5 Family Friendly Holiday Destinations in the USA

22.11.19

As a family we love to travel and explore new and exciting places. Of course while the children are younger we haven't visited as many places as we would like, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming and planning! The USA is top of both mine and Jack's list of places to visit - we've already planned our road trip for once the littles have all grown up. But of course the USA is incredibly family-friendly too. So in the post I thought I would share 5 family-friendly travel destinations, that we would love to visit one day.


Florida
It's no secret that we are a family of Disney lovers, so Orlando in Florida is definitely top of our list. Most of my childhood holidays were spent in Walt Disney World, so to take my own children would be a dream (I've actually shared my WDW holiday bucket list recently). Orlando isn't just about Disney though. You also have other theme parks including Universal, Busch Gardens, Legoland, and Seaworld. And then there's the magical Kennedy Space Centre, beaches, wildlife reserves and so much more. 

Alaska
When you first think of visiting the USA you probably wouldn't think of Alaska. But the 49th state is not only incredibly beautiful, but full of character and adventure too. Depending on where you stay there are a number of activities you can book your family onto, or you can brave it and go solo - just remember to be prepared if you're travelling with young children. You can see wildlife such as bears, moose and reindeer in their natural habitats, and if your little ones love to explore then a hike in the mountains would be right up their street. If you're wanting to see more of the state, then why not book an Alaska Cruise for your trip. A perfect way to spot some of the world’s rarest wildlife, all from the safety of your ship!


California
After watching Katie's California vlogs over the years I have definitely added California to my list. Much like Alaska, there is so much to see in California that it would be difficult to fit it all into one trip. From snow-capped mountain ranges to beaches and of course Disneyland, there really is something for every age and interest. Yosemite National Park is a great area to visit if you're an adventure-loving family like us. You can camp, swim, hike and explore - all while taking in the beauty and wonder of the National Park. There is also San Diego Zoo (the largest zoo in the world!), which would be a perfect family-friendly day out. 

Hawaii
Ever since I was little Hawaii has been somewhere I've always wanted to visit. If you want your family to experience the traditional Hawaii, then Oahu is the best island to explore. Full of activities for the whole family, including scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing. And of course no holiday to Hawaii would be complete without experiencing a traditional Luau come the evening! If your family is more into exploring off the beaten track, then a visit to Maui would probably be better suited. With some of the best beaches in the world and the opportunity for rural getaways, it's definitely on my travel list!


Tennessee
Again another state you wouldn't originally think of, but Tennessee has so much to offer for families, including the Smoky Mountains, the Mississippi River and of course Nashville and Memphis. If you're an adventurous family then a trip to the National Park and surrounding areas, where you can enjoy horseback riding and river rafting, would suit you. You could also visit the iconic Dollywood while you're there too - a sure hit with little ones! Tennessee is also a great state to visit if your family is musical, as both Nashville and Memphis are must sees. My nan was a huge Elvis fan and visited Memphis many times, so I'd love to take my little ones to experience her passion one day.

What US states would you love to visit as a family?
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