Bring the Family! 8 Kid-Friendly Vacations

kid friendly vacation

You often hear people say “experiences over things”.

You want to get a way and recharge, but what about the kids? Kids value one on one time with family too. They also love incredible travel and adventure away from home. Travel helps children increase their developmental skills, flexibility, and independence.

It’s time to make a plan now for your “We want to get away moments”. You will want to gather the family, get that calendar out, and pick a date 3 months, 6 months, and a year from now and make a plan to make it happen.

Want to take a trip, but don’t want to break the bank by bringing the family? Some of the best childhood memories are connected to travel. Check out this guide to eight kid-friendly vacations for inspiration. Before you know it, the whole family will catch the travel bug!

Bring the Family! 8 Kid-Friendly Vacations

We are sharing these 8 kid-friendly vacations to make planning for a fun family vacation easy for you.

You will see how easy it is to find flights, find hotels,  and make memories traveling. You and your family will remember them for a lifetime.

Here are 8 kid-friendly vacations that adults will enjoy too.

1. Dinosaur Valley State Park

If you want to plan a fun family vacation with learning included, then Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas is for you. You may explore where dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean. You can also think about camping to save money.

It will be a memory you and your family will never forget. If you want to save more money, you may want to think about volunteering at Dinosaur Valley. This can be a great way to teach your kids about community service while having a kid-friendly vacation.

2. Walt Disney World Resort

The happiest place on earth. You and your kids will find it magical and unforgettable. You will find Disney World a great place to share the story of Walt Disney with your kids and all he overcame, and that dreams can come true.

You will all see the magic for yourselves as you walk through and experience Walt Disney World and the four theme parks.

You will definitely want to think about going off-season, getting your photo and fast pass.

3. Orlando, Florida

If you are thinking about Disney World, you may also want to think about everything Orlando has to offer for the whole family. Orlando has been named in various media sources as the “kid vacation mecca” and its easy to see why.

You may want to visit Sea World Orlando or Volcano Bay to name some fun places. You could also surprise the kids on a beach trip. There are several beaches within two hours from Orlando to choose from like St. Augustine.

4. Mount Rushmore

You might want something a bit more low-key with the family. The bonus of visiting Mount Rushmore is you and the family will get education and experiences. In addition to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, there are attractions, scenic drives, tours and more.

For the adults in the family, you may have a mini spa day. 

There is something for everybody. It is a great trip for the adults and one of the best places to travel with kids.

5. Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon isn’t something you want to miss seeing in your lifetime. It’s breathtaking to see with the incredible colors and erosions. This is a trip that will include physical fitness too with hiking! You could add to the adventure by camping at the Canyon. The kids will love it.

You will get to unplug, and the kids will love the scenery and activities. Everyone wins.

6. Albuquerque, New Mexico

If you want to lift off to a whole new level, you may want to visit Albuquerque during its annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. 

Albuquerque itself also offers quite a bit to see like Old Town, Uptown, and Movie Tours. 

7. Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast and it’s easy to see why. The city is one of the best places to travel with kids. The airport itself has public transportation to many destinations in the city as well.

Atlanta offers history, events, nature, food, and shopping all in one. The adults and the kids will enjoy the vacation.

You could visit CNN Center, Centennial Park, Coca-Cola Museum, a sports game, and the Aquarium. You may also want to visit Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial for education on the Civil Rights in the United States.

Atlanta also offers parks and festivals hosted annually at Piedmont Park and other parks in the city.  

8. New York, New York

If you want a mix of tours, events, and history, then New York City may be the best family vacation for you. 

There is so much variety in the city. You and your kids could start with the hop on and off tours to see the highlights of the city. You may want to visit Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Statue of Liberty, and the 9/11 Memorial.

If you have enough time, the Natural Museum of History is a great half-day to full-day activity. A Broadway show in New York City is a great idea too. There are matinee tickets available every day at Time’s Square.

You may want to think of a theme when you visit the city each day to help you decide.

Kid-Friendly Vacations

You’ve got many ideas now for travel with the 8 kid-friendly vacations. You will want to involve your kids in what they may love as well.

You could give the kids a homework assignment to write an essay on why the family should pick their favorite kid-friendly vacation. You may also involve them by having them make the plan for their favorite fun vacation for kids. You could have a brainstorming session on how the family could save money for the vacation. This will help excite everyone.

It’s time to make a plan for your kid-friendly vacation.

Please comment on what your destination is and what you think is next for you.

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