Live on the east coast and want to take a road trip with your kids. Here are 25 ideas for East Coast family vacations that your kids will love. From mountains to beaches to cities there is something for everyone.
There are so many advantages to traveling with your kids. The memories you make will last a lifetime. They will learn more on a road trip then they will in a classroom about other cultures and customs.
A road trip will spike adventure in them to experience different things. But most of all, your kids will experience their parents in a different light too. The quality time spent together is priceless.
Check out this list of 25 east coast family vacations your kids will love. These are the experiences of mom and travel bloggers and their stories about these unique locations.
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1. Edaville USA, Canver MA
This is a cool place to take your kids. It’s a vintage theme park which is known for its Dinosaur Land and Train section featuring Thomas the Train.
Conseramome tells the story of her visit to Edaville USA which her kids loved and I’m sure your family will enjoy it too.
2. Colonial Williamsburg, VA
Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is a great family vacation destination. Not only can the kids have fun in this historic city then can learn all about the way people lived in the 18th century.
Chaotically Yours explains the best way to visit Williamsburg with kids.
3. White Mountains in New Hampshire
The White Mountains in New Hampshire has so much to see and do for everyone in the family. You can take a hike, go on a scenic drive, take a train ride or go to Story Land, an amusement park geared for young children. Check out my article of all the places you can visit while visiting the White Mountains.
4. St. Augustine, Florida
There are many things to do in St. Augustine, Florida from beautiful beaches to historic sites.
Check out the top 20 in this article and if you have time Jacksonville and Daytona Beach are only an hour drive away.
5. Erie PA
Another great place to take the kids is Erie PA. You can visit the Erie Zoo as well as Waldameer, a small amusement/water park your kids will love.
Check out Not So Crafty Momma visit for Family Favorites in Erie PA.
6. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
One of my family’s favorite places to go is Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dollywood, go-karts at the Track, Dixie Stampede and the Smokies are some of places to visit.
Check out What to Do in Pigeon Forge for a complete list.
7. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg Tennessee is the gateway to the Smokey Mountain National Park but also has so much to do especially with kids. The newest attraction is the Anakeesta where you can experience the Tree Canopy Walk, 16 bridges over the forest. You can read all about it as well as other attractions here.
8. Asheville, North Carolina
The other side of the Smokies is Asheville North Carolina. Here is a list of 40+ Things to Do in Asheville with kids from a local with all tips to make your vacation great.
9. Daytona Beach, Florida
When you think of Daytona Beach you think about NASCAR and the car races but there are other things to see there. From beautiful beaches to the Museum of Arts and Science your kids will have a blast. Here is a list of 15+ Things to Do in Daytona Beach with Families.
10. Killens Pond State Park, Felton, Delaware
Killens Pond State Park in Delaware is one of the nicest state parks I’ve been too. Your kids will love the water park with a large pool and slides. You can also go canoeing and boating on the lake as well as swimming, fishing hiking and so much more. They even have a nice campground with cabins. So the next time you are looking for a fun place to take the kids think of Killens Pond.
11. Shelburne Museum in Vermont
The Shelburne Museum in Vermont is a fun place to take your kids. They can explore a restored 220′ steamboat, go on the carousel and visit the Owl Cottage Family Canter where they can do arts and crafts.
12. Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Virginia
Another great trip to take the kids to is Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown in Virginia. You can visit ships, farms, forts, Indian villages, army encampment and so much more.
Learn all the tips before your visit to Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown.
13. Savannah Georgia
A southern vacation to Savannah Georgia makes for a great family trip. Read Fun Family Life’s recommendations on Kids Friendly Activities in Savannah.
14. Gulf Shore, Alabama
There is something for everyone at the Gulf Shores in Alabama. So bring the family and enjoy the many activities to explore in the area.
15. Nashville Tennessee
Known as Music City USA, Nashville is a great place for a vacation. Its a big city with a small town vibe and many places to take the kids. Check out the 29 Best Things to Do in Nashville from the Four Around the World blog.
16. Things To Do in Florida
Everyone knows about Disney and Universal Studios but there’s so much more to experience in Florida. This beautiful state is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty your family will love to explore! Discover a list of 10 Things to Do in Florida with Kids from Powered by Mom.
17. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
There is so much for families to see and do in the City of Brotherly Love. From museums to history, to food, Philadelphia has something fun for everyone in your family. Check out this list of 10 Things To Do with the Kids in Philadelphia.
18. Boston Massachusetts
There are many places to take the family in Boston, also known as “Beantown”. Although many of them are educational due to so much history in Boston, they are also many fun things to do in Boston. We all know you can’t go to Boston without seeing Fenway Park! Here is a list of 15 Fun Things To Do in Boston.
19. Outer Banks, North Carolina
Of course the Outer Banks are known for there beaches with 200 miles of shore to discover but there are also other things to do there. Here is a list with tips included of the 10 Best Things To Do in Outer Banks, NC from Travel Melodies.
20. Wilmington North Carolina
Wilmington North Carolina has so much to offer as a family friendly vacation destination. From the many beautiful beaches to many indoor activities, summer and winter a vacation in Wilmington will not disappoint. Here is a list of 13 Family-Friendly Activities in Wilmington NC from NC Tripping.
21. Amusement Parks in New York State
When planning a trip or weekend getaway we always planned a day or two at an amusement park. Your kids will love it and it gives you the opportunity to just have fun and be a kid yourself again.
Here is a list of the best amusement parks in New York State. So get out and have some fun!
22. Atlanta Georgia
Sometimes it’s nice to find free things to do while visiting a location. Not every place you visit has to cost an arm and a leg. Here is a list of FREE Things to Do in Atlanta from Atlantic’s Frugal Mom.
23. Atlantic City New Jersey
You wouldn’t think of Atlantic City in New Jersey for your family vacation after all most people go there to gamble but there are other things to do that your kids will enjoy. Here are 10+ Things To Do in Atlantic City that aren’t gambling.
24. Cape Cod Massachusetts
Cape Cod is known for its beaches however there is more to Cape Cod. There is plenty to do that makes it a great family friendly destination. Here is a list compiled by the Mom Friend of family vacation ideas in Cape Cod.
25. Woodloch Resort Poconos Pennsylvania
Nestled in the Poconos in Pennsylvania is an all inclusive resort where families come together to enjoy each other and all the activities that it offers. Woodloch Resort is a great place for a family vacation or a family reunion. I’ve personally have been there numerous times and have wonderful memories. Midget Momma tells us all about what Woodloch Resort has to offer and why you should vacation there with your family.
I hope you got some good ideas for east coast family vacations your kids will love. No matter where you head always remember there is nothing better than spending quality time with your family.
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