The Best Vacation Destinations in the United States for Families
Feb 01, 2023 By Daniel Jackson

When people go on vacation with their children, they have different priorities than when they go on a trip with their girlfriends, on a romantic retreat, or by themselves. Almost every vacation spot may be considered suitable for families; however, doing so may involve more forethought and organization on your part (which anyone who has ever traveled with a little one knows comes with the territory anyway). On the other hand, specific locations provide a wide variety of activities geared toward children, such as parks, playgrounds, zoos, interactive museums, aquariums, riverside walking pathways, and hotels designed to accommodate visitors of all ages. You won't have to go very far to go to any of these locations, which is a huge relief. The following is a list of the greatest places in the United States for families to go on vacation, ranging from major cities to national parks where they may camp or glamp.

San Diego, CA

In sunny San Diego, there is no such thing as a youngster being bored because the city is home to some of the most beautiful theme parks in the world and the largest comic book convention in the world. In addition, unlike a quality film by Pixar, the greatest activities appropriate for children will not force adults to stare at their mobile devices. We guarantee that the adults will enjoy mixing with exotic animals, splishing through waterfront fountains, and marveling at towering Lego masterpieces just as much as their children do. At Mission Beach, Coronado Beach, or La Jolla Shores, you may steer clear of the more rowdy people and enjoy the peaceful surf among other families.

Grand Canyon, AZ

With a depth of one mile, 277 miles, and the ability to be seen from space, the Grand Canyon ranks high on the coolness scale for children. Discover it on foot, by bike, or by taking a trip on a mule from the rim down to the bottom of the canyon (the guided treks are appropriate for children aged six and above). The children may become irritable as they go outside the Wi-Fi signal range, but they will never forget the experience of trekking along these paths. Take advantage of the incredible Skywalk at Grand Canyon West, which protrudes 70 feet from the canyon's edge and has nothing but glass between you and the Colorado River, which is 4,000 feet below. This is an attraction to be noticed.

Tucson, AZ

Tanque Verde, located outside Tucson, Arizona, is a world-class dude ranch with breathtaking paths that snake through desert and mountain landscapes, making it a great destination for a family dude ranch vacation. Children with a passion for horses will love this facility, but new riders will also benefit from the opportunity to master the basics of horsemanship. Horseback riding and arts and crafts are only two of the daily offerings at the kids' club, while tired riders may relax in the spa. Museums, coffee shops, and microbreweries await you in the city, and the surrounding environment of saguaros, barrel cacti, and prickly pear cactus is stunning.

Orlando (Florida)

With four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom), two water parks, golf courses, and thirty-six hotels, Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is the largest resort complex in the world. The complex spans 43 square miles. Add a day or two at Universal Orlando Resort, where you can experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to your trip for the whole theme park experience. At the very least, you'll want to spend two days there (multi-day tickets are the best bet) and stay on-site to take advantage of the parks' longer hours and your first dibs at Fast Pass reservations. The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort are rustic cottages in the wilderness that can accommodate families of six.

FL, Destin

Destin is plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family, from fishing to lounging on the pristine white sand beaches. Amusement parks, such as Big Kahuna's with its waterslides and lazy river, and the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, where visitors may view dolphins and penguins, are very popular among families with children. You must take a boat excursion. Destin is home to a wide variety of boat tours, from dolphin-watching and pirate-themed cruises to glass-bottom boats and speedboat races.