The kids may be back in school, but there are good reasons to squeeze in a weekend getaway! From lakeside retreats to big city explorations, here are our 5 favorite weekend getaway ideas for families.

Tropea, Calabria, Italy

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Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Iceland

Italy

Praia Marinha, Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal

Luotuofeng peak, Sichuan, China

Como, Lombardy, Italy

Mt. Roy, New Zealand

Durdle Door Sunset, Newlands, England

South Corsica, Houses at the edge of the cliff, France

Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa

Turkey

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The Blue Pools, Queenstown, New Zealand

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The Looper at Knoebel's Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA - Travel Channel's Top Amusement Parks in the US

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The Millenium Force at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH - Travel Channel's Top Amusement Parks in the US