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5 Vacations Parents Want Their Kids to Take

We searched for cities that would be fun, educational and practical for the whole family to enjoy!

Where’s your next family vacation taking you? We searched for cities that would be fun, educational and practical for the whole family to enjoy!


One of the leading tourist destinations in the world, Orlando is a short distance from Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. If you are looking to be entertained you could do worse than the city known as “the theme park capital of the world.”

Yellowstone National Park

Nothing typifies America’s natural splendor like its most famous national park. Yellowstone is home of a diverse group of animals including free-ranging Bison and Grizzly bears, and sits squarely on top of the largest supervolcano in North America.


You could spend a week lying on the beach, snorkeling and surfing, but if you think sun and surf are all Honolulu has to offer, you’d be wrong. The geographical seclusion of Hawaii makes it culturally more unique than any state in the lower 48, and its history—the struggle against plantation owners, annexation, and statehood in 1954—make a visit to Honolulu both an educational and relaxing experience.

New York City

The largest metropolitan area in the United States is home to such colossal cultural icons as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the giant ominous Charging Bull on Wall Street. New York City is the backdrop to many important movies and books, and the story of immigration is at the center of the United States’ narrative.

Washington, D.C.

If I listed all the things to do or see in the country’s capitol, this pick would be disproportionately long. Washington not only offers a break from regular life, but also the opportunity to see some of the locations your child will read about in Government and History classes. Included among the places in DC is the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute , Fredrick Douglass House, Washington Monument, and, of course, the White House.

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