Top 5 Best Family Vacation Spots
Kids of all ages love this narrow strip of Florida paradise with its Superhero Training Camp and Wildlife World Zoo, along with beaches that provide free million-dollar views and plenty of outdoor recreational activities.
Coeur D’Alene offers breathtaking water sports on a lake described by local singer-songwriters as being like “a diamond in the valley’s hand”. Kids will also delight in exploring artisanal ice cream shops and an independent toy store.
1. Atlantis Bahamas
No matter your style of vacationing, this Bahamas resort has something for everyone – from adventure seekers to those seeking relaxation. Families will especially love Aquaventure Water Adventure Park and Dolphin Cay Dolphin Swims for unforgettable water adventure fun!
Atlantis Bahamas Water park Aquaventure features 11 pools, a lazy river, rapids river and numerous water slides for children of all ages to enjoy, including Mayan Temple with a 50-ft vertical drop into near darkness and tons of other waterslides for their entertainment.
Adults seeking more secluded relaxation will love The Cove pool, with cabana butlers available and cabana butler service available. Alternatively, those in search of Las Vegas-style fun should head over to Atlantis Casino where there’s also a world-class spa, 19 bars and restaurants as well as its Kid Concierge which helps families plan daily activities and menu options.
Gatlinburg offers plenty of exciting things to do. Situated just minutes from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this quaint four-season town provides everything from dinner shows and horseback riding, family attractions and world-renowned museums – and more!
Rainbow Falls stands out among Tennessee waterfalls for its many stunning cascades and provides a perfect respite from Tennessee heat during summer days. Its cool crystal-clear waters offer relief from Tennessee heat.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies features an incredible selection of exotic creatures sure to excite children and adults alike, while guests can visit The Sinks — natural pools formed by three waterfalls upstream — for added entertainment.
3. Las Vegas
Vegas may be known for its gambling and sensuality, but there are actually plenty of family-friendly attractions here as well. Kids will love going go-karting at the Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix or watching an entertaining performance like Cirque du Soleil; Discovery Children’s Museum provides activities where kids can create art, become archaeologists or solve mysteries; they can also explore underwater at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium!
Children will love gondola rides at the Venetian Hotel and Madame Tussauds for its amazing selection of wax figures featuring The Avengers, Beyonce, The Rock and more. Or they can experience thrills on High Roller LINQ Hotel which boasts the world’s tallest observation wheel!
4. San Diego
San Diego offers something for all family vacations – sandy beaches and vibrant neighborhoods provide ample fun, while top attractions like SeaWorld and ZooSanDiego provide activities suited to young visitors.
No matter their interests, kids will love exploring this California city – whether that means staring up at planets from our solar system at the Air & Space Museum, Komodo dragons and baboons at the Zoo, or taking in all its other offerings such as Legoland with its roller coaster rides and Coastersaurus at SeaWorld. For young adrenaline junkies looking for thrills there is also an exciting roller coaster at Legoland and Arctic-themed Coastersaurus at SeaWorld that are surefire ways of turning on curiosity.
Visiting Mission Bay resorts? Make sure to plan time for visits to Cabrillo National Monument’s tide pools during a low-tide period and spending some time touring Balboa Park with its 17 onsite museums.
5. Los Angeles
Los Angeles can seem intimidating to families, but there are plenty of kid-friendly activities in Los Angeles to keep your kids busy for days at a time. Staying longer here allows your children to discover multiple attractions while giving yourself time for personal exploration of LA.
Beach-bound families love staying steps from the sand at Shutters on the Beach, renting hotel cruiser bikes makes exploring Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park (featuring an aquarium, historic carousel and playland arcade) easy. Additionally, kids will adore visiting Heal the Bay Aquarium or exploring Third Street Promenade with its al fresco dining venues and street performers.
Spend a weekend exploring Tinseltown! From celebrity home tours to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, kids will have plenty to keep them occupied during this experience.