Best Family Vacations: 2014 FamilyFun Travel Awards

2013 Winners: Regional Favorites: The Northeast

Museums, Zoos, & Aquariums

1. Museum of Science: Boston, MA (Score: 91)
2. The Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA (Score: 90)
3. Philadelphia Zoo: Philadelphia, PA (Score: 88)
4. Museum of Natural History: New York, NY (Score: 88)
5. Bronx Zoo: New York, NY (Score: 88)
6. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: Pittsburgh, PA (Score: 87)
7. Carnegie Science Center: Pittsburgh, PA (Score: 87)
8. Please Touch Museum: Philadelphia, PA (Score: 86)
9. New York Aquarium: New York, NY (Score: 85)
10. Boston Children's Museum: Boston, MA (Score: 85)
11. National Museum of Play: Rochester, NY (Score: 85)
12. Children's Museum: Pittsburgh, PA (Score: 84)
13. Mystic Aquarium: Mystic, CT (Score: 84)
14. Connecticut Science Center: Hartford, CT (Score: 84)
15. New England Aquarium: Boston, MA (Score: 83)
16. Roger Williams Park Zoo: Providence, RI (Score: 83)
17. Children's Museum of Manhattan: New York, NY (Score: 82)
18. Adventure Aquarium: Camden, NJ (Score: 82)
19. Liberty Science Center: Jersey City, NJ (Score: 82)
20. ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain: Burlington, VT (Score: 77)
21. Montshire Museum of Science: Norwich, VT (Score: 77)
22. Ecotarium: Worcester, MA (Score: 67)

Tourist Towns

1. Wildwood and Cape May, NJ (Score: 84)
2. Bar Harbor, ME (Score: 83)
3. Newport, RI (Score: 82)
4. Portland, ME (Score: 82)
5. Kennebunkport, ME (Score: 81)
6. Stowe, VT (Score: 81)
7. Portsmouth, NH (Score: 81)
8. Lake Placid, NY (Score: 80)
9. Burlington, VT (Score: 78)
10. Lancaster, PA (Score: 78)
11. Lake George, NY (Score: 77)

Tourist Attractions

1. Statue of Liberty National Monument: New York, NY (Score: 91)
2. Niagara Falls State Park: Niagara Falls, NY (Score: 91)
3. 9/11 Memorial: New York, NY (Score: 88)
4. USS Constitution: Boston, MA (Score: 86)
5. Plimoth Plantation: Plymouth, MA (Score: 86)
6. Shelburne Museum: Shelburne, VT (Score: 86)
7. Freedom Trail: Boston, MA (Score: 84)
8. Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Ellis Island, NY (Score: 84)
9. Independence Hall: Philadelphia, PA (Score: 84)
10. Empire State Building: New York, NY (Score: 84)
11. Lexington and Concord Historic Sites: MA (Score: 83)
12. Mystic Seaport: Mystic, CT (Score: 82)
13. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum: Boston, MA (Score: 82)
14. Baseball Hall of Fame: Cooperstown, NY (Score: 81)
15. United Nations Visitors Centre: New York, NY (Score: 81)
16. Witch House: Salem, MA (Score: 81)
17. Newport Mansions: Newport, RI (Score: 81)
18. Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market: Boston, MA (Score: 80)
19. Old Sturbridge Village: Sturbridge, MA (Score: 80)
20. Howe Caverns: Howes Cave, NY 80
22. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tours: Waterbury, VT (Score: 80)
23. The Crayola Experience: Easton, PA (Score: 79)
24. The House of Seven Gables: Salem, MA (Score: 79)
25. U.S. Military Academy/West Point Museum: West Point, NY (Score: 79)
26. Strawbery Banke Museum: Portsmouth, NH (Score: 77)

