25 Best Places To Take Your Kids Out Before They’re Grown

Submitted By Jenny Smith  

Planning for a trip with your kids but have no idea where to take them, you might think to go for some beach, park or museums kind of places but several parents want their kids to enjoy the fun activities as well. As kids get older, they start getting more interested in other activities rather spending time with their family which is why this is the best time for them and for the parents to take them to those places where they enjoy and spend quality time with family.

Well, there are many fun places for kids to go which can be proved best for a vacation or even for a trip, some of those places offers good deals of fun and some of them have good point of view of history and the best part about these places is; they also provide some knowledge to learn and grow.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and enjoy your vacations, in this article, we are listing the 25 best places for your kids and might you yourself haven’t visited these places yet.

25. San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo is in Southern California, a must visit for kids, it is known as the urban paradise for all ages, not just the kids but parents can also have fun there. You can spend your day with amazing habitats for animals including Gorilla, flamingos, mandrills, birds of paradise, giant tortoises and many more. There are special trek to visit the giant animals and it also provides you the double decker bus to enjoy your ride and if your kids are adventurous enough then they can enjoy the aerial view from skyline.

To plan a trip, you can check their website where all the information is properly given with all the facilities provided by San Diego Zoo. This zoo is one of the fun places to go because:

  • It has the vast botanical plant and orchid garden.
  • You can enjoy the best animal ride because they have such good animal friendly focus.
  • It is an awesome place because it has the giant panda display.
  • It has the fine dining restaurant named as Albert’s which is located in the Tree house complex near the Gorilla Tropics.

24. Fort Point

Fort Point

Teaching your children in the historic point of view is good for their knowledge and for that, you need to take them to those places which have made the history and for that, one of the best places to visit in USA is Fort point which is in California and has been known as the Pride of pacific and one of perfect example of masonry in America. It was built as the defense system of forts planned to safeguard the San Francisco Bay. At fort point, you can find:

  • Cannon Loading Demonstration; that is the experience of soldiers that how they defended the golden gate.
  • Building the golden gate bridge, that is the video made by Bethlehem Steel Company to show the captivating story behind the construction.

23. Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The largest art museum and one of the top places to visit in the US is Metropolitan Museum of Art located in the New York City, it has the collection of more than two million works. By going there, your kids will enjoy the art as well as will be loaded with a lot of knowledge about art and history as the artworks in Metropolitan museum of Art are taken from different resources such as classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt and they have an widespread collection of American and Modern Art. It is considered as the good fun places for kids because they offer activities for kids including:

  • MetKids; in this, you can explore the fun facts of arts, get the ideas about your projects and watch the behind-the-scenes videos.
  • Audio Guide; these are the easy to follow messages throughout the museum.

22. International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

It is the museum of kid’s interest as it is the museum exclusively dedicated to the invisible profession that has formed history and have an impact on the world events. It is the International Spy Museum which has the largest collection of spies ever placed on public display. It is one of the good places to visit in USA because:

  • It includes the objects which are seen by public for the first time.
  • It contains the work of famous spies.
  • It also shows the actions of the famous spies to get the know-how of strategies and techniques used by spies to solve the secretive missions in history.

21. The Rainforest Café

The Rainforest Café

Rainforest café is basically a restaurant chain and its restaurants are every kid’s dream because it has the themed environment which depicts the features of tropical rainforest including plants, waterfalls and rainforest animals. Most of the locations of these restaurants have themed interior and exterior which really attracts kids and their families too and their menu contains seafood, pastas, desserts and pizzas, most favorite things eaten by kids today.

20. California Academy Of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

It is the natural history museum located in San Francisco which is considered as the largest museum of natural history because it has 26 million specimens. It is a good place for your kids because they will have lots of things to learn from here and might they can interested in these things and get admission for further studies in science. It is a good place to visit with your kids as it provides several activities for them such as:

  • Early explorers cove; it is the perfect place for your little ones as it has the play space, reading rooms and other activities.
  • Naturalist Center; it is the place where your kids can get the knowledge via hundreds of books and films and interactive games.

19. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

This zoo is rated the world’s largest zoo and is located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States and it is considered as the best vacations spots in the US to visit. It has the best three exhibits; world’s largest nocturnal exhibit, indoor rainforests and world’s largest indoor dessert. Your kids can enjoy the largest aquarium and interact with the several kind of sea heroes. The best part about Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and aquarium that it offers classes as well and for different ages, they have different classes.

18. Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail

For increasing the knowledge of your kids, you must take them to Freedom Trail which is consisted of 16 historically significant sites and all of these from authentic treasure. They have several things combined at one place, explore the museums, meeting houses, churches and burying grounds and learn about the heroes who molded our nation.

17. Grant’s Farm

Grant’s Farm

It is the historic farm and ancient landmark in the in the Missouri Village Grantwood, this farm in the home to several animals including kangaroos, buffalos, goats, peacocks, camels and many more. In 2004, it was ranked as a top attraction nationwide by the U.S family travel, the attraction for kids in farm are:

  • There are rides for kids on which they can have fun.
  • There are different kind of shows that gives the knowledge for you and your children.
  • You can meet and see the animals closely.

16. Disney World Themed Park

Disney World Themed Park

Disney world is every kid’s dream from their childhood and this is for sure one of the most fun places one can ever enjoy in. You can find Disney world themed park at several places and it is the must visit place for you and your kids. They will meet their stars there which they really adore and will enjoy the rides and adventurous, you should take your children to the theme park of Disney world.

