Summer is finally here! It won't be long before parents hear those two dreaded words, "I'm bored." With all the things to see and do in Central and Upstate New York, turn that boredom into a day filled with family memories.

Choose from parks, amusement, or animal. Take in the beauty of nature, on the rails, or in the trees. Travel underground or turn the world upside down. There are a number of choices for laid-back or thrill-seeking families. Here are 18 places to take the kids and turn "there's nothing to do" into "that was so much fun."

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Now that school is out for the year it won't be long before the kids are bored. Here are 18 kid-friendly day trips to keep them entertained this summer.

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Step inside New York's largest indoor water park

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