Traveling and adventuring with your children will build family bonds for a lifetime. Where should you take them? We have 14 places to take your kids before they grow up and venture out on their own for your family.
One of the best things that you can do for your children is travel with them. Children are full of curiosity and imagination.
There is no better time to travel than when your children are little. While traveling anywhere is a good thing, here are a few places to take with your kids before they grow up.
Natural Places to Take Your Kids
Yellowstone National Park is one of the largest and the oldest National Park in the United States. During your visit, your children will marvel at the geysers and enjoy viewing the various wildlife.
This beautiful national park in California is a must-see for families across the USA. There’s nothing that compares to the majesty of El Capitan, Half Dome, and the multitude of hiking and waterfalls to enjoy.
Redwood National Forest
The Redwood National Forest in California is home to the tallest and widest trees in the country. Your kids will feel like ants in comparison to the giant trees. Everyone should visit Redwood National Forest at least once in their lifetime.
Crystal River, Florida
Crystal River, Florida is one of the few places that you can not only view but swim with manatees in their natural habit. These gentle giants pose no threat to humans.
Mammoth Cave is the largest known cave system in the world! During your visit, you can choose to take a leisurely stroll through the cave or join the park rangers to earn their Junior Rangers Badge.
Cultural American Places to Take Your Kids
Colonial Williamsburg is a fantastic place for children because it allows you to take a step back in time and experience the world as it was in the 18th century. Whether they are taking a ride in a carriage or learning how to make bricks kids will love this trip.
Washington, D. C.
Walk in the footsteps of history and culture when your family tours everything from the National Archives to the Smithsonian museums. You children will have a whole new view of their country when they’ve seen such important parts of history.
The Statue of Liberty
Children will delight in seeing the Statue of Liberty and learning a little bit about our nation’s history. They will love it even more if they get to climb to the top and look out over the harbor.
New York City
This rushing, busy city is an incredible place for kids to see and experience. With everything from Broadway to Central Park, your children will be enthralled every minute.
Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center in Florida, operated by NASA, gives your children the experience of a lifetime as they learn about space. If you plan your trip at the right time, you can even watch a rocket launch.
U. S. Space and Rocket Center – Huntsville, AL
While you won’t see the rockets launch, at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center your kiddos can run around the rocket garden, hang out under the Saturn V rocket, and check out the Moon Rover! While in Huntsville, take a tour of the Red Stone Arsenal. You’ll see buildings where parts of the Space Launch System are under construction, test platforms, and much more.
The St. Louis Arch
As the starting place for most of the pioneers heading into the U.S. West, St. Louis holds a special place in history. Visit the unique monument, take a trip up the inside in an elevator, and get a new view of the Mississippi River.
The Grand Canyon, the Four Corners and Monument Valley
The place where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet is known as the Four Corners. It’s the only place in the States that will allow your kids to be in 4 places at once! That’s an experience that all kids want to have!
Along the way, make sure you visit the beautiful western scenery of Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon. Your children will be amazed by the stunning vistas.
Fun and Exciting Places to Take Your Kids
Disney World is the place where dreams come true. Every child needs to visit Disney World and watch the magic come alive around them.
It is said that the entire town of Hershey smells like chocolate. Your children will love seeing and taste testing chocolate at the Hershey Factory. While there you can take a free tour of the factory and even create your own chocolate bar.
Where do you want to visit with your kids before they grow up?
Instead of investing in things for your kids give them experiences. Travel with them and watch their eyes fill with wonder as they explore the world around them.