Five Destinations Your Kids Will Love

May 16, 2017

You need to make the time to take your kids on unforgettable vacations when they are still at home. When your kids get their minds blown by the amazing destinations you visit, you will create incredible memories they will cherish for a lifetime. You cannot go to just any destination to create a magical vacation. You need to make it someplace remarkable! Here are five of the most epic destinations your kids will love:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This is the most visited national park in the US. The reasons are evident when you drive into this wondrous playland of biodiversity. You do not have to go to Brazil to see the rainforest. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is smackdab in the middle of one of the most biodiverse temperate rainforests on the planet. There are more species of salamander here than anywhere else on earth. The ferns, evergreens, and other abundant plant life will make you feel like you are in the Pacific Northwest. You can enjoy camping, stay in a cabin, or enjoy a resort in the area. Your kids will love their time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

You can never go wrong taking the kids to a getaway in Orlando. The theme park mecca is one of the ultimate destinations for families. From the moment you see the silhouette of the castle at the Magic Kingdom, you will be transported to a destination of pure imagination. Your kids will never forget a trip to Walt Disney World. If you have teens who feel that Disney destinations are a little too immature for them, you can also take advantage of being in Orlando by visiting all the other amazing theme parks on offer in this amazing destination.

Cedar Point

If your family is full of speed junkies, then head to this incredible roller coaster park in Sandusky, Ohio. Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, the area surrounding Cedar Point is loaded with nature preserves and some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. You can go camping near here to combine an outdoor adventure with roller coaster heaven. Your kids will especially enjoy when you can go canoeing or kayaking the same day that they ride roller coasters. If that is not fast-paced enough for your kids, do not forget about the mind-blowing water park Soak City that sits adjacent to Cedar Point.


When it comes to bucket list destinations, there are few that occur more frequently on people’s lists than Alaska. The name alone conjures a vision of an epic land of rugged majesty and beauty. There is so much to see and do in Alaska. You can enjoy some of the most amazing camping, hiking, fishing, and boating. You can see glaciers. You can even climb a mountain. If your kids are adventure junkies, take them to Alaska for the ultimate vacation.


While Alaska is a popular bucket list destination, Hawaii might just be the ultimate bucket list destination. You can bet that your kids will absolutely lose their minds when you let them know you are headed to Hawaii. The magical land of sunshine, smiles, and surf is a place where even the toughest-shelled teen will break down and have a good time.

This is a place where the fun never stops. You can eat incredible food made from the most amazing fresh ingredients. You can swim, snorkel, surf, sail, scuba dive, and enjoy all the other fantastic water activities in this paradise on earth. Hiking lovers will be blown away in Hawaii. On the other hand, you can also simply sit on the beach, enjoy frozen drinks, and take in the view.

Children can often be the toughest critics. When you recommend a less than stellar destination for a trip, eye rolling is not an uncommon occurrence especially coming from teens. If you want to ensure that your kids marvel at the destination you have selected for your vacation, consider heading to one of the five spots above. When you pick out an epic destination for your vacation, your kids will never forget their trip of a lifetime!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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