Check out our top 10 family friendly vacations around the U.S. These vacations are once in a lifetime memories for your entire family!
If you are looking for a family vacation, you’ve come to the right place. When you need a quick getaway, you might want a vacation that is family friendly as well as perfect for the entire family. Whether you have one child or several, you want a vacation spot that will be perfect for everyone. If you are on the East Coast, you definitely will want to check out my Family Friendly Florida Vacation article, which gives great options for Florida vacations.
You can’t travel to Orlando without going to Walt Disney World. Enjoy Disney characters, snorkeling, whale watching, and much more while in Orlando! Did you know that you could also go to the Kennedy Space Center while in the area? Not only can you please the kids with Disney World, but give dad a thrilling experience of getting to see Kennedy Space Center up close and personal.
Things to do:
• Go to Walt Disney World.
• Go to Kennedy Space Center.
• Go to Epcot.
If you are heading to California, no trip is complete without going to the San Diego Zoo. This won’t be just an adventure for the kids, believe me. Mom and dad will be as mesmerized as the children as you see get to see the wildly different animals inside the zoo. While you’re in San Diego, make sure you make a trip to Coronado Beach as it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Things to do:
• Go to San Diego Zoo.
• Go to Coronado Beach.
• Spend the in downtown San Diego.
• Go to Tijuana, Mexico.
Every kid should be able to travel to Washington D.C. and see history up close. There is no better way to teach history than letting the children experience it first-hand. Whether you travel to the White House or check out the many historical churches, museums, art galleries, you name it and it’s in Washington D.C. There is no city that has more for everyone in the family than in Washington D.C. The Air and Space Museum is always a favorite for the guys in the family.
Things to Do:
• Take a tour of the White House.
• See the Lincoln Memorial.
• Go to the Air and Space Museum.
If you want to find the best shells in the world, you’ve come to the right place. Rent a boat for the day and travel to the hidden islands not far from the coast and discover the more beautiful conch shells around. Or spend the day on Fort Myers Beach shopping at the quaint stores along the coastline. If you have a fisherman, you’ve come to the right place as SW Florida is known for its amazing fish. Whether you come during shrimp season, blue crab season, or oyster season, you can’t help but find seafood delicacies that will keep your mouth watering for more!
Things to Do:
• Spend the day on Sanibel Island.
• Rent a boat and travel to local islands.
• Spend the day at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.
• Go to the beach.
There is nothing better than the smell of crisp mountain air in the fall. Travel to the Smoky Mountains for a true Tennessee experience. Rent a cabin in the mountains and spend your days shopping in Gatlinburg which is more like a quaint village. You’ll be buying salt water taffy and freshly made chocolate for the entire family. Take a quick trip to Pigeon Forge to spend the day at Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountains family adventure. Once you’ve been to Dollywood, you’ll keep coming back again and again. For a day with nature, go to Cades Cove National Park. Take a lunch with you and go hiking on one of the beautiful trails.
Things to Do:
• Go to Cades Cove.
• Spend the day at Dollywood.
• Hike a trail in the Smoky Mountains.
• Shop in Gatlinburg.
Utah National Parks
If you are looking to really experience different parts of the country, you’ve got to go to a Utah National Park. The sheer beauty you will find will leave the entire family in awe of God’s beauty. Bring your hiking equipment because you’ll want to hike on the many different beautiful trails available. This will be a family vacation you won’t forget soon.
• Go hiking.
• Have a picnic.
• Take a tour.
All right, this isn’t a city or state. If you want a family friendly vacation that the kids will enjoy, you’ve got to stay in a Treehouse. The Cedar Creek Treehouse is a mountain retreat with the Treehouse rental lodging one hundred high in a fir tree. This earth friendly retreat is bordering the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This Treehouse Vacation is perfect for the entire family. This will be the trip your kids will always remember. Hike every day and enjoy the beautiful tree canopies that surround you’re every move.
• Eat breakfast in bed.
• Go hiking. Take pictures from your lodge.
• Watch a sunrise.
Cedar Point: Sandusky, Ohio
If your family loves roller coasters, you’ve come to the right place. Cedar Point is the place to find the very best roller coaster, river adventures, and fun for the entire family. You’ll take journeys through tunnels, rock canyons, and high up into the sky! Check for deals and discounts throughout the year to get the very best prices on your admissions.
• Go on rollercoasters.
• Eat lunch inside the park.
• Take family pictures at ever rollercoaster.
Havasupai Waterfall:Grand Canyon
Travel to the Grand Canyon to see the Havasupai Waterfall and enjoy the massive waterfalls that are as breathtaking as majestic. The small community is bustling with tourists all coming because of the beautiful waters of this waterfall. Be ready to learn about this North American Indian tribe. This family vacation will be one you’ll never forget.
• Learn about the North American Indians.
• Take a hike.
• Take family pictures at the Havasupai Waterfall.
Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
If you are thinking about traveling to Hawaii and not sure where to go, you want to go to Waikiki Beach, on the south shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The beaches are breathtaking; the surf is perfect for beginners, and the ocean is majestic. Waikiki Beach is a wealth of history and culture for your family to discover as you learn about the Polynesians. Truly, this will be a tropical vacation your family will never forget.
Things to Do:
• Create sand castles
• Learn to surf
• Sunset at the beach at Waikiki Beach’s Kapahulu Pier
• Go fishing
• Go to the Honolulu Zoo