Are you looking for your next fun and kid-friendly family vacation spot?
Below are 10 great places that are fabulous options for families! They are fun places for you and your kids to enjoy, make awesome lifetime memories, and I am certain that you will most likely visit more than once.
1. Southern California
This theme park is smaller than Orlando’s Disney World, but it’s definitely a place where you have to visit at least once in your life. It’s worth it to get 3 day pass so you can also take your time to see California Adventure.
It’s constructed with Lego blocks. This theme park will appeal to toddlers and tweens with rides, face painting, shows and events such as Meet and Greet Princess or Meet and Greet Character, Sea Life Aquarium, and movies in 4D. The kids can enjoy a water park and customize their own Lego raft to float down a river.
This movie attraction theme park will appeal to kids of all ages with exhilarating rides, phenomenal shows and Studio Tours of Hollywood’s movie set. Of course, you’ll find shopping, dining, and live entertainment.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Here’s another theme park with attractions and rides for all ages; live entertainment, shopping, dining and more.
There a many more adventures to visit in Southern California that are free such as the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and Huntington Beach.
2. Orlando, FL
Walt Disney World
One of the greatest place to have fun. There are 4 theme parks that are overflowing with rides, fun, and awesomeness: Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and of course Magic Kingdom. You will find: arcades, playgrounds, amazing coasters, lovable character meet and greets, shows, parades, animal adventures, the NEW Fantasy Land, and SO MUCH MORE! They even have sports and water parks! You’ll find an abundance of things to do and discover. There is something there for everyone, and a place to stay for just about any budget.
See all kinds of fascinating sea mammals up-close, as well as a couple awesome coasters! You’ll meet: Shamu, sharks, manatees, dolphins, penguins, starfish, sting rays, exotic fish, and so much more. The shows are fun, exciting, and amazing. I was also impressed with the food options at this park. Oh, and take time to speak to the animal trainers to learn more about your favorite sea animals. Your kids will have fun and learn so much using the interactive work stations and computers that are scattered throughout the park.
Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
We LOVE this place! There is more fun packed into these two parks, that you will not be able to contain the kid inside of you! This is also one of the cleanest theme parks that I have ever been to. Another cool thing about the Universal Orlando Resort, is that they have Universal City Walk. It is filled with delicious restaurants–some owned by famous chefs, shops, and activities. Finally, you will find several fabulous resorts to stay in that are very kid friendly! They even have a kid’s pool side movie night at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The best part is that the hotel is ON property! You are literally a short walk away from all the Universal fun!
Central Florida is a plethora of family friendly fun!
3. All-Inclusive Resorts
If you’re on a budget, choosing an all-inclusive resort is a wise choice. Everyone will have a fabulous time because there are many activities that are suitable for all ages. You won’t have to spend a lot of cash since most food, activities and entertainment are included in one price.
4. Waikiki, HI
You’ll have the sun, beautiful beaches, food, snorkeling, surfing, shopping, aquarium, Diamond Head, Dole pineapple factory; learn how to hula or play the ukulele. You can rent a car and travel around the island and visit major landmarks like Pearl Harbor. Plus, who does not want to visit Hawaii at some point in their life??? It’s definitely on MY bucket list!
5. Snowbird, UT
If your family loves winter; Snowbird, Utah is the place to be for skiing or snowboarding. The kids can also enjoy snow tubing, ice skating, and snowshoeing. It’s also a summer resort where you can go hiking, swimming, biking, alpine sliding, bungee trampoline and more.
6. Hershey, PA
It’s known as “Chocolate Town, USA”, for its Hershey’s chocolate factory. Kids will enjoy Hershey Park amusement park for its thrilling rides and Chocolate World–where you can go on a chocolate tour ride, chocolate tasting adventure, and create your own dessert or candy bar.
7. Grand Canyon, AZ
There are a variety of tours your family can go on. Go up into a helicopter for an aerial view of the Grand Canyon; there are walking and hiking tours. Go on a family mule ride or river rafting. Visit historical buildings to learn about Native Tribe culture and their history. Any child between the ages of 4-14 can earn a Junior Ranger’s Badge by completing a booklet and writing about their experience about the park.
8. New York City
It doesn’t matter if your kids are younger; there are plenty of attractions to visit such as the Empire State building, art and history museums, movie tours, Rockefeller Center, Broadway shows, food glorious food, Central Park, and so much more.
9. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
There’s a kids’ water park called Aquaventure with water slides, waterfalls, lagoons and pools for younger and smaller kids. They will also enjoy an interactive play area and giant aquarium featuring manta rays, sharks, and other sea creatures. And, the fabulous tropical views and sunsets… Lord have mercy!
10. Disney Cruise Lines.
Jam packed with Disney fun, characters, delicious food, amenities galore, activities for parents and kids, and of course all the fun and awesomeness of a cruise… and MUCH more!
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