Tumbling River Ranch in Grant, Colo., offers traditional dude ranch activities like horseback riding, fly-fishing, swimming, rodeos and white-water rafting.
Smugglers' Notch Resort offers an affordable family stay in Vermont to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Charlevoix, Mich., offers some panoramic views from land or water.
The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan is one of only 12 wooden hotels in the country, and boasts 385 rooms with spectacular views.
There are many ways to enjoy the sights and history that Boston offers, including Urban AdvenTours Emerald Necklace and Fall Foliage tour with rented bikes.
Boston Common and the Freedom Trail Foundation offer 18th century guides to show off the fall foliage beauty.
Freedom Trail Foundation
The Boston Children's Museum offers three levels of family fun.
Boston Children's Museum
North Fork Ranch and Fishing Lodge in Shawnee, Colo., offers great views along with outdoor activities such as zip-lining, fly-fishing and mountain biking.
Petoskey is notable for its small-town charm in northern Michigan
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If you talk to the kids about fall's gorgeous colors, you'll see eyes rolling and hear the back door slam as they high-tail out of there. When it comes to a fall family getaway, be sure there's plenty of action for the kids as you enjoy the colorful magic of the trees in the background. You're bound to develop a future leaf-peeper or two.