Although it might be difficult to satisfy everyone in the family when deciding ideally where to visit, following destinations may just do the trick, offering something for individuals of all ages and kinds to cherish.
- The Black Hills in South Dakota
The Black Hills are most people who come to view Mount Rushmore, but there are many more sights and attractions in this magnificent region. Children and young at heart enjoy and dig for mammoth bones, splash in water parks, and explore one of the longest wind caves on earth. There are a lot of family-friendly activities at Custer State Park, such as paddle-boating on Lake Sylvan, which is popular for scenery in several movies including ‘National Treasure: The Secret Book,’ fishing, horse riding, and watching wildlife. You can find the popular begging burro, deer, mountain goats, elk, bison, pronghorns, and more by taking a leisurely ride along Wildlife Loop Road. Hill City provides the opportunity to revive the Classic West on a vintage 1880 steam train, while in Rapid City, you can experience a wildlife trek/safari on Bear Country U.S.A., explore the Cosmos Mystery Area “where the laws of nature appear to be hysteric” and take a selfie at Reptile Gardens with a huge Aldabra tortoise.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland may not appear to be a place for children, but it is truly magical for people of any age, from the world’s other unearthly landscapes enhanced by a backdrop of multicolored, shimmering northern to exploding geysers and hot springs similar to the famous Blue Lagoon. Bathing in the hot creamy turquoise waters surrounded by black lava rocks with steam gushing all over is a very bizarre experience. And as many Icelanders have believed in Elves, or ‘Huludufok,’ meaning ‘hidden folk,’ the stories of those wondrous beings that the human eye says are unseen are fascinating. Talk to the local person and they will probably have one or two stories about them. Several construction projects were relocated to prevent their rumored habitats.
- Honolulu, Hawaii
Families that travel to Hawaii often recognize that it is an excellent place for children not only to enjoy a remarkable natural beauty but also a multicultural atmosphere and a genuine aloha spirit. Almost every day, the sun is out, and in Honolulu on Oahu Island, older children and adolescents will enjoy a classic Waikiki landscape and have an opportunity to practice surfing, boogie boarding, parasailing or even paddling actual canoeing. Although families adore the variety of oceanfront hotels of Honolulu, many parents value the opportunity for their children to see everything that the Aloha spirit is about, first-hand. It’s not simply a phrase, it’s a way of life that includes treating others with generosity and kindness.
- The Yucatan, Mexico
Yucatan is another fantastic location where children may visit and do many enjoyable activities and a variety of exciting things to see with well-developed tourism infrastructure. There are wonderful freshwater pools in Quintana Roo, carved out of rocks known as swimming pools cenotes, snorkeling facilities, historic ruins to see, sandy beaches to play, and delightful towns to discover. You can visit one of three theme parks, snorkel with the turtles, swim with the dolphins, and explore one of the last walled cities built by Mayans in the Tulum area, along rocks facing the cerulean Sea below. The archaeological monuments are unbelievably well maintained and the previously busy community may easily be imagined.
- Tokyo, Japan
There are plenty of child-friendly places in Japan, but if you’re looking for activities that the whole family will enjoy, Tokyo has plenty of possibilities. Allow the teenagers to tour Akihabara, where every other shop on its main street is either a video game store, a toy store, or a manga (a Japanese-style comic book store) retailer. There are also many parks and fascinating museums to discover simultaneously. And the Tokyo Disney Resort is a must-see attraction. Consider a Magic Kingdom which combines the best qualities of Disney World and Disneyland.
- London, England
London is a family-friendly place for parents to enjoy the great European cities for their children. Whilst the English language is communicated extensively, somehow it feels like a foreign place and is captivated by the universe that Harry Potter or other movies have demonstrated. The spooky tales heard in the Tower of London will especially be enjoyed by young children. The first European castle, built at the demand of William the Conqueror in the 11th century. It is the place where Queen Anne Boleyn was slaughtered in 1536 and is still supposed to haunt this area. Buckingham Palace, the house of a real-life Queen, Queen Elizabeth, is a must-see for princess fans. Gathering at the massive iron gates for the Changing of the Guards, when troops in their matching red coats and black helmets march out, escorted by music and royal cavalry.
- New York City, New York
Taking your children to New York City is the ideal approach to teach them about American history in a way that is far more engaging than what they could learn from books. Wander in the footsteps of the millions of foreigners who passed through Ellis Island in search of a better life by visiting the Statue of Liberty, one of the country’s most recognizable monuments of independence. They’ll be able to relate what they’ve taught about 9/11 to the original site at Ground Zero, where they’ll be able to read the names of the people engraved in the silver plaques that surrounds the twin reflecting fountains. Of course, there are plenty of ways to have a good time, such as watching the entertainers in Central Park, going to the zoo, or strolling around Times Square’s spectacular lights.