When you’re making memories with your kids you have unlimited options. While some families just want to relax together at an all-inclusive beach resort, another option is to visit one of these family friendly US cities, where you’ll find the best opportunities for parents and kids to explore, learn, and be entertained.
Whether you are looking for children’s museums, amusement parks, zoos, water parks, or even beaches, choosing a city destination eliminates one concern: weather. There is always something fun and interesting to do indoors in a city.
Visiting a big city with kids
Instead of focusing on the negatives of big cities, like noise and traffic, think of the positives: getting around to all the attractions is often much easier, on foot, or public transit, Uber, and taxis. The food options are endless, and parents can even take advantage of late night room service after the kids are asleep, something that is rarely available in small towns.
If you’re traveling with babies or young kids, city travel may require a bit of extra planning because of all the equipment needs – strollers, pack and plays, etc. but it’s all doable, and worth it.
My biggest tip for traveling in cities with kids is to manage your expectations based on what your kids can handle. While in Stockholm, I wanted to visit EVERY museum, but I knew Vivi wouldn’t be able to handle that much walking/standing/looking/reading, so I alternated short visits to adult museums with parks, kids’ interactive museums, boat rides, and amusement parks, and we quickly figured out public transit so we could hop-on and hop-off busses, and boats to get around without being exhausted.
31 FAMILY FRIENDLY US CITIES
Looking for a family vacation destination? These 31 US Cities have fun attractions and activities to enjoy with your kids.
Families love Washington DC, there are so many amazing things to do, and a lot of them are free! Read on to plan your kid-friendly Washington DC adventure. Over 15 million visitors every year can’t be wrong!
There’s no question that the Windy City is one of the most popular cities in the USA, and it’s not just because of the deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. Here are 17 fun things to do in Chicago with kids, including fantastic parks, zoos, and museums
Known as America’s greatest walking city because the top attractions are either in close proximity to each other or accessible to the city’s subways, buses, and commuter rail. You’ll also find it to be one of the most family friendly cities when you visit Boston with kids.
Southern charm is just one of the reasons Atlanta is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South East. Here are my picks to the best family-friendly activities and fun things to do in Atlanta with kids.
Providence, Rhode Island is a lovely town on the southern New England coast between New York and Boston, that calls itself a Creative Capital. Here are my picks for fun activities when you visit Providence with kids.
If you’re thinking about visiting Savannah with kids you’ll find there are plenty of fun activities that the whole family will love, including outdoor adventures and picnics at parks, interactive exhibits at museums, wildlife centers and aquariums.
Jacksonville is a beautiful coastal city. Most people come for the 22 miles of beaches, but if you visit Jacksonville with kids they’ll also love the fun and interactive museums, animal attractions, and parks.