Are you among those who love traveling? Have you always dreamed of discovering different places in the World but have now put it on hold because your children are small? Are there actually any must see places of the world with kids? Worry not! Here come FlipFares to your rescue.
We have rummaged around the world and jotted down 10 such places where you can travel with your kids. Not only can you travel, but can also enjoy your vacation to the fullest. What are you waiting for? Plan your family vacation at the earliest.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Why to go: Measuring approximately 277 miles in length, up to 18 miles in width and a mile deep, this massive chasm in northern Arizona is truly a natural wonder. People travel from all over the world to see this beautiful red and orange grandeur that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There is not one reason why ‘not’ to visit this mighty spectacle.
What to do with kids: Once you are done marveling the beauty of the Canyon, rent few wheels and take a bike ride into the canyon. Take a family hike to the canyon to discover a variety of fossils, lizards and California Condors. The most enjoyable thing that you can do with your kids is to take a 3-hour excursion of the entire Canyon on a Mule!
Get there when your kids are: Grade-schoolers/Tweens.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore, Michigan
Why to go: Being voted as one of the most beautiful attractions of the world, sleeping bear dunes is a vacation destination suitable for visit during all seasons by people of all ages. It’s a place where you can find the type of accommodations you’d like with hospitality you’ll enjoy. All accommodations are family owned and operated.
What to do with kids: The Sleeping Bear dunes is one of the best destinations for campers. Every Friday night in the summer, a campfire is made near the shoreline of Lake Michigan where people gather and share stories and sing songs, thus making it a memorable event. Kids will definitely love rolling and running down the majestic dunes and sand mountains. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Glen Haven Maritime Museum and Life Saving Station, canoe trips on the Crystal Rivers and hiking trials at the Pyramid Point are few other favorites mentioned by people.
Get there when kids are: Grade-schoolers
Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico
Why to go: The bio bay, also known as the ‘mosquito bay’ (don’t worry it doesn’t have mosquitoes) is declared to be the brightest place by the Guinness Book of World Records 2008. In the waters of Mosquito Bay lie the glow in the dark plankton that produces a bright burst of blue light and light up the waters like magic.
What to do with kids: Do not leave this place without taking a tour in its waters. It is best experienced during a “New Moon” phase. At this time, the light of the moon is the least and the light from the water shines the brightest. It is better to book the first show of the evening. That way the kids can enjoy watching the Iguanas chilling on the branches. Also enjoy at its beaches, its forts, its lighthouses and archeological sites.
Get there when kids are: Teenagers.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
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Why to go: Located on the stunning coastline of California, the Monterey Bay showcases all kinds of aquatic and wildlife. It has a variety of activities that both kids and adults can enjoy to the fullest. There are a number of tanks designed for kids. They can stay as close as possible to water animals they always only saw in picture books.
What to do with kids: Swim, snorkel, scuba dive and feed fish along with other divers at the Open Sea and Kelp Forest tanks. Experience how jellyfish feel, take a close look at the Sea Otter and discover over a dozen species of sharks. Don’t forget to have a sleepover at the aquarium. Fall asleep among a variety of creatures and in the morning, start your day by greeting the ocean animals.
Get there when kids are: Toddlers/Preschoolers/Grade-schoolers.
Disney World, Orlando
Why to go: Do people even need to be convinced to go? There is no age to visit Disney World. Visit this place at absolutely any age and I promise, you will create memories enough to last you a lifetime! Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood studios, Animal kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard beach are MUST visits. You can also book your stay at their special Dolphin and Swan hotels.
What to do with kids: Party at animated parades, catch spectacular fireworks, dine by candlelight with your favorite Disney character and be amazed at the laser and light show. Parents can enjoy themselves on a few rides with their kids. Try launching through the rip-roaring rocket ship, floating through the 5 story splash down mountain ride, swooping through a haunted goldmine and by taking a rocket ride to Mars. Don’t forget to watch live movies at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. All you have to do is reach the place and enjoyment will reach you by itself.
Get there when your kids are: Oh! Any age.
