Looking for some inspiration for your next family vacation? Look no further than these amazing family-friendly destinations that will create unforgettable memories for kids of all ages.
Certainly! Here are 40 family vacation destinations that are perfect for kids:
Glacier National Park, Montana
Witness the disappearing glaciers and hike on the Going-to-the-Sun road for some of the most scenic views in the world.
(More info: NPS.gov/glac)
Miami Beach, Florida
Enjoy tropical beaches and kid-friendly activities like the Children’s Museum and Jungle Island.
(More info: MiamiandBeaches.com)
The Black Hills, South Dakota
Explore Mount Rushmore, see buffalo and pan for gold in this underrated destination.
(More info: TravelSouthDakota.com)
Visit the Denver Zoo, Children’s Museum, and Denver Museum of Nature and Science for a fun-filled family day.
(More info: Denver.org)
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Snorkel in freshwater cenotes, swim with manatees, climb ancient Mayan ruins, and enjoy the prime beachfront real estate.
(More info: VisitMexico.com)
Millennium Park, Chicago
Take a selfie in front of the reflective Cloud Gate sculpture, splash in the animated Crown Fountain, and join free family activities on the big lawn.
(More info: ChooseChicago.com)
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Home to Grand Teton National Park and a world-class ski resort, you can raft the scenic Snake River, explore the magical ice castle and ice skate in Teton Village.
(More info: VisitJacksonHole.com)
Check off the Magic Kingdom classics, experience Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and enjoy the Vintage Amphicar and Aerophile at Disney Springs.
(More info: DisneyWorld.Disney.go.com)
Dinosaur Valley State Park, Texas
See the best-preserved dinosaur tracks in the world, take a covered wagon tour, and mountain bike the trails.
(More info: Texas.gov)
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
See geysers, hot springs, and wildlife such as bison, elk, and bears.
(More info: NPS.gov/yell)
San Diego, California
Visit the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and Legoland for family fun in the sun.
(More info: SanDiego.org)
Niagara Falls, New York
Witness the majesty of the falls and take a Maid of the Mist boat tour.
(More info: NiagaraFallsUSA.com)
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Hike or take a mule ride down into the canyon for breathtaking views.
(More info: NPS.gov/grca)
Experience the beauty of the islands with activities like snorkeling, surfing, and luaus.
(More info: GoHawaii.com)
Acadia National Park, Maine
Hike, bike, or kayak in this picturesque park on the coast of Maine.
(More info: NPS.gov/acad)
Universal Studios, Orlando
Visit Harry Potter’s Wizarding World or ride the thrilling roller coasters at this famous theme park.
(More info: UniversalOrlando.com)
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Hike the trails, see the wildflowers, and spot wildlife like elk and bears.
(More info: NPS.gov/mora)
New York City
Visit the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the American Museum of Natural History in the city that never sleeps.
(More info: NYCgo.com)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Perfect for a beach vacation, enjoy the seafood, lighthouses, and whale watching.
(More info: CapeCodChamber.org)
The Grand Tetons, Wyoming
Take a scenic drive, hike the trails, or go horseback riding in the shadow of the majestic Tetons.
(More info: NPS.gov/grte)
San Antonio, Texas
Visit the Alamo, River Walk, and the interactive DoSeum children’s museum.
(More info: VisitSanAntonio.com)
Yosemite National Park, California
Hike to waterfalls, see the giant sequoias, and spot wildlife like black bears and coyotes.
(More info: NPS.gov/yose)
Explore the historic old town, visit the science center, and try the famous poutine.(More info: MontrealTourism.ca)
Cedar Point, Ohio
Ride the roller coasters and thrill rides at this famous amusement park.
(More info: CedarPoint.com)
Joshua Tree National Park, California
See the unique rock formations, go stargazing, and hike the trails.
(More info: NPS.gov/jotr)
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Experience a slower pace of life with horse-drawn carriage rides, fudge shops, and bike rentals.
(More info: MackinacIsland.org)
Charleston, South Carolina
Visit the historic district, take a carriage tour, and see the sea turtles at the aquarium.
(More info: ExploreCharleston.com)
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Hike the trails, see the wildlife, and take a scenic drive through the mountains.
(More info: NPS.gov/romo)
San Francisco, California
See the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Alcatraz Island, and ride the famous cable cars.
(More info: SFTravel.com)
Visit Hersheypark, Chocolate World, and the Hershey’s Chocolate Factory.
(More info: HersheyPA.com)
Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, go ziplining, and visit Dollywood.
(More info: Gatlinburg.com)
Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming
Enjoy the lake’s beaches, go fishing, and take a scenic boat tour.
(More info: NPS.gov/yell)
Visit Stanley Park, Science World, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
(More info: TourismVancouver.com)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Enjoy the beaches, visit the aquarium, and take a spin on the SkyWheel.
(More info: VisitMyrtleBeach.com)
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Explore the world’s longest cave system on a guided tour.
(More info: NPS.gov/maca)
Mackenzie Country, New Zealand
Go stargazing, visit the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, and see the Tekapo Springs hot pools.
(More info: MackenzieNZ.com)
Visit the Desert Botanical Garden, hike Camelback Mountain, and see the animals at the Phoenix Zoo.
(More info: VisitPhoenix.com)
Arches National Park, Utah
See the unique sandstone arches and hike the trails.
(More info: NPS.gov/arch)
Lake Tahoe, California
Enjoy the beaches, hike the trails, and take a scenic drive around the lake.
(More info: TahoesBest.com)
Visit the Smithsonian museums, see the monuments, and take a tour of the Capitol.
(More info: Washington.org)
I hope these 40 destinations provide plenty of inspiration for your next family vacation!