The best family vacation spots, are the places with lots of different activities to keep the whole family occupied.
Where in a America?
Orlando, Florida is the first place many families consider when it comes to planning a family vacation. Start with Walt Disney World, arguably the most famous amusement park in the world. Disney World is now composed of 4 parks; EPCOT, MGM Studios, the Animal Kingdom, and the Magic Kingdom, guaranteeing that everyone in the family can find something they love.
The park offers discounted tickets if you buy entrances to more than one park. One thing to consider is the character meals, which let you and your family eat breakfast or lunch with your favorite Disney characters. If Disney World gets tiring, try Gator World or Universal Studios, which is perfect for teenagers who may have outgrown the Disney characters.
For families that crave some history, try Colonial Williamsburg. The city is teeming with history, and families can watch the in costume workers portray historic colonial life. You can also try heading out to Busch Gardens, or Water Country USA, one of the biggest waterparks in the country. Colonial Williamsburg is the perfect combination of learning and fun; spend one day in the amusement park, and another day learning about your heritage.
South Dakota is a great option that many people overlook. The Badlands are gorgeous, but there are many other things to do. Consider heading up to Deadwood and learning about the Old West through Calamity Jane and Wild Bill. Or stop by the original Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead. And to end the day, make a trip to Wall Drug, one of the weirdest and neatest stores you’ll ever see.
Or plan a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania and the famous Hersheypark, voted the best family amusement park. You and your family can learn the history of the company while enjoying the rides, and sampling chocolate. After a day in Hershey, you can spend a day in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and even visit the Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park.
Another great family-friendly vacation spot is the Wisconsin Dells. Great Wolf Lodge has a branch in the area with an over 100,000 square foot indoor water park. Or try the Kalahari Resort, with an African theme. The resort has a 125,000 square foot indoor water park and a 570-foot slide. The Chula Vista Resort is another resort with an indoor water park, but it also hosts an 18 hole miniature golf course.
A great family vacation is a kind that your kids will remember for years to come, and choosing one of these locations will give them some great memories.