No matter what your family likes to do, there are vacation destinations that can provide magical moments, tons of fun, and memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 15 of the top trips to take with kids.
1. Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas
Whether you are eating in one of the 38 restaurants, making sandcastles along the miles of beaches, or jetting through the Mayan Temple’s Leap of Faith slide’s submerged tunnel in the shark-infested lagoon, a visit to Atlantis is one no family member will ever forget.
2. Snowbird ski resort in Snowbird, Utah
If your idea of family fun centers more on snow than sand, this is the vacation spot for you. With 85 runs and 10 lifts, the mountain at Snowbird offers fun and excitement for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
3. Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona
This is the perfect trip for anyone who has ever wanted to be a cowboy. The resort is family-friendly and located in an oasis in the Sonoran Desert. Family members can ride horses, go on hikes, swim, play tennis, and do arts and crafts projects together.
4. Williamsburg, Virginia
This lovely city provides families with easy access to a host of must-see attractions including Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Local resorts cater to families with children and also provide access to golf courses, tennis courts, swimming, billiards, and other fun family-friendly activities.
5. Circus in Lasvegas, Nevada
Filled with live entertainment and every carnival and circus game you have ever wanted to play, Circus Circus creates an atmosphere of fun and whimsy you won’t find anywhere else.
6. Out ‘N’ about Treesort in Takilma, Oregon
There is something about treehouses that bring out the kid in all of us and when you stay in one of the 14 treehouses at Treesort, your days will be filled with fun as you slide down fire poles, climb ladders, and brave high suspension bridges. If you loved Swiss Family Robinson, this is a must-stay getaway for you!
7. Washington D.C.
There is no question that every family should visit the nation’s capital at least once. Kids will love places like the Smithsonian and the National Air and Space Museum and parents will love that most museums and attractions are free.
8. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
There are few family vacations as iconic as one that takes you to the Grand Canyon. There is plenty to do beyond admiring the beauty of nature including hiking, kayaking, river rafting, and horseback riding.
9. Honolulu, Hawaii
Traveling to this distant state is generally associated more with adult fun than family vacations but don’t let that keep you and your kids from enjoying the beautiful child-friendly beaches in Waikiki and fun activities like swimming with dolphins and snorkeling.
10. San Diego, California
Offering miles and miles of beautiful beaches, fantastic weather all year round, and fun attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Sea World, San Diego is fabulous for vacationing with family.
11. San Francisco, California
This fun city is chock-full of fun things for families to do like touring Alcatraz, visiting the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium, and walking through the Winchester Mystery House.
12. Boston, Massachusetts
Walk the Freedom Trail, climb aboard the U.S.S Constitution, and learn about how this small city helped shape the American Revolution.
13. New York City, New York
There are so many things to do in the Big Apple, you may have to save some for another trip. Kids will love seeing the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and Central Park.
14. The Everglades and Miami, Florida
Miami has beautiful, sandy beaches and easy access to Everglades National Park where families can take a tram through the swamp, go on an airboat ride, or hike the paths looking for gators.
15. Caribbean Cruise
Cruising with kids can be tons of fun for everyone on a cruise line that caters to families. Your children may be so involved in their activities that you feel like you are on a second honeymoon.