Birthday ideas for kids?

I’m starting a new tradition with the kids this year. For their birthdays, instead of toys, clothes, and a party, we want to dedicate that money to memories. I want to start taking them on vacation, even if only for a few days to off the wall places. We’ve been to Myrtle Beach, PCB, etc. but want to visit less crowded areas. Their birthdays are around spring break. Ages are 7 & 9 now, both girls. What are yall’s favorite “off the beaten path” spots?


Cincinnati zoo was nice.
My mom took us to Wisconsin Dells once. It was a lot of fun. Pools and amusement parks.
Take a trip to St Louis, MO. City Museum, Science center, and their Zoo were all things I really liked as a child. With their City Museum being at the top if that list.

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Where are you located?

My fav trips growing up were DC and Asheville/Boone NC

Try national parks!! Mesa Verde is part of our next trip, it’s not too popular and so beautiful!!

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Lake George ( Mohican hotel ) there’s a 6 flag water park and etc

Hocking hills, ohio seriously the cheapest and most fun trip we have been on as a family.

Chattanooga TN
They have nice parks (one has a carousel), lots for kids to do downtown (aquarium, children’s museum, a great library), Ruby falls underground waterfall and more

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Charleston SC was awesome! My son still talks about it, and it was 2 years ago.

Smithsonian museums in DC

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Omg going to Tennessee with my mom and sister’s was the best!! Its so beautiful there and there is a ton of stuff to do.

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Niagra falls. Memphis zoo is a really good zoo to go to. Childrens museum is a good kids place to in memphis. They alao have a awesome botanical garden also

Gatlinburg/pigeon forge tn
Cherokee NC

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DC, Atlanta Aquarium (there are also other fun attractions in the area), Hocking Hills in Ohio, etc

Drive thru. Its awesome

Blackwater Falls State Park

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Idk how far it is from you, but Cumberland Gap, KY and also Natural Bridge, KY. They’re beautiful and they’re tourist spots but not as popular as Tennessee etc.

Branson and Lake of Ozarks

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You need to include where you live.

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For my daughters bday we are going to the hershey factory and making our own candy bars