Best U.S. Cities for Family Vacations

As millions of American families ready themselves for summer travel, they are looking to find the best family-friendly spots that work for their budgets.

Instead of looking for more expensive overseas flights and the extra cost of travel insurance, many are looking to stay Stateside for their adventures.

This list of the best cities for family vacations will inspire you to plan your next adventure.


Miami came in at the top, primarily due to its high number of 31.2 attractions and 680.54 restaurants per 100,000 people, even though its hotel prices are higher. It's the perfect combination for those wanting sun, sea, and sand in its South Beach area. 

Taking second place is the “Sin City” of Las Vegas. Looking beyond casinos, Vegas features a large number of family-friendly attractions–such as Adventuredome at Circus Circus and Hershey's Chocolate World for sweet lovers.

Las Vegas

The city by the bay ranks well with families for shopping and attractions. These include the Aquarium of the Bay, a 7D Experience at Pier 39, and the San Francisco Zoo.

San Francisco

Tucson may be a surprise to some when planning vacations, but they have the lowest cost hotels of all the cities in the results. There's a good variety of things to do for all ages, such as hiking and botanical gardens with a backdrop of stunning scenery.


Atlanta features the world headquarters of Coca-Cola, offering tours and giving visitors an inside look at the soft drink. It is also home to the Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta, among a range of museums.


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