The 5 Best Family-Friendly Destinations in the USA

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A holiday abroad is the perfect way for parents to spend some quality time with their kids and can strengthen their bond throughout the years. It will also ensure their children have many wonderful memories to look back on in adulthood. 

If you want to provide your kids with an unforgettable getaway in 2019, you might be considering jetting off to the United States for a fun-filled adventure with the clan. To help you pick the right option for both you and your children, here are the five best family-friendly destinations in the USA.

Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World

Orlando might have been the first destination that sprung to mind, as the Sunshine State offers many superb family friendly family attractions to choose from, such as:

  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Universal Studios
  • Epcot 
  • Magic Kingdom
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Gatorland
  • Orlando Science Center

The popular city will provide your kids with sights and attractions they are unlikely to forget in a hurry, and they will also have an opportunity to meet their favourite Disney characters, such as Cinderella, Snow White and Minnie Mouse.

Elsa

Of course, you will want a home away from home when in the Sunshine State, which is why clean, comfortable and spacious villas in Orlando might be ideal for your large or small family.

Washington, D.C

If you’re looking to take your child on an educational holiday in 2019, make sure to book a flight to the US capital, Washington, DC. That’s because it is packed full of superb museums to visit. 

For example, both you and your kids could spend many hours exploring the National Air and Space Museum, which offers an extensive collection of space and aviation artefacts while the National Museum of American History is the proud home of the original Star-Spangled Banner. 

The kids will also be fascinated by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, as they can watch millions of dollars produced before their very eyes. Plus, many of the city’s biggest attractions are free to enjoy.

New York City, New York

It’s hard not to fall in love with New York City, as its energy can be infectious. Not only is the Big Apple brimming with life, but it is home to a seemingly endless list of superb attractions, landmarks, restaurants, and entertainment.

For example, when you’re not busy viewing the city’s skyline from the Empire State Building, you can take the ferry to the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The kids will also want to spend many an hour in Central Park, which is home to Central Park Zoo, and they’ll be mesmerised when catching a superb musical on Broadway.

Don’t forget to make your way to the Upper West Side, either, which will allow children to come face-to-face with dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles

The kids will never be bored in LA, which offers a ton of attractions that will ensure they have an unforgettable family holiday. For example, the whole clan can embark on a Starline Tour, which will allow you to visit many movie stars homes in the city. 

You also can book tickets for you and the kids on the Universal Studios Tour, which will take you all behind the scenes of your favourite movies and TV shows, as you can explore the backlot set. However, one destination at the top of your kids’ bucket list will be Anaheim, which is home to the original Disneyland.

It might also be a smart idea to rent a car when in LA, which will allow you to transport your kids from one destination to another with ease. However, ensure it’s equipped with GPS.

Yosemite National Park, California

Few destinations are more beautiful than Yosemite National Park, which is why your children are unlikely to forget a getaway to the popular 1,169 square mile national park, which is located in California’s Sierra Nevada.

When not breathing in sweeping valleys, breath-taking waterfalls and towering granite cliffs, the whole family can enjoy a spot of:

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming

Yosemite National Park also offers a two-hour Valley Floor tour that is led by an experienced park ranger, who will provide an insight into the park’s unique landscape, history and ecology.

However, it is important to note that the national park’s 13 campgrounds are incredibly popular, so you will need to book your spot many months in advance to avoid disappointment.

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