Top Family Destinations in the US

Looking to take your family on a vacation and inexpensive vacation ideas?

If you've already been on a Disneyland vacation, and are wondering where else to go for a summer family vacation in the US this year, we have you covered!

Below, we have a great selection of top family destinations in the US, which boast great shopping and nightlife opportunities, beaches and fun attractions for the entire family to enjoy such as visiting water parks, zoos, aquariums, etc.

#1 San Diego

The city of San Diego in California has to be the number one destination for a action-packed family vacation in southern California
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San Diego boasts some many kid stuff to do and attractions to visit such as:

- San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
- Sea World (pictured)
- Legoland in Sabre Springs
- Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla
- the tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma
- La Jolla Cove where you can see seals and sea lions hauled out on the beach (amazing!)

#2 Door County

Door County in Wisconsin is another of the top family destinations in the US, and one of the best places to enjoy an outdoor vacation.
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Door County offers so many opportunities for outdoor activities such as swimming and canoeing on Lake Michigan, all of which kids will love!

There are beautiful lighthouses to explore, antique and art shops to visit and plenty of restaurants where you can sample Door County’s famed fish boils!

#3 Chicago

The Windy City in the state of Illinois is another excellent choice for a family getaway, especially if you’re looking for destinations packed with tourist attractions and cool things to do such as exploring downtown Chicago attractions, which include:
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- the Navy Pier (pictured) attraction where you can book a sightseeing cruise along Lake Michigan
- Willis (Sears) Towers, where you can enjoy amazing panoramic views of the city
- Shedd Aquarium where the little ones will love seeing whales and dolphins.

#4 Atlanta

The city of Atlanta may not be near the coast but this enchanting city truly boasts a myriad of attractions that a family could ever want!

Downtown Atlanta boasts so many attractions and things to do such as visiting:

- Georgia Aquarium
- Coke Museum
- CNN Center
- Zoo Atlanta
- Atlanta Botanical Garden
- Stone Mountain Park (pictured), which is one of the best places to visit in Georgia as it boast a myriad of attractions that range from amusement attractions such as a scenic railroad and sky ride, to the Antebelum Plantation museum.

#5 Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg

Located in the state of Tennessee, both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are two other top family destinations in the US, especially if you’re planning an inexpensive family vacation.
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Both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are located within a short distance of each other, and minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains national park where you can enjoy a ton of recreational pursuits and fun family outdoor activities.

The town of Pigeon Forge is great for evening entertainment as it boasts comedy, music, and magic shows, as well as shops and restaurants.

Gatlinburg boasts museums and restaurants as well, and the best thing is that you’re minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains national park where you can see waterfalls and wildlife like bears!

#6 Tampa

Tampa Florida is one of the best family vacation destinations in the US because of all things you can see and do such as visiting theme-parks and attending comedy and theater shows.

If money is not objection, your family can truly have a terrific time in Tampa, and the best thing is that you’re also minutes away from downtown St Petersburg.

Tampa boasts pristine beaches and heart-throbbing roller-coaster rides, which make Tampa one of the top family destinations in the US. Some of the top family attractions in Tampa include:

- Bush Gardens (pictured)
- Grand Prix Tampa
- Lowry Park Zoo
- Florida Aquarium

#7 Wisconsin Dells

If you’re looking for more suggestions on top family destinations in the US that won’t break the bank, look no further than Wisconsin Dells – the Waterpark capital of the world!

Wisconsin Dells boasts a myriad of water parks and amusement parks such as Mount Olympus Water Park and Noah’s Ark; and many tour companies that offer interesting tours such as zip lines of the US Army Ducks.

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