Orlando offers opportunities to ricochet through a thrilling itinerary of roller coasters, resorts, dinosaurs and Disney amusements.
Fantastic family fun plus shows and rides galore come courtesy of Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando and Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.
New York's many zoos, museums and landmarks make the city a perfect destination for families of all ages.
Explore Times Square, take a boat ride to the Statue of Liberty or an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, eat lunch at Carnegie Deli or picnic and ride the carousel in Central Park - the choices are endless.
One of the best places to go with family in tow, Chicago absolutely teems with attractions.
Choose from the fun of touristy Navy Pier and photo ops at the mirrored Cloud Gate sculpture to riding a tandem along the hem of Lake Michigan, the (free) zoo or the wonderful Shedd Aquarium. A visit to Nixon's Birthplace adds another element to family vacations.
Anaheim is ideally situated to take advantage of all Orange County's adventures, whether you plan on delving into the delights of Disneyland or basking on the bountiful beaches. Beaches, fierce beasts and some serious splashes are just some of the sizzling hot family attractions in San Diego.
The home of the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and LEGOLAND California's slew of more than 50 rides, holidays in San Diego are always hot commodities. Families find an endless variety of attractions to explore, from the buzz of Georgetown and funky Adams Morgans to more than a hundred monuments and museums, including the Smithsonian. There's also a vibrant performing arts scene and major league sports excitement, courtesy of the Redskins and the Nationals.
With its beautiful beaches and scores of golf courses, popular Myrtle Beach offers plenty of great outdoor activities. With its host of revolution-related sites and an eclectic range of attractions, from the Museum of Science to the Museum of Bad Art, Boston is an inspired choice for family vacations.
And if the weather doesn't cooperate, there's a great hands-on children's museum, Alligator Adventure and outlet malls that are sure to please. Watery wonder is on offer at New England Aquarium and from a swan boat on Public Garden Lagoon.
Fort Lauderdale calls itself the Venice of Florida, with frontage on the Atlantic Ocean, the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Families can journey through the Everglades, salt marshes and savannahs or relax on sunny, sandy beaches.