Top 10 Theme Vacations for Kids
By Deborah Wheeler
Traveling with children can be a challenge. But, these vacations are guaranteed to please the young ones as much as the parents. No matter what your children are "into" these days, these vacations are sure to appeal to their current interests.
A Disney Cruise is the ultimate fix for kids who are crazy about all things Disney. As an added bonus, parents can also enjoy their vacation time while the little ones are happily occupied.
Disney Cruise Line http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/
2. Water Babies
If your child loves the water, they will really love a Beaches Resort. The all-inclusive resorts include every kind of water activity imaginable and parents can relax knowing access to day and night water activities won't break the bank.
Beaches All-inclusive Resorts http://www.beaches.com/
3. Sea Creatures
For little ones fascinated by ocean creatures, a Sea World vacation can be both fun and educational. The right mix of interactive action and learning is a good combination in any vacation.
Sea World http://www.seaworld.com/
Take your little animal lover on a safari they won't soon forget. Get up close to the lions, giraffes, and rhinos at this exceptional park.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park http://www.sdzsafaripark.org/
5. Wild West
For little buckaroos who want to be cowboys and cowgirls, they can experience the "wild west" here in a fun and family-friendly setting. Old and young alike will enjoy riding the miniature train around the park, watching cowboy gunslinger action, and generally pretending to be a western movie star.
Old Tucson Studios http://www.oldtucson.com/
If your child loves music of any kind, they will enjoy this interactive experience. Kids can learn about the history of music and still have a "cool" factor (teens, in particular can appreciate this).
Experience Music Project http://www.empmuseum.org
7. Movie Magic
If your child is into blockbuster movies and the magic that happens in the movies, they will love a behind-the-scenes peek into movie making. Almost everyone can find some appeal in the greatest movies ever made and it is fun to be a part of that action.
Universal Studios http://www.universalstudios.com/
If you have a child who loves to build things, or those familiar bricks are one of their favorite toys, then you know they will enjoy this amusement park. This park is especially good entertainment for the smallest set.
For a child obsessed with dinosaurs, this destination is a logical addition to further support their interests. They can enjoy all things dinosaur-related and learn more about dinosaur digs.
Dinosaur National Monument http://www.nps.gov/dino
10. Beach Buddies
If your child loves the beach, they may also enjoy surfing. This surfing school makes it easy to test the waters with convenient lessons and all the equipment needed for a fun day in the surf.
Surf Academy http://www.surfacademy.com