If simplicity with a side of adventure is what you’re after then the USA is a great place to start. America has some amazing cities and a wide breadth of cultures, so choosing a base can be a bit overwhelming but most places will have something to please the whole family. Visiting the USA with kids with kids can be as active or relaxed as you choose, it’s all about picking the right destination.
One of AWTYKs favourites is Chicago, with amazing museums, very family friendly dining options and hotels and the fabulous Navy Pier, a visit to the windy city will make you feel like you have had a beach and city break all in one. Check out Chicago Blog for some more great tips.
Las Vegas is another city well geared up for families. Forget the gambling and nightlife – visit the amazing hotels where kids will be enthralled by the décor and theatre involved, all for free. When the ding of the slot machines get too much, it is easy to escape the crowds and visit the Hoover dam and Grand Canyon for some spectacular scenery, AWTYK highly recommend the helicopter experience, a “must tick” for all bucket lists!
Whilst not known for being particularly child friendly, New York is still an amazing destination to visit. Central Park is beautiful at any time of year. It has loads of play areas and organised activities to burn off some energy. Broadway has some great family friendly shows. Plus all the Museums have special trails for little ones to follow whilst learning a bit at the same time!
We couldn’t mention family holidays in the States without including Florida. The theme parks undoubtedly offer a little something for every age and will create some everlasting memories. Have a look at our top tips for surviving Disney and my tips for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal. Don’t miss the bright lights and bustle of Miami, or the beautiful beaches of the Florida Keys.
When to go
High season : June-August
Low season : November-March
Currency : Dollars
Language : English
The 13 stripes on the American flag represent the 13 original colonies
Not to miss
Soak up the culture in the big cities. Or indulge your love of Disney at one of the many theme parks
Where are your favourite places to visit in the USA with kids? Let me know in the comments.