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Are you dreaming of your next getaway and want to find a family vacation spot that’s toddler-friendly and scratches your itch to travel?
New York Travel company AllTheRooms is here to help with some great options, from camping under the stars in Yellowstone National Park, through to splashing around in waterparks at Wisconsin Dells. These picks are awesome choices for fun family vacations for kids and grown-ups alike.
1. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is an amazing family vacation destination.
Camp under the crystal clear starry skies or marvel at the canyons, lush forests, famous water-exploding geysers and colorful hot springs—there’s so much to see and do! During your vacation in Yellowstone, you’ll have the chance to paddle in streams, walk stroller-friendly hike routes and see grizzly bears, black bears, and elk.
Hotels can be expensive in the park, so why not opt for a tent? The park has twelve developed campsites to choose from, ranging from fully-equipped tents to pitch-your-own spots.
My girl, Thass, over at Family Off Duty has a post with some awesome camping tips for families.
2. Walt Disney World, Florida
For all kids (and many adults too) a trip to Orlando and the Disney parks is a dream come true.
The kids can see their favorite Disney characters in real life, watch fun-filled shows and squeal with laughter on toddler-friendly rides. Meanwhile, adults can experience thrill-seeking roller coasters and reminisce about their childhood Disney characters. If you need a place to stay, explore accommodation options in Florida.
Head over to my Disney page for all of my posts to help you plan your Walt Disney World vacation.
3. San Diego, California
If you’re looking for a fun-filled beach vacation, look no further than San Diego. With miles of gorgeous, golden-sand beaches, have fun splashing around in the sea with the kids.
When you’re looking for a break from the beach, head to the famous San Diego Zoo, home to animals such as polar bears and pandas alongside many other species.
San Diego is a great destination for parents too, who can do a spot of surfing or bodyboarding and tuck-in to authentic Mexican food.
4. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells is commonly known as ‘the waterpark capital of the world’ and draws thousands of families every year.
There are so many attractions in Wisconsin Dells, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Top-picks include visiting Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park and the Timber Falls Adventure Park. Wisconsin is usually only warm during the summer months of June and July, however, there are loads of indoor parks and attractions if you’re planning to travel at a different time of the year. Happy splashing!
5. Long Beach, California
Another top beach destination for a toddler-friendly vacation is Long Beach, California.
The giant playground is filled with beautiful sandy beaches and tons of marine life. Head to the Aquarium of the Pacific, where you and your toddler can see over 11,000 sea creatures, as well as have the opportunity to touch or feed them.
Other activities kids will love include riding a gondola around Naples island or paying a visit to Adventure City, an amusement park for children aged one to nine.
6. Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg is known for its colonial history, so it’s no surprise the city is home to the country’s largest interactive history museum, Colonial Williamsburg.
The museum offers fun-for-all, with kid-friendly attractions such as live actors creating scenes of characters traveling in the 18th-century and music from the era.
You can also spend a day at Busch Gardens, a fun adventure park.
Bonus: If you are a member of our armed services, Busch Gardens offers discounts for active military members.
When it’s time for a bite to eat head to Merchants Square, laid out like an 18th-century-style village, and packed with kid-friendly restaurants.
7. Jeffersonville, Vermont
Jeffersonville is a great destination to visit if you want to introduce your children to snow.
In the winter months, venture up the mountains in Jeffersonville for activities like full-day ski programs for children up to the age of three, and introductory ski programs for kids between the ages of two and three.