Wondering where you should take your family on vacation this year? It can be difficult to know where the best places are for the whole family.
We’ve got the lowdown on the best family trips in the United States. Here’s where you should be going on vacation this year:
When you’re hoping to find a trip that the whole family can enjoy (regardless of age), Orlando is the obvious choice. The whole family will love Universal Studios, while Disney World is perfect if you have small children.
Obviously, Orlando is jam-packed with other families during school vacation, so it may be worth pulling your kids out of school at a time that suits you if you’re interested in making the trip more affordable. If you’ll be planning a few days at Universal Studios or Disney World, some of the bigger resorts offer bundle deals which include meal plans and admission to several parks.
For fun in the sun, you can’t go wrong with San Diego. With sunny weather all year round and 70 miles of stunning coastline, this is the place to go if your family loves the outdoors. Whether you have small children or teenagers, the whole family will love the delicious Mexican cuisine, San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, and thriving nightlife. Want surfing lessons? Head to Mission Beach. Love seeing wild seals? Check out La Jolla. Plan to stroll by the seaside? The trip to Coronado is a must.
The Grand Canyon is a mile deep, 18 miles wide, and approximately 277 miles long. This natural wonder has been expanding for six million years, drawing people from around the globe to experience the orange and red grandeur. This is a Unesco World Heritage site and leaves more than 4.5 million visitors awestruck every year.
Washington DC is not only a great option for older kids, but it’s also a great learning opportunity for younger kids as well. While this city used to have a reputation for stuffiness, it’s now been transformed into an exciting vacation destination on the East Coast. While the city is still government-focused (every second person seems to work “on the hill”), you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of interesting neighborhoods and renowned museums.
With a recent explosion of clubs, boutiques, and cafes, DC is quickly transitioning into a thriving cultural hub. This is no longer the Washington DC you went to on your field trip in middle school- it’s now a way cooler place.