10 Family-Friendly U.S. Vacation Destinations
Walt Disney World1 of 11
Just about every kid wants to go to Disney World. Heck, parents want to go, too. Located near Kissimmee, Florida, Disney World has four theme parks, two water parks, four golf course, two mini golf courses and a camping resort, making it safe to say you'll have plenty to do here. From roller coasters to meeting Cinderella, there is almost too much for you and your family to do at this theme park.
Yellowstone National Park2 of 11
Looking to get your family away from the city? Want your kids to disconnect and become one with nature? Then pack your bags and head to Yellowstone National Park. Nearly 3,500 square miles, this national park stretches across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Filled with lush forests, rivers, hot springs and geysers, including the most famous geyser in the park, Old Faithful, this park has plenty of sites for your family to see.
Washington, D.C.3 of 11
Visiting the nation's capital is a must for American kids. D.C. is filled with national landmarks such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and many more. Plus, the city is home to a collection of 19 museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian, the Air and Space Museum and a National Zoo. D.C. is the perfect place for your kids to soak up some U.S. history.
Grand Canyon4 of 11
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a gorge created by the Colorado River. The canyon is over 270 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. Located in Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park, the canyon is made of beautifully carved stone striped with deep red and brown hues, and is one of the most natural beauties in the U.S. If you decide to camp, your entire family will enjoy stargazing at the Milky Way from this stunning location.
Maui5 of 11
Take your family on an island vacation without passports by traveling to Maui. Located in the mid-Pacific and part of the Hawaiian island chain, Maui has picturesque beaches and loads of family-style beach resorts. Known for its diverse geography, this island offers more fun for the family than just lounging on the beach. Activities include windsurfing, snorkeling or hiking Mt. Haleakala, the island's highest peak. There's no shortage of outdoor activities for the family while soaking up the Hawaiian sun.
Park City6 of 11
If your family is looking for a cooler vacation option, Park City, Utah has multiple family-friendly ski resorts the whole family can enjoy. Ski, zip line or sleigh ride with snow under your feet and mountain scenery just a glance away. After a fun day on the slopes, warm up by the fire with hot cocoa in the ski lodge. Being surrounded by snow will certainly take your family vacation to the next level.
Myrtle Beach7 of 11
Can't decide between going to a beach or an amusement park? Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offers both. Located in the middle of a 60-mile string of beaches, Myrtle Beach has brown sugar-colored sand and a beachfront boardwalk. The boardwalk provides fun for all ages with games, arcades, Family Kingdom Amusement Park and the Skywheel, one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the country.
Williamsburg8 of 11
Another historic site, Williamsburg, Virginia is famous for its role in the American Revolution. Travel back to the 18th century every morning while marching with the Fifes and Drums as they storm the Governor's Palace dressed in traditional costumes, or visit one of the many other historic sites. Williamsburg will give your kids a hands-on history lesson that is both interactive and entertaining.
Niagara Falls9 of 11
On the border of New York and Canada, Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls: the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Located on the Niagara River, the combined fall rate of the three waterfalls results in the highest stream flow rate in the world. We recommend visiting the Falls on the Canadian side, as it houses Horseshoe Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America.
Schlitterbahn10 of 11
A family-owned and -operated waterpark, the original Schlitterbahn is located along the Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas. One of the first water resorts in the world, this park has a pool of diverse rides and slides for your family to enjoy. Hop on a Double Loop Body Slide or the Master Blaster Uphill Water Coaster for a wet and wild ride, or take a slower paced relaxing dip in one of the many pools or rivers.