“Take your children to some amusement parks, historical places where they can enjoy as well as get the knowledge of the ancient time, it’s the best time for your kids to get this kind of historical knowledge as their minds are still open to take up the mystery and wonders of the world.”

15. Statue Of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

A landmark that is a must visit for any child standing in New York Harbor, it was a gift from France to New York, it was build it France and was gifted to New York, it was shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in crates and rebuild in the U.S. It is recognized as the symbol of freedom and democracy; its height is 151 feet 1 inch. Take your child to the statue of liberty to make their more interest in history.

14. Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

If you want to make your kids do some fun and adventurous activities then cheddar gorge is your place, the most thrilling and dramatic gorge in Britain, having two beautiful pillar caves and cliffs rising to 450ft. This area constitutes the beautiful and famous area of awesome natural beauty and tells many stories of ancient times and is the best place for rock climbing. The cheddar gorge has several attractions including:

  • Gorge Open-top bus tour; enjoy the bus ride with open double decker and explore the dramatic landscapes of cheddar gorge.
  • Crystal quest; overcome your fears of darkness and meet the lord of darkness.
  • The lookout tower; climb he 274 steps for the sightseeing of cheddar gorge and 48 more for the lookout tower, kids specially do love it.
  • Museum of pre-history; cheddar gorge is the famous place for discovering and exploring about our ancestors that how they lived and survived during the ice age.

13. LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

The place which is best for kids which is known as LEGOLAND Windsor, it is a theme park and resort in Windsor Berkshire, and it is fully dedicated and designed as Lego toy system. The attraction of LEGOLAND Windsor resort is consisted of:

  • Mixture of Lego theme rides.
  • Lego models.
  • Lego building workshops.

12. Sesame Place

Sesame Place

The theme park made especially for children located on the outskirts of Langhorne, Pennsylvania; it is based on the sesame street television program where kids will love to go. It is one of the best fun places to go because it contains several rides, shows and attractions of water. It has attractions such as:

  • Cookie’s Monster Land.
  • Elmo’s World.
  • Vapor Trail.

11. The Museum Of Science

The Museum of Science

The best museum of science in Boston illustrates and captures every young children’s mind and it is important for your children to understand the science that makes their gadgets work. Your children can explore the story and techniques behind IMAX films, 4-D films and there are several exhibits and public events as well.

“There are several places which your kid should visit before their adulthood because you can fill up their mind with good memories and treasure for their lifetime.”

10. Seven Stories

Seven Stories

The place where your kids will hear stories and which organizes the exhibitions and popular events on how the books are made, where they come from and how your kid can enjoy and share them. This place brings the stories to life of everyone by hosting the shows, playful exhibitions and storytelling. It will be a great day out for family.

9. USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial

This places marks the memorial of sailors and marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack, it’s a good place for your kids to let them get the know-how of history, this place is only accessible by boat. You can teach your children about Pearl Harbor and the history of World War II.

8. Coney Island

Coney Island

The most fun places includes beaches, rides, parks or museums and Coney Island is one of them which is the beach and entertainment destination in the Atlantic Ocean in the southwestern part of borough of Brooklyn New York city. It has more than 50 rides and attractions which entertains the children and you can have a good family day there.

7. The Corn Palace

The Corn Palace

The multi-purpose facility for you and your kids whose building is fully made up of murals and designs by using corn and other grains. It is the most famous tourist destination because of its decoration with crop-art which makes it more impressive for anyone to visit.

6. Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

The place is full of natural wonders and is one of the most beautiful places in US, Yosemite National Park is known for its beautiful waterfalls, and you can enjoy with your family here and can find out the great deep valleys, grand meadows and ancient giant sequoias. The activities you can enjoy at Yosemite National park includes:

  • Park Events; enjoy the ride in park.
  • Hiking and Campaign.
  • Rock Climbing.
  • Guided bus tours.
  • Children’s storybook hour.
  • Water sports.

5. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It is the museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio United States. This places remarks the history of some best-known artists, producers, engineers and others who prejudiced the music industry. This place is good to teach your kids to appreciate the entirely new way of rock and roll music and the artists who did it.

4. Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

The popular tourist attraction as you can view the beautiful sign of Hollywood crystal clear and they have an extensive science related projects and exhibitions. You can enjoy the views through telescopes, can explore exhibits and enjoy the live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

3. The Wright Brothers National Memorial

The Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright brothers, after an experiment of four years, they achieved the first successful airplane flight on December 17, 1903. This place was first authorized as Kill Devil Hill Monument but it was updated to National Park service by the administrators. Your kids can discover federal lands, national parks and national forests all for free.

2. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls; combination of three waterfalls that overlaps the borders between Canada and the United States. The three waterfalls that are combined are Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. It is a good place to visit with your family as it has several attractions such as:

  • Clifton Hill.
  • Sky Wheel.
  • Imax Theatre.
  • Skylon Tower.
  • Oakes Garden Theatre.

1. Disneyland


The best and one of the most famous fun places for kids is Disneyland where they meet their childhood Disney friends. Your kids can enjoy with pirates, explore exotic jungles and meet their fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean. Disneyland is consisted of several attractions such as:

  • Autopia; which are slow rides.
  • The Disney gallery.
  • Disneyland Railroad.
  • Donald’s boat and many more.


When going on a family trip, you should:

  • Bring more than one phone charger.
  • Do take snacks for each child.
  • Do take antibacterial wipes on hand.
  • Do create some structure planned.


  • Don’t pack too much.
  • Don’t make plan altogether, it will be all messed up either wise.
  • Don’t go overboard on your plans.

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