're encouraged go get their hands on everything, or take them to an iconic American destination that will make their "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" essay sing when they get back to school.

In the following articles, you can read about the best destinations in North America for kids and families. From Mexico to Canada and throughout the U.S., we've compiled a list of family-friendly attractions and destinations that will keep the kids entertained for an afternoon or a weekend -- and we've included links to helpful Mobil Travel Guide information including city guides, hotel recommendations, and restaurant ratings.

Family Vacations in the Mid-Atlantic

From the Statue of Liberty to the U.S. Capitol, exploring the Mid-Atlantic steeps you in history and activity.

Family Vacations in New England

Take the kids on a swashbuckling tour of the seaboard, or through the streets of a charming old town.

Family Vacations in the South

Enjoy the warmer climate year-round by visiting destinations indoors and out that will thrill kids.

Family Vacations in the Midwest

The Heartland entices with natural beauty, history, and activities.

Family Vacations in the Southwest

Landscapes in the Southwest bring visitors who want to explore, play, and learn.

Family Vacations in the Rockies

Arrive ready to hike or ski the mountains, but be prepared to find a host of diversions along the way.

Family Vacations along the Pacific Coast

From the trappings of Hollywood to the delights of Seattle, visits to the Pacific Coast can mean a day at the beach or an afternoon spent skiing.

Family Vacations in Canada and Mexico

Seek adventure in the snowy peaks of Canada or in the warm waters of Mexico. Explore ancient cultures, natural wonders, and modern cities.

Whatever your interest, you'll find a vacation idea on these Family Vacations pages. Continue reading to find out about the many charms of the Mid-Atlantic.

Visit the following links to learn about scenic drives or to get recommendations on Mobil Travel Guide's ratings on hotels, resorts, and restaurants.