Traveling to New England with teens? Here are a few attractions that might actually convince them to turn off their iPods and cell phones for a while.
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Your teens will stop tuning you out and rolling their eyes when you tell them they're going to fly! SkyVenture in Nashua, New Hampshire, is a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel where every member of your family can soar. This indoor skydiving simulator allows visitors to experience body flight without a parachute. For reservations, call toll free: 888-SKYVENTURE.
(c) 2004 Kim Knox Beckius
What do you get when you blend a haunted house, a theme park attraction, a Hollywood movie set, a reality TV show and a traveling museum exhibit? Find out for yourself in Boston at Tomb, the first interactive, walk-through adventure from 5W!TS. Tomb is especially appropriate for young teens and tweens. Call 617-375-WITS (9487) for reservations (recommended) and additional information.
© 2005 Kim Knox Beckius
Here's an idea your teens will find cool: tubing on Connecticut's Farmington River! When the dog days of summer arrive in New England, it's time to rent bright yellow tubes for a 2.5-mile river ride. Here's your guide to this fun summer activity for kids ages 10 and up.
If your teen is a NASCAR fan, try to catch a race at one of these speedways in New England and neighboring New York.