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New York's varied cultural landscape offers plenty of opportunities for family fun. You can pack up the minivan for a Brady Bunch-style camping trip through the wilderness, visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in quaint Cooperstown, sail down the Hudson River, or take in a Broadway show amid the bright lights of Manhattan's now-family-friendly Times Square.

A good source for family vacation suggestions is the I Love NY website (www.iloveny.com) -- click on "Travel Ideas" and "Family Fun." New York City's official tourism website, NYC & Company (www.nycvisit.com), details restaurants, museums, and tours designed to fascinate kids, plus a list of activities and neighborhoods that even the most blasé teen might enjoy.

Familyhostel (tel. 800/733-9753) takes the whole family, including kids ages 8 to 15, on moderately priced domestic and international learning vacations. Lectures, field trips, and sightseeing are guided by a team of academics.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.