When your children are young, you want to show them as much of the world as you can. You want them to experience the world and all of the wonderful things that life can bring. No matter what interests your child, there is something out there that they will enjoy. Whether you head to a theme park or a national park, it is never too early to expose your child to life’s many wonders. Here are five of the best vacation spots to visit with your young kids.
1. Walt Disney World and Disneyland: Orlando, FL and Anaheim, CA
One of the best vacation spots to take your kids to is Disney. Disney World in Orlando, FL has some of the most adventurous spots are perfect for the whole family, including the Magic Kingdom best known for their evening firework shows and Disney character parades. Or, you can visit Epcot, home to Frozen and Finding Nemo. However, if you live around California, Disneyland offers even more family-friendly attractions such as The Haunted Mansion, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, and much more!
2. Hershey Park: Hershey, PA
Hershey Park, located in Hershey, PA, is home to a variety of different roller coaster attractions, as well as dozens of water-based rides. Enjoy some fun on the Cocoa Cruiser or the Laff Trakk with the whole family! If you’re not into rides, you can always spend some time at the Hershey Gardens, as well as ZooAmerica to see hundreds of different species of animals. Although, you shouldn’t miss out on Hershey’s Chocolate World to pick up some chocolate treats for the ride home.
3. Dinosaur Land: Vernal, UT
Dinosaur Land, a dinosaur park in Utah is the home to over 1,500 dinosaur fossils and bones, making it one of the most exclusive places in the world to view live dinosaur remains. However, not only can visitors look at the bones, but they can also touch them in their actual resting place.
Plus, you’ll also get access to a one-of-a-kind dinosaur quarry, where you will get to view the most exclusive dinosaur fossils. The quarry’s exhibit hall also offers close-up views of bone beds, as well as access to Park Rangers who can answer nearly any dinosaur question you have on your mind.
If your kids are interested in the exhibits they saw, you can also visit the visitor center where they can view a film about the monument. Plus, they are only adding more and more attractions to the 200,000-acre site, leaving your kids to want to come back year after year.
4. Sanibel & Captiva Islands: FL
The Sanibel and Captiva Islands are the perfect slice of paradise for you and your family. The islands are located in Southwest, FL and are filled with jaw-dropping beaches. Besides the awesome sights of dolphins and crystal blue waters, the islands feature museums, theaters, and a National Wildlife Refugee as well. Also, don’t forget to stop by the Sanibel Sea School with your kids to get a full lesson on marine life and ecosystems in the ocean!
5. The Crayola Experience: Easton, PA, Minneapolis, MI and Orlando, FL
If your child loves drawing and making art, the Crayola Experience is a must-see destination. Luckily, there are locations all around the country. Here, your child will experience a day’s worth of interactive and artsy fun. They can “doodle in the dark,” create their own crayon, and even make 4-D art. There are even special activities for toddlers to explore. The Crayola Experience is open all year long and can be a great location for a day trip.
Kids grow up fast, taking them to a variety of different vacation spots can help seal memories that can last a lifetime. Hopefully, this guide on the top five vacation spots to take your kids to can benefit your whole family, and make them look forward to every family outing they go out on. So, what are you waiting for? Go out and have some fun with your whole family!