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Agents whose clients want to make the most of summer can take advantage of AAA's Top 10 picks for family vacations. See why below.

Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station, Indianapolis

A former railroad, the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station is located in downtown Indianapolis. Stay in one of the 26 rooms converted from a Pullman Train car. In town, take your kids to White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo and the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

Visit www.indianapolis.com/crowne-plaza.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

From the balcony rooms, get an around-the-clock view of animals in the savannahs in the 43-acre wildlife preserve. African architecture decorates the lodge, and interactive exhibits and kids' programs are catered to younger guests.

Check out Ruthanne Terrero's experience with the property (including exclusive video) by clicking here.

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Lake Grapevine, Grapevine, Texas

Through Labor Day, you can attend the sixth annual SummerFest featuring four and a half acres of indoor gardens transformed into Alice's Wonderland Adventure. Wander through Wonderland through the giant art, and meet Alice, The Queen of Hearts and The Hatter. Extras include pool parties, family dine-in movies, dessert dine-arounds, fireworks and Sunday tea.

www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-texan.

Great Wolf Lodge, Sandusky, Ohio

Dive into the water at Fort Mackenzie, a four-story, interactive water fort at the indoor water park. Every evening at 8:15, kids can go to the lobby Clock Tower in pajamas and slippers for story time, while older kids can visit the Northern Lights Arcade.

Visit www.greatwolf.com/sandusky/waterpark.

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, Cambridge, Maryland

On the Eastern Shore, the resort includes its 18-hole championship golf course and a spa where you can get a massage. Kids can visit Camp Hyatt and watch poolside movies, and the whole family can play miniature golf and beach volleyball and meander through the hotel's 18-acre Blue Heron Rookery nature preserve.

Visit http://chesapeakebay.hyatt.com.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Adorned in Southwestern decor, featuring Native American artwork, the resort has multiple swimming pools for children, as well as walking trails, horseback riding and a camp program. Take the Rail Runner train in nearby Bernalillo, and check out the New Mexico History Museum  in Santa Fe and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Visit www.tamaya.hyatt.com.

Lost Valley Ranch, Deckers, Colorado

Families are welcomed with Western-themed cabin in Deckers, Colorado. Ranch counselors host programs and activities for kids from infants to teens and adults, including horseback riding, hiking, swimming, tubing, fishing and rafting.

Visit www.lostvalleyranch.com.

Moody Garden Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, Galveston, Texas

The resort in Galveston, Texas, offers a variety of activities, including an aquarium, rainforest, golf course, swimming pool, beach, an IMAX theater and 4-D theater. During the summer weekends, kids can try their hands at arts and crafts and go on scavenger hunts and pool coin dives. Then, they can visit the bounce house, go kite flying and karaoking, and participate in clown face painting and Wii competitions.

Visit www.moodygardenshotel.com.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

At Nickelodeon Suites Resorts in Florida, kids activities include water parks, interactive pools, poolside shows, a kid's spa and slime. Also, kids can take advantage of the resort's games, character breakfast and nightly Nickelodeon shows.

Visit www.nickhotel.com.

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, East Harwich, Massachusetts

Kids can an outdoors experience at this resort's  pirate-themed interactive water playground with treasure chests, fountains and a pirate ship with slides and swimming ropes. Afterwards, they can go to the outdoor amphitheater, visit the high-tech children's center that has a 135-inch HD screen for Wii, PlayStation and Xbox 360 gaming. Resort activities include dive-in-movies, teen gaming nights and lessons in swimming, sailing and tennis.

Visit www.wequassett.com.

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