It is always an exciting time when it comes to planning a holiday, and this is especially the case when travelling as a family. This is your opportunity to travel to destinations that you’ve always wanted to visit, or you can match the dreams of your children and/or significant other.
Yet, that also comes with its own potential pitfalls. While you might want to go to, say, Las Vegas, your children perhaps have their mind set on Disneyland. As a result, it is important to compromise and select a place that will match the wants and needs of all family members.
If you’re struggling to think of a suitable place, read on for a selection of ideal USA holiday destinations for families.
If your family enjoys outdoor adventure, there’s arguably no better place in the world to visit than Colorado. With ideal skiing conditions in the winter and an array of activities in the summer – think hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding, and fishing – there’s something for everyone in this picturesque, mountain state.
Here’s a tip: while you will be tempted to stay in the likes of Denver and Colorado Springs, consider going to a smaller town or village. Take Snowmass for example. You are a short drive from Aspen, while you also get to experience the often overlooked attractions of the village. Plus with Snowmass Vacations, you can find the perfect accommodation for your family!
If you imagine a Las Vegas that doesn’t have the casinos, you will come close to thinking about Branson. With close to 100 music, comedy and magic acts taking place each day via the town’s 50+ theaters, you won’t struggle to find a show to entertain the family.
In addition, Branson has much more going for it than just a thriving theater scene. Modeled on an old-time mining town, the popular Silver Dollar City amusement park is packed with thrilling rides, shops, demonstrations and shows. Also thanks to being positioned in the Ozark Mountains’ foothills, there are also plenty of natural attractions to enjoy.
If American history is your family’s thing, one of the best places to visit is Washington, D.C. It goes without saying, but the U.S. capital features some of the world’s most iconic structures – including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial. Not to mention the renowned museums that it possesses.
Alongside this history, you will also find that Washington has become a thriving cultural hub of shops, clubs and restaurants. Away from its once stuffy past, Washington is now ‘cool’ with the kids.
When mentioning family holiday destinations in the USA, you cannot miss out Orlando. This city is essentially the ultimate destination for children, with an abundance of theme parks that will thrill and amaze. Walt Disney World is obviously the main draw, but don’t ignore the likes of Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. Plus don’t think Orlando only appeals to children: these attractions amuse visitors of all ages!