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''Staycation'' Ideas for Families

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Visit an Amusement Park


In the past, Americans have thought that visiting amusement parks requires a week-long trip, airfare and hotel, and dealing with hours-long lines. Not anymore. No matter where you live, there's probably an amusement park near you. From thrill rides to waterslides, you don't have to go far to find a day's worth of fun. Lots of parks offer admission discounts if you buy online, or bring certain products with you (like an empty soda can).

Read our picks for America's top 10 amusement park attractions.

Next: Stay in a Nearby Hotel

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