10 Epic Places to Visit with your Family in the United States

When my kids were younger it felt like they would always be in our home. But then we blinked and we realized that we had just a few years left before kids started launching. My husband and I think that travel is a really important gift to give to our children, so we started making a family travel bucket list. We had 5 locations and 5 years to complete them before our oldest left for college. Just after our son's graduation from high school, we completed the final destination that we had laid out. We still have two kids at home and haven't stopped traveling, so I thought I would share 10 epic places to visit with your family in the United States. You can take these as suggestions to add to your family travel bucket list or cross them off one at a time. Either way, I don't think you will be disappointed!

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10 Epic Places to Visit in the U.S.

kid hugging a tree
The U.S. has a lot to offer travelers of all ages. That being said, why not create your very own "travel bucket list?" Here are 10 epic places to get you started!

Grand Canyon

Whether you go for a quick peek from the canyon south rim or a walk down one of its many hiking trails, a trip to the Grand Canyon is an unforgettable vacation families have participated in for generations.

family vacation to grand canyon

Walt Disney World

There's so much to do at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, you can't possibly experience it all in one trip. Every day you spend there is packed with rides, shows and more. Most of which featuring your favorite characters.

big thunder mountain railroad

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Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park in California is home to immense sequoia trees, including the world's largest tree by volume. This tree's name is General Sherman.

kid tree hugger

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is home to a number of natural wonders, thanks to Mother Nature. It's most famous for its geysers including the uber-famous Old Faithful.

family travel in the us

Washington, DC

Taking your family on a trip to Washington, DC means getting in touch with many artifacts significant to U.S. history, as well as getting a look at how the country is governed today. Many of the museums and historical buildings offer free admission. It's a great way to help make history come alive.

visiting washington dc on family vacation

Bryce Canyon

Located in southern Utah, this stunning red range of rock formations mostly stands out due to its jagged features known as hoodoos. There are a number of trails running through the parks many amphitheaters, giving you remarkable views.

family vacation with teen girl to hike

Niagara Falls

Another favorite place to visit in the United States is Niagara Falls. Located in New York, this picturesque set of waterfalls is situated on the border as is Canada.

Mackinac Island

Situated near the Mackinac Bridge between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, Mackinac Island is a quaint destination with a "no cars allowed" policy. But, it's not a problem. Rent a bike to check out the island fudge shops, nature trails and more.

family vacation on the beach in Michigan

Mall of America

With over 500 stores for you shopping enjoyment, the Mall of America is sure to have something to please everyone in the family. This includees a Nickelodeon-themed indoor theme park. Cool, huh?


Lego building blocks have always been popular with kids. In recent years, the brand expanded by pairing up with blockbuster movies and video games. This resulted in Legoland, the perfect place to meet favorite characters and unleash creative thinking.

kids with Lego people at Legoland

I'd love to know if you would add anything else to this list. Do you have a family travel bucket list?

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