When planning family-friendly vacations, certain cities tend to get skipped over because of their notorious reputations as party towns. But, not so quick! Don’t discount them yet. You might be surprised how kid-friendly some of them actually are. Inside this post, we’ve named four of them. Take a peek.
Las Vegas, Nevada
You probably didn’t guess “The Entertainment Capital of the World” would be first on this list, with all of its gambling, and adult glitz and glamour. But here it is. There are more G-rated things to do on (and off) the Las Vegas strip than you might know.
New York City, New York
NYC can be a ton of fun for a kid. Sure, it’s a lot of walking. But, you can make it fun by signing up for a really neat walking tour, like a pizza-tasting one where they can taste-test different slices of pizza along the way.
Some more things to see and do in the city: You can watch a Disney play on Broadway, experience the magic of the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, get lost in Central Park, or go museum-hopping.
Don’t just think “South Beach, string bikinis, overflowing alcohol and endless clubs”, because that’s only one area.
Take a daytime walk around Wynwood, and marvel at the tall, brightly-colored murals together. Go for a swim in the Venetian Pool. Visit animals inside Jungle Island, Zoo Miami, or Miami Seaquarium. Do experiments at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Catch a play at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
New Orleans, Louisiana
It’s no secret New Orleans is a whole lot of Mardi Gras, booze and larger than life parties out on Bourbon Street. But you don’t need to be an adult to enjoy a powdery beignet at the popular Cafe Du Monde. And how about the annual Family Gras celebration with free concerts, face painting, interactive games and more?
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Did we leave something off of our list? If you think there is another surprisingly friendly-family city we forgot to mention, let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.