8 Best Family Vacation Spots in the U.S.

See museums, Broadway, FAO Schwarz, and Dylan's Candy Bar. Central Park and Hudson River Greenway are kid-friendly. Family bunk rooms are available at Freehand and Hotel Arlo SoHo.

New York City

Best for older kids with Yellowstone and Grand Teton access. Jackson Hole, Snow King, and Grand Targhee offer skiing. Shop for souvenirs in Western-themed stores.

Jackson, Wyoming

Surf lessons and sunny beaches make San Diego a kid's heaven. Shop, eat, and visit the San Diego Zoo. Family-friendly hotels include Fairmont Grand Del Mar and Hotel del Coronado.

San Diego

Legoland, Sesame Place, Franklin Institute, and Please Touch Museum welcome kids. Philadelphia Zoo and Adventure Aquarium allow animal contact.


Home to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, Orlando is a dream for families. Stay at Four Seasons Resort Orlando or JW Marriott Orlando for spacious rooms and lazy rivers.

Orlando, Florida

Enjoy year-round family fun with hiking, biking, and skiing. Don’t miss the Park Silly Sunday Market in summer and scenic Main Street in winter.

Park City, Utah

A classic Jersey Shore destination with sandy beaches, Victorian houses, and family-friendly Congress Hall. Explore Washington Street Mall for shopping and dining.

Cape May, New Jersey

Visit Maggie Daley Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Shedd Aquarium for family fun in Chicago. Enjoy indoor activities like the Chicago Children's Museum on chilly days.


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