Almost every country has some form of family entertainment, from street shows and theaters to national monuments and theme parks. Countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States provide many attractions and distractions that attract millions of visitors from all over the world.
3 All-American Family Vacations
While America is home to hundreds of theme parks across every state and has some of the most visited national monuments in the world, there is some stand-out family-friendly, and very American places to visit that every citizen of the nation can be proud of.
Some of these, include:
- Dollywood Parks
- The Grand Canyon
- The Rockies
Dolly Parton has created a wonderful adventure theme park series to rival that of Walt Disney while the Grand Canyon is one of the greatest wonders of the world and the Rocky Mountains provide the best family skiing and boarding experiences on the continent.
Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Dollywood Parks provide a whole host of entertainment for the entire family. From the amazing theme parks themselves to glamorous and entertaining dinner shows and stunning lodgings, the entire complex of parks is something to behold and is essential when visiting the south or looking for something a little different than Walt Disney World.
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You can visit Dollywood by obtaining Pigeon Forge tickets which will grant access to a multitude of attractions in the area. Some of the most popular include Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show, the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge. This stunning lodging, among others, provides the perfect place to stay between parks designed for unforgettable family experiences.
The Grand Canyon
One of the most stunning natural formations in the world, the Grand Canyon of Arizona is a wonder to behold. Formed over 6 million years and stretching from Lees Ferry to Grand Wash Cliffs over almost 450km, the monument is one of the most visited in the world with around 6 million people per year.
There are many lodges and resorts dotted near the Grand Canyon national park but the most popular is Grand Canyon Village which is inside the park itself, just moments away from some of the most stunning vistas on the planet. Of course, many people love hiking the canyon but other activities for families include mule riding, helicopter tours, and rafting.
Following a trip to the Grand Canyon, you could follow the Colorado River right up to its namesake and stay in the picturesque Rocky Mountains. The Rockies stretch an amazing 3,000 miles from New Mexico, USA to British Columbia in Canada, but the Colorado stretch is one of the most popular with 4.5 million visitors per year.
The Colorado Rockies are known for their pristine slopes which make them perfect for skiing and snowboarding and the excellent resorts there provide activities for all experience levels and ages. Some of the best views can be seen when taking the cable car gondolas up to the ski lodges while dog-sledding and canoeing will offer a deeply personal and intimate experience of the USA’s amazing answer to the Alps.
Jessi is a working mom to two living in Central Florida. She has a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies but decided to make her career in social media marketing and content writing. When she isn’t cooking up something new in the kitchen, she is traveling with her family and looking for new adventures!