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7 Beautiful National Parks to See This Fall

See which parks are best for fall scenery, outdoor adventure and cool weather.

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The sunrise at the Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park makes the arch glow, Utah, USA.The sunrise at the Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park makes the arch glow, Utah, USA.

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Checking In is the place to find everything you’ll need to plan your next family getaway. All brought to you by real families and our family of Team Member travel experts. Make the most of your vacation time by Checking In with us. To see what’s coming up, visit our About page.

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Resort Visits

A Special Sneak Peek at Our Brand-New Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

  • Posted August 15, 2022

Get an inside look at our brand-new Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort! Find out what makes it special, from ocean views to the multi-level pool and so much more.

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Resort Visits

Celebrating 40 Years of Vacations: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

  • Posted August 1, 2022

Read the 40-year history of Holiday Inn Club Vacations from our President and CEO John Staten.

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A Caucasian female wearing a pink baseball cap and black tank top stands near the lighthouse in SeaWorld Orlando.

Things to Do

SeaWorld Orlando: Your Guide to Exhibits, Shows, Rides & More

  • Posted July 21, 2021

Dive into what SeaWorld Orlando is like and find out the best exhibits, attractions and rides to hit up on your next visit.

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Things to Do

7 Best Things to Do in Marco Island for Your Family Vacation

  • Posted July 19, 2021

Find out what the best things to do in Marco Island are for your next sunny, beachy, fun family vacation.

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A caucasian woman (left) wearing sunglasses and a black zip-up hoodie, two caucasian girls (middle) and a caucasian male (right) wearing sunglasses and a blue long-sleeve shirt sit on an airboat in the Everglades.

Things to Do

5 Best Things to Do in the Everglades for Families

  • Posted July 15, 2021

Check out 5 of the best things to do in the Everglades, from airboat rides to national park tours, for your next Florida family vacation.

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Things to Do

2021 Theme Park Guide for Resort Guests

  • Posted July 9, 2021

Learn about what safety measures the attractions near our resorts are taking with this 2021 theme park safety guide.

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Things to Do

10 Things to Do on Your First New Orleans Vacation

  • Posted July 7, 2021

Check out 10 things to do on your first New Orleans vacation, from must-do tours to classic restaurants and bars — all hand-picked by a born-and-raised local.

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Destination Ideas

5 Nature-Filled Day Trips from Orlando

  • Posted June 24, 2021

Check out these 5 day trips from Orlando where you’ll find nature all around you, from seeing manatees to swimming in springs to hiking on winding trails.

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Destination Ideas

What is There to Do at Each Walt Disney World Park?

  • Posted June 10, 2021

Get the full guide to what there is to do in each Walt Disney World Park in Orlando, including all the different “lands,” rides, places to eat and more.

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Featured contributor, Brianna Steele (middle), and her two children pose near our pool at South Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Things to Do

Top 12 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in the Summer

  • Posted May 24, 2021

Check out the 12 best things to do in Myrtle Beach in the summer! Yes, the beach is included, along with many activities like shows, adventures and more.

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Things to Do

How We Saw Manatees on Our Getaway to Cape Canaveral Beach Resort

  • Posted May 12, 2021

Find out when and where to spot manatees in Florida and near Cape Canaveral Beach Resort, based on one couple’s adventures on the Space Coast.

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Things to Do

Top 10 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg

  • Posted May 10, 2021

Check out the top 10 best things to do in Gatlinburg and in the Smoky Mountains. From coasters and caverns to rapids and more, you’ll find adventure all around.

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Pile of rocks stacked in front of a waterfall at Starved Rock State Park.

Things to Do

5 Best Things to Do Near Sheridan, Illinois

  • Posted May 6, 2021

Check out these 5 best things to do in Sheridan, Illinois, during your Midwest family getaway, including hiking, history, puzzle challenges and more.

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Andrea Rassmussen and her family take a break to play in the snow.

Things to Do

6 Outdoor Things to Do in Lake Tahoe for Families

  • Posted April 28, 2021

Check out 6 of the best family-friendly, outdoors things to do in Lake Tahoe, including beaches, snow tubing and more ways to have a fun getaway.

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