When you are trying to determine where to go for your next holiday getaway, there are a number of choices available for you that offer a family-friendly atmosphere. Here are just seven fun and family-friendly holiday spots for you to consider. For more family-oriented holiday locations, visit FamilyHolidays.co.uk.
1) Colonial Williamsburg
Explore the history of early America when you visit Colonial Williamsburg. This incredible village is like a historians theme park. There are a number of 18th century homes and shops for you to explore, giving you a better idea of what life was like during the early days of America. The town of Williamsburg even includes an early American church as well as a theater and tavern.
2) San Francisco
The city of San Francisco is filled with attractions that could keep you busy for days. Fisherman’s Wharf is a favorite of visitors as well as Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, the Embarcadero, the Golden Gate Bridge and of course, Alcatraz Island. There is much to see and do here and there are many specialty shops for you to explore during your trip. You could also ride on an authentic San Francisco Cable Car, enjoy the many museums in town or visit Ghirardelli Square to satisfy that sweet tooth.
3) Washington D.C.
When you are looking for a great place to get away for the holiday, take a trip to Washington D.C. You will get the chance for you and your family to see the famous landmarks and museums that fill the nations capital. Especially of interest is the Smithsonian Institution with thousands of displays and artifacts for you to explore. The Smithsonian is located on the National Mall and also includes the National Zoo as well as a sculpture garden, art gallery and a number of different museums within the Smithsonian for you to enjoy.
4) Grand Canyon
If you love to explore nature and the way that different land formations are made then check out the Grand Canyon. Tours are given regularly of the canyon and you can even camp on the valley floor. The Grand Canyon is filled with adventure and amazing scenery, offering a great backdrop for photographers as well as those who are interested in early Native American cultures. You can even ride the rapids of the Colorado River on a raft or step out over the edge of the canyon walls when you visit the famous glass Skywalk at the top of the canyon.
5) Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Stay in a resort hotel designed for kids when you visit the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando, Florida. The lodge features a wildlife savannah with more than 200 different animals as well as suites and rooms that are designed with an African safari motif. The lodge is filled with woodcarvings, native handcrafts and many other decorator details. Some of the balconies in the suites overlook the savannah where you can get a better look at the animals and even get up close and personal with a giraffe. The lodge also happens to be just minutes from Walt Disney World.
6) New York City
A holiday getaway is the perfect time to take your family and visit the Big Apple. The city is filled with amazing attractions for families to enjoy ranging from the Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall to Time Square, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center and of course, the Statue of Liberty. New York City is one of those places that you have to visit at least once in your life. Don’t forget to take a stroll through Central Park during your visit.
7) Great Wolf Lodge
When you want a real adventure for your family, spend your holiday vacation at the Great Wolf Lodge. The lodge features an indoor waterpark with tons of rides and attractions like Fort Mackenzie where you can explore a four-story treehouse and descend down the slides from the top of the fort into the refreshing pool at the bottom of the slide. You can also experience the River Canyon Run, Totem Towers and many other activities. The lodge also includes pools for toddlers so they can enjoy themselves in the water with a maximum depth of 18 inches.
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