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Old 08-13-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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Lol, I'm pretty sure a younger kid, what are they 13? would not consider a trip to Cleveland as a fun time. I like the other suggestions of a cabin rental, canoeing, camping is always fun. All of those are cheaper than most of the other suggestions if the OP is concerned about price.
You don't think a 13 year old would like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Roller Coaster capital of the World?
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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You don't think a 13 year old would like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Roller Coaster capital of the World?
No sorry, I don't. This is of course my opinion. I don't feel the need to act an expert on all facets of travel.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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No sorry, I don't. This is of course my opinion. I don't feel the need to act an expert on all facets of travel.
I'm guessing you also haven't been around many 13 year olds.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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People tell me taking young kids to Vegas is like taking your wife to a brothel
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal & Mid-TN
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Before going to Vegas do some research. Some hotel pools have adults only days/time, some are a lot more kid friendly than others. Minors are not allowed in the casinos at all (walking thru is okay but they can't stop and watch or anything). Some shows also have age restrictions. Having said all of that, there are things to do in Vegas with kids.

IMO, though, San Diego would be great. It's a beautiful city, great weather, plenty to do. Zoo and many museums in Balboa Park, the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum is awesome, beaches, etc...
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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13 is a great age for Disney.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:17 AM
 
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Before going to Vegas do some research. Some hotel pools have adults only days/time, some are a lot more kid friendly than others. Minors are not allowed in the casinos at all (walking thru is okay but they can't stop and watch or anything). Some shows also have age restrictions. Having said all of that, there are things to do in Vegas with kids.

IMO, though, San Diego would be great. It's a beautiful city, great weather, plenty to do. Zoo and many museums in Balboa Park, the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum is awesome, beaches, etc...
Actually many of the casinos won't allow the minor to walk through--which often means a long walk around.

I agree that Las Vegas isn't really kid friendly. They tried to make it family friendly about 20 years ago, but that effort pretty much failed and was more or less abandoned.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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Just take him to Disney, take him to Vegas in 2020.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:36 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Does he enjoy nature? Consider Yellowstone National Park. There is plenty to see and 13 year olds are about the right age to really enjoy geysers, boiling mud pots, and seeing large wildlife up close. Mostly it is looking at beautiful and unique scenery, but there is a nice boat cruise around the lake.

I wouldn't take a child to Las Vegas for more than 1-2 nights, but San Diego is an excellent suggestion. There are lots of things to do for a 13 year old, that are also enjoyable for adults. If you like Mexican style food, some of the best Mexican restaurants ever are located in San Diego county. Swimming is safe in the bay and also at several designated beaches along the coast. The cove in La Jolla is a safe place for a child to snorkel.

In addition to all the zoos, sea World, museums, ship tours, whale watching, model railroad museum, planetarium, there might be something interesting going on at The Del Mar Fairgrounds. San Diego does an excellent and huge county fair, but when the fair isn't on, there is often something else interesting availabe: horse shows and racing, monster trucks, gun shows (if you like that sort of thing), many sorts of trade shows. Maybe you'll get lucky and there will be a boat show, where you can actually go onto all the expensive yachts and see the inside.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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I'm guessing you also haven't been around many 13 year olds.
No I haven't, thankfully.

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Does he enjoy nature? Consider Yellowstone National Park. There is plenty to see and 13 year olds are about the right age to really enjoy geysers, boiling mud pots, and seeing large wildlife up close. Mostly it is looking at beautiful and unique scenery, but there is a nice boat cruise around the lake.

I wouldn't take a child to Las Vegas for more than 1-2 nights, but San Diego is an excellent suggestion. There are lots of things to do for a 13 year old, that are also enjoyable for adults. If you like Mexican style food, some of the best Mexican restaurants ever are located in San Diego county. Swimming is safe in the bay and also at several designated beaches along the coast. The cove in La Jolla is a safe place for a child to snorkel.

In addition to all the zoos, sea World, museums, ship tours, whale watching, model railroad museum, planetarium, there might be something interesting going on at The Del Mar Fairgrounds. San Diego does an excellent and huge county fair, but when the fair isn't on, there is often something else interesting availabe: horse shows and racing, monster trucks, gun shows (if you like that sort of thing), many sorts of trade shows. Maybe you'll get lucky and there will be a boat show, where you can actually go onto all the expensive yachts and see the inside.
I like the idea of Yellowstone. Exposing him to nature & camping would be a worthwhile trip.
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