Wondering where to take the family next? Here are 40 vacation spots everyone will love

Remember what a typical day in your childhood looked like? Probably not, but we bet you can vividly recall a family trip that blew your young mind. While many of us are contemplating our big travel plans for the next year, now might be an excellent time to let those long-dreamt-about family vacation ideas come to fruition.

If you want your child or teenager to experience the same magic on vacation, take them to any of these family vacation destinations. From glaciers to beachfronts, dinosaurs to Disney characters, there's something here for everyone — even the kid that's hard to please.


Best places to travel with kids

Legoland, New York

Best for ages: 2-12

Why go? Kids (and kids-at-heart) won't be able to resist the colorful attractions and hands-on exhibitions, all revolving around the iconic playset series.

What to do: Play all day! The theme park destination recently debuted their newest — and wettest — attraction, the Water Playground, allowing kids to splash, slide, build and get doused with a gigantic 318-gallon water bucket. (First come, first serve reservations are necessary to enter.) The park has also become a Certified Autism Center, partnering with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to train employees and providing low-sensory guidance and accommodations to children with cognitive disabilities.

Where to stay: The park's namesake resort — Legoland Hotel — extends the family fun everyone is having, from offering nightly entertainment to crafting the perfect build in the Creative Workshop. For something a little more low-key and affordable, Sleep Inn & Suites Monroe provides free breakfast every morning and is in close proximity to sites like Bear Mountain and Woodbury Common.

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