Top 15 Most Popular Family Vacations Spots

Top 15 Most Popular Family Vacation Spots

The most popular family attractions around the world offer endless entertainment for kids to enjoy and plenty of fun for parents too. The top 15 most popular family-friendly destinations are calculated based on over 1.5 million users of the travel app Visited. You can browse more top travel destinations, mark off places you’ve been, and get a custom map of your travels using the Visited app. 

The 15 most popular family attractions according to Visited are:

  1. Universal Studios is the most visited family destination in the world. Universal Studios has two locations, one in Florida and one in California. The entertainment-themed amusement parks have interactive rides and exhibits based on popular kids’ characters and movies, with favorites like Harry Potter and more. 
  1. Disney Resort Paris is the second most popular family vacation spot. Conveniently located just 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of Paris in Chessy, France, the Disney resort includes two theme parks – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. With popular kids’ rides and favorite Disney characters throughout the parks, children and adults alike can easily enjoy more than one day at the resort. 
  1. Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is a massively fun family destination that includes Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom plus two water parks. 
  1. Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is the original Disney park and is a sprawling amusement park with 9 Disney-themed “lands” with rides, games, characters, and ample activities for the whole family to enjoy. 
  2. SeaWorld attracts families from all over to learn more about marine life at its locations in Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, California. With shows and interactive activities featuring thousands of marine animals, SeaWorld is the perfect place for animal lovers and kids who enjoy learning about the outdoors.

6. Busch Gardens has two locations – one in Tampa, Florida, and one in Williamsburg, Virginia. The kid-friendly theme parks feature rides, play activities, and opportunities for animal encounters. 

7. U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is the largest space museum in the world and has rockets, space simulations, and interactive exhibits for all ages to learn more about the wonders of the galaxy. 

8. Neuschwanstein Castle is the most-visited castle in the mountains of Germany. The fairy tale-esque castle was the inspiration for Disney’s Cinderella castle and is a favorite destination for kids. 

9. Science Museum London is one of the most popular family attractions for science lovers. The museum includes the WonderLab with interactive experiences including space travel simulations and an Imax theater for 3-D immersions into scientific phenomena. 

10. Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a family-friendly amusement park with kids’ rides, games, shows, and roller coasters.  

11. FAO Schwarz is a high-end toy store that attracts families from far and wide to play with life-sized toys and explore large-scale attractions like the giant floor piano, which was made famous by Tom Hanks in the movie “Big.” The headquarters is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

12. Hersheypark is full of chocolatey fun for the whole family. The chocolate-themed park is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and includes roller coasters, a water park, kiddie rides, and of course, endless varieties of Hershey’s chocolate. 

13. Europa-Park is a popular family amusement park located in Rust, Germany. The park has more than 100 attractions, including a giant Ferris wheel, kid-friendly rides, roller coasters, shows, and more. 

14. Knott’s Berry Farm is a 57-acre theme park in Buena Park, California, with roller coasters, an Old West Ghost Town, Camp Snoopy (home of the PEANUTS crew), and kiddie rides. 

15. Tokyo Disneyland is a popular family attraction located in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo. The 115-acre theme park includes rides, games, shows, and interactive exhibits with the most popular Disney characters. 

Have you been to any of the most popular family attractions around the world? You can find more top destinations, and mark off where you’ve been using the Visited travel app. Download the Visited app for free on iOS or Android.

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