Kid-friendly City Guides


Debbie's Favorite Cities for Family Trips

I love these cities for family travel. Each is wonderful and unique and has a variety of kid-friendly activities, restaurants, and hotels that everyone will enjoy.


Reader Suggestions

U.S.A.

AB: Edmonton

Alabama: Birmingham, Dothan, Foley, Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Huntsville, Montgomery, Warrior

Alaska: Anchorage, Kodiak

Alberta: Lake Louise

Arizona: Camp Verde, Phoenix-Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Tempe, Tucson, Williams

Arkansas: Little Rock, Little Rock, Rogers

AZ: Tucson

CA: Claremont, Palm Springs

California: Camino, Carlsbad and LegoLand, Dunsmuir, El Cerrito, Felton, Folsom, Gilroy, Lafayette, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Tahoe, Lodi, Lomita, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Modesto, Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach, Moraga, Napa Valley, Natomas, Oakland, Orange County, Pacifica, Palm Springs, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Pleasanton, Redding, Redondo Beach, Running Springs, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Sausalito, Sonoma and Petaluma, Temecula, Windsor

Co: Denver

CO: Glenwood Springs

Colorado: Aspen, Breckenridge, Canon City, Colorado Springs, Denver, Keystone, Mosca, Steamboat Springs

Connecticut: Hartford, Middlebury, Middletown, New Haven, New London, Seymour

DC: Washington

District of Columbia: Washington DC

FL: Lake Wales

Florida: Apalachicola, Bradenton, Clearwater Beach, Coconut Creek, Fort Myers, Indian Rocks Beach, Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, kissimmee, Lake Beuna Vista, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Saint Augustine, Sanibel Island, Santa Rosa Beach, Sarasota, Seminole, Tampa

Georgia: Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Canton, Cave Springs, Fairburn, Lawrenceville, Savannah, Stone Mountain

Hawaii: Big Island, Honolulu and Oahu, Kauai, Maui

Idaho: Arco, Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Falls, Island Park, McCall, Twin Falls

IL: Rockford

Illinois: Aurora, Brookfield, Champaign, Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Rockford, Schaumburg, Sycamore, Wheaton

Indiana: Batesville, Evansville, Indianapolis, Porter, Santa Claus

Iowa: Des Moines, Little Amana

Kansas: Bonner Springs, Great Bend, Overland Park, Salina, Wichita

Kentucky: Harrodsburg, Louisville, Mammoth Cave, Newport (KY), Paducah

Louisiana: Avery Island, Baton Rouge, Bossier City, Lafayette

Maine: Camden, Kennebunkport, Portland

Maryland: Baltimore, Berlin, Fallston, Westminster

Massachusetts: Acton, Boston, Dartmouth, Hadley, Martha's Vineyard, North Attleboro, Orleans, Pittsfield, Wellfleet, Westford, Worcester

Mexico: Puerto Morelos

MI: New Buffalo

Michigan: Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Oxford, Plymouth, Traverse City

Minnesota: Apple Valley, Bemidji, Edina, Mankato, Minneapolis - St. Paul, Rochester

Missouri: Harrisonville, Joplin, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield, Thayer 

Nebraska: Bellevue, Kearney, Lincoln, Lincoln, Omaha

Nevada: Las Vegas

New Hampshire: Glenn, Lincoln, Peterborough, Portsmouth

New Jersey: Atlantic City, Avalon, Basking Ridge, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Camden, Cape May, Egg Harbor Township, Freehold, Hope, Hope, Martinsville, Mountainside, Paramus, Phillipsburg, Trenton, West Berlin, West Orange

New Mexico: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos

New York: Buffalo, Cazenovia, Ithaca, New Rochelle, New York City, North Tonawanda, Putnam County, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina: Asheboro, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Boone, Burlington, Charlotte, Concord, Durham, Greensboro, Mooresville, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wilmington, Winston Salem

NY: New York

Ohio: Akron, Beachwood, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Findlay, Lancaster, Mason, Sandusky, Toledo, West Chester, Wilmot

Oklahoma: Lawton, Oklahoma City, Tulsa

OR: Portland

Oregon: Albany, Bend, Eugene, Mt. Hood, Newport, Ontario, Portland, Salem, Tillamook, Winston

Pennsylvania: Allentown, Burnham, Easton, Elysburg, Erie, Erie, Hershey, Lake Ariel, Lambertville, Lancaster, New Hope, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Shartlesville

Rhode Island: East Greenwich, Providence

SC: Greenville

South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Hilton Head, Lexington, Myrtle Beach, North Charleston

Tennessee: Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, Land Between the Lakes, Manchester, Memphis, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Pigeon Forge

Texas: Arlington, Austin, Brenham, Brownsville, ConCan, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston, Gilmer, Houston, Laredo, Leander, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos, Sheridan, Sugar Land, The Colony, Victoria, Waco, Waxahachie, White Settlement

TX: Lewisville

Utah: Ogden, Orem, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy, St. George

Vermont: Burlington, Danville, Norwich

Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Haymarket, Herndon, McLean, Newport News, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg

WA: Manson

Washington: Arlington, Auburn, Bellingham, Bothell, Centralia & Grand Mound (Great Wolf Lodge), Edmonds, Everett, Olympia, Orcas Island, Port Orchard, Port Townsend and Kingston, WA, Richland, Seattle, Spokane Valley, Tacoma, Vancouver, Woodinville

West Virginia: Charleston, Parkersburg

Wisconsin: Cedarburg, Madison, Wisconsin Dells

Wisconson: La Crosse, Milwaukee

(unknown): Breckenridge, Chicago, Daytona Beach, Edmonton, Hemet, Malibu, Manhattan, maple grove, New York City, Ojai, Orange Beach Alabama, San Francisco, Seattle, Victoria BC Canada

Canada

Alberta: Banff, Jasper

British Columbia: Hope, Vancouver, Victoria and Vancouver Island, Whistler

Ontario: St. Catharines, Toronto

Saskatchewan: Saskatoon

Mexico

Distrito Federal: Mexico City

Jalisco: Puerto Vallarta

Quintana Roo: Playa del Carmen

(unknown): Guanajuato

Central America

Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio, Nosara

El Salvador: San Salvador

USA: Houston tx

South America

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

USA: Peru-Cusco

Caribbean

Jamaica: Negril, Ocho Rios

USA: Freeport, San Juan, St. John's

Middle East

Israel: Tel Aviv

Turkey: Istanbul

USA: Dubai

Africa

South Africa: Cape Town

Asia

China: Beijing, Hong Kong

India: Mumbai, New Delhi

Japan: Hakone, Kyoto

Laos: Vientiane

Singapore: Singapore

Taiwan: Taipei

Thailand: Phuket, Bangkok

USA: Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Chiangmai, Halong Bay

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

South Pacific

Australia: Brisbane, Cairns, Dubbo, Melbourne, Hobart

USA: Newcastle, Perth, Tasmania


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