Taking a city vacation with the family can be quite an undertaking, especially as there are so many different needs and tastes to be taken into consideration. Here we discuss five famous U.S. cities known for their great attractions and variety of fun family things to do and see. Take a read and then decide which one visit first.
This is one of the serious heavy-hitters in the family entertainment vacation business. Choose from Walt Disney World, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and Sea World and that is just for starters. Space fans will head to Cape Canaveral, where the visitor center thrills and inspires. Fun water parks, golf courses, surfing at Cocoa Beach, motor racing at Daytona or a peaceful day at Discovery Cove, the Orlando region is packed with things to do. It is therefore no surprise that many visitors choose to make a land investment and build their own property in Florida. Whether to re-locate permanently with their families or to use as a holiday home, to a greater or lesser degree, the Orlando lifestyle casts its spell over all visitors.
New York, NY
This is a city that needs no introduction and for a family with stamina and a lust for life, New York is ideal. With museums galore, zoos, Broadway shows, parks and open spaces, world-class shopping and thousands of restaurants, families will not have a moment to spare. Add in the many iconic buildings and attractions usually only seen on TV and this great city will have visitors gasping with delight at every turn. Drop by Times Square, take a boat to the Statue of Liberty, lunch at Carnegie Deli or ride an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building; what family could ask for more?
This New England city is famous for its history and places of learning and makes an interesting break for families. Well served by art galleries and museums, including Boston Children’s Museum and the New England Aquarium, there is something to please everyone. Sports fans are spoiled for choice, as Boston is home to the Red Sox (baseball) The Celtics (basketball), Bruins (hockey) and New England Patriots (football). After exploring the city streets on foot, why not take a trip out to the beautiful sandy beaches of nearby Cape Cod?
Hyperactive families are sure to love the city of Chicago, on Lake Michigan. Choosing and agreeing on what to do will be the toughest decision. Quality family attractions include the Natural History Museum, the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago is home to two famous teams, the Bears (football) and the Bulls (basketball.), so sport fans will be kept content.
San Diego, California
A family vacation in this California hot spot is sure to feature plenty of beach time, not to mention SeaWorld, Legoland and San Diego Zoo. For a West Coast fun city break that kids will love, San Diego is a good call. Other attractions worth stopping by include the USS Midway Museum, La Jolla Cove for swimming in beautiful surroundings and the historic Gaslamp Quarter for fine restaurants and top shopping.
All these cities rate high on the family fun scale and parents may find it difficult persuading their offspring to return home again; perhaps it might be time to think about relocating?