Live the American dream in 2021. With so many destinations to choose from, you and your family are sure to have a trip of a lifetime in the USA. Here are some of the best cities to visit to help plan your perfect family holiday stateside. Visit www.americanholidays.com for their offers below.
The city of Boston is one of the oldest in America. You and your family can visit some of Boston’s many historic monuments and nature parks, walk the freedom trail or even submerse yourself into all- American culture and catch a Red Sox game in Fenway Park. You can also explore the Harvard campus, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Perhaps your kids will even be inspired to attend after joining one of the daily campus tours. If a tour around the university has left you hungry for knowledge, you can take a day trip to Salem, the site of the infamous 17th century witch trials. Here you can learn about the towns fascinating history, explore its beautiful seaside park and indulge in its delicious food. Leaving both your hunger for knowledge and good food satisfied. However, if you still have room for dessert how about a pit-stop in Massachusetts where you can savour a local favourite, Boston cream pie. To work off all that rich food, you and your family can escape to Cape Cod. This is a true family-friendly destination, with Cape Cod offering activities to entertain everyone. Cycle alongside the glistening Atlantic Ocean on the Shining Sea Bike Trail, search for treasure at the Pirate Museum, spend an afternoon sliding around the water park or take a tour to enjoy some of the best whale watching in the USA.
You are sure to be blown away by the Windy City! Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for many things, from its love of sport to its mouth-watering deep-dish pizza. With something to offer every type of holidaymaker, Chicago is a perfect destination for your next family trip. Mums will love shopping ‘til they drop on the Magnificent Mile and Dads will love catching a game in Soldier Field. The kids will absolutely adore exploring the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and reefs and meeting Chicago’s underwater residents at the Shedd Aquarium, from rockhopper penguins to beluga whales. Little kids and big kids alike will love riding on the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier before staying to marvel at the weekly fireworks show. Chicago is, literally, a city bursting with colour and excitement.
The West Coast
There’s a reason they say the West Coast is the best coast! From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Space Needle, the West coast of America is home to countless bucket list attractions. Visit San Francisco to explore Fisherman’s Wharf and ride the cable car up the famous hilly city which the kids will love. Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and spend some time in the charming seaside town of Sausalito before catching a ferry back to the city.
If that isn’t enough for you and the family, why not continue your stateside adventure in Seattle. Let your children’s imagination take flight in the Museum of Flight and make the trip pop with a wander through the Museum of Pop Culture. Refuel your ravenous rascals with local food at the Pike Place market. The kids will never want to travel by car again after you take a water taxi from downtown Seattle and enjoy the picturesque cityscape scenes. Then, top is all off with unforgettable view from the Space Needle in this beautiful waterfront city.
Orlando and Mexico
Even saying the name Orlando is enough to have your kids jumping for joy. Known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, it’s no surprise Orlando makes for an unforgettable family holiday. The magic of Walt Disney World will make even the most mature members of your family transform into big kids. You may have forgotten what your moody teenager’s smile looks like but with Disney, Universal Pictures and everything in between, you’ll soon be reminded. No kid is too big to enjoy this destination.
When the adrenaline from countless roller-coasters in Orlando runs out, what better way to relax than by the crystal-clear shores of Cancun? Renowned for its family friendly beaches and restaurants as well as its vibrant culture, Cancun is a great family holiday destination. From snorkelling in the world’s second largest coral reef to visiting the Mayan pyramids and temples, Cancun has something for the whole family. Couple this with Orlando and it’s sure to be an unforgettable holiday.
The stunning city of Toronto is ideal for a family getaway, with waterfront walkways, plenty of museums and charming markets. Famous for its perfect combination of high-rise buildings and beautiful neighbourhoods, Toronto is an international hub of arts and culture. From Kensington Market to Graffiti Alley, these classic ethnic enclaves have mixed with millennial revitalization to result in an exciting combination of gift shops, salons, cafés and restaurants! Drop into the Mashion Bakery in Chinatown, one of best and most unique bakeries Toronto has to offer. Or, why not hop on a ferry to the Toronto Islands? With perfect picnic spots and bike rentals available, it’s a guaranteed day of fun! Toronto will soon become a family favourite after a visit here.
With 50 vast states, this is just a selection of what the USA has to offer. With so much to see and do, the USA is the perfect destination for our family holiday in 2021. For more information on these destinations and more, visit www.americanholidays.com or call American Holidays on (01) 901 4405.