Category: Family Travel
Families that play together stay together, which may be why family vacations are not only fun but also necessary. Deciding which locations for family vacations you want to visit can be one of the most difficult parts of planning and coordinating a trip. We have compiled a list of the best family vacation destinations in the U.S. to help make your vacation planning a bit easier.
1. Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida, is home to Walt Disney World, which is one of the best places to travel with your family, especially if you have small children. Meet Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Goofy and the rest of the gang at one of the four theme parks, two water parks or 34 resorts that this massive magical travel destination has to offer. Whether your family is young or old, Walt Disney World is guaranteed to have something everyone will love.
2. Grand Canyon, Arizona
For the outdoorsy family there is no better place to visit than a place of natural beauty, and as one of the world’s seven wonders, the Grand Canyon absolutely qualifies. Whether your family prefers to stand on the sidelines and capture stunning photos from the South Rim or get into the action by rafting the Colorado River or hiking the footpaths of the Grand Canyon, there’s something for everyone.
Layovers — they’re the reality of air travel. They’re also wonderful opportunities for you to spend some time in new cities. Who wants to sit inside a terminal when there are attractions near the Newark airport, just waiting for you to discover them? Grab your carry-on and check out these things to do and places to see in Newark and the surrounding area.
If You Have a Few Hours…
Take a taxi into downtown Newark and start exploring. Begin your journey by heading to Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This architecturally stunning house of worship is open to visitors. Regardless of your faith, you’ll be inspired by the spectacular design and detailing that went into planning this treasure of Newark.
Artwork, anyone? The Newark Museum has art, sculpture and more for the daytime traveler passing through the city. Another museum to tour is the Jewish Museum of New Jersey, which often hosts events that are suitable for individuals and families.
During lovely weather, head over to Branch Brook Park to enjoy the weather and ambiance. The scenery is always gorgeous, and it’s definitely better than feeling trapped in a crowded indoor environment.