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The Best Places to Travel with Children this Summer

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Summer is officially here making for the perfect opportunity to travel with your children! By choosing to visit places that are geared towards families you can rest assured that not only your children, but you as well will have an enjoyable time! For the ultimate family summer vacation consider visiting some of the attractions suggested below. 

Theme Parks

For family-friendly amusement rides, you won’t want to miss visiting a theme park that is geared towards children. The newly opened Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park Place in East Rutherford New Jersey features rides for all ages, including a Sky Railway for youngsters and a thrilling roller coaster that holds the record for having the steepest drop in the world. This indoor theme park also has a mini-golf course and character meet and greets. Those with younger children will enjoy a trip to Sesame Place in Langhorne Pennsylvania. Sesame Place is a theme park full of attractions based on the tv show Sesame Street and will be especially exciting for fans of the shows. At Sesame Place you will find rides, shows, and character dining options where children can meet Elmo and friends. There is also a water park that will add to the fun-filled day! Both Nickelodeon Universe and Sesame Place are Certified Autism Centers where at least 80% of their staff is trained, equipped, and certified in the field of autism.

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Beaches

Beat the heat and enjoy a day hanging out at the beach! While there are many beaches throughout the country, some are better suited for children. Ocean City in New Maryland is the perfect option for families, with a boardwalk that lines the beachfront there are endless amounts of activities that kids will love. From ice cream stands to an on-site arcade, boredom will not be a problem. Try to keep to the north side of the boardwalk as this is where you will find a lot of families! For a West Coast option, check out Coronado, California, which is known for having the best family beaches in the area. Silver Strand State Beach is particularly a great place to spend the day and has many picnic tables so you can pack a lunch. 

Water Parks

Children will have a blast splishing and splashing at a waterpark in the sunshine. Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas delight kids of all ages and be equally as fun for adults! Small children can wade around on the water playground while older children can take a ride on the Master Blaster Uphill Water Coaster. There is even a wading pool with shaded sun protection to escape the strong Texas UV rays. For a resort-style experience, consider staying at the Point Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix Arizona. Located at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Reserve, this family-friendly resort is made up of suites and has a fabulous waterpark. Complete with a half-mile lazy river and 130-foot water slide, there is never a dull moment. Kids camps are also available so parents can have relaxation time.

With several options available, planning a summer vacation with children can be a breeze! Where will you and your children travel?


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