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.
Ultimate Guide To Family Friendly Seattle Attractions
Pack your rain jacket – just in case – and check out all of these family friendly Seattle attractions.
San Diego With Kids
Fantastic year-round weather, terrific beaches, and tons of kid-friendly activities make traveling to San Diego with kids a no brainer.
Visiting Portland, Oregon With Kids
Thinking of visiting Portland with kids? Don’t hesitate. This will likely become your favorite city, known for great food, natural beauty, beer and fun!
Kid-Friendly Washington DC Adventure
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!
Orlando With Kids - Theme Parks + Beyond
Planning a family vacation to Orlando? There are so many fun things to do in Orlando with kids of all ages it may be hard to decide what to do first.
Visit Palm Springs With Kids
Planning to visit Palm Springs with kids? Don’t hesitate, this family friendly paradise is only a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, and is blessed with an average of 350 days of sunshine each year.
5 Fun Family Activities In Dallas Fort Worth
Dallas is a huge hub, and it’s also a fun family destination worthy of a visit. Check out all these great family activities in Dallas Fort Worth!
Family Friendly Las Vegas
I know, family friendly Las Vegas sounds nutty, but it’s true. I’ve taken my daughter to Las Vegas, and it was a fun and relatively inexpensive getaway.
25 Things To Do in Anaheim with Kids
Anaheim is most famous for being the home of Disneyland. However, there’s so much more to do in Anaheim with kids. Here are 25 to choose from.
17 Things to Do in Chicago with Kids
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
Best Things To Do In San Francisco With Kids
Visiting San Francisco with kids? This world renowned tourist destination has so many attractions and activities it’s hard to decide what to do first.
Visiting New York City With Kids
Looking for things to do in New York City with kids? There are countless family friendly activities and attractions in the city and nearby.
Top 20 Things To Do In San Antonio With Kids
From history and culture, to attractions to food, there’s something for everyone in San Antonio. Here are my top picks for your next adventure in San Antonio with kids.
Things To Do In Jackson Hole With Kids
If you’re planning a trip to Jackson Hole with kids, whether winter or summer, there’s plenty to do in this outdoor wonderland.
11 Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells with Kids
Known as the “Water Park Capital of the World.” Here are the top things to do in Wisconsin Dells with kids. Fun fact – you’re going to get wet!
16 Fun Things To Do In Denver With Kids
If you’re planning to visit Denver with kids, you’ll find a variety of terrific family attractions and museums to choose from.
The Best Things To Do In Honolulu With Kids
Oahu is a perfect family vacation destination. You’ll never run out of activities when you visit Honolulu with kids.
Top Things To Do In Myrtle Beach With Kids
Considered one of America’s best family vacation spots, you won’t run out of fun things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids.
Fun In New Orleans With Kids #OneTimeInNOLA
The city is full of history, culture, fantastic food and entertainment so don’t hesitate to visit New Orleans with kids.
Family Friendly Destin Florida #EmeraldCoasting
Turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters and sand like powdered sugar are why the area is known as the Emerald Coast, but are only part of the reason you’ll love family friendly Destin.
Fun In Bellingham With Kids
With all the fantastic parks and trails to explore in the area, expect to spend a lot of time outdoors when you visit Bellingham with kids.
Best Things To Do In Houston With Kids
If you’re looking for a fun family friendly city that offers year-round sunshine and an enormous list of attractions, take a closer look at Houston.
Fun Things To Do In Boston With Kids
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.
Best Things To Do In Atlanta 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.
Your Family Will Love to Discover and Explore Tucson #freeyourself #ad
Tucson is a perfect destination for your family because of the diverse activities and attractions available.
3 Fun Things To Do In Nashville With Kids
Nashville is full of fun family friendly things to do. Visit parks, take music tours, check out museums. Here are 3 attractions you don’t want to miss if you visit Nashville with kids.
Fun Things To Do In Providence 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.
Santa Monica With Kids
There are so many fun things to do in Santa Monica with kids you’ll want to spend a few days exploring this picturesque coastal city in Western LA County.
7 Fun Things To Do In Savannah 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.
Visit Jacksonville With Kids #onlyinjax
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.
Why You Should Visit Phoenix With Kids
Adults flock to Phoenix for the 365 days a year that the golf courses are open. It’s not just a playground for the grown ups though.
19 thoughts on “31 Family Friendly US Cities #takeyourkidseverywhere”
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Wow I’ll definitely love to visit Portland with my kids. Thanks for this list
This is a perfect post for my sister. She has been trying to plan a trip for her family. With three kids under 18 it had been tricky for her. I might have to go with them if she picks one of these.
Thanks for sharing this list. My kids are all grown up but I do have grandchildren. I love to travel and want to include them.
WOW! Never thought about Vegas being Kid friendly! I just added a bunch of new places that I want to visit now with the kiddos! I think New York will be my next trip.
I am excited to see read about all these places and put some on our list. Thank you for this!
I love the variety in this roundup of the best family-friend US cities. I’m sure parents would refer to this list while planning their family vacation trips. You’ve made life 10x easier for all of us.
YOu have a huge list of fun places to take the kids. I’ll have to check out your adventures in the Dallas area. Even though I have lived here for a long time, there are still places that I haven’t had the chance to take my kids to yet.
My son and his wife are expecting their first baby. They love to travel, so I know they’ll appreciate this guide.
What a list! We’ve only been to NYC, Atlanta, Nashville and Savannah with our son. Would love to check those other places in the future. Thanks for the tips and ideas.
What an excellent list of family friendly US cities. I know that we’ve been in our small NH area forever, so it’s nice to get the kids out to see new places and ways of life. Glad to know which cities are best to bring them.
What a great list, thank you! It gives us lots of vacation options. Perfect for when we travel during the summer.
Now we have some great ideas for places to take the kids. What a great list of US cities.
Our son is now almost 17, so traveling with him has ended for now. When he was younger we did many of these trips, and they were all wonderful, from Montreal to San Diego. And Las Vegas three times! I know he will come around again, but for now we have some amazing memories, and for that I am grateful. Thanks for this terrific list!
I LOVE that you are doing this. I’m excited to read all about these cities.
Thanks! The research is fun, and now I have a bunch of new places added to my travel bucket list!
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