Best US Vacation Spots - East

On this page we reveal the best US vacation spots for families with children in the United States. Unless you are down in the deep south than summer is the time to go across much of the Eastern United States. Although a fall vacation drive across the new england has it's attractions too.  Mountain vacations also lend themselves to the summer as well unless you are off on a family ski vacation. There are also plenty of winter and and spring family vacation ideas we cover here too.

The Eastern United States als has more cruise departures to more destinations than about anywhere. Find out who do family cruises the best here. 

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Best United States Vacation Ideas - East

See the best vacation spots USA west here.

From Florida to California from east to to west, these are the ideas that appeal to families. There are ideas from the Mountains to the deep blue sea of Hawaii. Weather you are looking to take a cruise from one of may US ports or book an all american vacation package these pages will help guide and inspire you on your quest of providing a quality, value for money time away together filled with rewarding and interesting activities.

Best United States Family Vacation Spots

When TripAdvisor recently updated it's list of the top vacation spots in the United States for family friendly vacations we thought you may like to hear about it.  While it doesn't reflect our views entirely there is some crossover of ideas and they include Canada as well, where we put the Canadian family vacation ideas separately.  

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Florida Vacation Ideas and Family Resorts 

Deep in the South is Dry Tortugas National Park which is an island fort which a lot of Americans may have heard of. But hearing about a place to knowing there are campsites there and available for your family to stay there and have the place almost to yourself after the daytrippers go home everyday is a different thing.  Check out this stunning snorkelling and beach going location which will give your kids a sense of wanderlust on our Florida vacation ideas reviews.

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Florida is the main attraction when temperatures start to drop in the somewhat cold North American winter. Florida is more than the Disney parks and visits to the Kennedy Space Centre, The Everglades and Enjoying some of the best Family Resorts in the country are only a few of the enormous number of vacation activities you can try down here. 

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CAROLINA Vacation Ideas

The Carolinas offer miles of beaches and offshore islands with holiday homes especially appropriate for families.

Myrtle Beach

If you are not looking for anything too fancy or hard to plan on your United States vacation than book early for Myrtle Beach and enjoy a spot on the line of beaches that stretch for more that 60km along the Atlantic, North Carolina Coastline. 

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Hilton Head Island

Hilton head did cop a bit of a battering from Hurricane Mathew a while back but the top destinations always bounce back better than ever.  A stand out location on the South Carolina coast. A day trip to Savannah (40 minutes by car) which is probably the most historical and well preserved of all the great southern cities is something kids will love to take the tram around and explore with you.

See Hilton Head accommodation and reviews on our sister site.

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 The Outer Banks - NORTH CAROLINA

Also tailor made for classic United States beach vacations are the outer banks. You don't need to like shipwreck diving to enjoy this thin strip of barrier reef islands far separated from the mainland. There are some great state parks which make family friendly vacations especially compatible. 

See Carolina Outer Banks Vacations including accommodation and reviews on our sister site.

Smoky Mountains

One of the most visited parks in the world in the County this huge park is responsible for halping a lot of kids have a great appreciation of nature.

See our reviews of the Smoky Mountains including some top family friendly lodges on our sister site. 

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Midwest Vacation Ideas

What is more appealing and invigorating for a mums and dads than to watch their kids burn off all that extra energy on some massive sand dunes. 

See Sleeping bear Dunes on TripAdvisor

Great family vacation ideas from Illinois, to Wisconsin. From from family cruises and rail adventures to the best golden blaze fall spots. See all the ideas on Midwest Family Vacation Ideas.

United States All Inclusive Resorts

Across the United States  there are all Inclusive vacation ranches, resorts and camps geared to families. The attraction is you don't need to do too much planning. As busy mums and dads know this can seem really appealing and often bring into your vacations new ways of doing and being a family which you may not have otherwise considered. 

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New York is jammed packed with iconic attractions and things to do with families. Kids will simply love the atmosphere of  what is hyped as the world's most mega urban environment (even if it isn't anymore). Watch your kids eyes light up in Times Square and then drift off to see the world's largest toy store there.

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Washington Family Vacation Ideas

See Washington vacation ideas and things to do on TripAdvisor

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Puerto Rico pops out on this page as not perhaps what you were thinking of when you searched for United States Vacation Ideas. Getting away from the ordinary is the whole point of taking your kids to somewhere like Puerto Rico though. There are some amazing beaches, THE original old fort city and ancient cloud forests complete with tumbling waterfalls at EL YUNQUE and family focused Resorts.

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Boston Vacation Travel Guide

In Boston why not  check out the Commons park take a boat ride and feed the ducks. In most ways Boston is yet anther city but there a few features which set it apart as especially family friendly. There is a little more entertainment in the streets, the waterfront is a little more lively with markets and festivities, the seafood is great (although not all kids will dig this brain food). The Kennedy  Walkway is a good place to start, then head over to the Children's Museum,  aquarium and great North End restaurants.

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Cape Cod for Kids

While around Boston why not head along  a little further for some serious chill time exploring the Cape Cod National Seashore. Kids will thrive in the natural environment and you will have some real time to wind down down and connect as you explore thousands of acres of this wonderful ecosystem.

See Cape Cod on TripAdvisor

See also our Rhode Island Reviews.

Nantucket Island

From whale slaughterhouse to whale preservation destination, this island off the cost of Cape Cod offers a great whaling museum, lighthouses and attractions which will enthrall in the natural beauty and beaches.

See Nantucket on TripAdvisor

Georgia Family Vacations

Some of the classic Southern towns are in Georgia as well as some great natural attractions like the Shenandoah National Park.

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United States Family Beach Vacations

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New Orleans Vacations

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United States Island Vacations for Families

The video below features some of the best Island Family Vacation Ideas  in the United States.

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