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Favorite Family Friendly RV and Camping Destinations - Something for Everyone
Looking for a great place for your next family vacation? The United States is full of amazing places that will wow the entire family. From theme parks to national parks, these best family attractions have something to interest every member of the family, adults and children alike.
Best known for Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida has lots to offer the family vacationer. For a sea theme adventure, visit SeaWorld Orlando. Or visit Universal Studios Orlando and experience your favorite movies on the thrilling rides. If you're looking for a little bit of culture during your stay, you could view a performance by the Orlando ballet.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon provides an awe-inspiring experience. Visit the South Rim year round or, for a more secluded experience, visit the North Rim from May to October. The Grand Canyon offers mule trips, amazing hiking and river trips, and for the kids the Grand Canyon offers Junior Ranger programs. Be sure to make your camp or lodge reservations well in advance since this is a popular destination for vacationers worldwide.
San Diego, California
Visit the San Diego Zoo and see wild animals from across the globe, or see the rhinos on a safari trip at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. Experience sea life at SeaWorld. For a little relaxation, swimming, surfing or snorkeling, visit San Diego's beautiful beaches.
New York City, New York
The Big Apple offers a wide variety of attractions like no other city in the United States. Visit the Statue of Liberty, view New York City from the Empire State Building Observatory on the 86th floor, experience the hustle and bustle of Times Square, or see The Lion King on Broadway. These are just a few of rich and diverse experiences to be found in New York City.
Yellowstone National Park, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming
Visit America's first national park to experience some of the natural splendors of America. Stop in at one of the visitor centers to learn about the abundant wildlife living in Yellowstone. Spot Elk and Bison while backcountry or day hiking. Bring or rent a bicycle and ride past Old Faithful. Experience the many thermal areas of Yellowstone including Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin and the mud pots at Artist Paint Pots. This is a great road-trip destination for the family.
The capital of our country offers the ultimate historical and cultural family vacation. Washington, DC offers a wide range of museums to interest everyone. Make sure to stop at the Smithsonian during your stay. Take your children to some of this nation’s treasures, such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the National Mall. You can even visit the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Check out Cape Cod for a fun filled family vacation. Visit some of the historic lighthouses and museums to learn about the rich history of this area. Try a sightseeing, fishing or whale watching tour. Relax on one of the fabulous beaches, catch one of the Cape Cod Baseball League games or ride your bike on one of the many bike trails.
Big Island, Hawaii
Explore the Big Island of Hawaii from the beautiful beaches to the snowy mountaintop. Swim, snorkel, scuba dive and surf off Hawaii's beautiful coast. Experience the different beaches, hike out to Papakolea, the green sand beach, see green sea turtles at the black sand beach of Punaluu Beach Park or go for a swim at Hapuna Beach State Park, the biggest white sand beach on the island. Experience the volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or view the movement of lava at the Kalapana viewing site.
Seattle is a great spot to experience the splendor of the Pacific Northwest. Visit the touch pools at the Seattle Aquarium to learn about the sea-life of the Puget Sound or visit the Woodland Park Zoo and see the newly renovated penguin exhibit. Ride the monorail to the Pacific Science Center and have a meal at the top of the Space Needle. Explore the Pike Place Market and walk along the waterfront before taking a scenic ferry ride.
For a family vacation steeped in music, visit Nashville, Music City. Take an amphibious tour of the city on the Music City Duck Tours. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry and -- for lovers of the King -- get tickets to the musical biography at the Texas Troubadour Theatre. For even more family fun check out the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, the Adventure Science Center, and play in the water-slides at Nashville Shores or Wave country.