School is almost out and summer vacation is just around the corner.  Everyone has heard his or her child complain of boredom.  Better than watching TV or staring at the computer, get out and do something!  Vacations give parents and children memories to last a lifetime. Fun family vacations are events to be remembered.  A vacation gives everyone in the family a chance to share the same experiences, to laugh together, play together and just BE together.  Not all vacations require travel, two weeks and big bucks. Local daytrips can be a vacation with imagination and forethought.  Here are a few favorite places to go in Scranton :

Electric City Trolley Station & Museum - Relive the time of the trolleys in a resplendently restored late 19th century mill building. Through interactive exhibits and displays, the museum tells the story of the electric traction systems and the impact they had on the development of the Northeast Pennsylvania .  http://www.ectma.org/museum.html;  (570) 963-6590.

Lackawanna Coal Mine - Go down in history - 300 feet beneath the surface of the earth in a once abandoned, but now restored hard coal mine. See how men and boys worked to heat a nation and fuel the conversion of our nation's economy from agriculture to industry.  www.lackawannacounty.org;  800-238-7245.

Lahey Family Fun Park -  2.5 acre Mini-Golf course, 1/4 Mile Go-Cart Track, Batting Cages, Bumper Boats, and Arcade in a beautiful park setting. http://www.laheyfunpark.net/; (570) 586-5699 

For more information on all the events and attractions in Columbia and Montour counties, contact the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau at 1-800-847-4810 and request your free copy of the Official Visitors Guide and Calendar of Events.  And remember, before you head out, log-on to  www.iTourColumbiaMontour.com for the most up-to-date information on area events, attractions and places to stay.