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New book picks 10 best of everything for families
The 10 best places for ice cream, roller coasters, music festivals and wildlife-watching are just a few of the lists you'll find in The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers.
The new book ($21.95) from National Geographic, by Susan H. Magsamen, has one section organized geographically with recommendations for different states and regions of the country, and other sections organized by types of travel, such as best locations for family reunions, skiing, biking, extreme adventures, factory tours, museums, zoos, gardens, historic sites and much more. There are also sections on seasonal celebrations, seeing the world and travel wish lists.
Interesting lists include:
10 best skate parks: Rye Airfield, Rye, N.H.; Woodward Skateparks, Philadelphia; Kona Skatepark, Jacksonville, Fla.; Vans Skateparks, Orlando; Athens Skate Park, Athens, Ohio; Ranney Park, Lansing, Mich.; Matt Hoffman Action Sports Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Alamosa Skate Park, Albuquerque; Skatelab, Simi Valley, Calif.; and Louisville Extreme Park, Louisville
10 best waterfalls: Niagara Falls, Buffalo; Cavern Cascade, Watkins Glen, N.Y.; Amicalola Falls, Dawsonville, Ga.; Falling Waters, Chipley, Fla.; Yahoo Falls, Oneida, Tenn.; Willow Falls, Hudson, Wis.; North Clear Creek Falls, near Spring Creek Pass, Colo.; Multnomah Falls, Troutdale, Ore.; Bridal Veil Falls, Corbett, Ore.; and Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii.
10 best innovators' homes: Samuel Morse, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Rachel Carson, Springdale, Pa.; Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia; Benjamin Banneker, Baltimore; Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, Va.; Orville and Wilbur Wright, Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's neighboring winter estates in Fort Myers, Fla.; Amelia Earhart, Atchison, Kan.; Henry Ford, Dearborn, Mich.; and George Washington Carver, Diamond, Mo.