The Best Family-Friendly Vacations in the US this 2019



So you've saved up enough time and money for your next family vacation, now all you need to do is find the perfect spot.


Thanks to the country's abundant kid-friendly activities, as well as bevy grown-up attractions, the land of the free will never run out of fun, family-friendly spots for next family getaway.


Marvel in the beauty of nature as there are a lot of protected national parks across 50 states. Also, while guided tours and museum trips are not the kids' typical idea of fun, they can be entertained the moment their interest is piqued.



Grand Canyon

When it comes down to it, if you have a family travel bucket list, taking everyone to see the country's natural wonder is definitely a must-do.


But why is 2019 the perfect place to visit? Well, it's because the Grand Canyon is celebrating its 100th birthday as a national park. Meaning, the area is booked with special events throughout the year. The park also features other attractions and activities like hiking a corridor trail or simply enjoying the spectacular views from the overlook.


Another fun family activity is to go on an unforgettable ride on the Grand Canyon Railway, where the Old West is brought to life by fascinating stories and music.


Accommodation can fill up fast during the anniversary season, so make sure to book in advance. Nestled along the crater rim, Grand Canyon National Park's Lodges if you want to get the best access of the national park.



Disney World in Orlando

Taking the entire family to this theme park resort in Orlando could almost be in your list every year.


But what makes it extra special this 2019 is that there are new anticipated additions such as the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here, visitors are given the chance to take the controls of Millennium Falcon, as they take part in the battle of the First Order and the Resistance.


This fall also marks the opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Hollywood Studio, the facility's first-ever Mickey Mouse-themed ride-through attraction.


Other exciting additions this year is the fireworks show at Epcot, as well as the Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy show. This year also marks the opening of the Disney’s Riviera Resort, a 15-story, 545-room building. Also, check out these cozy Airbnb Orlando rentals for your next trip.


New York City

2019 marks a big year for the Big Apple, with the opening with new hotels and attractions like the Hudson Yards, the city's largest development yet after Rockefeller Center. The facility includes a variety of restaurants, and shops, an Equinox hotel, and an arts center. It also houses the tallest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere.


Also, check out the Statue of Liberty Museum, which tells all about the history of Lady Liberty, as well as some artifacts of her original torch.



Check out Seattle’s brand new and newly renovated sites. Just recently, the city's famous Space Needle has unveiled the “space lift," the only revolving glass floor in the world, which is towering about 500 feet in the city. It also features expanded views of both indoor and outdoor observation areas.


Moreover, the newly-renovated Sky View Observatory offers one a spectacular bird's eye view of the entire city. Drop by the Nordic Museum afterward, the only museum in the country that solely devoted to Nordic culture and history.


St. Louis

Taking a snapshot of the Gateway Arch is every family's bucket list whenever they travel to St. Louis. Drop by the brand new museum at the Arch to know all about the history of St. Loius.


What's great about it is that it offers many free spots for the entire family to enjoy, such as the St. Louis Science Center, and the St. Louis Zoo.



Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville in South Carolina has been a destination gaining in popularity for many years now. It has plenty of food scenes and attractions, like the Falls Park on the Reedy, where you'd come across the famous Liberty Bridge stretching across the falls.


If you're visiting the lower slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you'd come across a different array of local restaurants, breweries, and bakeries housed in one-time shipping containers, and other unique structures. Greenville is also where Seedlings is found, the first-ever farm-to-table restaurants for kids in the country.


Huntsville, Alabama

If you have kids that are dreaming of the galaxy and outer space, then headed off to Huntsville, Alabama, as its celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing this year. Various events are being held throughout the year, with a lot of moon landing re-enactments as well as exhibits found in the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.


Moreover, this year, the state is celebrating its bicentennial year and Huntsville is the ideal place to join in with the festivities, as its the place where the constitution was signed. If you're craving for more kid-friendly fun, then drop by Huntsville’s EarlyWorks Family of Museums.


Maui, Hawaii

The flight going here may be long, but the good things about Maui are that you kids won't need a passport. That's what makes it one of the most accessible places to take your family for a vacation at the heart of the Pacific.


Hawaii's unique culture and traditions, as well as the serenity of the beach, are just one of the top reasons why your family might ask for an annual trip in this beautiful paradise.


Over to You

So there you have it.


We've given you the top US destinations that you can put on your family's bucket list of amazing places to explore in the US.


This year is the perfect time to introduce your kids to the wonders of travel.


There are a lot of factors that you need to take into consideration such as the price, weather, distance of travel. But the most important thing is that you know that your loved ones will have the time of their lives.



About the Author:

Odette Viola is a passionate traveler and always looking for the hidden gems of the world, always looking for new adventure and experiences. She's also a freelance writer and currently developing her skills in photography.