America is a fantastic destination for a family holiday because it offers everything a family could need, exciting culture, history, landmarks, theme parks, beautiful beaches, cities, and more. You’d have a very generous list of things to see and do when choosing the USA as your next family holiday destination.
If you’re planning to travel to one or more of the amazing states, here are four tips to help you along the way.
Think Ahead for Theme Parks
America’s bucket-list selection of incredible theme parks is one of the main attractions for a family holiday. This popularity also means that it’s a good idea to plan to ensure that you get a great deal and price on tickets, so it’s a good idea to look online for ideal packages for Orlando tickets and other theme parks so you can rest easy knowing you have your entrance fee and tickets sorted.
Check Driving Laws
A great way to get around America as a family – and one of the easiest – can be to hire a rental vehicle. However, if you’re coming from another country, and if you have never driven in the USA before, you need to be sure you understand the driving laws.
Areas to consider include:
- The side of the road Americans drive on
- The expected speed limits in certain areas
- Understanding freeways
- Parking rules
Driving in another country can be daunting for anyone, no matter where you are, so preparation is key, especially when the safety of your family as well as yourself comes into play.
Do Your Research
America is a huge place, with 50 states to choose from. Some tourists do forget just how big the USA is and how much it has to offer. Think about what you and your family want and need from your holiday and find the states and areas which offer that. You can travel between certain states, but don’t forget that some states are further apart than you might think.
Plan your itinerary wisely, and always factor in travel time and extra time if anything doesn’t go according to plan.
Consider Your Activities
The USA truly does have something for everyone, which means you’re going to have to narrow it down. If you are an outdoor kind of family, there are plenty of hikes and stunning National Parks you can visit. If you prefer family-oriented activities, look for great places where you can take part in watersports, horse-riding or anything which takes your fancy. There are a variety of stunning beaches as well as fantastic cities and cultures to experience, so make sure you understand before you begin planning what it is that you’re most looking for, as certain areas and states may offer more of what you need.
Also, think about the weather in relation to your activities and the time of the year you’re planning to go – a winter vacation, for example, means you’re going to have to find safe activities to explore during a time when you can’t easily relax on a beach.