Sometimes we can get into a pattern when it comes to family vacations. Either we end up cancelling vacation plans (because it’s too much hassle) or we end up staying close to home, just to make things easier.
The thing is though, kids learn the best through experience and travelling to new places and discovering new things brings out the best in them and helps them grow. Heading to a new place on your family vacation might seem a little daunting – but to your children it’s the ultimate in adventure and excitement and they’ll remember it forever.
Here are some of the best USA vacation destinations for families…
We couldn’t have a list of the best USA vacations destinations for families without including Maui. Yes the flights might be a pain… but it’s so worth it. With stunning beaches, beautiful hotels and incredible scenery – there is so much to do and see in Maui for families. If your children watched the Disney film ‘Moana’ recently – they’ll also be interested in the destination for that reason too!
We couldn’t write a family friendly vacation guide and not include Florida. Florida is the ultimate family destination, with all the theme parks and child-friendly attractions. If you take your family for a vacation here, you’re going to be the best parents in the world. At least until it’s time to come home anyway!
San Diego, California
If you’re looking for a city-based break that still has loads of family-friendly things to do then San Diego ticks all the boxes. With amazing weather, lots of beaches, and the world famous San Diego Zoo (or SeaWorld) you definitely won’t be struggling for ideas. This is a perfect mix of city-break and laid back family vacation. This is definitely one of the best USA vacations destinations for families, as it ticks so many boxes for lots of different kinds of families.
With it’s beautiful white beaches, and endless space to explore and play in, Destin offers a variety of family-friendly entertainment for a family holiday in the USA. Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park is a must-visit, as is the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park too. This area also has lots of wildlife, so it’s perfect for your children if they love seeing new things (especially animals!).
Outer Banks, California
If it’s a simple, laid back beach holiday that you’re after, then Outer Banks is it. With huge stretches of sandy beaches for your family to enjoy, and prices that won’t break the bank – it’s a solid choice for your next USA family vacation.
New York, New York
If you have older children (12+ years old or there about) then NYC makes an amazing family vacation. They will love you for taking them to the big city because NYC is just about the most exciting place on earth when you’re that age. There is SO much to do in the city, and in a lot of the attractions and activities, the kids can go free (which makes it budget friendly). Hotels can be a little cramped (NYC is famous for having small hotel rooms) but there are loads of vacation apartments to rent in the city which could prove a better option.
Orange Beach, Alabama
If it’s laid back quality time you’re after, then this might be a good choice for you. Often the best USA vacations destinations for families are the simplest. With loads of beaches, and water activities to try out – this is a vacation full of fun and laughter and bonding. If your kids are up for it, you could even try out a spot of fishing!