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The honeymoon is over, people: You have kids now! But that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop seeing the world. Here are the ten best types of vacations to take as a family. Go now before you become empty nesters.

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1. A Big Ol’ Road Trip

Whether it’s a 200-mile jaunt over the state boarder or a thousand-mile RV trek from coast to coast, there’s nothing quite like mom and dad up front with your tiny crew playing car games in the back. Jot out a list of must-visit pit stops, small towns, attractions and, of course, roadside diners. But don’t be averse to the random detour here and there.

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2. A Journey That Gets Back to Your Roots

Whether your family hails from a tiny Italian fishing village, a bustling city in China or a little farm town in North Dakota, take the kiddos for a visit to see how their ancestors really lived.

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3. A National Park

There are 59 national parks across the country, which means there’s always one within driving distance. Think: Glacier National Park in Montana for amazing hiking, Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys for tropical fish scuba diving or Arches in Utah for all the geology your science-loving heart can handle.

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4. A Safari

Seeing wild animals up close is one of the coolest experiences, especially for kids. And it doesn’t have to be fancy: While some luxury safari tours can cost you a fortune, you can find bargains by going in the off-season or choosing a smaller, lesser-known game reserve. Can’t make it all the way to South Africa or Botswana? Don’t scoff at Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.

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5. A New York City Adventure

Sure, the Big Apple can feel very sophisticated, but it’s also got a kid-friendly side. Explore Central Park (hi, ice-skating, zoo and carousel), see a Broadway show, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, get cultured at the MET, trek across the High Line, eat pizza by the dollar slice… You get the idea.

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6. And one in D.C.

You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the nation’s capital. Give the kids the obligatory tour of the White House and National Mall—then let them enjoy the place they really came for: The Air and Space Museum.

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7. A PLACE DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR LITTLE ONES

It may seem obvious, but sometimes it’s great to take kids on a trip that lets them be, well, kids. Think: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (which overlooks a wildlife preserve) or a family-friendly dude ranch like Latigo Ranch in Colorado, where family time is balanced by supervised kids-only activities (so mom and dad can get a little time off).

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8. And One That Pushes Their Boundaries

Part of growing up is seeing the world and learning about new cultures, people and lifestyles. Challenge your kids by taking them to a place where people speak another language, dress differently or eat foods that might seem "yucky" upon first blush.

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9. A Camping Excursion

No, glamping doesn’t count. Go on a no-frills wilderness vacay that teaches children how to appreciate the great outdoors and live modestly. Sleep in tents, cook over a campfire, make s’mores, shower in the lake. (Then save the luxury getaway for when your in-laws offer to babysit.)

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10. Something They Get to Plan

Giving the kids the reigns to choose and plan a vacation helps promote creativity, decision-making and maturity. Maybe there’s a city they learned about in school or a place from a book they’re dying to visit. Plus, they’re bound to behave like little angels on a trip of their own invention. 

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