More and more people are bringing their children with them on vacation. Whether it’s the modern trend or the fact that day-care is very expensive or that today’s family is more fractured so looks forward to vacation time as a way to spend time together, there are many more kids traveling these days. Certainly, there are more places designed for kids.
Here are some attractions which are geared primarily toward children (although many are just as much fun for adults). The world’s premier tourist attraction for kids is Disney World (or any of its mutations around the world). Its many parks delight millions each year. The Magic Kingdom remains the focal point for young children
with the ever-popular Cinderella’s Castle
while Epcot is more popular with adults and older kids
Newer parks such as Disney-MGM
and Animal World
draw more and more fans each year.
Also in Orlando, and one of my favorites, is Sea World
Another “world” that lures visitors is Coca Cola World, located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The world’s most popular soft drink was born here and the attraction chronicles its history.
To continue the “world” theme, next is Chocolate World, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where everything revolves around the dark brown confectionary.
A tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream plant in northern Vermont is on everyone’ s list as a delightful place to be.
The San Diego Zoo is one of the world’s best zoological parks. It displays many unusual animals from around the world, such as, koala bears
and Giant Pandas.
The Bronx Zoo in New York City is another of the world’s greatest and has been for many, many years. It also features some wonderful animals from around the world, like this Bengal Tiger
and this Tapir from South America
The Puppet Show at Covent Garden in London has been entertaining children for years.