Whether you’re a solo traveler looking for a new adventure or a family planning a fall getaway, family-friendly activities are something that every family member can get behind. From exploring the world’s most beautiful natural habitats to camping in the middle of nowhere, Americans love to have fun and explore unique places. So here are some of the best family-friendly things to do in America:
1. Visit Disneyland
What would a list of the best things to do in America be without the Disneyland Resort? Well, I think we can safely say that Disney World just wouldn’t be complete and it wouldn’t even make sense. You know what I mean, right? When you go to Disneyland, you feel like you’re in a different world. And it’s not just the rides, although these are amazing, we’re talking about the food that they have and how everything is clean and well-kept. There are great restaurants and shops everywhere and it really feels like you’re somewhere magical. So if you want to get away from it all, go to Disneyland.
2. Go to SeaWorld
SeaWorld is home to some of the world’s best theme parks, including Shamu Stadium, where killer whales perform acrobatic tricks; Kraken Reef, where sharks swim above you; and Manta, where you can get face-to-face with these gentle giants.
3. See a Broadway show
Broadway theaters offer a wide range of musicals, comedies, dramas, and revues, making them perfect places to take the whole family. You’ll find everything from classic musicals to modern hits, and many shows feature talented children’s performers.
4. Take a hike
Hiking trails abound in California, offering visitors beautiful views of the state’s natural beauty. Hikers of all ages will enjoy exploring the diverse terrain of Yosemite National Park, while families looking for something less strenuous might enjoy a stroll along the beach.
5. Watch a movie
California offers a variety of movie theaters, from art houses to megaplexes. Whether you want to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster or a foreign film, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
6. Play mini golf
Mini golf courses are fun for both adults and kids. Most offer carts, putting greens, and snack bars, making them great places to spend a few hours with friends and family.
7. Attend a sporting event
Sporting events are a great way to bring the entire family together. From baseball games to soccer matches, football games, and even rodeos, California has something for everyone.
8. Visit Las Vegas
It doesn’t matter where you live, there’s always some place to visit. If you don’t believe me, go to Las Vegas—it’s full of fun stuff to do. You can gamble, eat at awesome buffets (and drink!), watch shows, go shopping, see beautiful scenery—the whole thing. Plus, you can stay in hotels that aren’t hotels at all. That means you’ll get to sleep in actual houses instead of a hotel room.
9. Watch A Comedy Show
Comedy shows are great because people end up having a good time when they attend them. But who says you have to go to a comedy show alone? Take your friends with you and spend some quality time together.
10. Spend Time With Your Kids
I'm sure it sounds boring to sit around doing nothing, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. Sometimes you just need to chill out and relax, and you should take advantage of those times. Besides, your kids will love spending time with you.
11. Take A Road Trip
There's no reason why you can't travel to any state you'd like. Sure, you need gas money to drive anywhere, but who said you need to stay in one place? Get in the car and explore wherever you're going. See all of the cool places there are to see.
12. Find An Amusement Park
Amusement parks are truly wonderful; they give you a break from reality. Whether it's a small carnival park or a huge amusement park, there's something special about being able to enjoy yourself while still enjoying the simple pleasures of life. There's music playing, lights flashing, and rides coming down the line. All you have to do is hop aboard and let the wild ride begin.
13. Take A Horseback Ride Through The Mountains
If you're willing to pay for a horseback riding trip, then you’ll definitely experience something that few people ever do. You'll be able to gallop through pristine forests and over massive mountains, passing gorgeous sights along the way. You'll probably hear birds singing, smell flowers blooming, and see wild animals roaming free. Who knows? Maybe you'll even catch a glimpse of a bear swimming across a lake. Yeah, that might happen.