10 Best Family Vacations in the USA

Walt Disney World Resort caters to families, but other Orlando theme parks like Universal Orlando Resort and Discovery Cove offer unique experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and swimming with dolphins.


Yellowstone offers a classic family vacation with Old Faithful, hiking, Grand Prismatic Overlook Trail, Mystic Falls Trail, animal encounters with bison and Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, and well-equipped campsites.

Yellowstone National Park

Destin, Florida is a family-friendly destination with plenty of things to do, including water parks, marine adventure parks, calm shorelines, and boat tours.


Anaheim, California, home to Disneyland Resort since 1955, also offers attractions like Adventure City and Knott's Berry Farm, and is close to Angel Stadium, L.A. and San Diego beaches, and offseason or weekday visits to Disneyland can mean fewer crowds.


Wisconsin Dells: "Water Park Capital of the World" with Noah's Ark, Kalahari Resorts, Rick Wilcox Magic Theater, and Timbavati Wildlife Park.

Wisconsin Dells

Cape Cod is a classic family vacation spot, offering 40 miles of coastline at Cape Cod National Seashore, mini-golf, movies at the Wellfleet Drive-In, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and the Cape Cod Children's Museum.

Cape Cod

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona offers a variety of activities, including hiking, mule rides, rafting, and train rides, making it a universally admired family destination.

Grand Canyon National Park

DC's family appeal: National Mall's free attractions, kid-friendly museums, and renowned monuments like the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, and National Zoo.

Washington, D.C.

Lake Tahoe, located on the California-Nevada border, offers world-class skiing, over 70 miles of shoreline, and numerous trails for hiking, making it an ideal nature-loving family vacation destination.

Lake Tahoe

Maui, Hawaii - family-friendly beaches, scenic hikes, luaus, snorkeling, boating, volcano views; expensive accommodations.