You hear this alot in my circles, and I happen to believe that it is true. I believe that spending recreation time together creates families that are tighter units. The only problem is that in our busy, over-scheduled lives, between work; school; scouting; swimming; soccer; church activities; civic responsibilities; household duties; yardwork; blogging, and everything else that comes with life in North America, we seem to have less and less time to spend together, just having fun.
We have so little time to just sit around and have fun, we are really protective of our time toether, especially when it comes to vacations. During Soccergirl's Spring Break, we go to Colonial Williamsburg (Va.), and haunt all of the historical sites in that area. We also go to the coastal Georgia beach/Disney World (where we are now) for two weeks each summer, because if we don't leave home, we stay right in our busy rut.
Since we live so close to Washington, DC, we love to schedule day trips to local historical sites, like the Smithsonian museums, the National Cathedral, and other places like that.
The most important part of our family fun is simply this: We spend a lot of time laughing together. We try to make things fun while we are together. No matter the activity, is is an opportunity to laugh, sing, and dance together... in public or at home.