Best Weekend Trips For Families With Kids

November 14, 2018

Weekend trips are a great way to treat your family to something special with minimal time away from work or school. Here are a few great weekend trips to consider planning with your family this year:


If you are feeling brave enough, head to Orlando to take your kids to the happiest place on earth: Disneyworld. Although it is regarded as a place that only kids can enjoy, Disneyworld truly has something for everyone, including adults. You can get a taste of the world at Epcot or head to the Animal Park for a mini safari.

The Twin Cities

The Twin Cities in Minnesota is a great area for families to visit. In Twin Cities is thethe Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, which is one of the best zoos in the country! It is a must see if you have young children who love animals. The conservatory also puts on beautiful, seasonal flower shows.

There are also a number of beautiful outdoor parks in the Twin Cities area, including Minnehaha Falls Park. This park is comprised of 193 acres, limestone bluffs and river overlooks, and it is one of the most popular parks in the entire state of Minnesota. It is a great spot to pack up a picnic and enjoy some time outdoors as a family. There are also hiking and walking trails around the park for you to enjoy nature.

San Francisco

San Francisco is a great destination for both kids and adults, because it truly has something for everything Whether you are into culture, tech, or sports, San Francisco has it all.

Especially if you have a little one who is into sports, San Francisco offers a number of great sports teams to root for. For example, you can head to a Giants game with a little baseball fan (maybe even rent one of the san francisco giants suites for a truly memorable experience!).

Also in San Franscico you can head out the Wharf and enjoy the sight-seeing; enjoy a delicious cup of clam chowder while you spy the seal lions from the pier. If you are into architecture, or just popular photography spots, you also need to head to the Golden Gate Bridge, which opened originally in 1937. For a fun dose of history, you can also plan a day trip the famed Alcatraz prison and do a solo audio tour to learn more about what has happened within those famed walls.

Washington, DC

If your kids are a little bit older, and would appreciate some history and museums, then Washington DC is a must-do weekend trip for your family. You can walk around the National Mall and take you time popping in and out of all the museums, as well as touring some of the most famous National Monuments to learn about the history of the United States.

A weekend trip does not have to be a huge hassle to plan — use these ideas to put together a quick weekend trip for your family and get started on making some memories that will last you 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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