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Old 07-22-2013, 09:49 PM
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Okay, so I am trying to find a place to go where all ages can enjoy, good wholesome fun
there will be ages from early thirties to early eighties....

So I am looking for ideas for places in the USA and Canada we could all go on vacation and have good clean fun.

Anyplace that you have gone with your parents, grandparents, grand kids or young children I would love to hear about.

I also posted this thread in Austin
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:18 AM
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This is pretty vague but I will take a stab at it. Trying to appease ages 30-80s alike will be near impossible. I am a very active 30-odd year old and what I like to do is very different than my 85 year old Nana (as much as I adore her, we are in 2 different phases of life!). I like active things (hiking, kayaking, etc.), Nana can't do that stuff. If it is city sight seeing, I will be walking miles and miles by choice...Nana not so much. With that stated, set it up where quality time can be spent with one another and also free time so people can also do what they want to do.

Also, what on earth is "wholesome, good clean fun"? Is that code for no strip clubs? You can have good clean fun anywhere (even Vegas!). I can list a million places in every state and province that will fit the bill. How about some limitations: budget? Near a major airport hub? Within X miles of a certain place? Weather/time of year?
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:24 AM
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Disneyland, Disney World, any family amusement park. Kids of all ages enjoy those wholesome family outings. Google amusement parks and pick out one that interests you for a destination vacation and make it a family planning fun time.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:30 AM
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Vegas is fun for everyone that age. As long as you aren't bringing kids.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:37 AM
Location: SW MO
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A better description of "fun" would be helpful. Stage shows, shopping, looking at buildings,laying all day on a beach are not fun to me (and I'm a woman!) but are for my boss. Ocean fishing, kayaking, hiking, beach volleyball, dancing, people watching is what I find fun but my boss would hate it. I think you need some input from each family member to find out what expectations are. Will you rent a vacation home and cook most meals? Or plan to eat out a lot? When do you plan to go? Will someone be upset if they can't get WiFi in their room? It took us 2 years to plan a family vacation for 13 people.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:58 AM
Location: Colorado
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How old is the youngest?
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:08 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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How about the Grand Canyon or Grand Cayman?
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:45 PM
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A cruise is a good idea for a vacation for people of different age levels as there are activities for all age levels.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:23 PM
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We have had as many as four generations on a vacation trip. The family would rent as many as nine cabins along the same lake. There were activities for all ages. Some would go fishing, some would go swimming, and others would sit around and read. Everyone had a blast.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:54 PM
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Some suggestions:

1. Rent a condo near Disneyworld. Plan to do many of the activities in that area. The grandparent can always stay back at the condo, and head to the pool. Maybe they would join you at SeaWorld or Universal. Some of those places are enjoyed by all ages. Don't expect everyone to attend every outing. Vacations are partly for relaxing and sometimes that is what people like to do.

2. Rent a home in Surfside Beach, SC perhaps one of the large homes of Bermuda Bay. There you can take a golf cart to your own ocean beach. There is also an indoor and outdoor fun pool for kids. Plus, an outdoor pool for adults.
The outdoor pool has all kinds of unique items that kids love.
For adult enjoyment head to Market Commons where you can take in a movie and stroll the unique stores and outdoor restaurants.
In the Myrtle Beach area there is golfing for the guys, and miniature golf for the kids. There is an amusement park and lots of shows for adults and children. Pirate Voyage is a great family show but you'd need kids along to enjoy it.
The Carolina Opry is fun as is Alabama Theater.
All in all there is something for everyone. So this would be a place I'd recommend.

3. Rent an apartment in NYC and take in the sights. Radio City, The museum of Natural History. Macy's, The M&M Store,
FAO Swartz toy store, a studio tour, amongst others.

That is my best ideas for now, hope it helps.
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