Who says you need to go abroad for great family fun? The U.S. is filled to the brim with historic sites, breathtaking parks and plenty of excitement. From theme parks to road trips, the states have what travelers need for the perfect vacation.
National parks always provide plenty of entertainment with their beautiful hiking trails, rich history and family-friendly campsites. The United States is home to a total of 58 national parks. Here are three of our favorites.
We can’t talk about U.S. travel without a mention of the great American road trip. Road trips are a rite of passage here in the states: the end locations are endless and they are so customizable. Here are a some of the best.
Universal, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Sesame Place, Disney, Legoland and Dollywood, there are so many amazing domestic theme parks for the whole family to explore. For a slice of nature, kids and adults alike will love getting a close up look at marine wildlife at parks like SeaWorld and Discovery Cove. Best of all, you can feel good about supporting these parks as both donate a percentage of ticket funds to wildlife and ocean conservation groups. Adrenaline junkies and pop culture fanatics will love parks like Disney and Universal where they can immerse themselves in a world where they can snap a pic with their favorite characters and catch a ride on one of the death-defying coasters or waterslides.
Travelers who are mindful about accessibility will want to check out Sesame Place, the first theme park designated as Certified Autism Center complete with certified staff, ride accessibility guides and quiet rooms.
Sure, we might call it Sin City, but that doesn’t mean the kiddos can’t tag along to experience some Vegas magic. Despite what most people have been told, Las Vegas has plenty of family fun activities to offer. For entertainment, we recommend a show by Cirque du Soleil where families will be mesmerized by dramatic music and acrobatics. Can’t get enough of Marvel? Superhero fans can immerse themselves in the world of The Avengers at the Marvel Avengers Station located just off the main strip featuring interactive mini games, green-screen photo experiences and the chance to try on Iron Man’s suit. If all else fails, families are sure to love exploring the over-the-top hotels that Vegas has to offer such as Circus Circus, Excalibur, New York New York and Mandalay Bay.