2016 has been a fun travel year for our family. We have been able to visit and explore a variety of different places in the United States.
This past year our family was able to visit both the east coast and the west coast and a couple of states in the middle. We are still working on our bucket list of places to visit in the United States.
Top 10 Places we Visited in 2016
Here are the top 10 places we visited in no particular order.
Knoebels is America’s Largest Free-Admission Amusement Park, located in Elysburg, PA. This was our second time visiting Knoebels and we loved it! It’s the perfect family weekend getaway.
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#2 Bushkill Falls
Bushkill Falls located in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains is also known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania”. There are a number of additional waterfalls that you can see by hiking a 2-mile-long trail. Bushkill Falls is a fun family day activity. I would recommend visiting in the spring or fall because it does get really hot.
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#3 Calvert Cliffs State Park
Calvert Cliffs State Park is located in Calvert County Maryland and is known for unique fossils and shark’s teeth. In less than 20 minutes I found all the teeth photographed above.
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#4 Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach, FL is an awesome beach for families with young children. We sent the day at this beach in the early spring and our than 14-month-old loved it.
Because the beach is on the Gulf side of Florida the water is very warm and the waves are smaller. This made it perfect for our toddler to play in the shallow water on the beach.
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#5 Hershey’s Chocolate World
We visited Hershey’s Chocolate World a few times this past year. This is a great place to visit as a family. Each time we visit we do the Free History of Chocolate Tour and sometimes we do a few of the other paid activities.
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#6 Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry located in Baltimore, MD is the site of the Fort the inspired Francis Scott Key’s writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.
Related Post: Visiting Fort McHenry – Visitor Center and Photos
#7 Assateague Island
If Assateague Island National Seashore is not on your bucket list add it! The island is located only about 20 minutes from Ocean City, MD and is known for the wild horses that live there. Seeing wild horses and playing at the beach make for a winning combination.
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#8 Annapolis Maryland Naval Air Show
Each year during Commissioning Week at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis there is a Blue Angels Air Show. It is an awesome show to watch and to make it even better it’s Free!
Related Post: Tips for Attending The Naval Air Show
#9 Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge – Tunnel Connects the eastern Shore to Virginia Beach. The Bridge – Tunnel is 17.6 miles long and has 2 tunnels.
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Scranton, PA is not a place I would recommend to visit unless you love “The Office” like my husband does. Scranton is a rundown town that really doesn’t have a lot to do, but it was a place we “needed” to visit once, thus the reason it made this list.
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What was your favorite place to visit in 2016?
I’m always looking for places to add to our bucket list!