Nature Escapes

1. Acadia National Park, ME (Score: 95)
2. Cape Cod National Seashore, MA (Score: 90)
3. Southern Maine Coast, ME (Score: 90)
4. White Mountain National Forest, NH (Score: 89)
5. Green Mountain National Forest, VT (Score: 89)
6. Nantucket, MA (Score: 88)
7. Adirondack Park, NY (Score: 87)
8. Martha's Vineyard, MA (Score: 84)
9. Allegheny National Forest, PA (Score: 82)
10. Bushkill Falls, PA (Score: 81)
11. Gateway National Recreation Area, NY, NJ (Score: 79)
12. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, NJ, PA (Score: 77)
13. Block Island, RI (Score: 76)

Family Resorts

1. Smugglers? Notch Resort: Smugglers? Notch, VT (Score: 87)
2. The Hotel Hershey: Hershey, PA (Score: 87)
3. Omni Mount Washington Resort: Bretton Woods, NH (Score: 83)
4. Killington Ski Resort: Killington, VT (Score: 83)
5. Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park: Queensbury, NY (Score: 82)
6. Waterville Valley Resort: Waterville Valley, NH (Score: 81)
7. Seven Springs Mountain Resort: Seven Springs PA (Score: 78)

Amusement Parks

1. Hersheypark: Hershey, PA (Score: 88)
2. Santa's Village: Jefferson, NH (Score: 86)
3. Knoebels Amusement Resort: Elysburg, PA (Score: 86)
4. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor: Jackson, NJ (Score: 85)
5. Story Land: Glen, NH (Score: 85)
6. Dornery Park: Allentown, PA (Score: 83)
7. Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari: Jackson, NJ (Score: 81)
8. Sesame Place: Langhorne, PA (Score: 81)
9. Kennywood: West Mifflin, PA (Score: 80)
10. The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom: Lake George, NY (Score: 76)
11. Six Flags New England: Agawam, MA (Score: 75)
12. Canobie Lake Park: Salem, NH (Score: 75)
13. Lake Compounce Family Theme Park: Bristol, CT (Score: 74)
14. Darien Lake Theme Park: Darien, NY (Score: 70)

2013 Winners: Regional Favorites: The South

Museums, Zoos, & Aquariums

1. Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History: Washington, DC (Score: 92)
2. Smithsonian's National Museum of American History: Washington, DC (Score: 91)
3. Tennessee Aquarium: Chattanooga, TN (Score: 91)
4. Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum: Washington, DC (Score: 90)
5. Fort Worth Zoo: Fort Worth, TX (Score: 89)
6. SeaWorld Orlando: Orlando, FL (Score: 89)
7. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: Columbia, SC (Score: 89)
8. SeaWorld San Antonio: San Antonio, TX (Score: 88)
9. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Kennedy Space Center, FL (Score: 88)
10. North Carolina Zoo: Asheboro, NC (Score: 87)
11. U.S. Space & Rocket Center: Huntsville, AL (Score: 87)
12. Smithsonian's National Zoological Park: Washington, DC (Score: 87)
13. National Aquarium: Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC (Score: 87)
14. Houston Space Center: Houston, TX (Score: 87)
15. Audubon Nature Institute: New Orleans, LA (Score: 87)
16. Museum of Life and Science: Durham, NC (Score: 86)
17. Discovery Place: Charlotte, NC (Score: 85)
18. Oklahoma City Zoo: Oklahoma City, OK (Score: 84)
19. Port Discovery Children?s Museum: Baltimore, MD (Score: 84)
20. The World of Coca-Cola: Atlanta, GA (Score: 84)
21. Newport Aquarium: Newport, KY (Score: 82)
22. San Antonio Zoo: San Antonio, TX (Score: 82)
23. Battleship Memorial Park: Mobile, AL (Score: 82)
24. Children?s Museum of Houston: Houston, TX (Score: 81)
25. National Children's Museum: National Harbor, MD (Score: 81)
26. Zoo Atlanta: Atlanta, GA (Score: 80)
27. Louisville Zoo: Louisville, KY (Score: 77)

