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25 Places To Visit In The USA Before Your Kids Grow Up

By Lauren Ikenn

Traveling with kids may not always be easy, but the adventures produce memories that last a lifetime. There are so many great places to visit in the USA, some likely just a road trip away. We rounded up 25 of the top places to visit in the USA before your kids grow up. We know your family will have a great time at each of these amazing destinations. Check out the complete list below.

  1. Chicago, Illinois:

Between the Skydeck, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park, you could spend an entire week exploring Chicago with your family. Throw in a sporting event and a slice of deep dish pizza and you’ve got the ultimate family vacation.

  1. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota:

Make your next family vacation an educational one. Check out the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and see America’s tribute to four of its most beloved presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

  1. Badlands National Park, South Dakota:

Does hiking and camping appeal to you? If so, Badlands National Park is a must. Spend a weekend making memories with your family at this South Dakota gem.

  1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona:

The Grand Canyon is something everyone needs to see in their lifetime so why wait? Explore this Arizona beauty with your family while you’re all still living under one roof.

  1. Nashville, Tennessee:

Head down to Music City and see what all the buzz is about. Make sure you save time to check out the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

  1. Washington D.C:

Take in the magic that is this nation’s capital. Visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the National Mall. Oh, and of course, your little ones can see the White House up close and personal.

  1. Hawaii:

In addition to the beautiful beaches and friendly locals, Hawaii is home to the Dole Plantation and five historic Pearl Harbor sites. Spend the week exploring the beautiful islands and soaking up the sun.

  1. San Francisco, California:

San Francisco has great weather and great sights, what could be better? While you’re there, check out the Golden Gate Bridge and take a ride in a cable car.

  1. Yosemite National Park, California:

Hiking, biking and exploring, oh my! This national park is full of fun things to do and if you’re able to visit Yosemite in July you’ll even catch the annual Yosemite Music Festival.

  1. Los Angeles, California:

Travel to La-La Land and soak up all it has to offer. Check out the Hollywood sign, take a tour of Universal Studios and make sure you save time to explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

  1. Anaheim, California:

Anaheim may not be as big as Los Angeles but it’s home to the beloved Disneyland. Between meeting Mickey Mouse and riding It’s A Small World, your kids will never forget this incredible trip.

  1. Lake Tahoe, California:

Looking to plan a vacation your family will never forget? Lake Tahoe may just be the place for you. Whether your family likes kayaking or skiing, Lake Tahoe has it all.

  1. San Diego, California:

While there are many places in California worthy of a vacation, San Diego may just take the cake. Make sure to visit the famous San Diego Zoo and explore La Jolla Cove with your family, they’re sure to love it.

  1. Boston, Massachusetts:

If you’ve never been to Boston, it’s time to plan a trip. This incredible city has so much to offer; catch a baseball game at Fenway Park, visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and explore the historic Freedom Trail.

  1. New York City ,New York:

You can’t go wrong with “The city that never sleeps.” Between Broadway, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Empire State Building, New York City truly does have something for everyone.

  1. Niagara Falls, New York:

While you can also see Niagara Falls from Canada, nothing beats laying eyes on this beauty from America. Niagara Falls is something you have to see to believe. What are you waiting for?

  1. Denver, Colorado:

Explore the beautiful outdoors in this great city. Take your family rafting and kayaking and be sure to check out Red Rocks Amphitheatre, it’s truly one of a kind.

  1. Orlando, Florida:

Plan a trip to Disney World because let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong taking your kids to “The happiest place on earth.”

  1. New Orleans, Louisiana:

While New Orleans isn’t always thought of as “kid friendly,” there really is plenty to do for the whole family. Eat a delicious beignet at Cafe Du Monde and explore the French Quarter; nothing beats the atmosphere in New Orleans.

  1. Bloomington, Minnesota:

While Bloomington may not be the most luxurious vacation spot, it is home to the one and the only Mall of America. Take your family on a shopping excursion and explore the many attractions inside the mall, including the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium.

  1. Omaha, Nebraska:

Omaha’s very own Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is something every child should get to experience. Henry Doorly is consistently ranked one of the top zoos and is home to the world’s largest indoor desert.

  1. Door County, Wisconsin:

While most people don’t think of Wisconsin when planning a family trip, Door County is actually the perfect destination. This beautiful county has everything from horseback riding to ziplining and paddle boating. Enjoy a weekend at the beach with your loved ones and make memories that will last a lifetime.

  1. Atlanta, Georgia:

Travel down south and explore the remarkable Georgia Aquarium. Proving to be much more than your average aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium features snorkeling and scuba diving with whale sharks, making Atlanta a must for families everywhere.

  1. Seattle, Washington:

While Seattle may be known for its rain, it’s also known for its beauty. Explore all the city has to offer, including the Space Needle and the Museum of Pop Culture.

  1. Houston, Texas:

Head down south to The Lone Star State and check out the beloved city of Houston. Houston is home to many family friendly attractions including the Space Center, the Houston Zoo and SplashTown.

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