It’s important to travel with the family to experience how great our country truly is outside of the home. Beyond that, family vacations are a great opportunity to strengthen family bonds and build lifelong memories. When traveling the US, the options are endless. But here are a couple of places that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
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Honolulu offers one of the most beautiful and exotic vacation spots in the United States. In fact, according to US News Travel, Honolulu is ranked #1 in the category of best beaches in the USA. There’s a lot more to this vacation destination than its breathtaking sites, though! Hawaii offers a variety of activities that both the adults and kids can enjoy, such as scuba diving, hiking, and surfing.
You also get the opportunity to experience some of the most unique cultures in the United States with a large Polynesian and Indigenous influence. Visit in September to December to avoid excessive heat and summer crowds, and don’t forget to enjoy a traditional luau.
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Orlando, Florida is a great option for the whole family because it offers a variety of very popular theme parks and beaches, so you can have the vacation you want! Visit in the summer if you plan to enjoy the beaches, and visit in the cooler months if you plan to go to Disney World or Universal Studios to avoid the crowds and waiting in lines in the heat. Whatever you decide to do, Orlando is the perfect place to be a kid again!
St. Louis, Missouri
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While St. Louis, Missouri may not seem like the go-to vacation destination for families, it definitely provides visitors with a host of new, memory-building experiences. With live music, local barbecue joints, and a range of free attractions, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable vacation with your family. Spend a day at the Ballpark Village or take the kids out on the Mississippi River for a day on the water.
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Chicago has a rich history that involves the growth of the railroad and the prosperity that came with it. The history still lives in the city, and it’s included in the modern atmosphere of sports, food, and culture. The city roared when the Chicago Cubs won its first World Series after 108 years in 2016. But the best part about the city is the food. Deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, and gourmet restaurants fill the city, which helped put it on US News Travel’s list of best foodie cities in the USA. But be warned: as anyone who has lived in Chicago can tell you, you do not want to visit in winter!
We live in one of the greatest countries in the world, and we should take the time to enjoy it with our families. These destinations will show you more about our culture, and it will bring the whole family closer together. Happy traveling!