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Kids on Trips

May 21, 2000

What do young vacationers like to do? Theme parks and beaches rate high with all ages, a survey found; interest in family activities varies by age.

* Preferred activities: Ages 6-17

Going to theme parks: 85%

Hanging out on a beach: 82%

Visiting water parks: 82%

Snorkeling and swimming: 81%

Visiting a new place: 76%

Doing things with family: 74%

Going to movies: 67%

Visiting beautiful scenery: 62%

* 'Really like' doing things with family

Ages 6-8: 94%

Ages 9-11: 84%

Ages 12-14: 66%

Ages 15-17: 52%

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Source: Survey of 525 children in "1999 Portrait of Family Travel," Yesawich, Pepperdine and Brown

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