The absolute diversity and the expansiveness of the United States of America make it a great travel destination for kids of all ages. Indeed, the USA ticks all the boxes when it comes to a family vacation. It’s one country that is power packed with everything for all ages including kids. See your kids play for hours together with bucket and spade at the beach, let them experience an adrenaline rush in the mind-blowing amusement parks, be prepared to answer their never-ending questions after visiting various museums in the USA, and give them a reason to appreciate the nature by taking them for a campsite adventure.
Following is a list of some of the top and must-visit destinations for your kids to explore in the USA to learn and experience the country in an age-appropriate way.
San Diego, California
San Diego in California tops the chart as it offers several attractions for kids. Start with a visit to the San Diego Zoo and then head off to the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and complete the fun ride with a trip to Legoland California. It will a perfect treat for the kids. Besides, if your child is a water baby, why not experience a surf lesson at La Jolla?
The world’s biggest Children’s Museum is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Apart from taking your child to explore and learn interesting general knowledge facts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, you can also try the escape room, which offers another zone of fun-filled activity to the children. Once they are done with some learning, take them to the Center and let them shake a leg. Do not miss visiting the tour or scavenger hunt which works out to be a perfect team-building exercise.
The perfect way to explore Washington, D.C., is by the Hop-on, hop-off bus tours. Washington, D.C. is much more than the White House, and we promise your child will have fun visiting the political hub of the USA. It offers plenty of kids-focused attractions, such as the Smithsonian Museums, which is free of cost to visit. Apart from the Smithsonian Museums, the International Spy Museum will also hit the spot when you will be listing down kid-friendly attractions.
Indeed, there are plenty of Aquariums in the USA but nothing beats the Georgia Aquarium. Your kids will be astonished to see whale sharks and overwhelmed to experience the underwater marine life up close. After a visit to the aquarium, do visit the rooftop areas in the Ponce City market and indulge in some shopping, food, and live music broadening the understanding of the kids of the country (applicable to primarily older kids). Round off the day by taking your kids to the world of Coca-Cola to experience interactive and multimedia exhibits.
Los Angeles, California
Visiting Los Angeles in California is certainly everyone’s dream. So, while you attempt to make the dream come true, take your kids along because there are many places in Log Angeles that are tailor-made for children, such as the World of Harry Potter and Disneyland. Not too far away is Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, where they can walk the red carpet with the celebrities’ wax statues and take some selfies. If that’s not enough, then remember Los Angeles is the home to some of the most famous theme parks, do let your young ones explore them.
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
Take your kids to experience some real underwater fun in Maui and let them try snorkelling and behold the unique colours of the sea in their natural habitat and enjoy the underwater activities in Wailuku. Sway through the traditional luau to learn about the cultural diversity in the beautiful city of Maui in Hawaii.
Your kids will thank you throughout their life for taking them to the world’s largest toy museum located in Branson, Missouri, which has Lincoln Logs and toy trains. Apart from the museum, you should certainly take them to Branson’s water parks and theme parks as well, and let them make the most of the trip. If you want them to try their hands at fishing then a visit to the nearby lakes or streams is a must.
When we think of Orlando situated in Florida it’s like a paradise for kids as your little ones will be spoilt for choices. Right from Walt Disney World to Universal Orlando, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Kennedy Space Center Shop, it’s got everything. Make your choice and take them to build memories of a time fraught with fun, frolic, food, and entertainment.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
A visit to the shore in Virginia Beach should certainly be on your wish list when you are on a vacation to the USA. The kids will enjoy the sun, sea, and sand, and later you can take them out to indulge in a Dolphin Watching tour. After you return from the beach, take some rest and head out for the Virginia Aquarium & the Marine Science Center or Military Aviation Museum. It’s something they must miss.
New Braunfels, Texas
The Comal River and the Guadalupe River are the highlights of New Braunfels located in Texas. After having a quick lunch in one of the local cafés, you can take the kids to the San Antonio Zoo to spend some quality time feeding the animals. This experience will not only bring them closer to nature but will also help them develop empathy towards animals. If the kids are asking for some more water-based activities, then it’s a great idea to visit the Schlitterbahn Waterpark and the Water Country USA.
If music is something that excites your child, then it’s worthwhile to visit the Musical Instrument Museum which has more than Fifteen Thousand musical instruments. Even you can have a lot of fun there as you listen to the sounds of the instruments, and watch your child try to play them in the museum’s experience gallery. If you have older kids then they might be interested in some off-roading experience in the Sonoran Desert.
San Francisco, California
You cannot leave the USA without visiting the Golden Gate Bridge. After cruising through the Gate, you can halt at the California Academy of Sciences, which has power-packed attractions for all your kid’s never-dropping energy level with a planetarium, aquarium, and a four-story indoor rainforest.
There are more attractions that the USA offers to children than you can imagine, and there are many more than the list cited above covers. The never-ending list includes Fenway Park, cruise Boston Harbor in Boston, Massachusetts, Legoland Discovery Center and Sealife Aquarium—Grapevine, McKenna Children’s Museum, Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Texas, and many more. Take some time to understand the choices of your kids and plan visits accordingly. While some places are more suitable for younger children, others will add value to the perspective of an older child; with this trip, you must make the most. Have fun and let your child have fun too for the USA is one of the perfect destinations for families to explore and enjoy especially if you can manage a little longer stay, we are after all talking about of the largest countries in the world.