Tourist Towns

1. Gulf Shores, AL (Score: 85)
2. St. Augustine, FL (Score: 85)
3. Myrtle Beach, SC (Score: 83)
4. Wilmington, NC (Score: 83)
5. Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN (Score: 83)
6. Asheville, NC (Score: 82)
7. Ocean City, MD (Score: 82)
8. Virginia Beach, VA (Score: 81)
9. Hilton Head Island, SC (Score: 80)
10. Huntsville, AL (Score: 78)
11. Annapolis, MD (Score: 77)
12. Rehoboth Beach, DE (Score: 74)
13. Franklin, TN (Score: 69)
14. Baton Rouge, LA (Score: 63)

Tourist Attractions

1. The White House: Washington, DC (Score: 89)
2. George Washington?s Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon, VA (Score: 89)
3. United States Capitol: Washington, DC (Score: 87)
4. Colonial Williamsburg: Williamsburg, VA (Score: 87)
5. Jamestown Settlement: Williamsburg, VA (Score: 87)
6. Global Wildlife Center: Folsom, LA (Score: 85)
7. Harpers Ferry: Harpers Ferry, WV (Score: 84)
8. Stone Mountain Park: Stone Mountain, GA (Score: 84)
9. Thomas Jefferson?s Monticello: Charlottesville, VA (Score: 84)
10.San Antonio River Walk: San Antonio, TX (Score: 83)
11. Kentucky Horse Park: Lexington, KY (Score: 83)
12. Battleship USS North Carolina: Wilmington, NC (Score: 80)
13. The Alamo: San Antonio, TX (Score: 79)
14. Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area: Golden Pond, KY (Score: 77)
15. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine: MD (Score: 77)
16. United States Naval Academy: Annapolis, MD (Score: 75)
17. Old Salem Museums and Gardens: Winston-Salem, NC (Score: 71)

Nature Escapes

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, NC (Score: 90)
2. Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC (Score: 88)
3. Everglades National Park, FL (Score: 87)
4. Mammoth Cave National Park, KY (Score: 87)
5. Big Bend National Park, TX (Score: 85)
6. Shenandoah National Park, VA (Score: 85)
7. Assateague Island National Seashore, MD, VA (Score: 84)
8. Padre Island National Seashore, TX (Score: 83)
9. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, GA (Score: 73)

Family Resorts

1. Walt Disney World Resorts Hotels: Lake Buena Vista/Orlando, FL (Score: 92) 2. Callaway Gardens: Pine Mountain, GA (Score: 83) 3. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa: San Antonio, TX (Score: 83) 4. Nickelodeon Suites Resort: Orlando, FL (Score: 78)

Amusement Parks

1. Disney's Magic Kingdom Park: Orlando, FL (Score: 93)
2. Islands of Adventure: Orlando, FL (Score: 91)
3. Disney's EPCOT: Orlando, FL (Score: 89)
4. Disney's Animal Kingdom: Orlando, FL (Score: 89)
5. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon: Orlando, FL (Score: 88)
6. Disney's Hollywood Studios: Orlando, FL (Score: 88)
7. Busch Gardens: Williamsburg, VA (Score: 88)
8. Universal Studios: Orlando, FL (Score: 87)
9. Dollywood & Dollywood's Splash Country: Pigeon Forge, TN (Score: 84)
10. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park: Orlando, FL (Score: 84)
11. Water Country USA: Williamsburg, VA (Score: 84)
12. Carowinds: Charlotte, NC (Score: 84)
13. Busch Gardens: Tampa, FL (Score: 83)
14. Schlitterbahn Waterpark: New Braunfels, TX (Score: 83)
15. Aquatica: Orlando, FL (Score: 83)
16. Legoland Florida: Winter Haven, FL (Score: 83)
17. Six Flags Fiesta Texas: San Antonio, TX (Score: 80)
18. Six Flags Over Texas: Arlington, TX (Score: 75)
19. Kings Dominion: Doswell, VA (Score: 75)
20. Six Flags Over Georgia: Austell, GA (Score: 74)
21. Six Flags White Water: Marietta, GA (Score: 72)
22. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor: Arlington, TX (Score: 69)
23. Wild Adventures Theme Park: Valdosta, GA (Score: 67)
24. Frontier City: Oklahoma City, OK (Score: 65)

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