Stingray City Why you’ve got to go: The Cayman Islands are famous for their excellent snorkeling and diving spots.What to do: Whether you’re vacationing in the Caymans or simply stopping there on a Caribbean cruise, be sure to book a charter boat to Sting Ray City, a shallow sandbar.It’s only one of the most spectacular, iconic sites in America!
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Why you’ve got to go: From bayou blues to Beatlemania to heavy metal to hip hop, your budding Bieber or Taylor Swift wannabe will have a blast walking through the halls of rock history.This glass-walled museum is filled with fun memorabilia (view Michael Jackson’s sequined glove and a Lady Gaga dress), cool concert films (now playing U2 3D) and interactive exhibits (don headphones to hear interviews and performances).For the ride of lifetime, explore by mule, but reserve your 3-hour excursion at least a year in advance.Get there when your kids are: Gradeschoolers/Tweens More info:nps.gov/grca 2.Within moments of wading into the crystal clear Caribbean, you’ll have hundreds of gentle stingrays gliding all around.
Stroke their velvety skin, snorkel alongside them, and feed them by hand. Get there when your kids are: Tweens/Teens More info: 8.Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore Why you’ve got to go: You’ll never see sand dunes like these anywhere else! Running (or rolling) down these majestic sand mountains is part of the fun.Some are nearly 500 feet high, with jaw-dropping views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands from the top. Cool off with a swim at Esch Road Beach — the pristine Lake Michigan water is brisk but refreshing.The French Quarter Why you’ve got to go: The Mardi Gras spirit lasts all year long in this surprisingly family-friendly city.What to do: There’s lots of free PG-rated fun in festive Jackson Square, where magicians, jugglers, mimes and jazz bands make the street their stage.Hop the St Charles streetcar to the lovely Garden District and the Audubon Zoo (say hi to the rare white tiger).