The best back-to-school weekend staycations in each state

With all the prep going back to school requires, it can be a hassle to travel too far. Enter staycations. So pack your weekender bags and enjoy the last moments of summer at these perfect back-to-school weekend staycations in each state.


Huntsville is nicknamed “Rocket City,” which is fitting because it’s home to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. But if you think the kids won’t want to go to a museum right before school starts, think again.


It’s hard to visit Alaska in the summer and not enjoy the great outdoors. So pack up the car for a road trip to Denali National Park, where you can bike, hike, backpack or mountaineer.


The Grand Canyon is a classic family vacation spot, and for good reason. Even if you and your family have been there before, there are few things as breathtaking as the Grand Canyon.


Is “safari” the first thing you think of when you think of Arkansas? Maybe it should be. At the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, you can stay in a safari lodge, treehouse or tent while seeing – seriously – lions, tigers and bears (and leopards, ligers and bobcats).


Staycation options in California are nearly limitless. But it’ll start cooling off soon enough, so get one last waterpark trip in while the weather is still warm.

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