If you are planning a family vacation and are looking to explore some of the natural wonders that exist in the United States, here are a few spots to check out. From hiking to mountaintops to wandering through giant Redwoods, these vacation destinations are sure to wow.
Mt. Rainier: West Central/Washington State
Washington State is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States and this 14,410-foot-high snow covered peak is right in the middle of it all. Perhaps the best part of this landmark is the fact that you do not need to be an experienced climber in order to enjoy it. A slow ascent through its lower family-friendly trails takes you and your traveling companions through forests and meadows of wildflowers. Along the way, you will experience beautiful waterfalls, glacial lakes, and unbelievable views.
The Colorado Rockies: Multiple locations in Colorado
If you and your family like to hit the slopes amongst some of the softest snow in the United States, then head over to Colorado and enjoy some time in the Rockies. If you have very little ones in your traveling party, then head on over to Snowmass. It offers the largest selection of children’s programs and you can even get ski lessons for kids as young as 2 ½ years of age. There are snow parades, groups lessons, and so much more available at various resorts throughout the region.
Redwood National & State Parks: Crescent City, California
If you ever wondered what you children feel like when they are surrounded by adults who tower over them, then head on over to the Redwood National Forest. Being surrounded by these giant, majestic trees will quickly remind you what it was like to be a child navigating the world. Walk through the mile-long Lady Bird Johnson Grove to experience these gorgeous, monstrous sequoias. These trees that have been around for more than 2,000 years have a way of making you remember how small you are in the grand scheme of the universe. If you are looking to learn more about the area, take part in one of the guide tide pool walks and learn about the hidden world of nature.