Best Family Vacations in August

August is the last chance for a great summer vacation, so make it a good one. What do you do? The answer's right here in this list of best family vacations in August. The sun's not gone, yet!

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What's the great thing about summer? Swimming! And there's no doubt that you'd be witness to the one of the largest water parks in America: Water World . This park is full of attractions including a hydromagnetic water coaster. Grab your towel and sunscreen - because your summer will end with a bang.

Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World's obviously a great place to have a family vacation, but while we're on the subject of water parks, even though these may not be the biggest, you get something pretty good with Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach , two water parks that have Mickey written all over them.

New Orleans, Louisiana

If you like jazz, there's no better place than New Orleans, a land where the jambalaya flows and Mardi Gras makes merry. Particularly early August, you've got the Satchmo Summerfest , an event held at the Old U.S. Mint at the edge of the French quarter, featuring the great Louis Armstrong.

Frankenmuth, Michigan

And speaking of music, if you're looking for the best family vacations in August, there's the Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest . When you get to celebrate everything from polka, folk, German, and Slovenian music, you've got a one-of-a-kind experience.

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So you may think it's redundant to visit a warm climate in exchange for a, well, a warm climate, but Hawaii has something special during this time of year called the Hawaii State Fair held in the Aloha Stadium . You get to learn everything there is to know about Hawaii.

New York City, New York

August is a special time in the Big Apple specifically due to the fact that you get to experience theater the way it was traditionally experienced in Greek times: outdoors. Thanks to the event Shakespeare in the Park , the Delacorte Theatre and Turtle Pond give you that opportunity. Watch Romeo and Juliet while enjoying the outdoors and the great weather.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This beautiful city is already host to some of the great experiences of humanity. Why not add one more to the list? It's called Folklore Day , an event held right in the city celebrating the stories of folklore based off of William John Thoms's books. You like literature? Believe it or not, this is the place to be.

Phoenix, Arizona

One of the best family vacations in August might just be in a hot desert town. Take advantage of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix through the Garden trails might help you some with a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes as you experience the "Birds in the Garden" event that runs every Monday through the month. You get to witness all kinds of birds. Just be sure to bring your binoculars!

Las Vegas, Nevada

If you're a fan of Star Trek, whether the original series or one of the newer incarnations, visit Las Vegas in August for the official Star Trek Convention at the Rio Suites Hotel. This can be fun for the whole family if your kids enjoy Star Trek as much as you do.

Brunswick, Georgia

What an excellent place to end the list as we get back to the music kick for possibly the longest music festival in the U.S. - the Jekyll Island Beach Music Festival beginning around the third week of August.

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