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Why to go: It’s the waterpark capital of the world! With 18 indoor/outdoor options and more than 200 splishy splashy slides, Wisconsin Dells isn’t just a place to see, it’s a place to do. The list of this places’ attractions numbers close to 100. So there’s no shortage of things to do in the Dells. Swirl, splash, race, plummet, bob and bask to your heart’s content.
What to do with kids: Enjoy the 6 kinds of water parks that consist of a million water rides each. Water basketball at the Wolf Lodge, Screaming Hyena at the Kalahari water park, Medusas Lair at the Mount Olympus theme park, Noah’s 4D dive in theatre at the Noah’s Ark and the lost world adventure at the Wilderness resort are a few MUST TRY rides at Wisconsin Dells. It also has amusement parks. You can ride a roller coaster, take the wheel behind a go-kart, zip your way through the treetops and scale a rock wall. Wisconsin Dells also allows you to take a horse ride from its own stables, encounter daring thrills at its circus and enjoy a close meet with its endangered animals. This place is a complete fun package for all age groups.
Get there when kids are: All ages.
Buckingham Palace, London
Why to go: A real-live queen lives here! What better a reason one needs to visit this place? Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 Staterooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 meters long across the front, 120 meters deep and 24 meters high. Visitors can visit only the staterooms of the Palace.
What to do with kids: Wondering how children will enjoy at such a place? Having read and heard about kings and queens and palaces and castles since childhood, kids definitely would be thrilled to actually visit a real palace that houses a real queen. Don’t miss the royal guards shift change that takes place royally. Soldiers march out in their royal uniforms accompanied by music and horses. The Buckingham Palace is open to the public during the summer. For a limited number of tours it is open in December, January and at Easter each year.
Get there when kids are: Grade Schoolers.
San Diego Zoo, California
Why to go: It’s one of the world’s best zoos. It is also one of the few places in America to see giant pandas, rare sun bears, penguins, anacondas and Australia’s adorable koalas.
What to do with kids: Don’t miss the chance to watch animals live and in action. Experience feeding flamingos, see exotic wild cats jump, watch polar bears swim and capture images of elephants having a party at their pool. The zoo also takes visitors on a surprise tour where they can see monochrome as well as red Pandas. There is also an overnight educational camping adventure designed for kids between the ages of 3- 12 years. For the best experience, visit the Zoo before it opens to enjoy a buffet breakfast with the little African Penguins.
Get there when kids are: Grade-schoolers.
Sesame Place, Pennsylvania
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Why to go: Looking for a place where kids as tiny as toddlers can enjoy? This is the one. Sesame Place is the world’s most perfect park for toddlers and preschoolers. It is based on the ‘Elmo and friends’ theme, thus creating a fuzzy and warm atmosphere for children.
What to do with kids: Watch your little ones enjoying cruising around the counts cruiser, laughing out loud as they fly tiny planes, jumping on the sunny day carousel, sliding from side to side on a little bug and having the time of their lives at the extra soft mini monster clubhouse. Parents can have fun on roller coasters and other swings designed for their enjoyment. There are also many water rides including sky-high slides for adults and soft big rubber duckies for children. Also, enjoy festive shows and street parades starring Elmo and Friends at this theme park.
Get there when kids are: Toddlers/Preschoolers.
The Colorado Rockies, Colorado
Why to go: The Colorado Rockies is the best option if you want to get away from the hustle bustle of the city. One enjoys a day or two in the calm, close to nature. Snowmass, Vail and Beaver Creek area year-round mecca of outdoor adventure. They will entice you to explore, discover and relax.
What to do with kids: If you’re traveling with very young kids, head to Snowmass. It offers a number of children’s programs like childcare for very small children, ski lessons for middle-aged ones and magic ski classes for adults. At Vail, you can enjoy at the Ski Girls Rock that is designed especially for girls. The Adventure Ridge is an enormous snow park at the top of the gondola facilitating tubing, ski biking, and mini-snowmobiles. At Beaver Creek, visitors can join ski parades, family ice skating nights and snowshoe tours.
Get there when kids are: Preschoolers/Grade-schoolers/ Teens.