Family vacations are the stuff of which memories are made.
Whether a road trip to grandma and grandpa’s, a week by the ocean or getting hands-on with a fossilized T-Rex at the history museum, children often treasure far into adulthood the summertime joys they experienced in new and exciting places alongside mom and dad and their siblings.
The website LawnLove.com looked at the 200 biggest U.S. cities to determine which offered the best vacations to take with kids.
Child-friendly accommodations, attractions, restaurants and transportation were considered, along with affordability, safety and several other metrics.
Many of the top-ranked cities are in warm and sunny locations, although not all. At least one, Las Vegas, might be counterintuitive, but the city far outranked other top 10 finalists when it came to interesting and engaging accommodations for the young ones.
It’s not too late to book a getaway before they go back to school. Pack those bags and consider heading for one of these major metropolises:
- New York, New York
- Orland, Florida
- Miami, Florida
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Chicago, Illinois
- Tampa, Florida
- San Francisco, California
- Houston, Texas
- Los Angeles, California
- San Antonio, Texas