The Best Valentine's Day Getaways for Families in US

1. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is an easy drive with a central location for those in the Eastern half of U.S. and offers plentiful activities for kids of all ages. When it’s time to eat, don’t miss a home cooked meal at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen.

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2. Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs is a great spot for outdoor activities.  Give the kids a taste of the desert and get away to Palm Springs, a place that always seems to be warm with winter high temperatures in the 70s and 350 days of sunshine every year.

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3. Colorado Springs, Colorado

Experience the beauty of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains only 70 miles south of Denver in an area that is ideal for outdoor-loving families.  Drive or take a tour to the tip-top of Pikes Peak and wander among the majestic red rocks.

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4. New York City, New York

You’ll never get bored in New York City with so many free activities and educational opportunities to broaden young minds. There’s great architecture, art and people-watching. A stroll or bike ride through Central Park is also a perfect calorie-burning activity.

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5. San Diego, California

With year-round temperate weather and many outdoor adventures, theme parks and plentiful beaches, you can choose different types of vacations. Legoland California is a fun spot for younger kids or check out SeaWorld San Diego for marine lovers.

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6. Indianapolis, Indiana

Sports lovers will get their fill of athletics with a visit to Indianapolis, the racing capital of the world. Hoosiers also happen to be die-hard basketball fans. Entertain the kids with a day at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Zoo.

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7. Charleston, South Carolina

This historic city is a true gem because it has preserved American history from the founding of our country to the Civil War.  Visitors to Charleston are able to walk among many preserved homes and buildings from these early time periods.

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8. Boston, Massachusetts

As a sports mecca in America, as well as with its historic foundations, Boston can make for a fun weekend that features both education and the opportunity to cheer on some of most beloved teams. Experience the midcentury modern ambience amidst a historic setting.

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9. Cincinnati, Ohio

Beautifully hilly and with a distinct German heritage, Cincinnati offers everything from sports to museums to funky neighborhoods and shopping districts. If the Reds are playing, be sure to catch a game at Great American Ballpark.

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10. Marco Island, Florida

This Gulf-side Florida island is about as far south as you can go before reaching the Everglades and is a sleepy town that makes for a relaxed seaside getaway. Kids will love collecting shells, which are plentiful on this island.

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11. St. Louis, Missouri

Located centrally in U.S., St. Louis is known for its famous arch and its spot along the mighty Mississippi River, but also offers many kid-friendly activities. The City Museum is always popular with kids, offering a quirky way for visitors to get active, climbing, sliding and exploring.

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12. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Dubbed the official indoor waterpark capital of the world, Wisconsin Dells is a great spot to visit during the winter months for some indoor play at its many resorts featuring indoor waterparks. Besides hanging out at your resort’s waterpark, you can opt for all sorts of activities.

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13. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach is a classic beach destination with carnival rides, a boardwalk, miles of beach and lots of other area attractions. Families will want to hang out at the beach or at their oceanfront resort’s pool and waterparks.

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14. Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City has so much to offer families from delicious deep dish pizza and amazing architecture to abundant cultural opportunities and top-notch shopping. During warmer months, take a cruise or a water taxi down the Chicago River and marvel at the city’s impressive architecture.

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15. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Give the kids a lesson in American history in this classic city that has a story to tell around every corner. Be sure to stop by the must-see Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center.

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16. Orlando, Florida

Well, let’s just say … Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando.  Of course, there’s plenty more to do in Orlando beside theme parks, but those are usually No. 1 on the list.

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17. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

A visit to Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho makes for an enchanting weekend escape with a 25 mile long lake and beautiful mountain views with its setting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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18. Louisville, Kentucky

Downtown Louisville has lots to offer families from creative hotels and interactive museums, as well as dining and sports Get a lesson in baseball at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, where everyone takes home their own mini baseball bat.

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19. Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta really upped its game when the Olympics were held in the city in 1996, and today many of the city’s top attractions are centered in Centennial Olympic Park. Explore many different activities in Centennial Olympic Park like the Georgia Aquarium.

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20. San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio offers a variety of things to do from its lovely River Walk to history at the Alamo to the charming Hill Country of Texas. Be sure to stroll the River Walk or ride a river barge through the 15-mile waterway.

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