Top Picks: Best Places to Travel With Kids in 2020
Parents around the world are wondering what the next year holds for their families. You might picture your kids experiencing their first day of kindergarten, graduating to the next grade, or celebrating their sweet sixteenth birthday. Besides your day-to-day activities, you’re looking forward to family vacations where everyone can relax and get away for a bit. The challenging part is figuring out where you’ll go for those vacations. Everyone tends to have different opinions, but you can please the whole family by picking a popular vacation spot.
Check out these nine best places to travel with kids in 2020. After you find a few getaway spots you love, you can spend the beginning of the year looking forward to all the fun moments your family has in store.
1. Maui, Hawaii
People spend their entire lives dreaming about traveling to Hawaii. The picturesque landscape, the crystal clear waters and the incomparable experiences draw in tourists from all over the world. This coming year, follow your travel dreams and visit Maui with your family.
There are fun things to do for people of all ages in Maui. Spend time on the beach and watch your kids build sandcastles. Hike the trails that lead further into the island, or relax at an all-inclusive resort. Whether you zipline with your kids or chill out on the beach, your family will leave Maui with plenty of smiles and memories to last the year.
Travel outside the country in 2020 by booking a flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. It’s the kind of tropical island getaway that’s on most bucket lists. There are endless beaches to explore and local restaurants to try, when your kids aren’t windsurfing out on the waves or playing a few rounds of mini-golf.
People like to say that they traveled to the Bahamas, but there are many islands within the Bahamas to choose from. Check out Baha Mar on Nassau if your family is itching to experience the Bahamas. There are seaside activities like snorkeling and jet skiing to try, and you can check out the best cruises that will get you to the Bahamas and extend your vacation experience.
A few of your kids’ favorite movies might include the famous hills and bridges of San Francisco. Let your kids experience the city outside of the TV screen by taking them to San Francisco next year (or any year). It’s a city known for being an expensive place to live, but your family can find free things to do to balance out the special activities for which you need to buy tickets.
Most people assume that unless you want to go skiing, you have to wait until summer to travel, but that’s not true if you want to visit Ocean City, New Jersey. It’s a city that’s brimming with things to do all year long. Before you head out on your trip, read about popular things to do once you get there. Your family can count down the new year in the downtown area or play mini-golf as the spring flowers bloom.
Sometimes it’s nice to get away to a small, quiet town like Hawley, Pennsylvania. When your family gets away to the city surrounded by forests, you’ll find great family-friendly activities like horseback riding, hiking and kayaking all around Lake Wallen. End your days shopping or skiing, depending on what time you go.
If you have adventurous kids, you’ll love stopping by Panama City Beach for your 2020 vacation. There are the traditional theme park rides to try when you’re not enjoying a local festival, or stopping by petting zoos for both ocean and land animals.
Puerto Rico is another dreamy vacation spot that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Kids will love the trip as much as the adults. They can experience history in real time by visiting local historic forts and hike trails through the rainforest to see all the different wildlife.
9. Tokyo, Japan
Introducing your kids to a new culture is something that helps shape how they view and experience the world as an adult. Take them to Tokyo so they can try the local foods, meet Hello Kitty and friends, and cruise along the Sumida River in a futuristic boat.
Talk With Your Kids
There are so many places to travel to in 2020 that you might struggle to pick just one or two. If that’s the case, talk with your kids and ask them to name their top five vacation spots. You can tailor your vacation plans to what they’re interested in and guarantee that everyone has a great time no matter where you go.
Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, Hotel Online, SevenRooms, Point 2 Home and more!