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Unforgettable Family Holidays in the USA

As an avid traveler and parent, I’ve always found the USA to be an excellent destination for family holidays. The vast landscapes, the endless roads, and the breathtaking nature make it a perfect place for kids to explore and enjoy. In this blog, I’ll share my top 5 must-do activities for families visiting the American West Coast for the first time.

1. Disney: A Dream Come True for Kids

Disney parks are a paradise for kids, and our children are no exception. Mickey and Minnie Mouse are their all-time favorites. Many West Coast trips start in Los Angeles, where you can find a fantastic Disney park. It’s a perfect way to kick off your holiday and keep the jet-lagged kids awake and excited.

2. Legoland: A Surprising Find in the USA

Located in the southern city of San Diego, you’ll find not only a beautiful zoo but also a Legoland theme park. This tropical version of Denmark’s Legoland even includes a waterpark. Combining Lego and water fun, it’s hard to find a kid who wouldn’t enjoy this fantastic place.

3. Experience the Excitement of Las Vegas with Kids

Contrary to popular belief, Las Vegas is a fantastic destination for a family vacation. Last summer, we spent five days in Las Vegas with our two and four-year-old kids, and it was an unforgettable experience. Here’s why:

  • The lazy river of the Mandalay Bay
  • Watching gondolas in the Venetian hotel
  • Admiring the fountains of the Bellagio
  • Watching a volcano eruption at the Mirage
  • Witnessing a sinking pirate ship at Treasure Island
  • Meeting Disney and other cartoon characters on every street corner

Las Vegas offers so much more than just gambling!

4. Discover Wildlife in Yosemite National Park

Visiting National Parks is a great way to entertain kids. We’ve had some wonderful hikes in Yosemite National Park. With a baby carrier for each kid, we set off on an adventure. The kids were thrilled to see squirrels, deer, and they were always hoping to spot a brown bear behind each tree. If your kids are old enough to hike, check out the best hikes in California, including a magnificent hike in Yosemite!

5. Embark on River Hikes in Zion National Park

Zion National Park is unique in that it allows you to hike through a riverbed. At some points, there’s no water, at others, just a little stream, and sometimes you’d be waist-deep. This hike might not be suitable for younger kids, but it’s a thrilling adventure for older ones and their parents.

There’s so much more to explore, like Bryce National Park, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, and the kid-friendly city of San Francisco. The possibilities for family adventures are endless!

Rediscover the American West Coast

Having returned from America just four months ago, I’m ready to pack my bags and head back. If you’re considering a holiday to the USA, particularly the West Coast, you’re in for a treat. The America specialists at Tenzing Travel can help you plan your trip, offering non-committal advice and suggestions. They even have a special kid’s trip tailored for the American West Coast. Their intimate knowledge of the region ensures they can provide you with the best spots to visit with kids.

Extend Your Adventure to Arizona

If you have more time to spare, consider adding Arizona to your itinerary. This self-guided road trip around Phoenix, Arizona, is a great place to start.


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