This is an interesting way to look at the question of where to travel with kids.
Instead of focusing on kid-friendly destinations, I thought about what makes a place not kid-friendly. You know, where there would be too many questions to answer. When it came down to it, there were two places that really stood out in my mind.
The first is beautiful, fun Key West. Sure, there’s history to be experienced and lovely sunsets. But there’s also a lot of drinking, and tons of festivals that seem to involve people not wearing a whole lot of clothing. I say why not save the Key West trip for a weekend with friends, and keep the Florida travel experiences to anywhere north of Islamorada.
The second locale has to be Vegas. Look, I know there’s lots of cool things for kids to do in Vegas, but it’s mostly about gambling (age restrictions), shopping (boring for kids), fabulous dining (kids don’t care), nightlife (no way) and expensive shows (mostly over their heads).
Of course, you could argue that there are kid friendly things to do at almost any destination. You’d be right, and more and more places are becoming family-friendly, offering something fun for mom, dad and the energizer bunnies. If you are thinking of taking the whole family, just make sure you have activities planned that will keep everyone happy and entertained. So while you’re dining at the celebrity chef’s table, the kids are swimming at the pool, bowling or at the cool movie theater on the boardwalk.
Or maybe they’re just at home with grandma and grandpa.
Are there other places that should be on this list? Share your opinion…