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The Best Cities for Families in 2017

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has named the Best Cities for Families in 2017 – ranking the best cities in the U.S. for family travel. Along with the announcement, Family Vacation Critic shares age-based activity recommendations and weekend guides specifically designed for families.

To help families make the most of quick weekend getaways, the editors of Family Vacation Critic have put together weekend guides, outlining where to eat, play and stay in each of the top cities, with options for a variety of budgets.

The list of the best cities for families in 2017 include:

  1. Washington, D.C. Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants and Toddlers:
    National Zoo
          Best for Little Kids: National Museum of Natural History
          Best for Big Kids: Monuments by Moonlight
          Best for Tweens and Teens: Newseum
  2. Boston, MA Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants and Toddlers:
    Boston Public Garden
          Best for Little Kids: New England Aquarium
          Best for Big Kids: Freedom Trail
          Best for Tweens and Teens: Fenway Park
  3. Seattle, WA Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants and Toddlers:
    Pacific Science Center
          Best for Little Kids: Ride the Ducks of Seattle
          Best for Big Kids: Theo Chocolate Factory Tours
          Best for Tweens and Teens: Museum of Pop Culture
  4. Las Vegas, NV Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants and Toddlers:
    Fountains of Bellagio
          Best for Little Kids: Discovery Children’s Museum
          Best for Big Kids: Adventuredome Theme Park
          Best for Tweens and Teens: Stratosphere
  5. San Antonio, TX Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants & Toddlers:
    The DoSeum
          Best for Little Kids: Natural Bridge Caverns
          Best for Big Kids: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
          Best for Tweens and Teens: Pearl Brewery District
  6. Tallahassee, FL Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants and Toddlers:
    Cascades Park
          Best for Little Kids: Tallahassee Museum
          Best for Big Kids: Mission San Luis de Apalachee
          Best for Tweens and Teens: Harry Smith Outdoors Kayak Tours
  7. San Diego, CA Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants and Toddlers:
    La Jolla Cove
          Best for Little Kids: San Diego Zoo
          Best for Big Kids: Balboa Park
          Best for Tweens and Teens: California Surf Museum
  8. New York City, NY Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants & Toddlers:
    Central Park Zoo
          Best for Little Kids: American Museum of Natural History
          Best for Big Kids: Luna Park at Coney Island
          Best for Tweens and Teens: New York TV and Movie Tour
  9. Nashville, TN Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants and Toddlers:
    Adventure Science Center
          Best for Little Kids: General Jackson Showboat
          Best for Big Kids: Grand Ole Opry
          Best for Tweens and Teens: Historic RCA Studio B
  10. Chicago, IL Family Weekend Guide
          Best for Infants and Toddlers:
    Lincoln Park Zoo
          Best for Little Kids: Navy Pier
          Best for Big Kids: Skydeck Chicago
          Best for Tweens and Teens: Second City

 

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