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USA Family Vacations

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There are many wonderful places to visit in the USA. The United States of America is such a huge country with a diverse landscape.

Visit the famous Statue of Liberty in New York City, see the beautiful icebergs in Alaska or ride the waves in Hawaii with your kids!

We can tell you all about the best things to do with your babies, toddlers, children and teenagers.

Finding child-friendly accommodations is always a challenge! We will tell you about the best family hotels for all budgets for your US family vacations.

Eating out is always a highlight on any family trip! Be sure to eat a New York hot dog, enjoy a luau in Hawaii or a tasty gumbo in New Orleans.

There is a diverse mixture of cuisines found across America! Read more at USA For Kids.

NYC With Kids

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New York City is such an exciting place to visit with children. There are literally hundreds of attractions! Children will be happy bike riding through Central Park and teenagers will be impressed with Bodies: The Exhibition. Check out these 25 exhilarating things to do in NYC.

New York City has lots to offer year round. In the warmer months your children can fish in Central Park, enjoy an ice cream in Times Square and take a boat cruise to see the Statue of Liberty! In the winter months your family can ice skate in Central Park, see the beautiful holiday displays and warm up in one of the many museums.

New York City has thousands of hotels but finding one that can accommodate families can be difficult! We can recommend the best places to stay with children. Choose from budget accommodations, central serviced holiday apartments or luxury hotels. Check out these NYC hotels.

Las Vegas With Kids

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Las Vegas has a reputation as an adult's playground however it recent years it has become more and more family friendly. Many families now choose Vegas for vacations. The partying, gambling and show girls are still there-but with careful planning you can have an amazing family vacation.

Children are not allowed in the casinos at any time (must be 21 or older) so if you plan to gamble then parents will need to take turns or bring a babysitter with them. Or get another family to join you and swap nights out with them.

If possible visit during the week and avoid the crowds and wild parties on the weekends. The famous Las Vegas strip is great to explore during the day with children and is quite tame in the early evenings. You will find many unique family attractions for kids of all ages. Check out these 25 things to do.

Looking for the best family hotels in this non-stop city? Choose from hotels on and off the strip. If you are traveling on a budget there are some excellent cheap hotels that have lots of activities for children off the strip. Choose from these accommodation options.

Hawaii with Kids

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Hawaii offers an exotic yet safe travel destination for families most of whom come here for the natural wonders, exquisite countryside and outdoor adventures. Kids can be exposed to a new culture yet remain on American soil and the family can explore unique geographical wonders like showing your kids a real volcano! 

Hawaiian hotels, attractions and restaurants cater for family vacationers. The islands are rich with resort hotels which provide abundant activities and distractions for kids and parents alike. The Hawaii resorts are often part of package deals including flights, excursions and accommodation. Most of the Hawaiian attractions have discount family tickets.

Some of the most extreme sports and adventure activities in Hawaii have been scaled down or adapted to suit kids and parents. You can take a diving course with your kids, surf, sail, horse ride or learn to play golf together. Other exciting activities available to families in Hawaii are jeep safaris, dolphin adventures, hiking, canoeing, and scuba diving.

Although the Hawaiian natural attractions are the main draw to the islands there are other family attractions in Hawaii like the water parks including Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park on Oahu Island; the Children's Discovery Museum and Makalani Playground on Kauai Island; zip lining in Maui and the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu.

In Hawaii families can expect an exhilarating and active vacation as they connect with nature in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Florida with Kids

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Family travel in Florida can suit all tastes, whether you want the iconic theme parks or to enjoy the beaches and sea. Florida offers attractions for nature lovers at the many State National Parks including the unique swamps and Everglades.

The Sunshine State with a subtropical climate offers great outdoor weather for active vacations and exploring Florida's natural wonders. It's best to visit Southern Florida from late October to mid-April and Northern Florida from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For those coming from North America this is the "off-season" so families can often find cheap flights and vacation deals.

Thanks to the state's popularity as a family vacation destination the hotels and restaurants cater to the family market. You'll find hotels which provide family rooms, all-inclusive accommodation, quality kid's clubs or kids-go-free deals. Florida has a large number of all-inclusive beachside resorts geared towards pleasing kids of all ages.

Family restaurants in Florida usually offer special kiddy meals, reasonable prices and an atmosphere where both parents and kids feel comfortable.

The top family destinations in Florida are Orlando and Kissimmee where you'll find Disneyland, Sea World and other theme parks; the Florida Keys for pristine beaches and crystal clear water; Tampa where the Lowry Park Zoo and Bush Gardens theme park are located; St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beach for family beach vacations; the Everglades where kids can learn about conservation and eco-systems and Florida's "Space Coast" where the main attraction is the Kennedy Space Center.

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