Let this summer be the summer of travel for you and your family. Just because you have little ones doesn’t mean amazing and wondrous locations are off limits. Whether you’re looking to stay domestic or hop the pond, there are many places that are must-sees. Visit one of these top 10 places to take the kids this summer.
Wyoming and parts of Montana and Idaho
One of the most famous parks in the world, this national park makes a great destination for children and their parents. Bring a tent, ride in an RV, or stay in one of nine lodging facilities in the park that vary between cabins, lodges, and hotels.
The park is filled with never-ending things to do, especially for kids. Check out their kid-friendly activities ahead of time, such as predicting when Old Faithful will erupt, become a Junior Ranger or a Young Scientist, and explore the national park.
Rated the best zoo in the world, the Henry Doorly Zoo has much to offer its visitors. Featuring thousands of animals from all corners of the world, unique exhibits for the kids, backstage tours of certain acts, and much more, this zoo is one to add to your bucket list this summer.
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One of the best cities to explore with children, London has a lot of fun to offer. Take the kids for a ride up high on the London Eye, explore the London Transport Museum or the Imperial War Museum, tour castles and chambers at the Tower of London or the Tower Bridge, or take in some of London’s great musicals, plays, operas, and ballets.
Take a step back in time in this historic city. You’ll feel like you’re in a different time period on this vacation – something that is hard to find in many other places. Immerse your kids in history by exploring the 18th century Musket Range, touring the Revolutionary City by carriage, have dinner in a Tavern, take a Ghost Walk, and so much more.
Rated the best aquarium in the world, your kids aren’t going to want to miss the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Explore their ever-changing exhibits including fish of the deep sea, penguins, seahorse, jellyfish, sea otters, and rare and unique fish and animals. The kids will also be able to learn about Conservation and Science to help keep our oceans clean.
Coined the “Roller Coast Capital of the World,” this amusement park is for adventure-seeking kids. If they’re up for the height and speed of some of the fastest, tallest rollercoasters in the world, Cedar Point is the place to be. When they’re starting to get tired out, catch a show or visit the waterpark to cool off.
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
Got the need for speed? Daytona International Speedway is the place to visit. With various races in the summer including stock car, motorcycles, and motocross, this racetrack is one of the most famous in the world.
Tours are available throughout the week of the pit and crew areas, and aside from race days, fans can catch practice or qualifying. With tons of activities specifically for kids, there won’t be a moment of boredom. Make sure to bring headsets for the little ones to protect their ears! 6 Things Kids Will Only Learn From Traveling
What kid doesn’t love chocolate? This entire theme park is dedicated to just that. Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World, learn the Hershey story, watch a show, or take in any of the dozens of park rides and attractions. Your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied when you leave the park.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Orlando, Florida, Osaka, Japan, London, England, and LA, California
This magical theme park is unlike any other. If your kids love the Harry Potter books, this is the place to take them. Filled with real-life renditions of places, foods, and items from the books, children can find their own, personal wands, visit the shops in the books, and drink classic butterbeer.
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From outdoor parks to theme parks, with the variety of activities you’ll find in the U.S. and across the pond, it’s hard to imagine your kids will be bored this summer. If you visit one of these top 10 places to take the kids this summer, you’ll have a vacation with memories that will last forever.